# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Programming Introduction

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Introduction

This instructional framework for the competency-based CTE course in Programming (6640) is designed for use by teachers to help students achieve the validated, specific tasks and/or competencies considered essential for working in the following occupation(s):

cluster: Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications

pathway: Telecommunications

occupations:

  • Computer Programmer

cluster: Information Technology

pathway: Network Systems

occupations:

  • Computer Security Specialist
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Database Analyst
  • Network Architect
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst

cluster: Information Technology

pathway: Programming and Software Development

occupations:

  • Applications Integrator
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Game Designer, Programmer
  • Multimedia Artist, Animator
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst
  • Programmer
  • Project Manager
  • Software Applications Engineer
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Developer

cluster: Information Technology

pathway: Web and Digital Communications

occupations:

  • Applications Integrator
  • Game Designer, Programmer
  • Multimedia Artist, Animator
  • Project Manager
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Systems Analyst

cluster: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

pathway: Engineering and Technology

occupations:

  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Technical Writer
  • Telecommunications Specialist

cluster: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

pathway: Science and Mathematics

occupations:

  • Bioinformatics Technician
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Technical Writer

The framework is divided into two sections: course content and related information. The course content consists of the tasks/competencies validated by industry experts as either essential or desirable (optional) for an entry-level worker to know or be able to do. Each task/competency is accompanied by a definition, a number of process/skill questions (not present in some frameworks), and various related elements that reinforce or are reinforced by its particular instructional objective. Following the course content section, the related information section includes unduplicated lists of various elements correlated with each task, supplementary information showing ways in which these elements relate to the course, and various general requirements for CTE students in Virginia.

Frameworks may include the following elements. Elements identified by an asterisk (*) are not found in all frameworks:

The following documents and Web sites are designed to enhance CTE course instruction in Virginia: