COURSE CODE: 9093

Entrepreneurship

SCED Code: 12053
Virginia Extended Description: I
Suggested Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: DECA
Non-Traditional?: F

This course introduces students to the exciting world of creating, owning, and launching their own business. Students will learn concepts and techniques for planning an entrepreneurial venture, using design thinking and business model development. Students will learn about financial statements, marketing principles, sales and customer service, and basic economic principles for successful operation. 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.

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
Agribusiness Systems
  • Agricultural Commodity Broker
  • Agricultural Economist
  • Agricultural Loan Officer
  • Agricultural Products Sales Representative
  • Farm Products Purchasing Agent and Buyer
  • Farm, Ranch Manager
  • Farmer/Rancher
  • Feed, Farm Supply Store Sales Manager
  • Sales Manager
Animal Systems
  • Agricultural Products Sales Representative
  • Animal Breeder, Husbandry
  • Animal Nutritionist
  • Aquacultural Manager
  • Poultry Manager
  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinary Technician
Biotechnology Research and Development
  • Biochemist
  • Cell Biologist
  • Medical, Clinical Laboratory Technician
Environmental Service Systems
  • Agricultural Products Sales Representative
  • Environmental Compliance Inspector
  • Environmental Sampling and Analysis Technician
  • Hazardous Materials Handler
  • Recycling Coordinator
  • Toxicologist
  • Turf Farmer
  • Water Conservationist
Food Products and Processing Systems
  • Biochemist
  • Food Scientist
Natural Resources Systems
  • Ecologist
  • Fish and Game Officer
  • Fisheries Technician
  • Forest Manager, Forester
  • Forest Technician
  • Geological Technician
  • Logging Equipment Operator
  • Microbiologist
  • Outdoor Recreation Guide
  • Park Manager
  • Park Technician
  • Range Technician
  • Wildlife Manager
Plant Systems
  • Agricultural Products Sales Representative
  • Botanist
  • Certified Crop Advisor
  • Crop Grower
  • Custom Harvester
  • Farm, Ranch Manager
  • Farmer/Rancher
  • Floral Designer
  • Floral Shop Manager
  • Forest Geneticist
  • Golf Course Superintendent
  • Machine Setter, Operator
  • Nursery and Greenhouse Manager
  • Ornamental Horticulturist
  • Soil and Plant Scientist
  • Tree Surgeon
  • Turf Farmer
  • Plant Breeder/Geneticist
Power, Structural, and Technical Systems
  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Agricultural Equipment Operator
  • Agricultural Equipment Parts Manager
  • Agricultural Equipment Parts Sales Representative
  • Machinist
  • Parts Manager
  • Welder

Pathway Occupation
Construction
  • Cabinetmaker
  • Carpenter
  • Construction Manager
  • Drywall Installer
  • Electrician
  • General Contractor
  • Mason
  • Plumber, Pipefitter
  • Project Manager
  • Roofer
  • Tile Installer
Design/Pre-Construction
  • Architect
  • Architectural Drafter
  • Civil Engineer
  • Cost Estimator
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Interior Designer
  • Landscape Architect
  • Mechanical Drafter
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Surveyor
Maintenance and Operations
  • Cabinetmaker
  • Carpenter
  • Construction Manager
  • Construction and Building Inspector
  • Drywall Installer
  • Electrician
  • General Contractor
  • Mason
  • Plumber, Pipefitter
  • Project Manager
  • Restoration Technician
  • Roofer
  • Tile Installer

Pathway Occupation
Audio and Video Technology and Film
  • Audio and Video Equipment Technician
  • Audio-Video Designer, Engineer
  • Editor
  • Graphic Designer
  • Multimedia Artist, Animator
  • Producer
  • Sound Engineering Technician
  • Videographer
Journalism and Broadcasting
  • Art Director
  • Broadcast Technician
  • Editor
  • Program Director
  • Radio, TV Announcer
  • Radio, TV Reporter
Performing Arts
  • Cinematographer
  • Costume Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Technical Director
  • Video, Film Editor
Printing Technology
  • Desktop Publisher
  • Job Printer
  • Prepress Technician
  • Press Operator
  • Production, Planning, Expediting Clerk
Telecommunications
  • Computer Programmer
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst
  • Telecommunications Equipment Installer, Repairer
Visual Arts
  • Commercial Photographer
  • Costume Designer
  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Interior Designer
  • Media Planner, Buyer
  • Multimedia Artist, Animator
  • Photographic Process Technician
  • Textile Designer

Pathway Occupation
Administrative Support
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Computer Operator
  • Court Reporter
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Data Entry Specialist
  • Dispatcher
  • Executive Assistant
  • Front Office Assistant
  • Information Assistant
  • Legal Assistant
  • Librarian
  • Library Assistant
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Office Manager
  • Order Processor
  • Paralegal
  • Project Manager
  • Receptionist
  • Records Processing Assistant
  • Shipping and Receiving Clerk
Business Information Management
  • Account Executive
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Applications Integrator
  • Budget Analyst
  • Communications Equipment Operator
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Cost Analyst
  • Court Reporter
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Data Entry Specialist
  • Database Analyst
  • Desktop Publisher
  • Executive Assistant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Front Office Assistant
  • Information Assistant
  • Legal Assistant
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Marketing Manager
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Office Manager
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Paralegal
  • Project Manager
  • Receptionist
  • Records Processing Assistant
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Technical Writer
  • Word Processor
General Management
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Bill and Account Collector
  • Billing Manager
  • Business and Development Manager
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Contract Administrator
  • Credit Manager
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Director
  • Entrepreneur
  • Executive Assistant
  • Facilities Manager
  • Financial Manager
  • Franchisee
  • General Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Master Scheduler
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Meeting and Convention Planner
  • Office Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Payroll Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Records Processing Assistant
  • Sports and Entertainment Manager
Human Resources Management
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • Compliance Officer
  • EEO Specialist
  • Human Resources Administrative Assistant
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Occupational Analyst
  • Office Manager
  • Personnel Recruiter
  • Project Manager
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
Operations Management
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Billing Manager
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Copy Writer
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Customer Service Supervisor
  • Department Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Facilities Manager
  • General Manager
  • Internet Entrepreneur
  • Marketing Manager
  • Master Scheduler
  • Media Planner, Buyer
  • Payroll Manager
  • Procurement Specialist
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Shipping and Receiving Clerk
  • Sports and Entertainment Manager

Pathway Occupation
Administration and Administrative Support
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Training and Development Manager
Professional Support Services
  • Audiologist
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
Teaching and Training
  • Director, Early Childhood Education Center
  • Owner, Early Childhood Center
  • Training Consultant/Training Specialist

Pathway Occupation
Accounting
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Controller
  • Cost Analyst
  • Management Accountant
  • Merger and Acquisitions Manager
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Revenue Agent
  • Tax Accountant
Banking Services
  • Account Executive
  • Accountant
  • Bill and Account Collector
  • Branch Manager
  • Compliance Officer
  • Credit Analyst
  • Debt Counselor
  • Financial Manager
  • Loan Officer
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Title Researcher
Business Finance
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Auditor
  • Bill and Account Collector
  • Cash Manager
  • Controller
  • Cost Analyst
  • Economist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Management Accountant
  • Project Manager
  • Revenue Agent
  • Shipping and Receiving Clerk
  • Tax Accountant
  • Tax Preparer
Insurance
  • Actuary
  • Benefits and Job Analysis Specialist
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Claims Clerk
  • Claims Examiner
  • Compliance Officer
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Insurance Appraiser
  • Insurance Processing Clerk
  • Insurance Sales Agent
  • Risk and Insurance Manager
Securities and Investments
  • Financial Analyst
  • Fund Manager
  • Meeting and Convention Planner
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Real Estate Developer
  • Securities and Commodities Sales Agent
  • Tax Preparer

Pathway Occupation
Foreign Service
  • Diplomatic Courier
  • Foreign Service Worker
  • Interpreter/Translator
National Security
  • Combat Specialty Officer
  • Military Intelligence Specialist
  • Military Officer
  • Special Forces Personnel
Planning
  • Economic Development Coordinator
  • Urban and Regional Planner
Public Management and Administration
  • Government Accountant/Auditor
  • Postal Service Clerk

Pathway Occupation
Diagnostics Services
  • Cardiovascular Technologist
  • Computer Tomography (CT) Technologist
  • Medical, Clinical Laboratory Technician
  • Medical, Clinical Laboratory Technologist
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist
  • Phlebotomist
  • Radiologic Technologist, Radiographer
  • Radiologist
Health Informatics
  • Admitting Clerk
  • Clinical Ethicist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Financial Manager
  • Health Educator
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Biller, Patient Financial Services
  • Medical Information Technologist
  • Medical, Health Services Manager
Support Services
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Communications Equipment Operator
  • Data Entry Specialist
  • Environmental Sampling and Analysis Technician
  • Front Office Assistant
  • Materials Manager
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Medical, Clinical Laboratory Technologist
  • Mortician
  • Records Processing Assistant
Therapeutic Services
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Audiologist
  • Certified Nurse Aide
  • Dental Assistant
  • Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Home Health Aide
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Assistant
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist Aide
  • Optician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Recreation Therapist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Veterinary Technologist

Pathway Occupation
Lodging
  • Bookkeeping, Accounting, or Auditing Clerk
  • Caterer
  • Chief Engineer
  • Concierge
  • Executive Housekeeper
  • Front Desk Clerk
  • Front Office Manager
  • Lodging Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Reservationist
Recreation, Amusements and Attractions
  • Advertising and Promotions Manager
  • Camp Counselor
  • Caterer
  • Meeting and Convention Planner
  • Recreation Supervisor
  • Recreation Worker
  • Retail Manager
  • Sports Promoter
Restaurants and Food and Beverage Services
  • Caterer
  • Cook
  • Destination Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Executive Chef
  • Facilities Manager
  • Food Service Manager
  • Franchisee
  • Host, Hostess
  • Meeting and Convention Planner
Travel and Tourism
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Meeting and Convention Planner
  • Tour, Travel Guide
  • Travel Agent

Pathway Occupation
Consumer Services
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Debt Counselor
Counseling and Mental Health Services
  • Career Coach/Counselor
  • Dietitian, Nutritionist
  • Educational/School Counselor
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Nutritional Counselor
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Social and Human Service Assistant
  • Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselor
  • Volunteer Coordinator
Early Childhood Development and Services
  • Child Care Assistant/Worker
  • Director of Early Childhood Education Center
  • Nanny
  • Parent and Family Educator
Family and Community Services
  • Adult Day Care Coordinator
  • Educational/School Counselor
  • Grief Counselor
  • Medical, Public Health Social Worker
  • Personal and Home Care Aide
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Social and Community Service Manager
  • Social and Human Service Assistant
  • Volunteer Coordinator
Personal Care Services
  • Barber
  • Cosmetologist
  • Nail Technician
  • Personal Trainer
  • Personal and Home Care Aide

Pathway Occupation
Information Support and Services
  • Account Executive
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Applications Integrator
  • Communications Equipment Operator
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Computer Systems Engineer, Architect
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Data Entry Specialist
  • Data Modeler
  • Database Administrator
  • Database Analyst
  • Executive Assistant
  • Front Office Assistant
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician
  • Information Systems Analyst
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Internet Entrepreneur
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Multimedia Artist, Animator
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst
  • Paralegal
  • Receptionist
  • Records Processing Assistant
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Technical Writer
  • Word Processor
Network Systems
  • Computer Operator
  • Computer Security Specialist
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Computer Systems Engineer, Architect
  • Computer and Information Systems Administrator
  • Database Analyst
  • Network Architect
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
  • Radio, TV Broadcast Technician
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Sound Engineering Technician
  • Systems Analyst
  • Telecommunications Equipment Installer, Repairer
  • Telecommunications Specialist
Programming and Software Development
  • Applications Integrator
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Game Designer, Programmer
  • Multimedia Artist, Animator
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst
  • Programmer
  • Project Manager
  • Software Applications Engineer
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Developer
Web and Digital Communications
  • Applications Integrator
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Computer Systems Engineer, Architect
  • Game Designer, Programmer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Multimedia Artist, Animator
  • Project Manager
  • Radiologic Technologist, Radiographer
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Webmaster

Pathway Occupation
Emergency and Fire Management Services
  • Dispatcher
  • Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic
  • Fire Investigator
  • Hazardous Materials Removal Worker
Law Enforcement Services
  • Customs Inspector
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Private Detective, Investigator
Legal Services
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Arbitrator
  • Attorney
  • Court Reporter
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Legal Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Paralegal
  • Receptionist
  • Records Processing Assistant
Security and Protective Services
  • Private Detective, Investigator
  • Security Officer

Pathway Occupation
Health, Safety, and Environmental Assurance
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialist
  • Safety Engineer
Logistics and Inventory Control
  • Dispatcher
  • Logistician
  • Materials Handler
  • Shipping and Receiving Clerk
Maintenance, Installation, and Repair
  • Millwright
Manufacturing Production Process Development
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineer
  • Millwright
  • Network Designer
  • Precision Inspector, Tester, or Grader
  • Production Manager
  • Programmer
  • SPC (Statistical Process Control) Coordinator
Production
  • Assembler
  • Automated Manufacturing Technician
  • Extruding and Drawing Machine Operator
  • Tool and Die Maker
  • Welder
Quality Assurance
  • Calibration Technician
  • Precision Inspector, Tester, or Grader
  • Quality Control Technician
  • SPC (Statistical Process Control) Coordinator

Pathway Occupation
Marketing Communications
  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Advertising and Promotions Manager
  • Art Director
  • Copy Writer
  • International Merchandising Manager
  • Marketing Communication Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Media Planner, Buyer
  • Multimedia Artist, Animator
  • Public Information Director
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Sales Manager
  • Trade Show Manager
  • Web Developer
Marketing Management
  • Advertising and Promotions Manager
  • Art Director
  • Brand Manager
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Franchisee
  • General Manager
  • Internet Entrepreneur
  • Marketing Communication Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Media Planner, Buyer
  • Multimedia Artist, Animator
  • Public Information Director
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Retail Manager
  • Shipping and Receiving Clerk
Marketing Research
  • Brand Manager
  • Database Administrator
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Merchandising Coordinator
  • Product Planner
Merchandising
  • Account Executive
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Merchandise Buyer
  • Merchandise Displayer, Window Trimmer
  • Merchandise Manager
  • Merchandising Coordinator
  • Operations Manager
  • Retail Manager
Professional Sales
  • Account Executive
  • Entrepreneur
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Investment Banker
  • Manufacturer's Sales Representative
  • Media Planner, Buyer
  • Multimedia Artist, Animator
  • Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Manager
  • Real Estate Appraiser
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Real Estate Sales Agent
  • Sales Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Telemarketer
  • Trade Show Manager
  • Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representative

Pathway Occupation
Engineering and Technology
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Aerospace Engineering Technician
  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Architect
  • Assembler
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Commercial and Industrial Designer
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician
  • Electronics Engineering Technician
  • Engineer
  • Engineering Manager
  • Engineering Technician
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Human Factors Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Landscape Architect
  • Machine Setter, Operator
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineer
  • Marine Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Mechanical Drafter
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Power Systems Engineer
  • Production, Planning, Expediting Clerk
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Engineer
  • Quality Technician
  • Statistician
  • Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard Stock Clerk
  • Systems Analyst
  • Technical Writer
  • Telecommunications Specialist
  • Transportation Manager
Science and Mathematics
  • Animal Nutritionist
  • Animal Scientist
  • Atmospheric Scientist
  • Biologist
  • Botanist
  • Ecologist
  • Economist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Geoscientist
  • Hydrologist
  • Materials Scientist
  • Oceanographer
  • Plant Biologist
  • Plant Pathologist
  • Research Chemist
  • Technical Writer
  • Toxicologist
  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Plant Breeder/Geneticist

Pathway Occupation
Facility and Mobile Equipment Maintenance
  • Aircraft Mechanic and Service Technician
  • Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assembler
  • Automotive Body and Related Repairer
  • Automotive Glass Installer and Repairer
  • Automotive Service Technician, Mechanic
  • Diesel Service Technician
  • Electrical and Electronic Installer
  • Electrical and Electronic Repairer
  • Marine Watercraft Repair and Maintenance Worker
  • Motorboat Mechanic
  • Service Technician
  • Small Engine Mechanic
Logistics Planning and Management Services
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Logistics Engineer
  • Logistics Manager
Transportation Operations
  • Aircraft Mechanic and Service Technician
  • Flight Engineer
  • Motorboat Operator
  • Pilot
  • Ship Engineer
  • Transportation Manager
Transportation Systems/Infrastructure Planning, Management and Regulation
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Pilot
  • Traffic Engineer
  • Traffic Technician
  • Transportation Manager
  • Urban, Regional Planner
Warehousing and Distribution Center Operations
  • Traffic Engineer
  • Transportation Manager

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