Business and Information Technology

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Through the Business and Information Technology program, students are provided opportunities to complement their academic preparation while exploring a variety of careers and learning skills and concepts in the areas of word processing; computer applications and solutions; finance and accounting; business law and management; programming; database design and management; design, multimedia and web technologies; entrepreneurship; and principles of business and marketing.

Intensive preparation for business and information technology careers is available at the secondary level. Courses enable students to investigate opportunities in business, prepare for entry and advancement on the job, develop management skills and identify further education and training necessary within a chosen career cluster.

Course Revisions

The following courses were revised for implementation during the 2023-2024 school year. All curriculum frameworks are available from Virginia's CTE Resource Center.

  • Business Individualized Program (12900/6745,6746)
  • Office Specialist I - Preparation (12004-I/6740)
  • Office Specialist II - Preparation (12004-II/6741)
  • Office Specialist III - Preparation (12004-III/6742)

Safety Best Practice Guide for CTE

The Safety Best Practice Guide for CTE (docx) is a collection of best practice resources used to assist school divisions in the development of a local school safety plan.

Instructional Resources

Career and Technical Student Organization

Virginia FBLAVirginia Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Prepares students for leadership and careers in business through business-related education and entrepreneurial skill development, community service and partnerships with the professional sector. For more information, visit the CTSO web page.


Virginia CTE Business and Information Technology Listserv

If you are not on the Virginia CTE Business and Information Technology Listserv, contact Judith Sams to be added.