Purpose of the Program:
The program is designed to provide multiple points of entry or re-entry to education and exits at certain education completion points to varying pathway that can begin as early as high school and can continue on to a university level education.
What is the Career Technical Education Finance and Business Program of Study?
The program of study is a series of finance and business courses that you can start at either the high school or college level which lead to the completion of 2 "stackable" certificates, on to an associate's degree, and then transfer to the university level for a bachelor's degree.
What are "stackable" certificates?
"Stackable" certificates are designed for the student to complete one set of courses for the first college certificate, while partially meeting the requirements for the second level college certificate.
How will I benefit from completing these certificates?
A college certificate documents your mastery of critical employment skills and knowledge for working in pre-professional level jobs in the finance and business industry.
How can I further my education beyond the certificates?
The certificates lead to completion of many of the courses required for the associate's degree in Business Administration. Once you complete the additional coursework in the major, plus general education requirements, you will have your associate's degree.
How will the completion of this program of study help me transfer to a university?
The completion of the SCC Business Administration associate's degree meets the requirements for transfer to the Business Administration major at most California State University campuses. It also meets many of the requirements for the major at the University of California campuses, and private universities nationwide.
What are my additional career options within this pathway?
Unlike most subjects where a bachelor's degree is required to teach, CTE offers a fast track to teaching at the high school or college level. An associate degree from SCC and a few years of experience in the field many be all that you need. This makes CTE teaching a great option while working in the field or continuing toward a higher degree.
How can I get started?
Details and contact information on how to get started are available here.