Consumer Education
This required course focuses on the understanding and skills needed to make responsible financial decisions. Topics include the following: budgeting, taxes, banking, savings, credit, transportation, housing, and insurance. The course begins with career research and the job search process. Students will also complete budgeting projects throughout the semester such as planning a wedding/honeymoon, planning and purchasing a holiday meal, and planning a vacation. Computers are used extensively throughout the course including the use of Virtual Business software, Microsoft Office, and an online budgeting simulation.