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Financial Technology (FinTech)

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The Financial Technology (FinTech) program is designed to provide students with an understanding of how technology works, an introduction to applications in financial services, and an added entrepreneurship component through hands-on problem-solving experiences that can be useful in FinTech applications and innovation. Students have the opportunity to gain Industry Certifications in Introduction to JavaScript Programming, Intuit QuickBooks, and Entrepreneurship and Small Business.

Foundations of Programming

In this 1st level honors level course students will explore careers in Information technology with a focus in Cybersecurity and programming. This course introduces concepts, techniques, and processes associated with computer programming and software development.  Students will also be introduced to the many facets of computers and operating systems as they relate to the upper level cybersecurity courses. Topics covered include computer hardware and operating systems. Students will engage in hands on experiences in Windows and Linux operating systems. In addition, students will have the opportunity to gain industry certification in Information Technology Specialist – Python.

Accounting Applications 1

This course emphasizes double-entry accounting; methods and principles of recording business transactions; the preparation of various documents used in recording income, expenses, acquisition of assets, incurrence of liabilities, and changes in equity; and the preparation of financial statements.  The use of computers and appropriate software is required.

Business and Entrepreneurial Procedures

This course is designed to provide an introduction to business organization, management, and entrepreneurial principles.  Topics include communication skills, various forms of business ownership and organizational structures, supervisory/management skills, leadership skills, human resources management activities, business ethics, and cultural diversity.  Emphasis is placed on job readiness and career development.  The use of computers is an integral part of this program. 


Business Analysis

This course is designed to provide a higher level of understanding of business systems, accounting concepts, working with financial information, data analysis skills, managing business information with appropriate software, requirements analysis of information systems, data modeling, and database management.


Program of Study

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Meet our FinTech Teacher

Amanda Russo

Digital Media/Motion Graphics Production

Ms. Russo graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and also holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University.  She holds teaching certifications in Business (6 – 12) and English (6 – 12) and is also ESOL endorsed.  She has experience teaching English 1, English 3, Creative Writing 1 – 4, Critical Thinking Skills, Career Research and Decision Making, and Digital Information Technology. She currently holds industry certifications in Adobe After Effects, Microsoft Office Specialist in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook, and CompTIA IT Fundamentals.

For more information

Contact the CHS Career Academy Program Specialist, Ms. Lynda Kelly at [email protected]