# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Information Technology Fundamentals Front Matter

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Information Technology Fundamentals (6670/36 weeks) Instructional Framework

George R. Willcox, Director, Operations and Accountability
Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
Virginia Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120

Dr. David S. Eshelman, Director, Workforce Development and Initiatives
Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
Virginia Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120

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CTE Resource Center
2002 Bremo Road, Lower Level
Henrico, VA 23226
Phone: 804/673-3778
Fax: 804/673-3798
Web address: www.cteresource.org

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Foreword

To help students select appropriate courses of study to achieve their educational and occupational objectives, the Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education courses/programs are based on the nationally recognized 16 Career Clusters©. Each cluster is subdivided into various pathways and occupations. These structural components are defined as follows:

Several courses from one CTE program area may be chosen for completion in a coherent sequence, forming a concentration that prepares students for one or more occupations and supports additional education and training in the industry. Courses from various CTE program areas may also be combined in a program mix to enhance career goals. Course concentration sequences are identified in the CTE Administrative Planning Guide (APG), found online at www.cteresource.org/apg/.

A CTE completer is a student who meets the requirements for a CTE concentration and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program. Completers of certain CTE courses may be eligible for certification by an industry, professional organization, or trade association, or for licensure from the Commonwealth of Virginia. Completers may also be qualified to receive the Virginia Board of Education’s Advanced Mathematics and Technology Seal or its Career and Technical Education Seal and/or a student-selected verified credit. Information about the requirements for receiving these diploma seals and a verified credit is found in the APG at the Web site listed above.

This instructional framework presents the tasks/competencies validated by industry experts as essential statewide and required of all students enrolled in the course. Any tasks/competencies not designated as essential are considered optional and may be taught at the discretion of the school division. Also at the school division’s discretion, teachers may add tasks/competencies to supplement instruction and to meet their students’ needs.

The intent of this framework is to guide Virginia teachers in providing on-target, up-to-date, quality instruction leading to their students’ success in subsequent educational and career endeavors.

Acknowledgments

The components of this instructional framework were developed by the following curriculum development panelists:

Heather Daniel, Master Trainer, Microsoft Contractor, Virginia Beach
Dr. Charles Gardner, Director of Curriculum, National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC), Cyber Innovation Center, Bossier City, Louisiana
Brian Gibbs-Wilson, Chief Information Security Officer, Virginia Department of Education, Richmond
Christina Grady, Instructor, Phoebus High School, Hampton City Schools
Pinkie Hall, Instructor, Dinwiddie High School, Dinwiddie County Public Schools
Deborah Marshall, Instructor, Granby High School, Norfolk Public Schools
Sheila McKay, Instructor, Page County High School, Page County Public Schools
Kathleen Moore, Instructor, Thornburg Middle School, Spotsylvania County Public Schools
Dr. Aurelia Nicholas-Donald, Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems, Virginia State University, Petersburg
Dr. David Raymond, Director, Virginia Cyber Range, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
Heidi Robison, Instructor, King George High School, King George County Public Schools

Correlations to the Virginia Standards of Learning were reviewed and updated by:

Leslie R. Bowers, English Teacher (ret.), Newport News Public Schools
Vickie L. Inge, Mathematics Committee Member, Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition
Anne F. Markwith, New Teacher Mentor (Science), Gloucester County Public Schools
Michael L. Nagy, Social Studies Department Chair, Rustburg High School, Campbell County Public Schools

The framework was edited and produced by the CTE Resource Center:

Leanne F. Tipton, Writer/Editor
Kevin P. Reilly, Administrative Coordinator

Virginia Department of Education Staff

Judith Sams, Specialist, Business and Information Technology and Related Clusters
Dr. Tricia S. Jacobs, CTE Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction
Dr. David S. Eshelman, Director, Workforce Development and Initiatives
George R. Willcox, Director, Operations and Accountability

Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
Virginia Department of Education