All Pathways

This pathway gives you meaningful instruction for and about business, finance and management. You develop employer-required soft skills including collaboration, computational and critical thinking, economic literacy, entrepreneurial skills, and problem-solving.

AP Courses Aligned To This Pathway

AP Macroeconomics and AP Microeconomics

Course Sequence

Business Essentials

Business Management I

Business Management II

Accounting I (Optional)


Articulated credit is earned as a result of a student passing the designated CMS CTE course(s) with a final letter grade of a B or higher AND a score of 93 or higher on the NC administered end of course exam. In some cases students must show proficiency in multiple courses plus a certification in order to receive articulated credit. In some cases, there are options. Be sure to pay attention to the AND and OR statements. College articulated courses DO NOT show on a high school or college transcript. These courses, if the criteria is met, will be waived from the applicable program of study through Central Piedmont Community College.

In Development

Industry Certification

QuickBooks Certification

QuickBooks certification is a certification that prepares individuals to gain the most-used knowledge to serve clients with set of software solutions designed to manage payroll, inventory, sales and other needs of a small business. This certification prepares students software's features include marketing tools, merchant services, product and supplies, training solutions.

List of schools

Cochrane Collegiate Academy Butler High School East Mecklenburg High School Hopewell High School iMeck at Cochrane Independence High School Julius Chambers Mallard Creek High School North Mecklenburg High School Olympic High School South Mecklenburg High School West Mecklenburg High School William Amos Hough High School

College and Career Promise

Career & College Promise Dual Enrollment gives eligible North Carolina high school students the opportunity to get a “jump start” and earn college credit toward a two-year or four-year degree at Central Piedmont while still in high school. Tuition free. Click here to learn more.

What Should I Do Next?

Take the Junior Achievement Career Quiz here.

Talk to the Pathway Development Coordinator or Counselor at your school!