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What is the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC)?

The IBCC program is open to new students living in Taft’s attendance area and current Taft students who are not in the IB Diploma Programme or in Avid.

The IBCC incorporates the vision and educational principles of the IB into a unique programme specifically developed for students who wish to engage in career-related learning.The IBCC will enable a student to prepare for effective participation in an ever-changing world of work as he/she:
  • Considers new perspectives and other points of view
  • Engages in learning that makes a positive difference
  • Develops a combination of traditional academic skills and practical skills
  • Thinks critically and creatively in a rapidly changing and global workplace
  • Communicates clearly and effectively
  • Works independently and in collaboration with others
  • Becomes a self-confident person who is resilient and flexible
The IBCC Framework

The IBCC framework begins in the 11th grade (prerequisites for the program are taken in the 9th and 10th grades) and allows students to specialize in, and focus on, a career-related pathway. The programme’s three-part framework comprises the study of:
  • At least two Diploma Programme courses (IB English and one IB DP elective in the 11th and 12th grades)
  • Career-related studies (CTE)
  • The IBCC core class, Approaches to Learning, which includes Community and Service, Language Development and the Reflective Project
CTE Courses Offered:

All Freshman IBCC students should take Computer Information Technology, sophomores who intend to register for the IBCC in junior and senior years will take Information Technology in their sophomore year.  Junior and senior students will then choose from the following pathways that we offer:
  • Web Design
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Information Technology Applications
  • Digital Media
  • Gaming Concepts
  • Chicago Police and Firefighter's Training Academy
Diploma Programme courses:

All IBCC students will take IB English III and IV SL and have a choice of these IB Diploma Electives:

1 year courses:
  • IB ITGS (Information Technology in a Global Society) SL
  • IB Math Studies SL (coming 2015)
  • IB Business and Management SL (coming in 2015)
2 year courses:
  • IB Spanish SL
  • IB French SL
Students also have the option to take any of the World Languages that are offered at the regular level.

PLEASE SEE THE CTE PAGE FOR COURSE DESCRIPTIONS.



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