A Pathway is a method of searching for a career that fits a student's interests and lifestyle and then allows the student to build academic courses around it. The Pathway recommends individual high school courses – both academic and career-related – to concentrate on which are specifically geared toward the student's chosen career. All of this planning starts as early as middle/junior high school and continues as the student advances through high school.
Educator's Guide to Pathways - PDF
Pathways Business Career Chart and Key - PDF
Pathways Marketing Career Chart and Key - PDF
Pathways List - PDF
Business Education Pathways – 5 Pathways
Accounting & Finance - PDF
Business Administrative Support - PDF
Business Entrepreneurship - PDF
Business Management - PDF
Business Technology Support - PDF
Marketing Education Pathways – 4 Pathways
Marketing Entrepreneurship - PDF
Marketing Management - PDF
Sales & Service Marketing - PDF
Travel & Tourism - PDF
- Utah Business Education Pathways are based on the national business and finance career cluster pathways.
- Utah Marketing Education Pathways are based on the national marketing sales and service career cluster pathways. The availability of specific course offerings and related pathways vary by school. Many courses offer concurrent enrollment opportunities for students and may provide a seamless transition for students into college marketing programs. Students should contact their school counselors about specific course offerings and concurrent enrollment opportunities.
- The availability of specific course offerings and related pathways vary by school. Many courses offer concurrent enrollment opportunities for students and may provide a seamless transition for students into college business programs. Students should contact their school counselor about specific course offerings and concurrent enrollment opportunities.
- Required foundation courses provide the essential knowledge base for each pathway.
Tips for Teachers and Counselors:
- A variety of elective course offerings provide flexibility to meet the individual interests and needs of students and school scheduling limitations.
- Most introductory courses will meet high school graduation core credit requirements and provide a supportive knowledge base for the pathway participation.
- To complete a pathway, students must complete a total of 3.00 credits. Students must complete the required foundation courses (1.00 credit) and enough elective courses (2.00 credits) to equal the 3.00 credits. Students seeking a career in business should develop high-level skills in math, language arts, social interaction, and science.
- Through the SEOP process, students should plan to complete the necessary courses to transition from high school to college and/or career.
The Career and Technical Student Organization for these pathways is DECA – an association of marketing students or FBLA – Future Business Leaders of America. Both are an integral part of the instructional program and provides opportunities for students to develop career competence, leadership attributes and social responsibility.
Transition to Post-Secondary and/or Career:
A variety of related Work-Based Learning (WBL) experiences are available in each pathway. WBL experiences allow students to see, firsthand, how classroom instruction connects to the world of work and future career opportunities.
Our vision is to ensure that every student has the opportunity to explore a variety of career areas throughout his or her lifelong education. With an emphasis on rigor, relevance, and relationships, Career Pathways will help students develop the academic knowledge, technical skills, and employability skills vital for entry into the evolving labor market.
February 22, 2013