International Baccalaureate Information Technology in a Global Society

SCED Code: 10007
Virginia Extended Description: I
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
Non-Traditional?: F

Information Technology in a Global Society is a recognized International Baccalaureate (IB) course. This course is designed to promote an understanding and appreciation of the social significance of information technology and networking as students critically analyze and evaluate the influences and ethical considerations arising from the widespread use of information technology and networking. The course focuses on how information systems and networks are used to process and exchange information for control, analysis, and communications. 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
Business Information Management
  • Account Executive
  • Applications Integrator
  • Database Analyst
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Systems Analyst

Pathway Occupation
Information Support & Services
  • Account Executive
  • Applications Integrator
  • Database Analyst
  • Information Systems Analyst
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Systems Analyst

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 Manager
  • Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard Stock Clerk
  • Technical Writer
  • Telecommunications Specialist
  • Transportation Manager

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