Business Education Department
Mr. James Novotny
K- 12 Business/Technology Supervisor
Phone: 973-535-8000, x8053
Business Education courses concentrate on providing students with career possibilities, requisite skills for the business world and subject content for success in a business program at the college level. Some business classes provide the necessary training for successful completion of Advanced Placement courses or Microsoft Certification Examinations. Many of our business classes also receive dual enrollment through the Middle College Program. Students enrolled in these classes will receive three (3) college credits for each course, in addition to an official college transcript.
Cooperative Business Education introduces students, in a practical way, to career possibilities in business occupations and in the marketing of consumer goods and services. The cooperative program combines a required minimum of 540 hours of on-the-job, supervised work experience with a related theory class, which meets daily in school. Students must be employed at an approved training site by the end of September in order to remain enrolled in the Cooperative Business Education Program. Each marking period, an evaluation is conducted by the training site supervisor and the teacher-coordinator to ensure that the internship is a meaningful learning experience.
Courses offered in the Business Education Department are aligned to the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards and the Common Core State Standards.