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.

Course Sequence

Principles of Business

Accounting I

Business Management I

Business Management II


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.

CCP Pathway 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

Butler High School Independence High School North Mecklenburg High School Olympic High School West Mecklenburg High School

College and Career Promise

Through local partnerships and classroom curriculum, we are motivating youth to consider careers in manufacturing and preparing them with the skillsets and knowledge to succeed in the workforce industry after high school, and college. The CTE department connects local and regional manufacturers with local high schools to establish or build manufacturing education programs that will grow the workforce in the local communities. Students who experience the Advanced Manufacturing Pathway enter college or move into post-secondary careers with essential advanced manufacturing knowledge and expertise. partner corporations provide grants, scholarships, and apprenticeships for students who continue their education in theAdvanced Manufacturing industry.

What Should I Do Next?

Take the Junior Achievement Career Quiz here.

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