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Cooperative Mkt. Education I/Entrepreneurship (DECA) (1st Yr.)

Cooperative Marketing Education I - 3 credits

Students enrolled in cooperative Marketing I receive course credit for successful completion of classroom academics in the course in which they are enrolled and on the job training through this course. Students work under the guidance of a teacher facilitator in collaboration with community members/business representatives who serve as on-the-job trainers. Students are evaluated both in the classroom and on the job. The final course grade is a combination of classroom and work site job performance. (Prerequisite: One marketing course, transportation is required)

Entrepreneurship - 1 credit

This course is designed to introduce students to the rewards and risks of owning or operating a business enterprise. Emphasis is placed on the mastery of skills needed to plan, organize, manage, operate and finance a business using current technology. Skills in communication, technical writing, mathematics, research, and problem solving are reinforced as each student prepares a business plan. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include cooperative education, school-based enterprises, job shadowing, and paid/unpaid internships. Simulations, projects, teamwork, DECA leadership activities, conferences, and competitions provide opportunities for application of instructional competencies. (Prerequisite: Introduction to Business Computer Application)