Business & Information Technology
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.
- 2013-2014 Reference Sheet (PDF)
- 2013-2014 Calendar of Events
- Equipment Resource Guide – see Equipment for CTE Programs
- Essential Competency List for Business and Information Technology
- Licensure Endorsement Requirements for Business & Information Technology (PDF) – See 8VAC20-22-230 on page 34 of the Licensure Regulations for School Personnel document.
- 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)
Outside Resources for Students
- Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL)
- Virginia Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda, Inc.
FBLA is the Career and Technical Education student organization designed to develop personal employability and leadership skills for all individuals enrolled in business and information technology courses. Through participation in the organization, business and information technology students learn to engage in individual and group business enterprises, to hold office and direct the affairs of a group, to work with representatives of other student organizations, and to compete honorably with their colleagues.
Overview of Business and Information Technology Courses
For an overview of Business and Information Technology courses or to review complete information for those courses, access the appropriate Career Cluster link in the CTE Administrative Planning Guide.
The following courses were revised during the 2012-2013 school year. Curriculum frameworks are available through VERSO from the CTE Resource Center:
- Make It Your Business (8109, 8112, 8113, 8114)
- Principles of Business and Marketing (6115, 6116)
- Business Management (6152, 6153)
- Digital Input Technologies (6160, 6161)
- IT Fundamentals (6670)
- Computer Network Software Operations (6650)
- Computer Network Software Operations, Advanced (6651)
- Database Design and Management (Oracle) (6660)
- Database Design and Management (Oracle), Advanced (6661)
- Database Design and Management with PL/SQL (Oracle) (6662)
- Infusion Units for Cyber Security and Cyber Forensics
Cooperative Office Education (COE) is a teaching method available in each occupational course. Students attend classes part of the day and work in an approved business/office part of the day. The combination is coordinated by the classroom teacher into a single learning package. Local school divisions should identify which of the occupational courses they designate for the cooperative education method of instruction in Business and Information Technology. More about Cooperative Education.
Virginia CTE Business & Information Technology Listserv
If you are not on the Virginia CTE Business and Information Technology Listserv, contact Judith Sams at Judith.Sams@doe.virginia.gov to be added.
Virginia Business & Information Technology Local Supervisors
Within each cluster, there are multiple career pathways that represent a common set of skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a full range of career opportunities within that pathway. Career Clusters that relate to instruction in business and information technology include:
- Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
- Business Management & Administration
- Government & Public Administration
- Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
- Health Science
- Hospitality & Tourism
- Information Technology
- Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
- Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
- Also see Career Clusters main page