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Digital Applications

R6611 (1 Credit)
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

This course is designed for secondary school students to develop real-life, outcome-driven approach skills for digital citizenship, basic computer operations, keyboarding, application software (word processing, spreadsheets, multimedia applications, databases), and career exploration. This course promotes skills that can be applied across the curriculum and offers preparation relevant to 21st century skills and postsecondary education. Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible for a rigorous and relevant industry certification examination. Student skills may be enhanced by participation in work-based learning activities and/or the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). Microsoft IT Academy and Workplace Readiness are offered as approved Industry Certifications. Students must meet Virginia Placement Test (VPT) requirements to determine eligibility for Dual Enrollment options.

Computer Information Systems

R6612 (1 Credit)
Grades 10, 11, 12

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. Microsoft IT Academy and Workplace Readiness are offered as approved Industry Certifications. Students must meet Virginia Placement Test (VPT) requirements to determine eligibility for Dual Enrollment options.

Principles of Business and Marketing

R6115 (1 Credit)
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

Students discover the roles of business and marketing in the free enterprise system and the global economy. Students examine basic financial concepts of banking, insurance, credit, taxation, and investments to provide a strong background for making sound decisions as consumers, wage earners, and citizens. The real-world effects of technology, effective communication, and interpersonal skills is evident throughout the course. This course also supports career development skills and explores career options. Workplace Readiness is offered as an approved Industry Certification.

Economics and Personal Finance

R6120 (1 Credit)
Grades 10, 11, 12

Students learn how economies and markets operate and how the United States economy is interconnected with the global economy. Additionally, they learn how to navigate the financial decisions they must face and to make informed decisions relating to career exploration, budgeting, banking, credit, insurance, spending, financing postsecondary education, taxes, saving and investing, buying/leasing a vehicle, and living independently. They also learn the importance of investing in themselves in order to gain the knowledge and skills valued in the marketplace. Development of financial literacy skills and an understanding of economic principles will provide the basis for responsible citizenship, more effective participation in the workforce, and career success. The course incorporates all economics and financial literacy objectives included in the Code of Virginia §22.1-200-03B. This course is required for graduation and students are required to take the W!SE Financial Literacy and/or Workplace Readiness Certification exam to meet the latest graduation requirements. Students must meet Virginia Placement Test (VPT) requirements to determine eligibility for Dual Enrollment options.