We recognize the integral role of technology inall careers and strive to provide students with 21st century skills. All students are taught to workwith the newest software. Students then build onthese basic skills through hands-on use of MSOffice and Google Doc programs in addition tolearning basic web designing skills.
We recognize the integral role of technology in all careers and strive to provide students with the 21st century skills necessary to find, acquire, and maintain long-term employment using technology and other resources for productivity. Students develop employability and technology skills in our project-based courses, and focus on technology as a tool for business productivity and communication.
In this introductory course in the beginning of the freshman year (one trimester), students learn to use technology as a tool for time management, organization, and production at the high school level. Students will learn basic study skills, including note-taking, learning style strategies, and organizational tips.
Our new 9th grade students will begin to develop a career plan using computer-based research and our school database subscriptions to match their skills and interests with actual careers. Students will create a career path plan and write their initial employment resume. Students will also focus on different technology applications that can be used to maximize success in other classes. Like Level 1, this course is also one trimester in length.
In this last installment of 21st Century skills, which takes place for the entirety of the 10th grade year, our focus is on employment and soft skills: professionalism in the workplace, employer expectations, customer service, resumes & cover letters, and the interview process. This project-based course helps prepare our students for careers in the areas of their technical training, as well as part time seasonal employment.
This full-year business course looks at the different forms of business ownership, insurance, staffing, and basic bookkeeping fundamentals, in addition to basic marketing concepts and business promotion. Use of the online simulation Virtual Business is a technical feature of the course, where students create and manage an online business simulation using authentic business principles.
A perennial favorite with students from all technical areas, this course instructs young adults on the importance of financial planning and budgeting. Students will create a working budget based on Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data, along with cost of living indices from around the country. Students will also study the effects of compound interest and building and managing their own credit. This course is one-trimester in length during the junior year.
This one-trimester course will help students decide if entrepreneurship is the right career path for them, using various in-class activities and projects. Students will trouble-shoot an existing business, and then advance to creating a basic plan for a business of their own creation.
This project-based full-year course will focus on the dynamics of small business creation and management, with a sharp focus on entrepreneurship and management of operations. Like Business Marketing Management (grade 11), this course utilizes the online simulation created by Virtual Business software as well as case studies and group projects.
To provide practical applications for the skills trained in the Business and Computing Department, Cape Cod Tech has created and supported two annual events to provide all students with hands-on experiences, both usually held in March: The Cape Cod Tech Job Fair, and The Credit for Life Fair (with generous support from Cape Cod Five).