Career and Technology Education

The Business Technology curriculum is designed to meet the needs of individual students in a technological society. Students who plan to enter the business world when they graduate will find a course sequence that will provide the skills for employment in entry-level positions. Students who plan to continue their education at a business college, community college, four-year college or university will find that the department offers an essential foundation for further study and preparation. Every student will find courses within the department that will give them a practical working knowledge of the business world and fundamental skills such as the use of microcomputer technology, website design and implementation, Internet research skills, presentation software skills, and written and oral communication skills so that students will be successful in college and in their career field. 

Family and Consumer Science courses will give you the tools you need to manage your life. As you grow and change, you are gaining independence. This time can be exciting for you, but it also brings new challenges and responsibilities. Being prepared with the right skills that can lead to satisfying and challenging careers can help you get the most satisfaction from the changes you face. You will be challenged to improve your leadership skills and explore career possibilities that will help you build a satisfying life now and in the future. Family and Consumer Science courses will give you skills for LIFE: Learning for Independence, Family, and Employment.

Industrial Technology courses are designed to give students an exposure to engineering, automotive, skilled trades and their applications in the modern world. The goal is to help students build foundational skills to be used as they continue on with their education at the postsecondary level, go out into the workforce and obtain an entry-level position, or to obtain life skills to be utilized after high school.

Department Supervisor: April Nykaza
Email Address: anykaza@bhsd228.com
Phone Number: 708-342-8260

Administrative Assistant: Laura Lieber
Email Address: llieber@bhsd228.com
Phone Number: 708-342-8231

Administrative Assistant:
Pat Okita
Email Address: pokita@bhsd228.com
Phone Number: 708-342-8261