Valees
Valley Education for Employment System

Business, Marketing and Computer Education

Accounting 


Accounting
 is part the Business, Marketing and Computer Education career cluster. Accounting is the study of how businesses track their income and assets. Accounting jobs offer stimulating and challenging work that is constantly responding to changing business conditions. Accountants engage in a variety of activities such as preparing financial statements, recording business transactions, computing costs, and developing and using information systems to track financial performance.

Employment for accountants is expected to increase. Opportunities will be best for those who have a master's degree, obtain certification or licensure, or who are proficient in the use of accounting and auditing computer software. Accountants and auditors earn median annual salaries of $54,600.

Other employment opportunities related to accounting include bookkeepers, accounting clerks, and general office workers.

Career Cruising provides additional career information that will be helpful in planning a career pathway in accounting. If you have not yet used Career Cruising, it will be helpful to talk with your school counselor for free access to this valuable online career planning tool.

DECA student organization

Business Professionals of America (BPA)

SkillsUSA Illinois

CPA Educational Requirement Changes 2013

Agenda: Thursday, September 17, 2015

Early college credit may be earned at Waubonsee Community College if you successfully complete VALEES courses and meet applicable requirements.

 


Business Information Systems and Technology Applications


Business Information Systems and Technology Applications
 is part the Business, Marketing and Computer Education career cluster. Technology has had a significant impact on office information systems and communications. Office automation, the Internet increased utilization of data systems, and sophisticated communications requires office workers that are adaptable, versatile, and technologically literate. Workers must understand and be willing to accept change in the workplace.

Employment for administrative support positions is expected to increase and include jobs such as customer relations representatives, paralegals, receptionists and information specialists in a wide range of businesses. Employment opportunities include careers in administrative support, business information systems, and operations management. Salaries vary depending upon responsibilities and training and may range from $23,000 for administrative assistants to $96,000 for computer systems analysts.

Career Cruising provides additional career information that will be helpful in planning a career pathway. If you have not yet used Career Cruising, it will be helpful to talk with your school counselor for free access to this valuable online career planning tool.

Business Professionals of America (BPA)

DECA student organization

SkillsUSA

Agenda: Thursday, September 17, 2015

Early college credit may be earned at Waubonsee Community College if you successfully complete VALEES courses and meet applicable requirements.

 


Computer Technology


Computer Technology 
career pathways prepare students for varied and rapidly changing careers in fields related to information technology.

VALEES member high school programs align with the Computer Information Systems program at Waubonsee Community College.

Employment in Computer Technology careers includes working in Information Support Services, Network Systems, Programming and Software Development, and Web and Digital Communications. Salaries depend upon specific job responsibilities. For example, salaries for related careers are:

  • Computer programmers $68,000 median salary
  • Computer system engineer $92,000 median salary
  • Video game developer range $30,000-$100,000
  • Web developer range $20,000-$100,000

VALEES member schools with Computer Technology programs are:

  • Fox Valley Career Center
  • Indian Valley Career Center

Career Cruising provides additional career information that will be helpful in planning a career pathway. If you have not yet used Career Cruising, it will be helpful to talk with your school counselor for free access to this valuable online career planning tool.

Computer Science Online offers a comprehensive website for student considering a career in computers, software engineering, and more. 

Early college credit may be earned at Waubonsee Community College if you successfully complete VALEES courses and meet applicable requirements.

 

Kaneland Curricular Information

Computer Science Syllabus

CS_3A_Applications Technology

CS_3B_Comoputer Science I

CS_3C_Computer Science 2

CSTA_K-12_CSS

Homework example

Python: How to think like a computer scientists (free manual)

Waubonsee Community College Curricular Information

Programming Standards - CIS 115 and CIS 130

Sample assignment CIS 115 Introduction Programming

Online Resources

Code Avenger

Code Cademy

Game Spark

 


Marketing


Marketing
 is part the Business, Marketing and Computer Education career cluster. Marketing is the study of how businesses create customer interest in products or services. It generates the strategies that underlie sales techniques and business development. Jobs in marketing offer stimulating and challenging work that is constantly responding to changing business conditions and product development. Marketing specialists and research analysts engage in a variety of activities including gathering information about products and services, sales, customers and methods of marketing and and distribution.

Marketing researchers earn median annual salaries of $61,000. Marketing specialists salaries range from $45,000-$200,000.

Related careers include advertising executive, researcher, public relations specialist, fund raiser, and communications specialist.

Career Cruising provides additional career information that will be helpful in planning a career pathway. If you have not yet used Career Cruising, it will be helpful to talk with your school counselor for free access to this valuable online career planning tool.

Business Professionals of America (BPA)

DECA student organization

SkillsUSA Illinois

Agenda: Thursday, September 17, 2015