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Business, Banking and Finance

Location: CTEC

Program Description

Whether you want to work in the business world or are looking to improve your own skills in personal money management, the CTEC Business, Banking and Finance program offers the professional support you need to succeed. 

This one year course prepares students for employment in banks, credit unions, finance companies, real estate firms, insurance, and related businesses.  Business, Banking and Finance students take their first semester lessons into the "real world" during the second semester when they work as interns for local businesses. 

Business, Banking and Finance students learn:

  • Personal finance skills
  • Cash handling and financial transaction processing
  • Business presentation and customer service techniques
  • Employment readiness skills
  • Job performance criteria
  • Corporate social responsibility (CSR)

Professional certification opportunities

Certifications offered to students completing the Business, Banking and Finance program include:

  • Precision Exams 21st Century Success Skills


Business, Banking and Finance students should have solid communication skills and average or better math and writing skills.  Students must have an interest in working with the public.  Professional dress (men: shirt and tie; women: dress slacks or professional skirt) is required.

High School Credit available

In addition to elective credits, students earn 5 units of math credit each semester toward their high school graduation.  Students successfully completing the fall semester of Business, Banking and Finance earn 5 units of college prep Economics credit toward their high school graduation.  A total of 15 units per semester are earned.

College prep course. Meets area “G” approval for UC admission.

Career Pathways and Related Occupations

This is a career awareness class that instructs students on the basics necessary for entry-level employment.  Successful Business, Banking, and Finance students often pursue careers in the following:

  • Bank teller
  • Personal finance advisor
  • Financial analyst
  • Auditor
  • Accountant
  • Loan officer
  • Budget analyst
  • Investment banker
  • Business entrepreneur
  • Real estate agent