Business & Information Technology Cluster
Business Management & Entrepreneurship
Instructor: Tiffany Greene | West Campus
The BUSINESS MANAGEMENT & ENTREPRENEURSHIP program is also offered through the Technical Academy for high achieving students. The Technical Academy is a partnership between the Berks Career & Technology Center, Reading Area Community College, and Bloomsburg University.
The Technical Academy provides college-bound students with the opportunity to develop advanced technical skills and earn college credit toward an associate and/or bachelor’s degree while still in high school. Students with high academic achievement may qualify for this program and earn up to 24 college credits while still in high school.
The Business Management & Entrepreneurship program places an emphasis on college and career readiness. The program offers students interested in business a competitive edge through project-based, collaborative learning and the development of 21st Century skills including business management, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, technology, global awareness, problem solving, and communication. Students learn business by doing business with coaching from industry professionals.
The program at BCTC is part of Virtual Enterprises International (VEI). VEI is a live, in-school global business simulation and entrepreneurship program which is part of a global network of student-run businesses in over 40 countries. VEI replicates all the functions of real businesses in both structure and practice and brings the workplace into the classroom. The program transforms high school students into independent-thinking business professionals and their classrooms into offices that become an incubator environment.
Another Step to Your Success!
Complete Your Bachelor’s Degree on the RACC Campus
Bachelor of Applied Science in Technical Leadership
Earn a bachelor’s degree from Bloomsburg University by taking classes at the RACC campus at a fraction of the total cost of a 4-year degree program.BCTC & RMCTC Technical Academy students may dual enroll during their sophomore, junior & senior years, complete an Associate degree at RACC, then transfer seamlessly into Bloomsburg University’s Technical Leadership B.A.S degree program with admission as a college junior.
THE TECHNICAL ACADEMY PROVIDES:
• In the 1st and 2nd year, students may complete 5 college courses at BCTC, earning up to 15 college credits tuition free! Students will be expected to purchase textbooks and all other course materials.
• In the 3rd year of the program, students may take an additional 3 courses on the RACC Campus, earning up to an additional 9 college credits while in high school. Tuition for the final courses taken on the RACC Campus (while students are still in high school) may be subsidized by BCTC and is dependent on state and federal funding.
• All credits earned will appear as completed courses on a college transcript establishing the transferability of these courses.
Students must be in Grades 10 or 11 to begin a program in the Technical Academy.
3.0 overall GPA *
To remain in the program,students must complete a college prep academic sequence
throughout high school.
Signed Letter of Understanding to attend RACC to earn an associate degree.
Students transitioning to RACC after graduation and completion of the Technical Academy
courses will be required to complete RACC's placement assessment. SAT, ACT, and AP scores may be evaluated to determine the need to take RACC's placement assessment.
* With special permission a student may be accepted on a provisional basis with a 2.5 GPA or higher.
COURSE OF STUDY WHILE IN HIGH SCHOOLTO EARN CREDITS TOWARDS A:
Business Management Degree
(BCTC’s Business Management & Entrepreneurship Students)
The following courses are part of RACC’s Business Management program of study. The courses students may take at RACC in the 12th grade are indicated with an asterisk (*).
BUS 100 Introduction to Business - 3 credits
IFT 110 Microcomputer Applications - 3 credits
BUS 110 Business Math - 3 credits
MGT 100 Principles of Management - 3 credits
ACC 105 Financial Accounting - 3 credits
ORI 103 College Success Strategies - 3 credits*
MGT 215 Human Relations in Business - 3 credits*
ACC 110 Managerial Accounting - 3 credits*
Total Credit Hours Available for HS Students 24 credits
Please see the Technical Academy Brochure for additional information.