The links and information on this web page are intended for teachers to instruct students currently in grades 10, 11, or 12 and were enrolled in a Georgia public high school during the 2012-13 school year and completed a career pathway course.
To find the updated Career Clusters/Pathways foundation courses designed for students starting a new career cluster pathway and entering a Georgia public high school for the first time in Fall 2013, these courses are located on a different web page. Please click this Career Clusters/Pathways web page link to view these courses.
Pathways below are intended for teachers to instruct students currently in grades 10, 11 or 12 and enrolled in a career pathway.
Middle School Business and Computer Science Performance Standards
Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) for Technical Subjects
FYI: Technical Subjects is the area for Business and Computer Science Programs
End of Pathway Assessments (Technical Skills Assessments)
Career Technical Student Organizations
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a student organization for all middle and high school students participating in business programs. As an integral part of the business instructional program, FBLA provides opportunities for students to develop technical and career-supportive competencies. Participation in FBLA activities promotes civic and personal responsibility; helps students develop business leadership skills and establish career goals; and prepares them for useful citizenship and productive careers.
- Georgia CTSO
Industry Certification Standards
Georgia CAPS - Certification/Curriculum Assignment Policies System
- a web-based resource that aligns courses in the State-approved curriculum with the Georgia certificate(s)
What It's About
Business and Computer Science programs prepare students to become productive members of the business community and to enter a post-high school institution after graduation. Students develop competencies in such areas of instruction as finance, legal operations of business, administrative support, information management, international business, entrepreneurship, and management.
Business and Computer Science programs consist of three components: classroom and project-based learning experiences, which provides instruction that meets industry-validated standards; work-based learning directly related to classroom instruction in the form of internships, cooperative education, school-based enterprises, and youth apprenticeship; and the career and technical student organization of FBLA, which provides co-curricular activities within the program area to develop teamwork and leadership skills.
Students go beyond content knowledge and technical skills to develop leadership skills and teamwork essentials through co-curricular student organization, Future Business Leaders of America, (FBLA). Through in and out of class assignment, activities and adventures students learn through team (chapter activities), small group (partner projects) and individual success.
Why It's Important
"Business and Computer Science programs in Georgia's high schools provide students the opportunity to learn about the business community. Georgia's economic prosperity depends upon an educated population to operate, initiate, and expand business in the 21st century. These programs in our high schools provide students the foundation to be the business leaders of tomorrow."
Monica Anderson, Human Resources Manager
BellSouth. Net, Inc.
"As an employer in a small, rural community, for more than 25 years we have experienced the results and realize the value of secondary technical education programs offered students in our schools. Students are given a chance to acquire skills needed in the workforce, giving them a way to be productive, self-supporting citizens. These students learn work ethics and build self- confidence in seeing the fruits of their efforts. Six of the students whom we hired from these programs have remained with us from high school through their adult careers as a viable, contributing part of our workforce."
Jimmy Benefield, President
Farmers and Merchants Bank
Work-Based Learning placements represent the pinnacle of the Career-Related Education experience. After completion of a pathway in Business and Computer Science, students are encouraged to explore Work-Based Learning opportunities in their local community. Work-Based Learning provides students at the local level the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom at the work place. Through dedicated businesses that support education, students are able to enter the work place and gain experience that applies the knowledge learned in the Business and Computer Science program.