A student talks with a company representative during the 12th Grade Expo
A student talks with a company representative during the 12th Grade Expo

BusinessConnect prepares graduates to become tomorrow’s business leaders. Courses may include introduction to business, web page design, finance, marketing and entrepreneurship. Students may have the opportunity to receive college credit and industry recognized certifications such as the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS).

Available at

CEC Middle College
Contemporary Learning Academy
Denver Center for 21st Century Learning
East High School
George Washington High School
High Tech Early College
John F. Kennedy High School
Abraham Lincoln High School
PUSH Academy
South High School
Thomas Jefferson High School
West Generation Academy
Collegiate Prep Academy

Possible Courses Include

This one-semester course introduces accounting systems and procedures that are applied to accounting records kept for businesses that operate in a private enterprise economy. Experiences are provided in analyzing business transactions, preparing financial statements and relating their applications to personal and business use.
Principles of Business
A project-based business course that develops understanding and skills in business law, economics, financial analysis, human resources management, information management, marketing, operations, and strategic management.
Marketing Education focuses on the foundations of marketing, selling, and economic foundations. Employability skills, interpersonal skills, and life skills are also emphasized. Career opportunities in marketing are explored.

Social Media Marketing & Entrepreneurship
This course takes an in-depth look at social networks, social media platforms and online advertising to offer students an advantage in many positions involving marketing, consulting and brand management both on the buyer and seller side of social media. Students with an interest in entrepreneurship will also find the course useful as new businesses often rely on social media marketing.
Computer Business Applications
This one semester course emphasizes training in a variety of business & education related software including spreadsheets, database, presentation and desktop publishing. Students will conduct online technical research to complete several tasks and will analyze and evaluate the value of the online research. The course focuses on correct formatting of business documents, document design, and communication skills.

*Class availability varies by school.


Explore a Career in Business

Examples of career opportunities include:

Occupation Education Level Median Annual Earnings
Bank Teller  High School Diploma, Certificate  $27,370
Administrative Assistant  Associate’s Degree  $35,860
Real Estate Appraiser  Associate’s Degree  $60,030
Accountant  Bachelor’s Degree  $74,030
Human Resources Manager  Bachelor’s Degree  $133,740
Marketing Manager Bachelor’s Degree  $141,190
Financial Analyst Advanced Degree  $76,950

View more business opportunities here.

Industry information courtesy of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

Sample Plans of Study

Click on the links below to see what classes you should take in high school to prepare you for a career in business:

Know what you want to do but don’t know how to get there?  Visit CollegeinColorado.org to explore degree programs and financial aid options.
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