• Business and Industry


    The Business and Industry endorsement is a curriculum path that allows a student to focus on courses related to the business field.


    Related business careers include: information technology specialist, architecture, communications, engineering, construction, welding, and various agricultural fields. Students interested in pursuing an intentional path in the business world may want to consider the Business and Industry endorsement to guide course selection.


    A student may earn a business and industry endorsement by completing the requirements specified in the foundation plan in addition to one of the following:

      • a sequence of courses for four or more credits in career and technical education (CTE) that consist of at least two courses in the same career cluster, including at least one advanced CTE course. The final course in the sequence must be selected from one of the following CTE career clusters:
        • agriculture, food, and natural resources
        • architecture and engineering
        • audio/videol technology and communications
        • business management and administration
        • information technology
        • manufacturing


      • or four English credits from Chapter 110 and three levels in one of the following areas:
        • advanced broadcast journalism
        • advanced journalism: newspaper
        • advanced journalis: literary magazine
        • advanced journalism: yearbook
        • public speaking
        • debate


      • or four approved technology application credits


    *For more information on this and other endorsements, please visit our page on House Bill 5*  

    Students and parents should consult CISD Course Catalogue for a listing of Business and Industry pathways and courses offered to earn this endorsement. 

    As always, your counselors are ready and able to answer any questions you may have about choosing a career or choosing courses related to this endorsement. 

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Business and Industry Pathways