Westwood Business Admin, Mgt/Ops (BAMO)

Class location

Westwood High School
300 Westwood Dr
Ishpeming, MI 49849

Instructors: Ronalyn Arseneau, Sabina Villar

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Career Focus

Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications, and further education


Westwood High School provides a robust selection of business administration and management courses, including Information Management, Business Administration and Management, Business Law, Entrepreneurship, Economics, and Management and Leadership.

These courses provide practical preparation for the business world.

Information Management

Focuses on employability skills and developing competencies in Microsoft Word and Adobe Photoshop.

Business Administration and Management

Allows students the flexibility to work on individual plans to complete projects in a variety of job-related applications and will employ information techniques to assist in decision making and will access, process and evaluate information.

Business Law

Allows students to achieve an understanding of legal principles that may be used throughout life, and will learn how business has a responsibility to know, abide by, and enforce laws and regulations that affect business operations and transactions.


Designed to allow students the opportunity to begin preparing for careers in management, marketing, and entrepreneurship.


Allows students the chance to discover the role of economics in their personal lives and in domestic and global economies.

Management and Leadership

Fosters skills for effective communication and decision making, develops teamwork skills, as well as responsibility, dependability, planning, and organizational skills, which are invaluable for transition from school to the world of work.

Students enrolled in this program have the opportunity to compete at the regional, state and national levels in Business Professionals of America (BPA), which allows them to compete in contests such as Integrated Office Applications, Advanced Office Systems and Procedures, Legal Office Procedures, Medical Office Procedures, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship, Economic Research Individual, among others, as well as to attend workshops, network with business students from around the country, and experience travel. Many WHS students have achieved national recognition in BPA.

The courses in this program are available to students in grades 10-12.

Prerequisites: All students must successfully complete an Information Management course.


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“Anybody thinking about taking these classes - I would strongly recommend it!”

Connor M., Westwood HS
Business Student

“We have three [business related] CTE programs here at Westwood and we offer thirteen different business classes across those three programs. Each year for those 40 years [that we’ve participated in BPA] we’ve had students qualify for national competition.”

Ronalyn Arseneau, Westwood HS
Business Teacher

“There’s such a variety of what can be learned in the business department. Anything that interests or piques a student’s curiosity can be addressed. My favorite parts of the programs offered here at Westwood is seeing students find something they truly love to do!”

Sabina Villar, Westwood HS
Business Teacher

How to Get Started

High School Credit

Students should inquire within their guidance office about high school curriculum requirements that may be satisfied through a CTE class, as this is determined individually by school district.Some of the courses in this program satisfy the Visual and Applied Arts elective requirement at Westwood High School.

College Credit

College credit(s) possible (CLEP Test required)

  • Students have the potential of earning college credits by achieving satisfactory scores on the College Level Examination Program exam (CLEP)
  • Each college reserves the right to set its own credit-granting policy
  • Contact your college(s) to find out the score it requires to grant credit, the number of credit hours granted, and the course(s) that can be bypassed with a satisfactory score

National College Credit Recommendation (Test required)

  • Students have the potential of earning college credits by scoring 70% or better on the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) assessment for General Management
  • Test is administered in the classroom during mid-spring semester to students at the end of their Finance and/or Business programs
  • Over 1,500 colleges and universities accept NOCTI credit recommendations

Industry Certification

Industry-recognized Microsoft Office and Adobe Certification (Test required)

  • Microsoft Office Specialist 2016 - Access 2016, Excel and Excel Expert 2016, Word and Word Expert 2016, PowerPoint 2016, Outlook 2016, and Microsoft Office Master Specialist certifications
  • Microsoft Technology Associate - Software Development Fundamentals, HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals, Introduction to Programming with Block-Based Programming Languages, Windows OS Fundamentals, Networking Fundamentals, Security Fundamentals, Mobility and Devices Fundamentals, Cloud Fundamentals, Database Fundamentals
  • Testing in high school classroom via Certiport.com* - currently available at no cost to the student

*Credentials are nationally recognized, portable and stackable, which means students have the option of attaining more advanced credentials in the future

Success Story

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Students posing with awards from competition
Students at conference
Student in front of Microsoft Office certifications
Students at conference

What to do next?

Instructors: Ronalyn Arseneau, Sabina Villar

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