Business Professional & Office Technology

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Business professionals are in demand and this program will provide students the opportunity to develop an understanding of current business concepts and practices. While learning the latest office management skills, you will become proficient in Microsoft Office, computer operations, business communications, Internet research, data entry, customer service, employability skills and professionalism. Business topics include: personal finance/accounting, business law, management, entrepreneurship, marketing, economics, technology, management, human resources and customer relationships. A career in business is not always straightforward so there are more opportunities for specialization than in most other fields. Choose a specialization that fits your personality and career goals.

Business professionals need to have strong technical and interpersonal skills, work well in a team environment, exhibit good work ethics and strong management skills. Office environments are becoming more automated due to the growth of technology and students need to be able to meet this challenge with strong technical skills.

Students will be a member of Business Professionals of America (BPA) which will provide them with the opportunity to participate in business-related competitions. They will also participate in Junior Achievement (JA) and Dave Ramsey’s Foundations in Personal Finance program. Students will strive toward Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification.

High School Credit Junior Year
Business Professional & Office Technology: 2.0, Technology: .5, English: 1.0, Finance: .5

Current Program Fees:

Junior: $200.00

Senior: $  70.00

Program Resources

Business Professional & Office Technology 2015-2016 Advisory Members

Ms. Deborah Benson, Ohio College Tech Prep, Northeast Regional Center
Ms. Martha Davidson, RYPE Training and Consulting, LLC
Ms. Sandy Heath, Heath & Associates, Inc.
Ms. Jaclyn Main, New York Community Bancorp, Inc.
Ms. Erin Marchant, Moen, Inc.
Mr. Mark Ramunno, F Squard Investments
Ms. Christine Steiger, Cleveland Metroparks
Ms. Tara Vozar, Kelly Services, Inc.
Mr. Carl Wagner, Tenable Protective Services
Ms. Melissa Yoby, SGT, Inc.


Career Options:
Executive Secretary
General Business/Office Assistant
Office Manager
Accounts Payable/Receivable
Data Entry
Customer Service
Human Resources

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

  • Word (core/expert)
  • Excel (core/expert)
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook

Word processing, spreadsheet, presentation software
Computer Operation
Internet research
Telephone system operation
Office equipment operation
Schedule coordination and management


Teacher: Beth Pagan


Education: Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction – Ashland University
Bachelor’s Plus Program (Vocational Business License) – Ashland University
B.S. in Accounting – University of Akron
Certifications: Vocational/Integrated Business 7-12
Years at Polaris: 4
Industry Experience: Taught business/technology classes at North Ridgeville City Schools, Elyria City Schools and Lorain County Community College
Auditor for Ernst & Young
Interests/Hobbies: Enjoys spending time with her three kids, traveling, reading and attending sporting events.