Business & Information Technology
Nominations for 2016-2017 Career and Technical Education Curriculum Review Committees – School divisions may nominate a CTE teacher for each of the 36 committees. Approximately 12 applicants will be selected to serve on each committee. All nominees who wish to serve on a committee must complete the Web-based application using the CTE Application Processing System (CTEAPS) by June 20, 2016. The Web-based application process requires a professional reference and division-level approval (division superintendent or designee). For more information, see Superintendent’s Memo 104-16.
CTE New Teacher Institute – In collaboration with the University of Virginia, the CTE New Teacher Institute will be offered from July 11-15, 2016, at the Hotel Richmond Airport, 5501 Eubank Road, Richmond, Virginia. The Institute is designed specifically for CTE teachers who are transitioning directly from business and industry to the classroom. The Institute will be conducted by the University of Virginia and upon successful completion, participants will receive three hours of graduate credit for the course, PSED 6503-Effective Teaching Strategies. In addition, the Institute will satisfy the Curriculum and Instructional Procedures professional studies requirement for teacher licensure. Registration deadline is June 10, 2016. For more information, see Superintendent’s Memo #092-16.
Newly Designed Professional Development, “Experience Works - Engaging Business and Educators” – The Experience Works professional development opportunity will be held June 28-29, 2016, at the Holiday Inn I-64 Westend, 2000 Staples Mill Road in Richmond, Virginia 23230. The targeted audience includes Work-Based Learning (WBL) instructors and coordinators, CTE administrators, school counselors, and career coaches. Submit online registration to be placed on the waitlist. For more information, see Superintendent’s Memo 081-16.
Through the Business and Information Technology program, students are provided opportunities to complement their academic preparation while exploring a variety of careers and learning skills and concepts in the areas of keyboarding and word processing, computer applications and solutions, entrepreneurship and principles of business and marketing.
Intensive preparation for business and information technology careers is available at the secondary level. Courses enable students to investigate opportunities in business, prepare for entry and advancement on the job, develop management skills and identify further education and training necessary within a chosen career cluster.
The following courses were revised for implementation during the 2015-2016 school year. All curriculum frameworks are available through VERSO from the CTE Resource Center.
- Economics and Personal Finance (6120)
- Personal Finance (6121) Renamed
- Computer Information Systems (6612)
- Computer Information Systems, Advanced (6613)
- Database Design and Management with PL/SQL (6662)
- Business & Information Technology Course Listing
- Essential Competency List for Business and Information Technology – Virginia's CTE Resource Center
- Administrative Planning Guide for Business and Information Technology
Virginia Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
Career and Technical Student Organization
Prepares students for leadership and careers in business through business-related education and entrepreneurial skill development, community service and partnerships with the professional sector. For more information, visit the CTSO web page.
WBL is a school-coordinated, coherent sequence of on-the-job experiences that are related to students’ career goals and/or interests, are based on instructional preparation and are performed in partnership with local businesses, industries or other organizations in the community. For more information on WBL methods of instruction, visit Work-Based Learning.
- 2015-2016 Reference Sheet (PDF)
- 2015-2016 Calendar of Events
- Licensure Endorsement Requirements for Business & Information Technology
- Career Planning Guide
- Virginia Business Education Association (VBEA)
- Southern Business Education Association (SBEA)
- National Business Education Association (NBEA)
- Foundation for the Future of Business Education
- Delta Pi Epsilon (DPE)
- Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)
- Virginia Association for Career and Technical Education (VACTE)