# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Computer Network Software Operations Introduction

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Introduction


cluster: Information Technology

pathway: Information Support and Services

occupations:

  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Database Administrator
  • Internet Entrepreneur
  • Maintenance Technician

cluster: Information Technology

pathway: Network Systems

occupations:

  • Computer and Information Systems Administrator
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
  • Telecommunications Specialist

cluster: Information Technology

pathway: Programming and Software Development

occupations:

  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Programmer
  • Software Applications Engineer
  • 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
  • Production, Planning, Expediting Clerk
  • Project Manager
  • Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard Stock Clerk
  • Technical Writer
  • Telecommunications Specialist
  • Transportation Manager

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: