International Baccalaureate Career-Related Program

IB Career-related Program

Coordinator:  Amol Patel| [email protected]

Administrator: Heather Thomas | [email protected]

The IB Career-related Program integrates the life-long learning skills of the International Baccalaureate program with the practical skills of career-related courses.

This program is ideal for rising juniors who would enjoy CTE courses that teach real world applications combined with the rigor of related IB courses.


Career Component - sequential courses taken junior and senior year in a chosen career-related field of study with the opportunity to earn industry recognized certification

IB Courses - two IB courses completed throughout junior and senior year

Personal & Professional Skills Course - spanning two years, this course develops workplace readiness skills; students complete a portion of the work online, working collaboratively with others across Fairfax County in the same program

Language Development - a language portfolio developed over two years demonstrating a global understanding in the chosen career-related field of study

Reflective Project - a student centered project examining all sides of an ethical dilemma associated with the chosen career-related field study

Service Learning - focusing on collaborative community service efforts

Career Related Courses

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) department at South Lakes offers the following career-related fields of study:

  • Army JROTC
  • Automotive Technology
  • Business and Information Technology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Marketing
  • Technology Education
  • Teachers for Tomorrow