Welcome to the
Buinger Career & Technical Education Academy
Computer Maintenance / Marketing & Advertising / Business Departments
Networking and Computer Technology: This program provides students the opportunity to explore the inner workings of computers and networking. Course work includes "hands-on" labs, guided instruction about theory, computer system construction, software configuration, repairing and upgrading computers. Students are allowed the opportunity to earn certifications that will give them a head start in the field and can be turned into college credit.
Sports & Entertainment Marketing: Students develop an understanding of the marketing concepts and theories that apply to sports and events. It is based on the business and marketing fundamentals that includes marketing and advertising, information management, pricing, product/service management, promotion, operations, strategic management, and sponsorships. Students participate in several group projects including a fantasy football draft, advertising and marketing research for upcoming events and travel consideration for the state fair.
Advertising: Students learn and apply the principles of advertising and sales promotion. Given current business situations, they will create an effective marketing campaign for any given product, service, or company. Evaluation of the appropriateness of on-and-off line marketing strategies that include print, television, radio, and Internet marketing initiatives are also studied. Target markets and demographics are researched to allow students to create advertising campaigns and implement them into a commercial medium.
Entrepreneurship: Students will identify the fundamentals of business creation, the personal attributes needed to be a successful entrepreneur, and will research various business opportunities. This course is summarized at the end by a personal business plan developed by each student.
Global Business: Like "Entrepreneurship" this class studies the fundamentals of business creation. However, students get a broader view of becoming a member of today's vast "global" business market. Students will research different cultures, standards, and traditions of many countries in order to see what it takes to be a successful "international" business owner.
Professional Communications: In addition to oral and written communications, students are encouraged to be creative and utilize their computer and technology application skills. Today's global world requires our students to apply all forms of communication for success in the workplace.
Career Preparation I and II: In the Career Preparation I course, classroom instruction is combined with a paid job experience. Because students in this class work and go to school, this allows students to earn one credit per trimester. Students are taught employability skills such as: communication skills, financial and budgeting skills, human relation skills, and portfolio development. Career Preparation I is relevant and rigorous, but it provides students with the experiences, knowledge, and skills that they will use in the workforce or higher education. Students are required to have a job and work a total of 180 hours per trimester. Course duration is 3 trimesters. Students in Career Preparation II are required to hold a job and attend class; they continue to earn credit for working and learning more about workforce skills.