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Career, Technical and Adult Education

CTAE LogoBusiness and Information Technology, Computer Science, & Marketing 


Business and Information Technology, Computer Science, and Marketing courses provide students with industry-based skills in business, information technology, finance, administration, economics, entrepreneurship, management, computer applications, and international business. The courses are designed to benefit students who are planning further college study, planning a combination of college and employment, or planning full-time employment immediately after high school. Selected courses offer students industry certifications, and satisfy the Fine and Practical Arts and verified credit requirements for graduation. Several of these courses qualify students to receive college credit at Northern Virginia Community College.
 

Standard and Optional High School Courses and Codes

  • Advanced Placement Computer Science (33185)
  • Advanced Topics in Businesses and Marketing (28137)
  • Advanced Topics in Information Technology (26645)
  • Computer Information Systems (CIS) I (26612)
  • Computer Information Systems (CIS) II (26613)
  • Computer Keyboarding I (26151)
  • Computer Keyboarding II (26152)
  • Computer Networking and Internet Applications (29800)
  • Computer Science I (26640)
  • Computer Science II (26641)
  • Design, Multimedia, and Web Technologies (26630)
  • Entrepreneurship (29094)
  • International Baccalaureate Business and Management (36114)
  • International Baccalaureate Computer Science Part I (36560)
  • International Baccalaureate Computer Science Part II (36570
  • International Baccalaureate Information Technology in a Global Society (36613)
  • Introduction to Business and Marketing (26112)
  • Introduction to Information Technology (26116)
  • Computer Hardware, Networking and Cybersecurity (26635)
  • Computer Programming (26647)

High School Course Descriptions

Advanced Placement Computer Science (33185)
Full year, one credit; weighted AP
Grades 10-12 at Wakefield, Washington-Lee and Yorktown
Prerequisite: Completion of Computer Science (26640-26641) or course in C++ Programming with a grade of "B" or better or permission of the instructor.

Advanced Placement Computer Science is a rigorous course emphasizing programming methodology, algorithms, and data structures. Emphasis is placed on applications involving arrays, linked lists, trees, and sorting techniques. Many projects involve outside-of-class practice, study, and reading. Students entering this course must have a solid knowledge of C++ or Java programming language. This course meets the requirements for AP Computer Science as outlined in the syllabus published by the College Entrance Examination Board. Students are required to take AP Computer Science A and/or A/B examination offered by the College Entrance Examination Board. Students not taking the exam will not earn the extra quality point (23185). Note: This course will be presented using distance learning technologies. The instructional presentations will be transmitted via television with interactive audio and video capabilities.

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Computer Information Systems (CIS) I - Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Training (26612
)
One semester, one-half credit.
Grades 9-12 at Wakefield, Washington-Lee and Yorktown
Prerequisite: Keyboarding.

This course introduces students to a variety of computer applications useful in high school, college, or the workplace. Students will practice using an integrated software program that includes word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation software, and graphics. Students will practice computer file management through the use of Windows software. Legal and ethical issues related to computer use and electronic data transmission are addressed. This course will fulfill .5 of the Fine/Practical Arts requirement for graduation. Students can prepare for Microsoft Office Specialist Certification. College Credit Possible: Students must apply for Tech Prep Credit and successfully complete one course at NVCC within 24 months of high school graduation to receive Tech Prep Credit. Visit the NVCC website for up-to-date information on conditions and credits you can earn - Northern Virginia Community College

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Computer Information Systems (CIS) II - Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Training (26613
)
One semester, one-half credit.
Grades 9-12 at Wakefield, Washington-Lee and Yorktown
Prerequisite: Business Computer Applications I.

Students work with advanced applications of desktop publishing, graphics, file management, databases, and other business software. They develop an understanding of how computer-related technology is used in the workplace, including related legal and ethical issues. The Internet is used to access information and communicate. This course will fulfill .5 of the Fine/Practical Arts requirement for graduation. Students can prepare for Microsoft Office Specialist Certification. College Credit Possible: Students must apply for Tech Prep Credit and successfully complete one course at NVCC within 24 months of high school graduation to receive Tech Prep Credit. Visit the NVCC website for up-to-date information on conditions and credits you can earn - Northern Virginia Community College.
 
Advanced Topics in Business and Marketing
(28137) (98137HW)
Full Year, one credit
Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Previous coursework in business or marketing or instructor approval

This course is designed for exceptionally motivated students who demonstrate the ability to study independently to develop expertise and skills by completing advanced coursework in business and marketing. The students self-select the specific area of study such as business management, Internet marketing, accounting, advanced entrepreneurship, business finance, business law, international business trade, and sports management, and entertainment marketing. Before work commences on the topic of study, the student must submit a topic plan of study requesting written approval from the instructor to proceed. Students are primarily assessed with performance-based assessments such as digital portfolios, cumulative projects, demonstrations, and journals. Students are encouraged to develop creative, innovative, integrated content, and team projects. Students can take this course for multiple years.
 
  • Work Experience: Work experience is available for this course. Students combine classroom instruction and supervised on-the-job training in an approved position with continuing supervision throughout the school year. Additional credits can be earned with the completion of work experience: 1 credit for 396 hours, 2 credits for 792 hours.
  • Additional high school credits: Students will receive a certificate of completion upon finishing two or more years in the area of study.
  •  College Credit: Selected course topics may be dual-enrolled at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) towards an Associate’s Degree in the fields of business and information technology, pending acceptance to NOVA. The NOVA entrance requirements must be met before registering. The content of the course is taught at the college level. Please consult with your counselor for more details. 
Advanced Topics in Information Technology (26645)
Full year, one credit
Grades 10-12 at Wakefield
Prerequisite: CIS Programming, C++, CIS Programming Visual Basic, CIS Applications, or instructor approval.

This course is designed to allow students to develop expertise in specific technology areas. Students may study in the following areas: Advanced C++ and Visual Basic programming, network administration, computer imaging, computer 2D/3D graphic animation, web page design, desktop systems, advanced software applications and other topics with instructor approval such as UNIX, Java, Java scripting, Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 server. The requirements for the course can be satisfied through individual or team projects, mentorships, or independent study during the class periods. Students can prepare for the Network Administration Certification, Microsoft Professional Certification, or A+ Certification. A credit earned in this course will fulfill the Fine/Practical Arts requirement for graduation.

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Computer Keyboarding I (26151
)
One semester, one-half credit

Grades 9-12 at Wakefield, Washington-Lee and Yorktown

Computer Keyboarding Recommendations for Rising 9th Grade Students:

1.  If a student has completed 8th Grade Keyboarding/Word Processing and a prior semester of keyboarding,    he/she should register for Desktop Publishing, Office Technology I, or Business Computer Applications I for 9th grade.
 2.  Students who had both 6th and 7th grade keyboarding should register for Keyboarding II.
 
 3.  If a student had only one semester of keyboarding in either 6th or 7th grade, the student should register for Computer Keyboarding I on the high school level.
Recommended for students with no high school credit in keyboarding or for the beginning-keyboarding student. Also recommended for students needing to improve keyboarding proficiency or refine skills prior to college. Keyboarding is a recommended prerequisite for all business and computer-related courses. Skill in composing at the keyboard is stressed. This course will fulfill .5 of the Fine/Practical Arts requirement for graduation. College Credit Possible: Students must apply for Tech Prep Credit and successfully complete one course at NVCC within 24 months of high school graduation to receive Tech Prep Credit. Visit the NVCC website for up-to-date information on conditions and credits you can earn - Northern Virginia Community College.

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Computer Keyboarding II (26152
)
One semester, one-half credit

Grades 9-12 at Wakefield, Washington-Lee and Yorktown

Prerequisite: Computer Keyboarding course or demonstrated keyboarding skill.
 
Computer Keyboarding Recommendations for Rising 9th Grade Students:
 
  1. If a student has completed 8th Grade Keyboarding/Word Processing and a prior semester of keyboarding, he/she should register for Desktop Publishing, Office Technology I, or Business Computer Applications I for 9th grade.

  2. Students who had both 6th and 7th grade keyboarding should register for Keyboarding II.

  3. If a student had only one semester of keyboarding in either 6th or 7th grade, the student should register for Computer Keyboarding I on the high school level.
This course builds keyboarding speed and accuracy skills learned in Keyboarding I class. It introduces proper formatting of business and personal documents, such as letters, envelopes, and term papers. It enables students to practice writing projects from other academic classes under direction of the keyboarding teacher. This course will fulfill .5 of the Fine/Practical Arts requirement for graduation. College Credit Possible: Students must apply for Tech Prep Credit and successfully complete one course at NVCC within 24 months of high school graduation to receive Tech Prep Credit. Visit the NVCC website for up-to-date information on conditions and credits you can earn - Northern Virginia Community College.
 
Computer Network and Internet Applications (29800; State Course Code 8542/8543)
Full year, one credit
Grades 10-12 at Wakefield, Washington-Lee and Yorktown

Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra I, completion of one additional computer science course with grade of "B" or better or permission of the instructor.

This course covers the first two semesters of a four-semester sequence of computer networking technology. The course is designed to provide students with classroom and laboratory experience that will empower them to enter employment and/or further education and training in the computer-networking field. Instruction topics include terminology, safety, networking models, TCP/IP addressing protocol, router programming, cabling and cabling tools, related codes and regulations, and the network administrator's role and function. Particular emphasis is given to problem-solving techniques. Students use curriculum designed for professionals in the networking industry and take a sequence of exams leading to industry certification upon passing the exams. A credit earned in this course will fulfill the Fine/Practical Arts requirement for graduation. College Credit Possible: Students must apply for Tech Prep Credit and successfully complete one course at NVCC within 24 months of high school graduation to receive Tech Prep Credit. Visit the NVCC website for up-to-date information on conditions and credits you can earn - Northern Virginia Community College.
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Computer Science, CIS Advanced Topics (26645)
Full year, one credit
Grades 10-12 at Yorktown
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

This course is designed to encourage students to develop expertise in specific technology areas. Students may study in the following areas: advanced programming, network administration, computer imaging, computer 2D/3D graphic animation, web page design, desktop systems, advanced software applications and other topics with instructor approval. The requirements for the course can be satisfied through individual or team projects, mentorships, or independent study during class periods. A credit earned in this course will fulfill the Fine/Practical Arts requirement for graduation.
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Computer Science I (26640)
One semester, one-half credit
Computer Science II (26641)
One semester, one-half credit
(Students are to sign up for both semesters)
Grades 9-12 at Wakefield, Washington-Lee and Yorktown
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra I.

In Computer Science, students are introduced to object-oriented programming language control structures, procedures, functions, parameter passing, records, arrays, files, and sets. Emphasis is placed on modularization and programming style. A credit earned in this course will fulfill the Fine/Practical Arts requirement for graduation.
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Design, Multimedia and Web Technologies (26630)
One semester, one-half credit
Grades 9-12 at Wakefield, Washington-Lee and Yorktown
Prerequisite: Keyboarding.

Desktop Publishing students will practice composition skills, learn page layout and design, use current professional desktop publishing software, design web pages, incorporate multimedia applications, and use various peripherals. They will create a variety of business publications and develop multimedia presentations. This course will fulfill .5 of the Fine/Practical Arts requirement for graduation.
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Entrepreneurship (29094)
Full year, one credit

Grades 10-12 at Wakefield, Washington-Lee and Yorktown

Prerequisite: Students are required to complete the application to be selected for the course or may enroll with teacher approval. Applications are available from the Business and Information Technology Department.

Students explore qualities of individual enterprise. They develop skills needed to advance in an ever-changing work environment. Specifically, students develop competencies in decision making, long-range planning, effective communication, accountability, responsibility, and continuing education. This course is designed for students who wish to concentrate on strategies for career development through ownership/management of their own businesses. Although individual skills are emphasized, the focus of the course is on development of a business plan, including the following: determination of the type of business enterprise, legal considerations, location selection, financing, steps in getting the enterprise started, marketing strategy, and interaction with successful entrepreneurs. A credit earned in this course will fulfill the Fine/Practical Arts requirement for graduation.
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International Baccalaureate Computer Science Part I (36560)
Full year, one credit (+1.0 GPA quality point upon completion of both years)
 International Baccalaureate Computer Science Part II (36570)

Full year, one credit (+1.0 GPA quality point)
Grades 11-12. Open to all Washington-Lee students who meet the prerequisites
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra II with a grade of B or better before the junior year. 

IB Computer Science is a two-year course designed to cover the beginning college level curriculum (CS1 and CS2) recommended by the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) and other societies in the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS). The computer programming language C++ is used to explore the curriculum. This course prepares students for the required High Level IB examination in Computer Science to be taken at the end of the senior year. This IB course is weighted by applying an additional 1.0 quality point value assigned to the final grade upon completion of the two-year course of study.
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IB Information Technology in a Global Society (36613) (SL)
 Full year, one credit 
 Grade 11 or 12 (+1.0 quality point) 
Open to all Grade 11 and 12 W-L students who meet the prerequisites. 
Prerequisite: None 
 
The Diploma Programme Information Technology in a Global Society (ITGS) course is the study and evaluation 
of the impact of information technology (IT) on individuals and society. It explores the advantages and 
disadvantages of the use of digitized information at the local and global level. ITGS provides a framework for 
the student to make informed judgments and decisions about the use of IT. This course prepares students for 
the required Standard Level IB examination in ITGS at the end of the course of study. Students not taking the 
exam will not earn the additional quality point (26616). This IB course is weighted by applying an additional 
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IB Business and Management SL (36114)
Full year, one credit

Grade 11 or 12 (1.0 quality point)
Open to all Grade 11 and 12 W-L students who meet the prerequisites.
Prerequisite: B average in previous math and science courses.

This course is designed to provide a rigorous and critical study of the ways in which individuals and groups interact in a dynamic business environment. It examines how business decisions are made, how these decisions make an impact on internal and external environments, and how these decisions foster international cooperation and responsible citizenship. The cooperative education method is available for this course. Students combine classroom instruction and supervised on-the-job training in an approved position with continuing supervision through the school year. This course prepares students for the required Standard Level IB examination in Business and Management at the end of the course of study. Students not taking the exam will not earn the additional quality point (26114). This course earns a Career and Technical/Fine Arts credit. 
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Introduction to Business and Marketing (26112)
Full year, one credit
Grades 9-12 at Wakefield, Washington-Lee and Yorktown

Introduction to Business and Marketing is recommended as a foundation course to a Business and Information Technology, Marketing Education sequence. Students learn the functions of American and international business organizations in the global economy. Activities emphasize the roles of the consumer, marketer, and producer. Students learn basics of the private enterprise system and are introduced to careers in business, including the opportunities of entrepreneurship and world trade. A credit earned in this course will fulfill the Fine/Practical Arts requirement for graduation.
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Introduction to Information Technology (26116
)
One semester, one-half credit
Grades 9-12 at Wakefield, Washington-Lee and Yorktown

Students are offered a hands-on introduction to the various information technology studies available through Arlington Public Schools including multimedia production and presentation skills, computer software applications, network administration, programming languages, operating systems, and computer hardware. They will explore IT as a career area and will be able to make an informed choice of advanced IT study, particularly for the IT sequences that lead to industry certification such as A+, CNA, and the Cisco Academy. This course will fulfill .5 of the Fine/Practical Arts requirement for graduation.

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IB Information Technology in a Global Society (SL) (36613)
Full year, one credit

Grade 11 or 12 (+1.0 quality point)

Open to all Grade 11 and 12 W-L students who meet the prerequisites.

Prerequisite: None
 
The Diploma Programme Information Technology in a Global Society (ITGS) course is the study and evaluation of the impact of information technology (IT) on individuals and society. It explores the advantages and disadvantages of the use of digitized information at the local and global level. ITGS provides a framework for the student to make informed judgments and decisions about the use of IT.

Computer Hardware, Networking, and CyberSecurity (26635)
Full year, two periods, two credits
Grades 9 - 12
Prerequisite(s): None
This introduction to Computer Hardware, Networking, and Security introduces students to the rapidly growing field of CyberSecurity in an environment of global computer networks.  Students will discuss CyberEthics; the legal aspects of CyberSecurity; how to identify and analyze CyberSecurity threats; system vulnerabilities and risks; and how to develop system procedures and strategies to prevent potential CyberSecurity attacks. Students will learn to build their own computer networks, analyze them for vulnerabilities, and secure them from attack.

 
Computer Programming (26647)
Full year, two credits
Grades 10 - 12
Prerequisite(s): Introduction to IT or permission of instructor
Students learn to use the JAVA programming language to code and compile programs in an open source or Windows environment. Course content includes program design and problem solving, control structures, functions, parameter passing, data structures, arrays, and file processing. Emphasis is on program design and structured programming style. 
 College Credit: This course may be dual-enrolled at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) as ITP120 for a total of three credits at NOVA towards an Associate’s Degree in Information Technology pending acceptance to NOVA. The NOVA entrance requirements must be met before registering. The content of this course is taught at the college level. Please consult with your counselor for more details.
 

Middle School Courses

Computer Applications
Digital Input Technologies
Multimedia Technology I (Kenmore)
Multimedia Technology II (Kenmore)
Keyboarding Applications

 

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