COURSE CODE: 9097

Leadership Development

SCED Code: 22101
Virginia Extended Description: 36
Suggested Grade Level: 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No

Students develop competencies in identifying individual aptitudes in relation to effective leadership skills, understanding organizational behavior, using effective communication in the workplace, handling human resources and organizational problems, supervising and training employees, resolving conflict, and planning for the future. Continuing education in leadership is emphasized as well as practical leadership experiences in cooperation with school and community leaders. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

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Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Agribusiness Systems
  • Agricultural Commodity Broker
Animal Systems
  • Poultry Manager
Environmental Service Systems
  • Environmental Compliance Inspector
Food Products and Processing Systems
  • Biochemist
  • Food Scientist
Natural Resources Systems
  • Fish and Game Officer
  • Forest Manager, Forester
Plant Systems
  • Botanist
  • Certified Crop Advisor
  • Farm, Ranch Manager
Power, Structural, and Technical Systems
  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Agricultural Equipment Operator
  • Agricultural Equipment Parts Manager
  • Agricultural Equipment Parts Sales Representative
  • Machinist
  • Parts Manager
  • Welder

Pathway Occupation
Construction
  • Construction Manager
  • Construction and Building Inspector
Design/Pre-Construction
  • Architect
  • Building Code Inspector
Maintenance and Operations
  • Construction Manager
  • Construction and Building Inspector
  • General Contractor

Pathway Occupation
Audio and Video Technology and Film
  • Audio and Video Equipment Technician
  • Audio-Video Designer, Engineer
  • Editor
  • Graphic Designer
  • Multimedia Artist, Animator
  • Producer
  • Sound Engineering Technician
  • Videographer
Journalism and Broadcasting
  • Art Director
  • Broadcast Technician
  • Editor
  • Program Director
  • Radio, TV Announcer
  • Radio, TV Reporter
Performing Arts
  • Cinematographer
  • Costume Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Technical Director
  • Video, Film Editor
Printing Technology
  • Desktop Publisher
  • Job Printer
  • Prepress Technician
  • Press Operator
  • Production, Planning, Expediting Clerk
Telecommunications
  • Computer Programmer
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst
  • Telecommunications Equipment Installer, Repairer
Visual Arts
  • Commercial Photographer
  • Costume Designer
  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Interior Designer
  • Media Planner, Buyer
  • Multimedia Artist, Animator
  • Photographic Process Technician
  • Textile Designer

Pathway Occupation
Administrative Support
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Librarian
  • Management Analyst
  • Office Manager
  • Project Manager
Business Information Management
  • Account Executive
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Database Analyst
  • Executive Assistant
  • Management Analyst
  • Marketing Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Paralegal
  • Project Manager
General Management
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Billing Manager
  • Business and Development Manager
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Contract Administrator
  • Credit Manager
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Director
  • Entrepreneur
  • Facilities Manager
  • Financial Manager
  • Franchisee
  • General Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Meeting and Convention Planner
  • Office Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Payroll Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Sports and Entertainment Manager
Human Resources Management
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • Compliance Officer
  • EEO Specialist
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Occupational Analyst
  • Office Manager
  • Personnel Recruiter
  • Project Manager
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
Operations Management
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Billing Manager
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Customer Service Supervisor
  • Department Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Facilities Manager
  • General Manager
  • Internet Entrepreneur
  • Management Analyst
  • Marketing Manager
  • Media Planner, Buyer
  • Operations Manager
  • Payroll Manager
  • Procurement Specialist
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Sports and Entertainment Manager

Pathway Occupation
Administration and Administrative Support
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • School Principal
  • School Superintendent
  • Training and Development Manager
Professional Support Services
  • Audiologist
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
Teaching and Training
  • Child Care Assistant/Worker
  • Coach, Secondary Level
  • Director, Early Childhood Education Center
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Owner, Early Childhood Center
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Teacher Assistant
  • Training Consultant/Training Specialist

Pathway Occupation
Accounting
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Controller
  • Cost Analyst
  • Management Accountant
  • Merger and Acquisitions Manager
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Revenue Agent
  • Tax Accountant
Banking Services
  • Account Executive
  • Accountant
  • Bill and Account Collector
  • Branch Manager
  • Compliance Officer
  • Credit Analyst
  • Debt Counselor
  • Financial Manager
  • Loan Officer
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Teller
  • Title Researcher
Business Finance
  • Accountant
  • Cash Manager
  • Controller
  • Cost Analyst
  • Economist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Management Accountant
  • Project Manager
  • Revenue Agent
  • Tax Accountant
  • Tax Preparer
Insurance
  • Actuary
  • Benefits and Job Analysis Specialist
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Claims Examiner
  • Compliance Officer
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Insurance Appraiser
  • Insurance Sales Agent
  • Risk and Insurance Manager
  • Underwriter
Securities and Investments
  • Financial Analyst
  • Fund Manager
  • Meeting and Convention Planner
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Real Estate Developer
  • Securities and Commodities Sales Agent
  • Tax Preparer

Pathway Occupation
Foreign Service
  • Diplomatic Courier
  • Foreign Service Worker
  • Interpreter/Translator
Governance
  • Legislative Aide
  • Legislator
  • Lobbyist
National Security
  • Combat Specialty Officer
  • Military Enlisted Personnel
  • Military Intelligence Specialist
  • Military Officer
  • Special Forces Personnel
Planning
  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Economic Development Coordinator
  • Economist
  • Interviewer
  • Urban and Regional Planner
Public Management and Administration
  • Court Clerk
  • Eligibility Specialist
  • Government Accountant/Auditor
  • Mail Carrier
  • Postal Service Clerk
  • Postmaster/Mail Superintendent
Regulation
  • Aviation Inspector
  • Compliance Officer
  • Environmental Compliance Inspector
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Private Detective, Investigator
  • Transit Vehicle Inspector
Revenue and Taxation
  • Compliance Officer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Real Estate Appraiser
  • Revenue Agent

Pathway Occupation
Biotechnology Research and Development
  • Biochemist
  • Cell Biologist
  • Medical, Clinical Laboratory Technician
  • Research Assistant
Diagnostics Services
  • Cardiovascular Technologist
  • Computer Tomography (CT) Technologist
  • Medical, Clinical Laboratory Technician
  • Medical, Clinical Laboratory Technologist
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist
  • Phlebotomist
  • Radiologic Technologist, Radiographer
  • Radiologist
Health Informatics
  • Bioinformatics Technician
  • Clinical Ethicist
  • Computer Programmer
  • Dental Laboratory Technician
  • Epidemiologist
  • Financial Manager
  • Health Educator
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Biller, Patient Financial Services
  • Medical Information Technologist
  • Medical, Health Services Manager
Therapeutic Services
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Audiologist
  • Certified Nurse Aide
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dentist
  • Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Home Health Aide
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Assistant
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist Aide
  • Optician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Physician
  • Recreation Therapist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Surgeon
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Veterinary Technologist

Pathway Occupation
Lodging
  • Building Custodian
  • Caterer
  • Chief Engineer
  • Concierge
  • Environmental Specialist
  • Executive Housekeeper
  • Front Office Manager
  • Lodging Manager
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Marketing Manager
  • Reservationist
Recreation, Amusements and Attractions
  • Advertising and Promotions Manager
  • Camp Counselor
  • Caterer
  • Meeting and Convention Planner
  • Recreation Supervisor
  • Recreation Worker
  • Retail Manager
  • Sports Promoter
Restaurants and Food and Beverage Services
  • Caterer
  • Cook
  • Destination Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Executive Chef
  • Facilities Manager
  • Food Service Manager
  • Franchisee
  • Host, Hostess
  • Meeting and Convention Planner
Travel and Tourism
  • Director of Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Director of Tourism Development
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Meeting and Convention Planner
  • Tour, Travel Guide
  • Travel Agent

Pathway Occupation
Consumer Services
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Debt Counselor
Counseling and Mental Health Services
  • Career Coach/Counselor
  • Dietitian, Nutritionist
  • Educational/School Counselor
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Nutritional Counselor
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Social and Human Service Assistant
  • Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselor
  • Volunteer Coordinator
Early Childhood Development and Services
  • Child Care Assistant/Worker
  • Director of Early Childhood Education Center
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Nanny
  • Parent and Family Educator
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Teacher Assistant
Family and Community Services
  • Adult Day Care Coordinator
  • Educational/School Counselor
  • Grief Counselor
  • Medical, Public Health Social Worker
  • Personal and Home Care Aide
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Social and Community Service Manager
  • Social and Human Service Assistant
  • Volunteer Coordinator
Personal Care Services
  • Barber
  • Cosmetologist
  • Nail Technician
  • Personal Trainer
  • Personal and Home Care Aide
Support Services
  • Environmental Sampling and Analysis Technician
  • Food Service Worker
  • Materials Manager
  • Medical, Clinical Laboratory Technologist
  • Mortician
  • Records Processing Assistant

Pathway Occupation
Information Support and Services
  • Account Executive
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Applications Integrator
  • Communications Equipment Operator
  • Computer Numerical Control Programmer (CNC Programmer)
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Computer Systems Engineer, Architect
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Data Modeler
  • Database Administrator
  • Database Analyst
  • Executive Assistant
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician
  • Information Systems Analyst
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Internet Entrepreneur
  • Multimedia Artist, Animator
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst
  • Paralegal
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
Network Systems
  • Computer Security Specialist
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Computer Systems Engineer, Architect
  • Computer and Information Systems Administrator
  • Database Analyst
  • Network Architect
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
  • Radio, TV Broadcast Technician
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Telecommunications Specialist
Programming and Software Development
  • Applications Integrator
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Game Designer, Programmer
  • Multimedia Artist, Animator
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Software Applications Engineer
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Developer
Web and Digital Communications
  • Applications Integrator
  • Computer Systems Engineer, Architect
  • Game Designer, Programmer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Multimedia Artist, Animator
  • Project Manager
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Webmaster

Pathway Occupation
Correction Services
  • Corrections Officer
  • Probation, Parole Officer
Emergency and Fire Management Services
  • Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic
  • Fire Investigator
  • Firefighter
Law Enforcement Services
  • Customs Inspector
  • Police Officer
  • Private Detective, Investigator
  • U.S. Marshal
Legal Services
  • Arbitrator
  • Attorney
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Office Manager
  • Paralegal
Security and Protective Services
  • Private Detective, Investigator
  • Security Officer

Pathway Occupation
Health, Safety, and Environmental Assurance
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialist
  • Safety Engineer
Logistics and Inventory Control
  • Dispatcher
  • Logistician
Maintenance, Installation, and Repair
  • Millwright
Manufacturing Production Process Development
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineer
  • Network Designer
  • Production Manager
  • Programmer
  • SPC (Statistical Process Control) Coordinator
Production
  • Assembler
  • Automated Manufacturing Technician
  • Extruding and Drawing Machine Operator
  • Tool and Die Maker
  • Welder
Quality Assurance
  • Calibration Technician
  • Precision Inspector, Tester, or Grader
  • Quality Control Technician
  • SPC (Statistical Process Control) Coordinator

Pathway Occupation
Marketing Communications
  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Advertising and Promotions Manager
  • International Merchandising Manager
  • Marketing Communication Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Media Planner, Buyer
  • Public Information Director
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Sales Manager
  • Trade Show Manager
Marketing Management
  • Advertising and Promotions Manager
  • Art Director
  • Brand Manager
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Franchisee
  • General Manager
  • Internet Entrepreneur
  • Marketing Communication Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Media Planner, Buyer
  • Multimedia Artist, Animator
  • Public Information Director
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Retail Manager
Marketing Research
  • Brand Manager
  • Database Administrator
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Merchandising Coordinator
  • Product Planner
Merchandising
  • Account Executive
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Merchandise Buyer
  • Merchandise Displayer, Window Trimmer
  • Merchandise Manager
  • Merchandising Coordinator
  • Operations Manager
  • Retail Manager
Professional Sales
  • Account Executive
  • Entrepreneur
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Investment Banker
  • Manufacturer's Sales Representative
  • Media Planner, Buyer
  • Multimedia Artist, Animator
  • Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Manager
  • Real Estate Appraiser
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Real Estate Sales Agent
  • Sales Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Telemarketer
  • Trade Show Manager
  • Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representative

Pathway Occupation
Engineering and Technology
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Architect
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Commercial and Industrial Designer
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Engineer
  • Engineering Manager
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Human Factors Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Machine Setter, Operator
  • Marine Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Power Systems Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Engineer
  • Transportation Manager
Science and Mathematics
  • Animal Nutritionist
  • Animal Scientist
  • Atmospheric Scientist
  • Bioinformatics Technician
  • Biologist
  • Botanist
  • Chemist
  • Ecologist
  • Economist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Geodetic Surveyor
  • Geoscientist
  • Hydrologist
  • Materials Scientist
  • Microbiologist
  • Oceanographer
  • Plant Biologist
  • Plant Breeder/Geneticist
  • Plant Pathologist
  • Research Chemist
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Technical Writer
  • Toxicologist
  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinary Assistant

Pathway Occupation
Facility and Mobile Equipment Maintenance
  • Aircraft Mechanic and Service Technician
  • Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assembler
  • Automotive Glass Installer and Repairer
  • Automotive Service Technician, Mechanic
  • Electrical and Electronic Installer
  • Electrical and Electronic Repairer
Logistics Planning and Management Services
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Logistics Engineer
  • Logistics Manager
Transportation Operations
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Flight Engineer
  • Pilot
  • Ship Engineer
  • Transportation Manager
Transportation Systems/Infrastructure Planning, Management and Regulation
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Pilot
  • Traffic Engineer
  • Transportation Manager
  • Urban, Regional Planner
Warehousing and Distribution Center Operations
  • Traffic Engineer
  • Transportation Manager

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