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M. Ann Levett, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Savannah-Chatham Co.
Public School System

208 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 395-5600

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School Location:
Woodville Tompkins Technical & Career High School
Reinforced Academics:
English, Math, Science
Student Organization:
Certification Opportunities:
Financial & Investment Planning

Financial Management Services Career Pathway Courses Offered

Business Essentials - Business Essentials is a foundations course for the Financial Management Services Career Pathway. It is also appropriate for students enrolled in any Career Pathway who plan to own and operate their own businesses. The course will help students build a strong knowledge base and develop management skills as they study forms of business ownership, functions of management, budgeting and finance, technology, communications, legislation, leadership and teamwork, marketing, and economics. Mastery of these standards through project-based learning and leadership development activities of the Career and Technical Student Organizations will help prepare students with a competitive edge for the global marketplace.

Banking and Investing - Using project-based instruction, students are introduced to the basics of the banking system, bank operating procedures, negotiable instruments, and the deposit and credit functions of banks. Methods used for measuring the financial performance of banks are analyzed. Current issues and future trends in banking are examined. Students explore the major functions of bank employees by completing a flow-of-work simulation. Students formulate business and individual investment decisions by comparing and contrasting a variety of investment options. Students analyze annual reports, predict growth rates, and chart trend lines. Business partnerships with community banks, investment firms, stock market simulations, guest speakers, field trips, and work-based learning activities will be incorporated in this course. Competencies for the co-curricular student organization Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) are integral components of the performance standards. FBLA activities should be incorporated throughout instructional strategies developed for the course.

Insurance and Risk Management - Using project-based instruction, students analyze risk management techniques from the viewpoints of those employed in the industry as well as from business owners seeking to meet risk management needs. Insurance products are evaluated in relation to cost and effectiveness. The importance of ethical practices is emphasized. Business partnerships with risk management companies, guest speakers, field trips, and work-based learning activities can be incorporated in this course. Mastery of standards through project-based learning and leadership development activities of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) will help prepare students with a competitive edge for the global marketplace.

CTAE Internship - This course is a coordinated occupational employment approach to teaching and practicing the concepts in the industry. This course is an organized internship, arranged by the work-based learning coordinator at each school and with a local employer. This course helps the student to practice and improve employability skills in the industry.