Business, Marketing & Administration

Accounting & Finance

Program Instructor:

  • Gretchen Kinne
  • Mary Racicky

Program Rationale:

The role of Accounting and Finance in the education process is very important if Business is a possible career for them in the future.  The classes in this pathway will introduce students to the process that is involved in the importance of keeping accurate records and figuring prices, profit, discounts, loss, etc., in the business world. These areas can be very stimulating, rewarding, and provide excellent leadership opportunities.  These areas also offer a variety of careers that they can choose from.

Program Description:


This two-semester course covers sole proprietorship accounting principles involved in the preparation and maintenance of financial records concerned with business management and operations. It is a comprehensive introduction including recording, summarizing and reporting, principles of income measurement and asset valuation, and accounting systems and controls. Students are exposed to careers in the accounting field and are given the opportunity to perform accounting applications using the computer.

Personal Finance: 

The goal of personal finance is to help students become financially responsible, conscientious members of society. This course develops student understanding and skills in money

management; budgeting; financial goal attainment; use of credit, insurance; investments; and consumer rights and responsibilities. Application of academic concepts, technology, and career planning are integrated throughout the curriculum.

Course Information

Grade Level

10, 11, & 12


1-4 Semesters

Admission Criteria

Complete on-line Career Pathway Application and GPA of 2.0

Pathway Courses

  • Accounting
  • Personal Finance
  • Economics
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Microeconomics
  • Advanced Accounting
  • College Introduction to Business
  • College Principals of Accounting


Accountant, Certified Public Accountant, Bookkeeping, Auditing Clerk, Budget and Financial Analysts, Financial Examiners, Financial Managers, Teacher, Tax Examiner, Executives, Financial Planner, Financial Consultant

Entry Level Salary

$12-$25 per hour

Student Organization

SkillsUSA/Future Business Leaders of America


None but Intro to Business is recommended