Prince William County

Career & Technical Education Cyber Security Program

Categories: Prince William County, Workforce Readiness and Career & Technical Education | 2016

Description:

Potomac Senior High School’s Cyber Security Program is the first of its kind in Prince William County Public Schools. In this program, students enter the world of computer technology and gain practical experience in assembling a computer system, installing an operating system, troubleshooting computers and peripherals, and using system tools and diagnostic software. Information Technology Security and Cybersecurity careers are in high demand and through this 4-year program students have the opportunity to earn a number of industryrecognized certifications such as CCNA, CompTIA, CompTIA Security Plus, and others. Graduates may pursue professional certification specific to the field of information systems security, including the System Security Certified practitioner (SSCP) certification offered by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC2). The program will expand next year to include both Forensics and Computer Systems Technology II Cyber Security.

Contact:

Doug Wright
Supervisor of Career and Technical Education
WrightDR@pwcs.edu
703-791-7297


Career & Technical Education Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences

Categories: Prince William County, Workforce Readiness and Career & Technical Education | 2016

Description:

Osbourn Park High School’s Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences Program was launched in September 2015. This program allows students to investigate the roles of biomedical professionals as they study the concepts of human medicine, physiology, genetics, microbiology, and public health. Students learn content in the context of real-world cases; examine the structures and interactions of human body systems; explore the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease; and work collaboratively to understand and design solutions to the most pressing health challenges. The Biomedical Science Program is a rigorous four-course sequence that prepares students to continue their studies with the goal of 80% of students enrolled entering in a post-secondary health care program.

Contact:

Doug Wright
Supervisor of Career and Technical Education
WrightDR@pwcs.edu
703-791-7297


Virginia Student Training and Refurbishment Program- Virginia STAR

Categories: Prince William County, Workforce Readiness and Career & Technical Education | 2016

Description:

The Virginia Student Training and Refurbishment Program (VA STAR) is a state-wide program that teaches students to refurbish surplus computer hardware from government agencies and private companies. The refurbished computers are donated to families, organizations, and school districts. Through participation in the program, students work towards earning industry-standard certifications such as IC3, CompTIA A+, Network +, Security +, Cisco CCNA, and Microsoft MOS, which paves the way for access to higher education opportunities and well-paying jobs.

Contact:

Chuck Drake
VA Star Statewide Coordinator
drakecd@pwcs.edu
703-583-3200