Stephen F. Austin High School

Business and Industry

 The Business and Industry endorsement is a curriculum path that allows a student to focus deeply on courses directly related to the business field. The Business and Industry Endorsement includes the following pathways at Austin High:

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Arts, Audio-visual, and Communications
  • Business Management and Administration
  • Finance
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
  • Advanced Broadcast Journalism
  • Advanced Journalism: Newspaper
  • Advanced Journalism: Yearbook
  • Public Speaking
  • Debate
  • Technology Applications

CAREERS

Related business careers include: information technology specialist, communications, financial advisor, marketing specialist, architect, construction, and project management. Students interested in pursuing an intentional path in the business world may want to consider the Business and Industry endorsement to guide course selection.

COURSE SELECTION

A student may earn a business and industry endorsement by completing the requirements specified in the foundation plan in addition to one of the following:

  • a sequence of courses for four or more credits in career and technical education (CTE) that consist of at least two courses in the same career cluster, including at least one advanced CTE course. The final course in the sequence must be selected from one of the following CTE career clusters:
    • agriculture, food, and natural resources
    • architecture and construction
    • arts, audio/visual technology, and communications
    • business management and administration
    • finance
    • hospitality and tourism
    • information technology
    • manufacturing
    • marketing 
    • transportation, distribution and logistics.
  • or four English elective courses from one of the following areas:
    • advanced broadcast journalism
    • advanced journalism: newspaper
    • public speaking
    • debate
    • advanced journalism: yearbook.
  • or four approved technology application credits

Business and Industry Teachers

 

Gil Garcia - Media Arts, KAHS News

 

Aimee Finney - Communications

 

Esther Joucken - Culinary Program

 

Woody Robinson - Business

 

Isabelle Salazar - Newspaper, Yearbook, Journalism, and Photojournalism

 

Ashley Scherr - Nutrition

 

Melanie Sherwood - Visual Communications

 

Kate Skiff - Business