Business and Information
6215 Business Law
Public Schools of North Carolina
State Board of Education • Department of Public Instruction
Office of Curriculum and School Reform
Secondary Education Division
Raleigh, North Carolina
Special thanks to the following educators who developed
Susan Clay – Central Cabarrus High School
Yolanda Freeman – West Bladen High School
Jaime Honbaier – West Lincoln High School
Curt C. Miller – Leesville Road High School
Joan E. Walden – Ragsdale High School
This blueprint has been reviewed by business and
industry representatives for technical content and
appropriateness for the industry. Contact
BusinessandITeducation@dpi.state.nc.us for more
VoCATS Course Blueprint
A course blueprint is a document laying out the framework of the curriculum for a given course.
Shown on the blueprint are the units of instruction, the core competencies in each unit, and the specific objectives for each
competency. The blueprint illustrates the recommended sequence of units and competencies and the cognitive and performance weight
of the objective within the course.
The blueprint should be used by teachers to plan the course of work for the year, prepare daily lesson plans, construct instructionally
valid interim assessments. Statewide assessments are aligned directly with the course blueprint.
For additional information about this blueprint, contact program area staff. For additional information about VoCATS, contact
program area staff or VoCATS, Career-Technical Education, Secondary Education Division, North Carolina Department of Public
Instruction, 6359 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-6359, VoCATS@dpi.state.nc.us.
Interpretation of Columns on VoCATS Course Blueprints
Comp=Competency number (two digits); Obj.=Objective number (unique course identifier plus compet