The top 2 fastest growing fields are marketing and sales, according to the US Department of Labor. Students will focus on fundamentals of marketing, advertising, human relations, economics and communication as well as product development, sales promotion, packaging and distribution. Marketing is a must for anyone thinking about a career in business. As a member of this program, you are eligible for DECA membership. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. Students who complete two or more credit hours of marketing will take a MOASK test for their Technical Skills Attainment (TSA) exam. This program is available to all grade levels.


Instructor: Mrs. Leslie Crider
Email: [email protected]

Mrs. Crider grew up in Clarksburg, Missouri and attended Tipton High School. She helped to start Tipton's FBLA program as a junior in high school and served as Tipton's first FBLA Chapter President her senior year. Eight years after high school and working numerous jobs in the area. She attended college at State Fair Community College, where she earned an Associates Degree in Secondary Business Education. She then finished her education degree at The University of Central Missouri, earning a bachelor's in Career and Technical Education with an Emphasis in Business and a Minor in Marketing. Mrs. Crider is in her third year of teaching and second at Boonslick Technical Education Center. Mrs. Crider teaches Marketing and is the DECA advisor at The BTEC. Mrs. Crider lives in Tipton, with her husband Bruce and their dog Wrinkles. Mrs. Crider live by the motto "It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice."

Entry-level Career Options:
Sales, Social Media Content Creator, Public Relations Assistant, Brand Representatives or Ambassadors, Promotions Assistant, Marketing Analytics Assistant

Recommended Post-Secondary Schools:
University of Missouri - DECA University of Central Missouri - DECA Columbia College - DECA Moberly Area Community College - DECA