Business Finance Academy

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    Golden West High School

    1717 N. McAuliff St.

    Visalia, CA 93292



    Principal: José Fregoso


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    Academy Introduction

    The Business Finance Academy is an academic program designed to integrate core curriculum (English, Social Science, and Science) with a focus on careers in business.  Students will be introduced to foundational concepts in business, including the fields of banking, marketing, finance/stock market, graphic design, accounting, entrepreneurship, and management.  Career speakers, business mentors from the community, and internships are integral experiences along with college visits and industry tours



    Careers in Business & Finance

    Investment Consultant
    Chief Financial Officer
    Financial Advisor
    Loan Officer
    Business Operations Manager
    Sales Representative
    Real Estate Agent
    Compliance Officer
    Credit Counselor
    Retail Buyer
    Purchasing Agent
    Marketing Manager
    Sales Manager
    Human Resources Specialist


    Career Themed Courses

    Foundations of Business/Entrepreneurship
    Business Technology
    Principles of Accounting
    Virtual Enterprise 

    Unique Work-Based Learning Experiences

    Industry Tours: Google, Hurley, Inc./Living the Dream Foundation,  Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Running Warehouse/Tennis Warehouse, Jo-Ann's Distribution Center & Bitwise Industries.


    College Tours: CSU Fresno, Fresno Pacific University, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo & UC/CSU systems (rotation between campuses)


     Guest Speakers: Industry Partners, Community Members, Entrepreneurs, College Professors, Job Shadowing & Internships



    Students also have the opportunity to join DECA, an international career technical student organization.  DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.  Members compete regionally, statewide, and nationally.