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School-Based Enterprise is a Course

School-Based Enterprise

Ended Mar 2, 2019
1 credit


Full course description

Full course description

Course Dates:
March 2, 2019


1 day plus homework





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An effective school-based enterprise (SBE) provides students with the unique opportunity to develop and practice real-world industry experience while serving the needs of their campus and/or community! This course is designed to help participants successfully develop and manage a successful SBE.  Participants will analyze the key components of SBEs and identify the differences between this model and other forms of work-based learning.  Participants will also identify the key elements necessary for planning and implementing a school-based enterprise including best practices and recordkeeping requirements. Throughout this course, participants will develop a business plan for their proposed enterprise.

NOTE:  Participants who participate in the course and who complete one follow-up assignment will have the opportunity to earn 15 CEU hours approved by ADE to be used for moving from provisional to standard CTE certificate or for re-certification hours.


-Define school-based enterprise
-Compare and contrast school-based enterprises with other forms of work-based learning
-Identify advantages of SBE for students, community and school
-Identify standards to be taught and reinforced through your school-based enterprise
-Identify key steps in planning and implementing a school-based enterprise
-Develop a business plan
-Identify best practices for operation of and recordkeeping for SBEs

Course Instructors

Curt Bertelsen is the Director of Professional Development for Pima JTED.  He received his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from the University of Arizona.  He counts himself blessed to have been able to teach Agriculture at Flowing Wells High School for 23 years. He has been a part of an amazing team of professionals that has developed the Arizona CTE Curriculum Consortium and Premier Program Series, both have grown into statewide efforts. He loves working with new teachers and seeing them grow into amazing professional educators. He and his wife, Ann, are parents to three wonderful adult children and an awesome son-in-law. His dog, Daisy, likes to follow him around as he gardens. Contrary to nasty rumors, he actually eats his vegetables!  Is dark chocolate technically a vegetable??.


Pima County JTED @ Master Pieces
2855 W. Master Pieces Dr. 
Building 1 / PD Classroom
Tucson, AZ  85741


8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (half hour lunch)

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