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Money and Business Class | Northwest Career and Technical Academy | Mount Vernon, WA

Money & Business

Mount Vernon campus

The Money & Business class provides students with the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship, sales, marketing & money management, in an interactive real-world environment, so once completed, you will have the confidence to pursue your passion.
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About Money & Business

Money & Business provides students with the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship, sales, marketing and money management, in an interactive real-world environment. Students will learn how to start a business by creating a business plan and focusing on the elements that go into a successful business, such as, sales & marketing, product development, pricing strategies, personal & business accounting, business communication, and leadership.

Guest speakers from different industries join our class multiple times per month to give real-world insight into how business plays an integral role in every industry and job. Students will have the opportunity to compete in a CTE club as well as a hands-on-experience during an internship at a local business.

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Meet the Teacher

Melissa Willard

Melissa Willard is the newest Money and Business teacher at NCTA. Melissa has spent the majority of her career providing job readiness skills to students of all ages. She is a National Board Certified Professional Teacher with CTE Endorsements in Marketing and Business Education. Although she has an extensive teaching background, prior to returning to public education Melissa spent the first part of her career in the business world working in the areas of banking, advertising, sales/marketing, and management. In addition, she has experience operating a small business that allowed her to travel around the United States meeting new people while marketing her products.

“I feel like my career has come full circle, and I am very excited about the opportunity to be joining the NCTA team. Providing students with skills-based learning that results in a living wage job is an incredible opportunity and it is something that all students deserve as a choice no matter what they decide to do after high school. Encouraging students to follow their passion while strengthening their Business and Financial understanding, developing Leadership Skills, and embracing an Entrepreneurial Mindset are a few of the foundational skills that will make the Money and Business students much more competitive and successful in the workforce.”

Credits and Certifications

Upon successful completion of an NCTA course, students have the opportunity to earn high school and college credits, as well as industry-specific certifications. See below for the credits and certifications offered through our Money & Business course.
Earn High School Credit | Northwest Career and Technical Academy | Mount Vernon, WA

High School Credits

Year 1

1.0
Math
1.0
Business English
1.0
Occupational Education

year 2

Earn College Credits | Northwest Career and Technical Academy | Mount Vernon, WA

College Credits

Dual Credit will be developed and updated during the school year.
Northwest Career and Technical Academy | Mount Vernon, WA

Certifications

TBA
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  • Never Boring!

    This class is never boring and every few weeks we have a guest speaker!
    Olivia L.
    NCTA Student
  • Real World Lessons

    This class has taught me so much about the real world and has even helped me grow my own online retail shop!
    Parker
    NCTA Student
  • My Business is Growing

    I have learned so much about marketing, sales, and entrepreneurship that will all help me in running my business efficiently, as well as effectively.
    David
    NCTA Student
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