Merced County Office of Education

Marketing Foundations-Community Classroom-AtwaterHighSchool

 Marketing Foundations-Community Classroom


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Teacher: Elaine Post
Phone: (209) 358-3088


Class Description
College Credit is Available

Course objectives involve understanding the process of developing, promoting and distributing products to satisfy customers’ needs and wants. Students will build their knowledge of marketing on four foundations: economics, communication and interpersonal skills, business management, and entrepreneurship. Students will complete a career portfolio to prepare for entry into the competitive job market. Training will include instruction in the proper completion of resumes, applications and cover letters. Interviewing techniques and skills will be emphasized. This course also provides individualized community classroom instruction in the following areas: 1) Retail Sales and Merchandising, 2) Food and Beverage Industry, and 3) Inventory Control. Emphasis is placed on leadership skills and active participation in DECA is encouraged.​

Teacher Information


Elaine Post comes to Atwater High School with more than 25 years of experience in marketing. From a journalist, to a public information officer, to economic and redevelopment director, she has worked in the Merced County area successfully promoting the public, education, government, cities, and land. Elaine has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Phoenix with support classes from Merced College and Sacramento State.
Mission Statement

I believe we are here to serve one another. Therefore I strive to serve my students with enthusiasm, motivation and sincerity. I believe learning is life-long, therefore I will strive to remain cutting edge and pledge to adapt curriculum to reflect today's marketplace and technologies. I believe it takes a community to raise a child. Therefore I will continue to reach out to the business community to encourage their participation as community classrooms, speakers, mentors, and supporters of our marketing program.

Class Resources
Marketing Foundations - Community Classroom Brochure
College Articulation Information