Business & Information Technology
News & Announcements
Nominations for 2017-2018 Career and Technical Education Curriculum Review Committees
School divisions may nominate a CTE teacher for each of the 34 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). Schedule for the committees. For more information, see Superintendent’s Memo 124-17.
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 word processing; computer applications and solutions; finance and accounting; business law and management; programming; database design and management; design, multimedia and web technologies; 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.
Instructional ResourcesThe following courses were revised for implementation during the 2017-2018 school year. All curriculum frameworks are available through VERSO from the CTE Resource Center:
- Cybersecurity Fundamentals (NEW) (6302)
- Cybersecurity Software Operations, (NEW) (6304)
- Cybersecurity Software Operations, Advanced (NEW) (6306)
- Office Administration (6621, 6622)
- International Baccalaureate (IB) Personal and Professional Skills (PPS) (formerly known Approaches to Learning) (IB 9098)
- Business & Information Technology Course Listing-This is a Word document.
- 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.
Federal and State Labor Laws for Youth Work-Based Learning – Know the Rules-This is a PDF document. (PDF) is a resource that compares federal and state labor laws for nonagricultural and agricultural occupations, parental exemption, and prohibited and hazardous occupations as they relate to youth work-based learning.
- 2017-2018 Reference Sheet (Word)
- 2017-2018 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 (Virginia ACTE)