# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Information Technology Information

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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Information Technology Information

Information Sheet: Information and tips for instructional leaders, administrators, counselors, and teachers/faculty for creating a career pathway plan of study.

NOTE: Virginia requires that one career pathway plan of study template be submitted annually until all program areas in a school division are accommodated. Once the minimum has been achieved, school divisions should identify additional cluster and pathway templates until all instructional possibilities in the school division are met.

With a team of partners (middle/secondary/postsecondary teachers and faculty, counselors, business/industry representatives, instructional leaders, and administrators), the following is suggested when developing your own scope and sequence of career and technical courses as well as required degree courses for your school division’s plan of study templates. The sample plans of study at the state level indicate degree programs, but the actual individualized local plans must show the postsecondary courses agreed upon in local consortiums.

  1. Choose the career clusters and career pathways (reference: States’ Career Clusters at www.careerclusters.org) and determine which clusters are appropriate for the instructional programs in your school division and individual schools.
  2. Crosswalk the Cluster Foundation Knowledge and Skills (available at http://www.careerclusters.org/resources/web/ks.php) to the content of your existing middle/secondary/postsecondary programs and courses. NOTE: Virginia’s programs and courses are described in the Administrative Planning Guide (APG) at www.cteresource.org/apg. In addition, the crosswalks have already been conducted and are identified within the program area sections of the APG and in the Career Planning Guide at www.cteresource.org/cpg.
  3. Virginia has identified the following pathway course sequence options for the Information Technology Cluster. Use these options to identify any middle school CTE courses offered in your school division that complement the secondary sequence, but middle school courses are not a required component of the plan of study. CTE courses listed in the middle and secondary sections must use state course titles.
  4. For the postsecondary section of the plan of study, Virginia’s template provides the recommended certificate programs associate degree program using the VCCS state code for the degree program as shown below. Degree specialization is available at some community colleges. Registered apprenticeships can be developed in almost all program areas. School divisions and postsecondary institutions should identify specific courses as provided for in the blank template.
  5. When completing the columns in the plan of study template for CTE courses and for academic courses and electives that complement the pathway, certain courses must be identified that lead to one of the following:
    • CTE completer sequences,
    • A minimum of two sequential electives in a non-CTE program, and/or
    • Preparation for postsecondary education.

Pathways and Career and Technical Education Courses

See #3 above.

Information Support and Services

  • Computer Information Systems (6612/36 weeks)
  • Computer Information Systems (6614/18 weeks)
  • Computer Information Systems, Advanced (6613/36 weeks)
  • Computer Information Systems, Advanced (6615/18 weeks)
  • Computer Network Software Operations (6650/36 weeks)
  • Computer Network Software Operations, Advanced (6651/36 weeks)
  • Computer Networking Hardware Operations I (8542/18 weeks, 70 hours)
  • Computer Networking Hardware Operations II (8543/18 weeks, 70 hours)
  • Computer Networking Hardware Operations III (8544/18 weeks, 70 hours)
  • Computer Networking Hardware Operations IV (8545/18 weeks, 70 hours)
  • Computer Solutions (6610/36 weeks)
  • Computer Solutions (6608/12 weeks)
  • Computer Solutions (6606/6 weeks)
  • Computer Solutions (6607/9 weeks)
  • Computer Solutions (6609/18 weeks)
  • Computer Systems Technology I (8622/36 weeks, 140 hours)
  • Computer Systems Technology II (8623/36 weeks, 280 hours)
  • Cybersecurity Fundamentals (6302/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity Network Systems (8630/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity Software Operations (6304/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity Software Operations, Advanced (6306/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity Systems Technology (8628/36 weeks, 140 hours)
  • Cybersecurity Systems Technology, Advanced (8629/36 weeks, 280 hours)
  • Cybersecurity in Food and Agriculture (8074/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity in Food and Agriculture, Advanced (8075/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity in Manufacturing (8499/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity in Manufacturing, Advanced (8496/36 weeks)
  • Database Design and Management (Oracle) (6660/36 weeks)
  • Database Design and Management with PL/SQL (Oracle) (6662/36 weeks)
  • Design, Multimedia, and Web Technologies (6630/36 weeks)
  • Design, Multimedia, and Web Technologies (6632/18 weeks)
  • Design, Multimedia, and Web Technologies, Advanced (6631/36 weeks)
  • Design, Multimedia, and Web Technologies, Advanced (6633/18 weeks)
  • Digital Applications (6617/18 weeks)
  • Digital Applications (6611/36 weeks)
  • Digital Technology Foundations (formerly Digital Input Technologies) (6161/36 weeks)
  • Digital Technology Foundations (formerly Digital Input Technologies) (6160/18 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship (9093/36 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship, Advanced (9094/36 weeks)
  • Game Design and Development (8400/36 weeks)
  • Game Design and Development. Advanced (8401/36 weeks)
  • Geospatial Technology I (8423/36 weeks)
  • Geospatial Technology II (8424/36 weeks)
  • Health Informatics (8338/36 weeks)
  • Healthcare Information Security (8339/36 weeks)
  • Information Technology Fundamentals (6670/36 weeks)
  • International Baccalaureate Information Technology in a Global Society (IB6613/36 weeks)
  • Introduction to Leadership (9091/18 weeks)
  • Introduction to Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow (9061/36 weeks)
  • Introduction to Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow (9060/18 weeks)
  • Java Programming (Oracle) (formerly Database Design and Management (Oracle), Advanced) (6661/36 weeks)
  • Keyboarding (Secondary) (6151/18 weeks)
  • Keyboarding Applications (6152/36 weeks)
  • Keyboarding Applications (6153/18 weeks)
  • Keyboarding Middle (6147/6 weeks)
  • Keyboarding Middle (6149/12 weeks)
  • Keyboarding Middle (6148/9 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9096/18 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9097/36 weeks)
  • Legal Systems Administration (6735/36 weeks)
  • Legal Systems Administration (6736/18 weeks)
  • Medical Systems Administration (6731/18 weeks)
  • Medical Systems Administration (6730/36 weeks)
  • Modeling and Simulation Technology (8460/36 weeks)
  • Office Administration (6622/18 weeks)
  • Office Administration (6621/36 weeks)
  • Technology of Robotic Design (8420/18 weeks)
  • Technology of Robotic Design (8421/36 weeks)
  • Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow I (9062/36 weeks)
  • Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow II (9072/36 weeks)
  • Word Processing (6625/36 weeks)
  • Word Processing (6626/18 weeks)

Network Systems

  • Communication Systems (8415/36 weeks)
  • Communication Systems (8418/18 weeks)
  • Computer Information Systems (6612/36 weeks)
  • Computer Information Systems (6614/18 weeks)
  • Computer Information Systems, Advanced (6613/36 weeks)
  • Computer Information Systems, Advanced (6615/18 weeks)
  • Computer Network Software Operations (6650/36 weeks)
  • Computer Network Software Operations, Advanced (6651/36 weeks)
  • Computer Networking Hardware Operations I (8542/18 weeks, 70 hours)
  • Computer Networking Hardware Operations II (8543/18 weeks, 70 hours)
  • Computer Networking Hardware Operations III (8544/18 weeks, 70 hours)
  • Computer Networking Hardware Operations IV (8545/18 weeks, 70 hours)
  • Cybersecurity Fundamentals (6302/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity Network Systems (8630/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity Software Operations (6304/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity Software Operations, Advanced (6306/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity Systems Technology (8628/36 weeks, 140 hours)
  • Cybersecurity Systems Technology, Advanced (8629/36 weeks, 280 hours)
  • Cybersecurity in Food and Agriculture (8074/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity in Food and Agriculture, Advanced (8075/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity in Manufacturing (8499/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity in Manufacturing, Advanced (8496/36 weeks)
  • Database Design and Management (Oracle) (6660/36 weeks)
  • Database Design and Management with PL/SQL (Oracle) (6662/36 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship (9093/36 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship, Advanced (9094/36 weeks)
  • Game Design and Development (8400/36 weeks)
  • Game Design and Development. Advanced (8401/36 weeks)
  • Geospatial Technology I (8423/36 weeks)
  • Geospatial Technology II (8424/36 weeks)
  • Healthcare Information Security (8339/36 weeks)
  • Information Technology Fundamentals (6670/36 weeks)
  • Introduction to Leadership (9091/18 weeks)
  • Java Programming (Oracle) (formerly Database Design and Management (Oracle), Advanced) (6661/36 weeks)
  • Keyboarding Middle (6149/12 weeks)
  • Keyboarding Middle (6148/9 weeks)
  • Keyboarding Middle (6147/6 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9096/18 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9097/36 weeks)
  • Modeling and Simulation Technology (8460/36 weeks)
  • Programming (6640/36 weeks)
  • Programming, Advanced (6641/36 weeks)

Programming and Software Development

  • Computer Network Software Operations (6650/36 weeks)
  • Computer Network Software Operations, Advanced (6651/36 weeks)
  • Computer Networking Hardware Operations I (8542/18 weeks, 70 hours)
  • Computer Networking Hardware Operations II (8543/18 weeks, 70 hours)
  • Computer Networking Hardware Operations III (8544/18 weeks, 70 hours)
  • Computer Networking Hardware Operations IV (8545/18 weeks, 70 hours)
  • Cybersecurity Fundamentals (6302/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity Network Systems (8630/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity Software Operations (6304/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity Software Operations, Advanced (6306/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity Systems Technology (8628/36 weeks, 140 hours)
  • Cybersecurity Systems Technology, Advanced (8629/36 weeks, 280 hours)
  • Cybersecurity in Food and Agriculture (8074/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity in Food and Agriculture, Advanced (8075/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity in Manufacturing (8499/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity in Manufacturing, Advanced (8496/36 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship (9093/36 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship, Advanced (9094/36 weeks)
  • Game Design and Development (8400/36 weeks)
  • Game Design and Development. Advanced (8401/36 weeks)
  • Geospatial Technology I (8423/36 weeks)
  • Geospatial Technology II (8424/36 weeks)
  • Healthcare Information Security (8339/36 weeks)
  • Introduction to Leadership (9091/18 weeks)
  • Keyboarding Middle (6149/12 weeks)
  • Keyboarding Middle (6147/6 weeks)
  • Keyboarding Middle (6148/9 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9096/18 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9097/36 weeks)
  • Modeling and Simulation Technology (8460/36 weeks)
  • Programming (6640/36 weeks)
  • Programming, Advanced (6641/36 weeks)

Web and Digital Communications

  • Communication Systems (8415/36 weeks)
  • Communication Systems (8418/18 weeks)
  • Computer Networking Hardware Operations I (8542/18 weeks, 70 hours)
  • Computer Networking Hardware Operations II (8543/18 weeks, 70 hours)
  • Computer Networking Hardware Operations III (8544/18 weeks, 70 hours)
  • Computer Networking Hardware Operations IV (8545/18 weeks, 70 hours)
  • Cybersecurity Fundamentals (6302/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity Network Systems (8630/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity Systems Technology (8628/36 weeks, 140 hours)
  • Cybersecurity Systems Technology, Advanced (8629/36 weeks, 280 hours)
  • Cybersecurity in Food and Agriculture (8074/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity in Food and Agriculture, Advanced (8075/36 weeks)
  • Design, Multimedia, and Web Technologies (6632/18 weeks)
  • Design, Multimedia, and Web Technologies (6630/36 weeks)
  • Design, Multimedia, and Web Technologies, Advanced (6631/36 weeks)
  • Design, Multimedia, and Web Technologies, Advanced (6633/18 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship (9093/36 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship, Advanced (9094/36 weeks)
  • Game Design and Development (8400/36 weeks)
  • Game Design and Development. Advanced (8401/36 weeks)
  • Geospatial Technology I (8423/36 weeks)
  • Geospatial Technology II (8424/36 weeks)
  • Information Technology Fundamentals (6670/36 weeks)
  • Introduction to Leadership (9091/18 weeks)
  • Introduction to Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow (9060/18 weeks)
  • Introduction to Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow (9061/36 weeks)
  • Keyboarding Middle (6147/6 weeks)
  • Keyboarding Middle (6148/9 weeks)
  • Keyboarding Middle (6149/12 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9097/36 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9096/18 weeks)
  • Modeling and Simulation Technology (8460/36 weeks)
  • Programming (6640/36 weeks)
  • Programming, Advanced (6641/36 weeks)
  • Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow I (9062/36 weeks)
  • Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow II (9072/36 weeks)

Associate Degree, College Certificate, or Apprenticeship

See #4 above.

Certificate Program
Network A+ – 353

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Information Systems Technology–299

Associate of Science Degrees (Transfer)
Computer Science-246
Information Technology-340