COURSE CODE: 6612

Computer Information Systems

SCED Code: 10005
Virginia Extended Description: II
Suggested Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: FBLA
Non-Traditional?: F

Students apply problem-solving skills to real-life situations through word processing, spreadsheets, databases, multimedia presentations, and integrated software activities. Students work individually and in groups to explore computer concepts, operating systems, networks, telecommunications, emerging technologies, and career opportunities related to the information technology field. 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.

Recommended prerequisite(s): Keyboarding or Digital Applications course(s) or teacher-approved demonstration and documentation of touch keyboarding skills.

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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
Audio and Video Technology and Film
  • Audio and Video Equipment Technician
  • Audio-Video Designer, Engineer
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
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst

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

Pathway Occupation
Information Support and Services
  • Account Executive
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Technical Writer
Network Systems
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Computer and Information Systems Administrator
  • Database Analyst
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst
  • Telecommunications Specialist

Pathway Occupation
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
  • Shipping and Receiving Clerk

Pathway Occupation
Engineering and 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 Manager
  • Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard Stock Clerk
  • Technical Writer
  • Telecommunications Specialist
  • Transportation Manager

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

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