•  BWHS CTE

    Career & Technical Education 

    CTE 21-22 

    What Is CTE?

    There is a growing need in the U.S. workforce for well-trained employees who are prepared with the 21st Century Skills that businesses and corporations have identified as critical for the challenges of our global ecomomy. Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in Virginia public schools prepare today's students for their education and workplace experiences by offering quality hands-on learning in a "real-world" context.

     
    The mission of CTE is to ensure that every graduate is prepared for the challenges of post-secondary education and the workplace. Workplace readiness skills emphasized within CTE program include: 
    • critical and high order thinking
    • collaboration and teamwork
    •  creativity
    •  personal and social responsibility
    •  communication
    • decision-making skills and more!

    CTE Program Areas

    The Career & Technical Education department consists of four program areas: 

    •  Business & Information Technology
    •  Family & Consumer Sciences
    •  Marketing Education
    • Technology & Engineering Education

    All program area classes incorporate teaching strategies that actively engage students in applying knowledge to real world scenarios. Some courses also provide laboratory learning experiences, such as work in the school store, gourmet foods kitchen, preschool, production lab, and more. All students are provided with opportunities to earn industry certifications aligned with the state competencies for the course.


    Briar Woods CTE Teachers & Courses

    Business & Information Technology 

    Mrs. Kristi Peschka

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    Introduction to Business and Marketing

    Personal Finance - Year

    CTSO: FBLA

    Email:

    Kristi.Peschka@lcps.org 

    Mrs. Christina Oak

    Mrs. Oak

    Advanced Computer Information Systems

    App Development 1

    App Development 2

    Personal Finance - Year

    CTSO: FBLA

    Email:

    christina.oak@lcps.org

    Mr. Chris Starke

    Mr. Starke

    Cybersecurity Operations

    Introduction to Cybersecurity

    Personal Finance - Semester

    CTSO: FBLA

    Email:

    chris.starke@lcps.org

    Mrs. Angela Woodward

    Mrs. Woodward

    Accounting

    Buslness Law

    Business Management

    Computer Information Systems

    CTSO: FBLA

    Email:

    angela.woodward@lcps.org

     Family & Consumer Sciences

    Ms. Diane Breinig

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    Early Childhood I & II

    Intro to Early Childhood

    Teacher Cadet I & II

    CTSO: Educators Rising

    Email:

    diane.breinig@lcps.org

    Ms. Maryanne Valleau

    Mrs. Valleau

    Introduction to Culinary Arts

    Gourmet Foods - Semester

    Gourmet Foods - Year

    PEER

    CTSO: FCCLA

    Email:

    maryanne.valleau@lcps.org

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    Ms. Valleau

     Marketing Education

     Ms. Heather VanDyke

    CTE Department Chair

    Ms. VanDyke

    Introduction to Business and Marketing

    Marketing Co-Op

    Marketing Non Co-Op

    Travel & Tourism Marketing 
     
    School Store

    CTSO: DECA

    Email:

    heather.vandyke@lcps.org

    Ms. Renae Sterling

    Mrs. Sterling

    Sports Entertainment Marketing

    Advanced Marketing Co-Op

    Advanced Marketing Non Co-Op

    Independent Living

    Fashion Design and Merchandising

    School Store

    CTSO: DECA 

    Email:

    renae.sterling@lcps.org

     Ms. Meredith Young

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    Introduction to Business and Marketing

    Marketing Non Co-Op

    Sports Entertainment Marketing
     
    School Store

     

    CTSO: DECA

    Email:

     Meredith.Young@lcps.org 

    Technology & Engineering Education

    Mr. Erik Kittelson

    Mr. Kittleson

    Aerospace Science I

    Aerospace Science II

    Architectural Drawing and Design

    Advanced Drawing and Design

    Engineering Drawing and Design

    Technical Drawing and Design

    CTSO: TSA

    Email:

    erik.kittelson@lcps.org

    Mr. Jim Scott

    Mr. Scott

    Materials and Processes

    Manufacturing Systems I

    Manufacturing Systems II

    PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design (Honors)

    PLTW Principles of Engineering (Honors)

    Production Systems

    CTSO: TSA

    Email:

    james.scott@lcps.org


    Additional Information
    Students enrolled in CTE courses follow a competency-based curriculum established by the Virginia Department of Education in accordance with the sixteen career clusters.  Details are available on the CTE Resource Center, which outlines the complete task list for each VDOE course.

    Career & Technical Student Organizations

    Enrollment in CTE courses also affords students the unique opportunity to participate in career & technical student organizations at the local, state, and national levels.  These co-curricular student organizations are integrated into the classroom experience to provide additional learning opportunities that develop leadership skills and enhance the student's perspective of the world through field trips, guest speakers, competitive events, and conferences.

     Briar Woods CTSO Information:

    Additional information can be accessed from the Activities page.

    DECA

    "DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe." 

    Virginia DECA

     

    Educators Rising

    "Educators Rising is cultivating a new generation of highly skilled educators by guiding young people on a path from high school through college and into their teaching careers. By working with aspiring educators who reflect the demographics of their communities and who are passionate about serving those communities through public education, Educators Rising is changing the face of teaching."

    Virginia Educators Rising

     

    FBLA

    "FBLA mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development program."

    Virginia FBLA

     

    FCCLA

    The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) mission is to promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education." 

    Virginia FCCLA

     

    Technology Student Association

    "The Technology Student Association (TSA) enhances personal development, leadership, and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), whereby members apply and integrate these concepts through intracurricular activities, competitions, and related programs."

    Virginia TSA

     

    Wesbite Links

    Virginia Department of Education - CTE

    Career and technical education programs in Virginia public schools serve more than 550,000 students in grades 6-12. These programs are designed to prepare young people for productive futures while meeting the commonwealth's need for well-trained and industry-certified technical workers.
     

    Loudoun County Public Schools - CTE

    Career and technical education courses are an integral part of the middle school and high school plan of study in addition to offering special programs at the Academy of Entrepreneurship and Technology, C.S. Monroe Technology Center, and NJROTC.
     
    For additional information contact the BWHS CTE Department Chair:  Heather VanDyke - heather.vandyke@lcps.org