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Department Overview

The Business & Information Technology program provides students with opportunities to explore a variety of careers including accounting, finance, marketing, information systems, and business law.  ​All courses are dual credit/transcripted with Gateway Technical College.  Students can also earn their Payroll Assistant Certificate.

Courses Offered

Business Management and Marketing Clusters

  • Introduction to Business*

  • Marketing Principles*

  • Business Law*

Finance Cluster

  • Accounting Principles*

  • Advanced Accounting* (Accounting Software Apps and Payroll Accounting)

  • Personal Finance*

Information Technology Cluster

  • Microsoft Office Applications* (Computers for Professionals)

  • Advanced Office Applications* (Accounting Spreadsheet Applications)

Pathway Certificates

Payroll Assistant Certificate

Build a foundation for a career in payroll with the Payroll Assistant certificate. After completing this certificate, students will be able to compile and record employee time and payroll data. They will also be prepared to compute and post wages, calculate deductions, and prepare paychecks. Students will be familiar with payroll laws and preparing reconciliations. Employment opportunities for students who complete this certificate include payroll clerk, payroll assistant, payroll specialist, or personnel assistant.

Students can earn certifications by taking the following dual credit courses:

  • Accounting Principles

  • Advanced Accounting

  • Microsoft Office Applications

  • Advanced Office Applications

Industry Certifications

Business students have the opportunity to earn the following industry certifications:

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

  • Word 365 Core and Expert

  • Excel 365 Core and Expert

  • PowerPoint 365

  • Access 365

Quickbooks Online Certification

Certified Regional Pathway

ETHS has received a Regional Certification for the following pathway:

Business Administration - Finance



Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL) is the largest career student business organization in the world. Each year, FBLA-PBL helps over 230,000 members prepare for careers in business.

In addition to exploring business careers, FBLA members also demonstrate their leadership skills through community service projects, fundraising activities, and chapter officer positions.

Advisor:  Deb Leising

Open to all students


The National Business Honor Society (NBHS) is an academic honor society that helps to recognize business students at the high school level. NBHS recognizes the outstanding scholarship, character, leadership, and service of students who are interested in pursuing a career in business.

The objectives of the National Business Honor Society include:

  • Promote and recognize academic achievement in business education at the secondary level

  • Foster and recognize leadership skills and character development

  • Help members grow ethically and socially by promoting and encouraging an interest in business

  • Encourage member involvement in service-learning initiatives


Open to qualifying juniors and seniors

*Transcripted Credit courses with Gateway Technical College - Students earn high school credits and college credits at the same time by taking Gateway courses taught by qualified high school teachers, using the same textbooks and materials as Gateway.

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