• Business Pathway
     
     
     
     
     
    Business Pathway Instructors
     
     
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    Mr. Tony Kristich
    Mrs. Amy Riddle
    Mrs. Theresa Whitehurst
    Theresa.Whitehurst@matsuk12.us
     
     

     

    Links to the classes offered in the Business Pathway can be found on the left-hand side of this page.
     
    Business Pathway Certifications

    By Amy Riddle, Business/IT Instructor

    May 20, 2015

     

    I am thrilled to announce that 11 students earned third-party certifications during the 2014-2015 school year in my classes. They now have joined the other 115 students who earned third-party certifications during previous years. I’m pleased to share the following information with you.
     
    IC3, or the Internet and Computing Core Certification program, is a global training and certification program. With IC3 Certification, you are instantly recognized as someone with the critical entry-level skills needed to use the latest computer and Internet technology effectively. There are three exams that you have to pass for your IC3 Certification:
     
    Key Applications
    Living Online
    Computing Fundamentals
     
    Congratulations to these students who have passed all three of these exams and are now IC3 Certified:
     
    School Year: 2014-2015 
    Allen Wake
    Drake Ballais
    Devyn Korytkowski
    Matthew Goudey
    Matthew Donlon 
    Dalton Peltier
    Michael Hardy
    Jodie Richey
    Joseph Minder 
     
     
    School Year: 2013-2014 
    William Schmidt
    James Dozark
    Sierra Woodall
    Megan Willcox
    Noema Crane
    Richard Harris
    Sierra Hicks
    Alliah Jakcsy
    Evan Peterson
    Ryleigh Anderson
    Cassidy Corbin
    Gregory Martinez
    Malachi O’Rourke
    Dalton Saunders
    Derek Young
    Kayla Amos
    Alex Courtney
    Gavin Gross
    Nathan Aubert
    Kyle Leadbetter
    Phillip English
    Evnica Fursova
    Tristan Cartwright
    Drew Larson
    Yuriy Natekin
    Garrett Johnston
    Nick Lance
    BreAnna Deen
    Kristina Hansen
    Mikayla Provo
    Andrew Moore
    Julian Davis
    Lena MacDonald
    Cora Olsen
    Max Natekin
     
    School Year: 2012-2013
    John Harrison
    Jonathan Lochrie
    Brandon Abbott
    Joshua Katsur
    Peyton Farrar
    Annie Kilborn
    Nate Peters-Landlord
    Ryan Smith
    Daniel Pankratz
     
    School Year: 2011-2012
    Josh Hartman
    Taylor Johnson
    Thomas Soto
    Kyle Kowalski
    Samantha Walsh
    Nathan Syvertson
    Scott Goza
    Anita Laulainen
     
    School Year: 2010-2011
    Johnathan Dyer
    Taylor Colette
    Brandon Olson
    Taylor Ellibee
    Kody Shaw
    Micah Rausa*
    Storm Harding
    Ed Russell
    Glenn Zisa
    Brandon Williams
    Joshua Guerrero
    Denis Natekin
    Sterling Maffe
    Tessa Endes
    Jason Dunham
    Morgan Morphis
    *from Mrs. Zugg’s Cisco Academy class
     
    The CompTIA StrataIT Fundamentals Certification program offers individuals a broad introduction to computing technology and serves as a critical stepping stone to advanced technical learning and IT skills. Congratulations to these students who have passed the exam and are now CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals Certified:
     
    School Year: 2014-2015
    Malachi O'Rourke
     
    School Year: 2013-2014

     

    William Schmidt

     

    Nate Peters-Landlord

     

    Peyton Farrar

     

    Joshua Katsur

     

    Anita Laulainen

     

    Daniel Pankratz

     

    Jonathan Lochrie

     

    Ryan Smith

     

    Alex Courtney
     
    School Year: 2011-2012
    Jake Carlton
    David Cline
    Jake Kincaid
    Morgan Morphis
    Brandon Williams
    Brandon Sawyer
     
    School Year: 2010-2011
    Micah Rausa*
    Glenn Zisa
    Brandon Olson
    Johnathan Dyer
    Taylor Ellibee
    Kody Shaw
    Shane Cobb
    Nicole Howe
    *from Mrs. Zugg’s Cisco Academy class
     
    Adobe Certified Associate (or ACA) Certification is the unsurpassed way to demonstrate expertise in Web Design, Visual and Print Design, and Digital Video. With ACA, Adobe offers multiple options for students to validate their digital media skills. There are four different ACA certifications:
    ·Adobe Photoshop
    ·Adobe Flash
    ·Adobe Dreamweaver
    ·Adobe Premiere
    Congratulations to these students who have passed one of these exams and are now Adobe Certified Associates:
     
     
    School Year: 2014-2015 
    Noah Asselin (DreamWeaver CS6)
     
    School Year: 2013-2014
    Anita Laulainen (InDesign CS6)
     
     
    Anita Laulainen (Photoshop CS6)
    Sierra Woodall (InDesign CS6)
    Kristina Hansen (Photoshop CS6) 
     
    School Year: 2012-2013
     
     
     
     
    Kyle Brunger (Dreamweaver CS6)
    Frankie Kelly (Dreamweaver CS6)
    Dakota Mills (Flash CS6)*
    Tessamae Endes (Photoshop CS6)
     
    Annie Kilborn (Photoshop CS6)
    Samantha Walsh (Dreamweaver CS6)
     
    School Year: 2011-2012
     
    Thomas Soto – Dreamweaver (CS3)
    Samantha Walsh – Photoshop (CS3)
     
    School Year: 2010-2011
    Storm Harding – Photoshop (CS3)
    Shawna Fox – Photoshop (CS3)
    Glenn Zisa – Photoshop (CS3)
    Jessica Harrison – Photoshop (CS3)
    *(used video-based lessons through TotalTraining.com)

     

    iCritical Thinking™Certification is the only certification program based on a globally defined digital literacy framework that allows you to demonstrate the ability to think critically within technology-enabled academic and workplace environments. Unfortunately, this third-party certification is no longer available through Certiport so we are unable to offer it here at CTHS. Congratulations to these students who have passed the exam and are now iCritical Thinking certified:

     

    School Year: 2009-2010
    Jacob Sherburne
    Mark Simon
    Andy Von Lolhoffel

     

    School Year: 2010-2011
    Brandon Olson
    Micah Rausa*
    Johnathan Dyer
    Shane Cobb
    Kody Shaw
    *from Mrs. Zugg’s Cisco Academy class

     

     
     
    Business Pathway Announcements 
     

    Brandon Williams

     

    Brandon Williams passes A+ Essentials Exam
    Brandon Williams reports that he passed the third party certification A+ Essentials Exam on July 18, 2012. He took A+ and N+ at Mat Su Career and Technical High School during the 2011-2012 school year. Brandon attributes his success to the rigorous and relevant curriculum in these classes. He refreshed his skills and knowledge at the beginning of the summer with the OnlineExpert Learn Key course that was made available with the use of Carl Perkins funding. He was confident going into the exam because of his focused learning. Brandon is preparing to take the Practical Applications portion of the A+ certification. Congratulations and good luck, Brandon! 
     
     
     
    Mark Simon
     
     
    Mark Simon is the first business pathway student to take and pass the iCritical Thinking exam.
    The iCritical Thinking exam is offered by ETS (Educational Testing Service). This exam allows students, teachers, employers and employees to validate their ability not just to use technology but to apply critical thinking such as the ability to analyze, evaluate and apply information to use technology in a way that is relevant, appropriate and effective in both academic and corporate environments. Simply put, these skills are essential for success in both school and work. Mark Simon is the first business pathway student to take and pass the iCritical Thinking exam. Congratulations, Mark!
     
     
    Gregory Bultron
     
     
    Gregory Bultron is awarded tuition waiver scholarship!
    Mat-Su Career and Technical High School’s BPA Chapter is pleased to announce that Gregory Bultron has been awarded the Matanuska-Susitna College’s 2010 Alaska Career and Technical Student Organization Performance-Based Assessment Conference Scholarship. This award entitles Gregory to a tuition waiver of twelve (12) credit hours per semester for the 2010-11 academic year at Matanuska-Susitna College. Congratulations, Gregory!
     
     
     
     
     
    Jessica Harrison and Brianna Leonard
    Jessica Harrison and Brianna Leonard are awarded tuition waiver scholarships!
    Mat-Su Career and Technical High School’s BPA Chapter is pleased to announce that Jessica has been awarded the Matanuska-Susitna College’s 2011 Alaska Career and Technical Student Organization Performance-Based Assessment Conference Scholarship. This award entitles Jessica to a tuition waiver of twelve (12) credit hours per semester for the 2011-12 academic year at Matanuska-Susitna College. Congratulations, Jessica!
     
    Brianna Leonard is awarded tuition waiver scholarship!
    Mat-Su Career and Technical High School’s BPA Chapter is pleased to announce that Brianna has been awarded the University of Alaska Southeast's 2011 Alaska Career and Technical Student Organization Performance-Based Assessment Conference Scholarship. This award entitles Brianna to a tuition waiver of twelve (12) credit hours per semester for the 2011-12 academic year at University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau. Congratulations, Brianna!
     
     
     
     
     
     
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