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Cooperative Business Education

This cooperative education program provides students with the basic knowledge of business principles and practices and prepares them for employment in the business field.

This program is offered at Green High School as a 1-year senior-only program. Students must be employed at least 15 hours of work per week and be able to drive to and from the worksite.  CBE students must be on track for graduation and have successfully completed some business courses at Green.

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Career Technical Skills

  • Business math using desktop calculators

  • Business practices & procedures

  • Business & English communications

  • Computer applications & business technology

  • Employability skills

  • Financial functions

  • Human relations

  • Records management

Industry Recognized credentials

  • RISE Up Retail Industry Fundamentals

  • RISE Up Customer Service and Sales

  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business Certification

Possible future

  • Administrative Assistant

  • Administrative Support

  • Billing Correspondent

  • Business Management Assistant

  • Customer Service Representative

  • Receptionist

  • Records Management Clerk

Other Cooperative Business Education Program Details


PLCC Cooperative Business Education is a senior-only program located at Green High School. Students will have the opportunity to apply during their junior year as an elective class.  Class size is limited to 25 students.

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College Credit Potential

All programs at PLCC have the potential for either direct articulated credits at select colleges and/or universities or are able to acquire college credits through career technical assurance guides (CTAGs) in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

On The Job Training

A requirement of this program is that students must be employed at least 15 hours of work per week and be able to drive to and from the worksite. 


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of our graduating seniors are employed, enrolled, or enlisted after graduation

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If you are a high school student, please note that you will have several opportunities to visit PLCC during your sophomore year.

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