Economics and Personal Finance – Grades 10-12

Course ID

Grade Level(s)
10, 11, 12

Additional Course Options
Industry Credential Available

Subject Area
Career & Technical Education


This course DOES satisfy the diploma requirement for successful completion of a Virtual Course
This course DOES NOT satisfy the diploma requirement for a Career and Technical Education Course

Students learn how to navigate the financial decisions they must face and how to make informed decisions related to career exploration, budgeting, banking, credit, insurance, spending, taxes, saving, investing, buying/leasing a vehicle, living independently, and inheritance. Development of financial literacy skills and an understanding of economic principles will provide the basis for responsible citizenship and career success.In addition to developing personal finance skills, students 62 in this course will also study basic occupational skills and concepts in preparation for entry-level employment in the field of finance.

All WJCC students will take this course online through our eLearning portal to meet VDOE graduation requirements. The online blended learning course option is offered either during the school day directed either by a teacher or asynchronously. Students will be given deadlines to turn in submitted assignments during the semester according to a pacing guide set by the instructor and will be required to take the W!SE Financial Literacy Test or the Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Examination. There is a fee associated with this course.

Credit Information

  • 1 Career & Technical Education Credit(s)
  • 1 Optional Credit(s)
    Completing Cooperative Education work-based learning method of instruction (when available)