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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Finance Information

Information Sheet: Information and tips for instructional leaders, administrators, counselors, and teachers/faculty for creating a career pathway plan of study.

NOTE: Virginia requires that one career pathway plan of study template be submitted annually until all program areas in a school division are accommodated. Once the minimum has been achieved, school divisions should identify additional cluster and pathway templates until all instructional possibilities in the school division are met.

With a team of partners (middle/secondary/postsecondary teachers and faculty, counselors, business/industry representatives, instructional leaders, and administrators), the following is suggested when developing your own scope and sequence of career and technical courses as well as required degree courses for your school division’s plan of study templates. The sample plans of study at the state level indicate degree programs, but the actual individualized local plans must show the postsecondary courses agreed upon in local consortiums.

  1. Choose the career clusters and career pathways (reference: States’ Career Clusters at www.careerclusters.org) and determine which clusters are appropriate for the instructional programs in your school division and individual schools.
  2. Crosswalk the Cluster Foundation Knowledge and Skills (available at http://www.careerclusters.org/resources/web/ks.php) to the content of your existing middle/secondary/postsecondary programs and courses. NOTE: Virginia’s programs and courses are described in the Administrative Planning Guide (APG) at www.cteresource.org/apg. In addition, the crosswalks have already been conducted and are identified within the program area sections of the APG and in the Career Planning Guide at www.cteresource.org/cpg.
  3. Virginia has identified the following pathway course sequence options for the Finance Cluster. Use these options to identify any middle school CTE courses offered in your school division that complement the secondary sequence, but middle school courses are not a required component of the plan of study. CTE courses listed in the middle and secondary sections must use state course titles.
  4. For the postsecondary section of the plan of study, Virginia’s template provides the recommended certificate programs associate degree program using the VCCS state code for the degree program as shown below. Degree specialization is available at some community colleges. Registered apprenticeships can be developed in almost all program areas. School divisions and postsecondary institutions should identify specific courses as provided for in the blank template.
  5. When completing the columns in the plan of study template for CTE courses and for academic courses and electives that complement the pathway, certain courses must be identified that lead to one of the following:
    • CTE completer sequences,
    • A minimum of two sequential electives in a non-CTE program, and/or
    • Preparation for postsecondary education.

Pathways and Career and Technical Education Courses

See #3 above.

Accounting

  • Accounting (6320/36 weeks)
  • Accounting, Advanced (6321/36 weeks)
  • Agricultural Business Fundamentals I (8022/36 weeks)
  • Agricultural Business Management III (8026/36 weeks)
  • Agricultural Business Operations II (8024/36 weeks)
  • Business Law (6131/36 weeks)
  • Business Law (6132/18 weeks)
  • Economics and Personal Finance (6120/36 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship Education (9093/36 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship Education, Advanced (9094/36 weeks)
  • Introduction to Leadership (9091/18 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9097/36 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9096/18 weeks)
  • Personal Finance (6121/18 weeks)

Banking Services

  • Accounting (6320/36 weeks)
  • Accounting, Advanced (6321/36 weeks)
  • Agricultural Business Fundamentals I (8022/36 weeks)
  • Agricultural Business Management III (8026/36 weeks)
  • Agricultural Business Operations II (8024/36 weeks)
  • Business Law (6131/36 weeks)
  • Business Law (6132/18 weeks)
  • Economics and Personal Finance (6120/36 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship Education (9093/36 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship Education, Advanced (9094/36 weeks)
  • Introduction to Leadership (9091/18 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9096/18 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9097/36 weeks)
  • Personal Finance (6121/18 weeks)

Business Finance

  • Accounting (6320/36 weeks)
  • Accounting, Advanced (6321/36 weeks)
  • Agricultural Business Fundamentals I (8022/36 weeks)
  • Agricultural Business Management III (8026/36 weeks)
  • Agricultural Business Operations II (8024/36 weeks)
  • Economics and Personal Finance (6120/36 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship Education (9093/36 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship Education, Advanced (9094/36 weeks)
  • Introduction to Leadership (9091/18 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9096/18 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9097/36 weeks)
  • Personal Finance (6121/18 weeks)
  • Technology Assessment (8407/36 weeks)
  • Technology Assessment (8406/18 weeks)

Insurance

  • Agricultural Business Fundamentals I (8022/36 weeks)
  • Agricultural Business Management III (8026/36 weeks)
  • Agricultural Business Operations II (8024/36 weeks)
  • Business Law (6132/18 weeks)
  • Business Law (6131/36 weeks)
  • Economics and Personal Finance (6120/36 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship Education (9093/36 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship Education, Advanced (9094/36 weeks)
  • Introduction to Leadership (9091/18 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9096/18 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9097/36 weeks)
  • Personal Finance (6121/18 weeks)

Securities and Investments

  • Accounting (6320/36 weeks)
  • Accounting, Advanced (6321/36 weeks)
  • Agricultural Business Fundamentals I (8022/36 weeks)
  • Agricultural Business Management III (8026/36 weeks)
  • Agricultural Business Operations II (8024/36 weeks)
  • Economics and Personal Finance (6120/36 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship Education (9093/36 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship Education, Advanced (9094/36 weeks)
  • Introduction to Leadership (9091/18 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9096/18 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9097/36 weeks)
  • Personal Finance (6121/18 weeks)
  • Technology Assessment (8407/36 weeks)
  • Technology Assessment (8406/18 weeks)

Associate Degree, College Certificate, or Apprenticeship

See #4 above.

Certificate Program
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