Marketing & Business Management

DECA Students   Students in Store

Marketing & Business Management
Tuscola Technology Center, 1401 Cleaver Road, Caro, MI48723

Instructor: Cindy Olson
Ph:989.673.5300, ext. 30338
Email:[email protected]

  • Program Information
  • Special Class Features & Certifications
  • College Credit/Articulation
  • Career Pathways
  • Student Organizations & Competitions
  • Colleges To Consider
  • Work Placement Opportunities
  • Advisory Committees


Program Information

This hands-on course prepares individuals for occupations in the fast growing field of Marketing and Business Management. Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to explore many careers in the field of marketing and business, while sharpening their communication and human relations skills. This program allows each individual to practice and internalize all of the skills needed in managing a business including: the acquisition of basic marketing concepts; the understanding of business fundamentals such as economics and finance; and the ability to lead and cooperate with others in a team environment.

Student Organizations & Competitions

DECA (Marketing Youth Club), an association of marketing students youth organization prepares you for careers in marketing and management.

You will have the opportunity to gain leadership skills at the annual leadership conference. The district and state career development conferences provide opportunities for you to apply your marketing knowledge in a competitive situation.

DECA can be life changing!!

TTC DECA has experienced a high degree of success at various levels, including two top ten international finishes in DECA’s intensely competitive stock market challenge. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in DECA and have the opportunity to visit a Disney park when they complete two years of the program. 

    Annual Competition and Leadership Schedule:
    DECA Leadership Conference - Grand Rapids, MI

    DECA District Competition - Saginaw Valley State University
    DECA State Competition - Detroit, MI

    DECA International Competition - Three exciting locations on a revolving schedule: Orlando, FL, Anaheim, CA, and Atlanta, GA. 

    To learn more visit Student Organizations. In the spring, students will have the opportunity to attend a skills competition at Delta College. This competition awards students with scholarships to Delta College in addition to special recognition for accomplishments.

    Career Pathways

    There are many different professional careers available to students after successful completion of training in the Marketing & Business Management Program. Types of businesses you may be employed by include: Advertising, Visual Merchandising (display), Apparel & Accessories, Finance & Credit, Retail Merchandising, Food Marketing, Hospitality & Tourism, Restaurant Marketing, Vehicles & Petroleum, Business Services, and Sports & Entertainment Marketing.

    College Credit and Articulation
    One of the ways the Tuscola Technology Center is able to help students make the successful transition from high school to college is by offering articulated college credit. The technical skills and knowledge a student learns can save tuition fees, shorten the time a student spends in college and reduces the duplication of courses at the college level. To receive articulated credit a student needs good grades, good attendance and be able to demonstrate that they have the maturity to bypass the college level courses.

    Students have the opportunity to earn college credit with several Michigan Colleges. Colleges participating in Marketing & Business Management articulation include: Delta College, Baker College, Davenport University, and Northwood University. 
    Colleges to Continue Marketing and Business Management
    • Alpena Community College
    • Baker College - Flint
    • Central Michigan University
    • Delta College
    • Eastern Michigan College
    • Ferris State University
    • Grand Valley State University
    • Henry Ford Community College
    • Kirtland Community College
    • Lake Superior State University
    • Lansing Community College
    • Northwood University 
    Work Placement Opportunities

    Work experience and internships in area businesses are a highlight of this program. Second year students are given an opportunity to complete co-op experiences. Students have the opportunity to obtain co-op experiences with various retailers, restaurants, financial institutions and other service oriented positions. 

    Advisory Committees

    The Tuscola Technology Center is fortunate to have community and business leaders involved in the success of our students.

    The committee members are professionals in business and industry as well as counselors and teachers from Tuscola County. Their input is vital in assuring that our students receive industry standard instruction in their field of study.