BUSINESS, FINANCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Business, Finance and Information Technology (BFIT) Education is a broad, comprehensive curriculum at the middle and high school levels that provides students with meaningful instruction for and about business. Instruction in Business, Finance and Information Technology Education encompasses business skills and techniques, an understanding of basic economics, and business attitudes essential to become a globally engaged and productive citizen.

BFIT plays a key role in preparing a competent, business-literate, and skilled workforce. This program area is designed to integrate business, finance, and information technology skills into the middle and high school curriculum. Therefore BFIT Education courses should be part of the program of study for every student because the associated curricula have real-life relevance that empowers and helps young adults to compete in a global marketplace while managing their own financial affairs and making intelligent consumer and business-related choices.


DESIGN

Business, Finance and Information Technology Education is designed to prepare graduates as viable competitors in the business world and for advanced educational opportunities. The instructional program begins in the middle grades with the development of proficiency in operating a computer keyboard using the touch system and using basic computer software applications advancing to entrepreneurship and computer science principles. Exploratory experiences in business technologies are also included in the middle school curriculum. This experience continues at the high school level with career majors that provide knowledge/skill development in:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Management and Administration
  • Information Technology

The basic skills of reading, writing, and computation are an integral part of the BFIT program. Computer literacy and proficiency in the various applications are emphasized. Development of human relations/interpersonal, employability, economic, and entrepreneurial skills is a part of each course. Opportunities to develop and apply leadership, social, civic, and business-related skills are provided through Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), the Career-Technical Student Organization for BFIT Education students. Integration of the entire business program of study with appropriate academic concepts/courses is a top priority.

For more information, please contact BusinessAndITEducation@dpi.nc.gov.