Business and Information Technology

(BIT)

The BIT program at Hayfield Secondary allows students to gain knowledge and skills through classroom, laboratory, and internship experiences in the following areas: computer information systems, multimedia desktop presentations, computer maintenance and repair, web development accounting, business law, personal finance, and business management.

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BIT Staff
     
Constance Chiplock (HS) Megan Mutscheller  Casey Kilcoyne (MS)

 

Professional Industry Certifications: A large number of BIT students will earn professional industry certifications while enrolled in their BIT course. The Information Technology (IT) courses offer a variety of certifications including Internet Computing Core (IC3)Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) and Adobe Certified Associate (ACA).  The non-IT courses offer certifications as well including NOCTI and WISE.  The training and testing provided in BIT courses would easily be valued in the thousands of dollars in the open market. BIT students get these valuable resources free with their course enrollment.

 

Other Programs

Business Cooperative Internship (BCI, also known as Co-op): If you are currently working or expect to be soon, you should consider taking Business Cooperative Internship. You can earn High School credit for the work you do at your job and even arrange your academic schedule to leave school early if you need to.

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA): Enrollment in a BIT course enables students to become members of FBLA. FBLA is a co-curricular club where students meet monthly, take part in competitions with other schools, engage in a community service project (Project Ask), organize and run fundraisers like the the yearly MatchMaker survey, etc.

Nexus Hawks: Any student with an interest in coding, cybersecurity and technology competitions enables them to meet Wednesdays and Thursdays (alternating) to take part in Capture the Flag and hacking competitions with other schools.

Virginia Student Training and Refurbishment Program (STAR): Enrollment in our BIT Advanced Information Systems course enables students to become active members of the program through project-based learning. STAR is a co-curricular project where any BIT students have the opportunity to meet most Wednesdays after school to work on this community service project. News Story Video