Computer Information Systems, Advanced

SCED Code: 10005
Virginia Extended Description: IV
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours: 140
Credits: 1
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
Non-Traditional?: F

Students apply problem-solving skills to real-life situations through advanced integrated software applications, including printed, electronic, and web publications. Students work individually and in groups to explore advanced computer maintenance activities, website development, programming, networking, emerging technology, and employability skills.

Students enhance computer information technology skills through the use of advanced integrated applications to create documents, publications, and websites including complex graphs, customized reports, and multimedia presentations. In addition to implementing programming and executing network activities, students also will practice the maintenance, management, and troubleshooting of systems; legal and ethical issues are explored; preparation is given for industry certifications; and employability skills are developed.

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.

Download Cartridge File

Use this to download a zipped Common Cartridge file containing your course and resources. If your PC asks you to select an app to open the file, simply click away from the app selection window. You do not need to unzip or open the file.

You will import the file into your learning management system. For further instructions on importing your course, see the FAQ section of our website for step-by-step instructions.

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
A/V Technology & Film
  • Audio and Video Equipment Technician
  • Audio-Video Designer, Engineer
Journalism & 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
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst

Pathway Occupation
Administrative Support
  • Court Reporter
  • Dispatcher
  • Executive Assistant
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Office Manager
  • Paralegal
Business Information Management
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Budget Analyst
  • Communications Equipment Operator
  • Desktop Publisher
  • Executive Assistant
  • Office Manager
General Management
  • Entrepreneur
  • General and Operations Managers
  • Meeting and Convention Planner
  • Office Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
Operations Management
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Billing Manager
  • General and Operations Managers
  • Payroll Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks

Pathway Occupation
Information Support & Services
  • Account Executive/Account Manager
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Technical Writer
Network Systems
  • Computer Operator
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Computer and Information Systems Administrator
  • Database Analyst
  • Systems Analyst

Pathway Occupation
Marketing Management
  • Advertising and Promotions Managers
  • Art Director
  • Brand Manager
  • Chief Executives
  • Entrepreneur
  • Franchisee
  • General and Operations Managers
  • Internet Entrepreneur
  • Marketing Communication Manager
  • Marketing Managers
  • Media Planner, Buyer
  • Multimedia Artist, Animator
  • Public Information Director
  • Public Relations Managers
  • Retail Manager
  • Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks

Pathway Occupation
Engineering & Technology
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
  • Production, Planning, Expediting Clerk
  • Project Management Specialists
  • Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard Stock Clerk
  • Technical Writer
  • Telecommunications Specialist
  • Transportation Manager

Pathway Occupation
Health, Safety, & Environmental Management
  • Health, Safety, and Environment Manager
Sales & Service
  • Billing Clerk
  • Dispatcher
  • Office Manager
  • Parts Sales Representative
  • Statement Clerk
  • Customer Service Representatives

Have Questions?

Whether it's about the site, curriculum, or services we provide, we want you to know we're here to help and answer any questions you might have. Reach out to our team!

Let's find what you're looking for