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.
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.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda
Thousands of Virginia high school and middle school students, college and university students, faculty, educators, administrators, and business professionals have joined over a quarter of a million students across the nation and chosen to be members of the premier business education association preparing students for careers in business.
We have a unique value program that excites students, faculty and administrators, and business professionals to join our organization. If you are interested in developing leadership, communication, situational analysis expertise, and team skills, or simply looking for an organization to showcase your department’s finest students’ business skills, check out the Virginia FBLA-PBL Website.
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 2013-2014 school year. Curriculum frameworks are available through VERSO from the CTE Resource Center:
- Accounting (6320)
- Accounting, Advanced (6321)
- Business Law (6131)
- Computer Solutions (6609)
- Legal Systems Administration (6735)
- Medical Systems Administration (6730)
- Programming (6640)
- Programming, Advanced (6641)
- 2014-2015 Reference Sheet (PDF)
- 2014-2015 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.
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