Most importantly, this class will teach you how to market yourself, and has a long history of success in DECA competitions, helping you to create more opportunities for yourself and a brighter, more successful future.

Whether it is a product, an event, a service, or even just an idea, marketing is a key skill for all successful professionals. Over half of all jobs are marketing-related.

The CTE Marketing class teaches how to open, own, and operate your own business, how to develop selling strategies and first-class customer relations, how to design promotional materials and activities, how to network your business, and how to maintain financial and inventory records.

Marketing - Sturgis


Scott Muffley (@ Three Rivers High School)

Tracy Harker  (@ Sturgis High School)

Learn about:

  • Professionalism
  • Communication skills
  • Starting, marketing & operating your own business
  • Creating professional presentations and displays
  • Customer service skills & sales techniques
  • Human relations
  • Economics, financing & marketing trends
  • Team building

Potential Career Opportunities:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Management
  • Advertisement/Promotion
  • Hospitality/ Travel & tourism
  • Financial Management/Stockbroker
  • Human Resources
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Sports Marketing
  • Sales Associate
  • Customer Service Representative

Marketing - Three Rivers

Student Organization:

  • DECA

High School Credit Opportunities:

  • 3rd Science
  • 4th Math
  • 2nd World Language
  • Online Learning Experience

College Credit Opportunities:

  • BUS 153 Advertising (@ Sturgis only)
  • BUS 104 Introduction to Business (@ Three Rivers only)
  • BUS 250 Principles of Marketing (@ Three Rivers only)

Certifications Available:

  • To be determined