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This Financial Planning pathway expands student understanding of finance as it is impacted by globalization, convergence and consolidation, technological innovation, and increased regulation. Students cover key strategies for wealth building and how to evaluate businesses for investment opportunities while incorporating current headlines and trends, financial resources, and stock market simulation. Throughout the pathway, students are presented with ethical dilemmas and problem-solving situations for which they must apply academic, team-building, and critical-thinking skills.

Course Sequence

Business Essentials

Financial Planning I

Financial Planning 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


List of schools

Ardrey Kell High School Garinger High School Harding University High School Palisades High School Rocky River High School South Mecklenburg High School West Charlotte High School West Mecklenburg 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!