Program of Studies 2023-2024 » Business


Business is a competency-based Career and Technical Education program offered at Milford High School & Applied Technology Center. To earn completer status in this program, students must take all three business level courses. Students are eligible to earn Credentials and Industry-Validated Certificates by passing a Third-Party examination.




Introductory Course for this Pathway
Business Essentials                    1415   
1 Credit                Grade 9
Come and sample the Business, Accounting, and Marketing programs! This high-level, fast-paced, introductory course develops students’ understanding of business fundamentals with learnings structured around timely, real-world, case studies and examples. Students will gain the foundational skills needed in business, accounting, and marketing to allow them to be successful no matter which courses they choose to dive deeper into throughout their high school career.
Course skills: time management, self-directed, teamwork, communication
Prerequisite: None 
Business I (Std.)                                 1482
1 Credit               Grades 10-12
In this course students create and operate a product-based business within the classroom. With a large focus on the Four Functions of Management (Planning, Organizing, Leading, & Controlling), they will learn first-hand the operations, marketing, sales, finance, and management of a small business. They will apply decision-making skills and work collaboratively within a business environment. Students will learn how to make informed decisions as both consumers and producers while developing a stronger understanding of the role of commerce in our economy. This is the first course in the business pathway. 
Course skills: collaboration, teamwork, small business management, and decision making
Contracts for Honors level credit are available and will require students to pursue an independent research project.
Business II (Std.)                                   1484    college

1 Credit               Grades 10-12

Students in this class will explore business ownership and the effect on our economic systems while applying the roles and responsibilities of leadership within this structure. Students will develop a business plan for a retail service business while managing school store operations as a culminating experience in this class using agile methodology best practices. This is the second course in the business pathway.
Course skills: presentation, networking, time management, Kaizen, and Six Sigma
Prerequisite: Satisfactory Completion of Business I with a grade of “C” or better.
Contracts for Honors level credit are available and will require students to pursue an independent research project. College Credits: 3 Running Start college credits are available through Nashua Community College and 3 Dual Enrollment credits from Southern New Hampshire University to 10th-12th graders.
Business III (Std.)                                  1487   
1 Credit               Grades 11-12
Become more marketable to employers by mastering the skills that will give you the professional edge. Students will develop critical and relevant remote worker and communication skills while completing courses to earn the following industry recognized credentials: Remote Work Certification (endorsed by SHRM) and Professional Communication Certification (endorsed by Southwest Airlines). Focus areas also include the 16 career clusters along with individual fieldwork and interest research culminating in a comprehensive student portfolio.Course skills: business etiquette, leadership, and communication
Prerequisite: Satisfactory Completion of Business II with a grade of “C” or better.
Requirements: Participation in FBLA  Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is encouraged at all levels of the Business program, giving students valuable chances to demonstrate our content and network with peers with similar interests. Those students enrolled in Business III are required to participate. 
**23-24 Will be the last year this course will be offered.  The Business pathway will be modified in 24-25.
CTE Work Based Learning
1/2 Credit*              Grades: 11 - 12 
Work-Based Learning (WBL) is to give students enrolled in a CTE program the opportunity to explore careers & develop skills via workplace learning experiences outside the classroom setting. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the world of work, develop skills & attitudes and practice workplace competencies & technical skills needed to be successful in their chosen career path (related to their CTE program). Work Based Learning is a work-based situation which allows a student an opportunity for a real work experience in conjunction with a classroom teacher, a work-site mentor, and a Work Based Learning (WBL) Coordinator. This team will coordinate academic and occupational skills that a student will learn and apply on the job. Classwork is meant to supplement and complement the experience, therefore it is expected that students will attend class when scheduled and complete all work as assigned. Credits will be awarded based on satisfactory evaluations from their site supervisor, participation in seminars, completion of related assignments & the number of verified WBL hours. The student is expected to meet with the Career Development Specialist regularly during TASC.
Requirements: Students are required to meet all pre-employment & employment expectations (including all policies, rules, & regulations). This may include, but is not limited to, aptitude screenings, physicals, background checks, drug screenings, dress code, cell phone policy etc. WBL activities may take place during the school day or outside of school hours, paid and non paid. 
Prerequisites: Successful completion of 1 year (2 credits) in a CTE program, 2.3 GPA or higher and passed all classes in the semester prior to the WBL experience; excellent attendance and discipline record; the ability to work independently; reliable transportation; and parent/guardian support and approval.

*Credit: based on hours completed (up to 1 credit per semester or summer)




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