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GRTS, call 660-646-3414, or stop by and visit us at 1200 Fair
Street, Chillicothe, Missouri or E-Mail
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| Susan Mayers | Sondra Sturguess
Beginning in the Fall of 2004, Susan joined our GRTS Business Department. Susan is a graduate of Marceline R-V
High School and received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education from University of
Missouri-Columbia. Susan began teaching in 1984 and also has 12 years of experience in the
industry as an administrative assistant and restaurant manager.
E-mail Susan with any questions
you may have about these courses.
Where Do I Begin?
and institution has a business component, so taking business courses at
Grand River Technical School provides students with a strong background as
they pursue their vocational interests. The business program is committed
to helping students develop the skills and abilities needed to achieve
career success. The program is open to all high school students from
Chillicothe and area sending schools. Students have the opportunity to
take one or more business classes throughout their school day.
- State of the Art
- Hands-On Learning
- Great Career
Development in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
- Opportunities to
Compete in Business Events through FBLA
completing Accounting I & II with a "B" or above and at
least 90% attendance will receive three (3) free college credit hours
transferable to Moberly
Area Community College.
Accounting I & II, Entrepreneurship, and Microcomputer Applications
with a "B" or above and at least 90% attendance will receive
nine (9) free college credit hours transferable to Metropolitan
Community Colleges in Kansas City (all four branches).
Applications BT160 ( 3 credits/year) is a dual enrollment course offered
through North Central Missouri College in Trenton, Missouri. Students
should check with their prospective college to see how the course will
Where Can You Go From Here?
The successful completion of the business technology program can lead
to employment in entry-level positions such as office assistants,
bookkeepers, receptionists, and bank tellers.
Because technology is constantly changing, students will need to
continue updating their skills. Some may wish to pursue either an
Associate's Degree or a Bachelor's Degree in Business on a part-time basis
while working. Others may choose to continue their education n a full-time
basis, pursuing degrees in areas such as accounting, international
business, business administration, business education, marketing, and
A solid foundation in business can lead to unlimited career
opportunities, as well as help individuals organize and manage their own
Personal finance is designed to prepare students to make wise financial
decisions. Topics include: personal budgeting, banking services,
understanding credit, taxes, investment options, risk management,
automobile purchases, and consumer rights and responsibilities. Emphasis
is placed on developing decision-making skills for real life financial
situations. This course is a graduation requirement beginning with the
class of 2010. Open to sophomore, junior or senior level students.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP & SMALL
Entrepreneurship is the activity of setting up a business, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit. According
to the Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, 22.5% of small businesses fail
within the first year. In this class, you will learn how to avoid the pitfalls that face entrepreneurs. This
course is designed to help students learn what they need to know to be entrepreneurs. Lessons will
focus on the characteristics of entrepreneurs and lead students through the process of setting up a
business. Students will learn how to spot opportunities, how to choose one
that's right for him/her and how to minimize the risks of running a business. Two capstone projects, individual and group,
allow students to put their knowledge to the test. Each student prepares a thorough business plan
for a business of their choosing. Students, working as teams, form a restaurant for a day and run
their operation for a day at Grand River Technical School. Teamwork skills are also a
focus throughout the course. The knowledge and skills of entrepreneurship can assist people along any career
path they choose and make them valuable employees. Students who choose not to run their own business
will still benefit from utilizing the entrepreneurial way of thinking.
BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
Banking and Financial Services will address the full range of financial services including investment and
commercial banking, insurance, pension plans, risk management, mutual funds, e-commerce, and personal and
business planning. Leadership, customer service, and marketing issues will be discussed. The course will provide a
comprehensive overview of the structure of the nation's various financial institutions, the economy,
and the Federal Reserve System. In addition, students will also explore the career paths within the banking and
If you have any questions, please call Susan Mayers at 660-646-3414.
| Susan Mayers | Sondra Sturguess
Grand River Technical School adheres to a policy of
non-discrimination on the basis of age, color, creed, handicap,
marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, or
sex in admissions, educational programs, activities, financial
aid, and employment.
Chillicothe R-II School District
The Chillicothe R-II School District complies with all federal and state
laws prohibiting discrimination, including Title IX of the Education
Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974 and
the American Disabilities Act (ADA). It is the policy of the school
district that no person, on the basis of race, color, national origin,
sex, age, or handicap, shall be discriminated against in employment,
educational programs and activities or admissions. Inquiries or complaints
concerning the Chillicothe R-II School Districtís compliance with the
regulations implementing Title II, Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 or the
American Disabilities Act (ADA) may be directed to: Superintendent Office,
Chillicothe R-II School District, P.O. Box 530, Chillicothe, Missouri,
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