Garland ISD: CTE Finance Cluster

This cluster focuses on careers in financial and investment planning, banking, insurance and business financial management. Finance career opportunities are available in every sector of the economy. Many financial-services, insurance, and accounting firms manage investments and make loans, account for residential and commercial losses, manage corporate and personal wealth, prepare and analyze financial statements. If you are good at numbers, want to play the stock market, or enjoy working with the public, Finance can be for you.


  • Personal shopper  
  • Forensic litigator  
  • Insurance agent  
  • Accountant  
  • Financial Analyst 
  • Banker 
  • Loan Officer 
  • Financial Manager 
  • Tax Preparer 
  • Accounting Clerk 
  • Teller 
  • Bill and Account Collector 
  • Teacher

Graduation planning

Endorsement: Business & Industry

See course descriptions and endorsement pathways on the high school course descriptions page.

Available certificates

  • Office Proficiency & Assessment Certification (OPAC)  
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Excel
  • QuickBooks

Clubs and Organizations

One of the best ways to acquire experience in your chosen career is by joining a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO)