Business Law

SCED Code: 12054
Virginia Extended Description: 36
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No

Students examine the foundations of the American legal system and learn the rights and responsibilities of citizens and businesses. Students gain knowledge and skills by exploring economic and social concepts related to laws governing business and individuals. Focus areas include contracts, consumer protection, criminal law, tort law, international law, family/domestic law, employment law, cyber law, and careers in the legal profession. Students may combine classroom instruction and work-based learning opportunities in an approved position with continuing supervision. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

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Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Administrative Support
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Court Reporter
  • Executive Assistant
  • Legal Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Paralegal
Business Information Management
  • Court Reporter
  • Executive Assistant
  • Legal Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Paralegal
  • Project Manager
General Management
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Contract Administrator
  • General Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
Human Resources Management
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • EEO Specialist
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Occupational Analyst
  • Public Relations Manager

Pathway Occupation
  • Controller
  • Cost Analyst
  • Management Accountant
  • Merger and Acquisitions Manager
  • Personal Financial Advisors
  • Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
Banking Services
  • Compliance Officer
  • Credit Analyst
  • Debt Counselor
  • Financial Manager
  • Loan Officer
  • Title Researcher
  • Benefits and Job Analysis Specialist
  • Claims Examiner
  • Insurance Appraiser
  • Risk and Insurance Manager
  • Actuaries

Pathway Occupation
Foreign Service
  • Diplomatic Courier
  • Foreign Service Worker
  • Interpreter/Translator
  • Legislative Aide
  • Legislator
  • Lobbyist
National Security
  • Combat Specialty Officer
  • Military Enlisted Personnel
  • Military Intelligence Specialist
  • Military Officer
  • Special Forces Personnel
  • Actuaries
  • Economic Development Coordinator
  • Economists
  • Interviewer
  • Urban and Regional Planner
Public Management & Administration
  • Court/Municipal/License Clerk
  • Eligibility Specialist
  • Government Accountant/Auditor
  • Mail Carrier
  • Postal Service Clerk
  • Postmaster/Mail Superintendent
  • Aviation Inspector
  • Compliance Officer
  • Environmental Compliance Inspector
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Private Detective, Investigator
  • Transit Vehicle Inspector
Revenue & Taxation
  • Compliance Officer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Real Estate Appraiser
  • Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents

Pathway Occupation
Correction Services
  • Corrections Officer
  • Probation, Parole Officer
Emergency & Fire Management Services
  • Dispatcher
  • Fire Investigator
Legal Services
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Arbitrator
  • Attorney
  • Court Reporter
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Legal Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Paralegal
  • Receptionist
  • Records Processing Assistant
Security & Protective Services
  • Private Detective, Investigator
  • Security Officer

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