Program of Studies » 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.
Business I  1482 
1 Credit  Grades: 9-12
In this course students create a real business within the classroom. They will learn first-hand the operations, marketing, sales, finance and management of a 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 and develop a stronger understanding of the role of commerce in our economy. This is the first course in the business pathway.
Expectations: Quality Producer
Business II  1484 
1 Credit  Grades: 9-12
Students in this class will explore the various forms of business ownership and study the roles and responsibilities of a manager along with principles and techniques used in carrying out the planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling functions. Students will study the role of entrepreneurship in our economy and develop a business plan for retail or service business. Students will take part in an entrepreneurial trade show as a culminating experience in this class. This is the second course in the business pathway.
Expectations: Quality Producer.
Prerequisite: Satisfactory Completion of Business Principles I
Business III  1487 
1 Credit  Grades: 10-12
Become more marketable to employers by mastering the skills that will give you the professional edge. Students will develop skills using the various Microsoft products; Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to prepare for the exams to earn the globally recognized industry endorsed Microsoft Office Specialist certification (MOS). MOS certification is evidence of skill mastery. Students will also collaboratively design a business plan for a small retail store within the high school and apply their business and management skills to successfully operate the school store. Students will also have opportunities to job shadow at local businesses and learn more about career opportunities. This is the capstone course in the business pathway.
Expectations: Self-directed learner
Prerequisite: Satisfactory Completion of Business II with a grade of “C” or better.
Students in Business are encouraged to be active participants in the Milford Chapter of FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America).
Articulation Agreement: Successful completion of 2 course sequence results in college credit at SNHU (credits may be only used at SNHU).
Business Software Applications  1481 
1 Credit  Grades: 9-12
Microsoft Office skills are critical for college, day to day work operations in the business world and personal use. This course develops the knowledge & skills required to complete a broad range of business and personal documents. Through a variety of critical thinking, decision making, communication and problem solving activities and projects, students will learn basic to intermediate applications of end-user productivity software, this includes word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and relational database software. The current version of Microsoft Office will be used. Digital citizenship will be discussed with the emphasis of being a respectful and safe internet user.
Expectations: Self-Directed Learner, Quality Producer
Personal Finance  1441 
1 Credit  Grades: 10-12
Looking to buy a car? Wondering how you will be able to pay back student loans or maybe how to plan for that well-deserved vacation? Personal finance will help you learn how to improve your money habits so that you can live now and plan for tomorrow. Learning how to develop money-management strategies in the areas of income and taxes, budgeting, savings, credit and debt, insurance, investing, consumer protection, and overall how being a smart consumer will take you far in life. Join now. This is one course you can’t afford to miss out on.
Expectations: Knowledgeable Person