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4300 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson Arizona 85718
Phone number: 520-209-8300 | Fax: 520-209-8520
Attendance Line: 520-209-8318
School Hours: 8:35am-3:25pm
Counseling Office 520-209-8305
Health Office: 520-209-8304
Athletics Office: 520-209-8412
Registrar: 520-209-8385
School Code: 030476

Ms. Jody Brase
Principal

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Catalina Foothills High School

Career and Technical Education Courses


Business Management

Program Description

The Business Management program prepares students to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Students will develop an in-depth understanding of the business and financial management practices needed for large and small enterprises. The Business Management program includes instruction in management theory, project management, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.


Student Organization

Business students are encouraged to join this CTSO

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Industry Certification

Microsoft Office Specialist certification

QuickBooks


Business Men

Course Sequence (2 to 3 Years)

Business Management 1

Grade 10|11|12

Business Management 1 provides career exploration in essential business management and marketing skills, problem solving, leadership, critical thinking, communication, and resource management skills. Students will apply computerized information systems, applications, and other technology in relevant and rigorous industry simulations as a sound basis for business and marketing, entrepreneurship, and employability.


Business Management 2

Grade 11|12

Business Management 2 is designed to prepare students for business or entrepreneurial endeavors employment. Students will gain a thorough knowledge of applied economics, advanced project management, and human resource management.


Business Management 3

Grade 12

Business Management 3 is designed to prepare students for business and marketing employment, entrepreneurialism, as well as post-secondary academic endeavors. Building on knowledge of applied economics, management skills, and technology will offer additional opportunities in 21st century careers or study. Through a combination of collaborative and self-directed projects, students will apply their business acumen toward real-world experiences at Tucson-area internships.


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College Options

University of Arizona

Arizona State University

Best Business Colleges Princeton Review


Employment Outlook:

Pursuing a Business Degree in College leads to the following jobs:


Business Executives $167,500 annual

About 24% of business executives are self-employed. They work in almost every industry.

Major employers:

  • Local and state government agencies
  • Business management firms
  • Banks, savings and loans, and credit unions
  • Colleges and universities


Project Managers Emerging Field

Project managers work in a wide range of industries:

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Finance
  • Video game and television production


Marketing Managers $98,660 annual (www.onetonline.org)

Major Employers:

  • Professional, scientific, and technical service companies
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Business management companies
  • Finance and insurance companies

Alumni Stories

Jeff Plumer '00

Taking a CFHS marketing class sparked an interest in computers for Jeff Plumer. "I remember being very involved in the creation of media and utilizing the Macs extensively," says Jeff. "Though I wasn't the best at photoshop or PowerPoint, the class and teacher Dale Fletcher made me a subject matter expert with Apple Products. This passion followed me through college as I took my Green iMac to school freshman year at ASU."

"My senior year of college I started working at the Apple Store in Chandler AZ," remembers Jeff. "I have worn many hats at Apple including B2B Sales, Operations in Cupertino, and today I am a Business Manager for Apple Retail."

Left: Jeff in Marketing Class 2000, Right: Jeff Plumer today.


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