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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Information

Information Sheet: Information and tips for instructional leaders, administrators, counselors, and teachers/faculty for creating a career pathway plan of study.

NOTE: Virginia requires that one career pathway plan of study template be submitted annually until all program areas in a school division are accommodated. Once the minimum has been achieved, school divisions should identify additional cluster and pathway templates until all instructional possibilities in the school division are met.

With a team of partners (middle/secondary/postsecondary teachers and faculty, counselors, business/industry representatives, instructional leaders, and administrators), the following is suggested when developing your own scope and sequence of career and technical courses as well as required degree courses for your school division’s plan of study templates. The sample plans of study at the state level indicate degree programs, but the actual individualized local plans must show the postsecondary courses agreed upon in local consortiums.

  1. Choose the career clusters and career pathways (reference: States’ Career Clusters at www.careerclusters.org) and determine which clusters are appropriate for the instructional programs in your school division and individual schools.
  2. Crosswalk the Cluster Foundation Knowledge and Skills (available at http://www.careerclusters.org/resources/web/ks.php) to the content of your existing middle/secondary/postsecondary programs and courses. NOTE: Virginia’s programs and courses are described in the Administrative Planning Guide (APG) at www.cteresource.org/apg. In addition, the crosswalks have already been conducted and are identified within the program area sections of the APG and in the Career Planning Guide at www.cteresource.org/cpg.
  3. Virginia has identified the following pathway course sequence options for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Cluster. Use these options to identify any middle school CTE courses offered in your school division that complement the secondary sequence, but middle school courses are not a required component of the plan of study. CTE courses listed in the middle and secondary sections must use state course titles.
  4. For the postsecondary section of the plan of study, Virginia’s template provides the recommended certificate programs associate degree program using the VCCS state code for the degree program as shown below. Degree specialization is available at some community colleges. Registered apprenticeships can be developed in almost all program areas. School divisions and postsecondary institutions should identify specific courses as provided for in the blank template.
  5. When completing the columns in the plan of study template for CTE courses and for academic courses and electives that complement the pathway, certain courses must be identified that lead to one of the following:
    • CTE completer sequences,
    • A minimum of two sequential electives in a non-CTE program, and/or
    • Preparation for postsecondary education.

Pathways and Career and Technical Education Courses

See #3 above.

Engineering and Technology

  • Accounting (6320/36 weeks)
  • Accounting, Advanced (6321/36 weeks)
  • Advanced Drawing and Design (8438/36 weeks)
  • Aerospace Engineering (PLTW) (8428/36 weeks)
  • Aerospace Technology I (8487/36 weeks)
  • Aerospace Technology II (8488/36 weeks)
  • Agricultural Fabrication and Emerging Technologies (8019/36 weeks)
  • Agricultural Power Systems (8018/36 weeks)
  • Agricultural Power Systems, Advanced (8020/36 weeks)
  • Agricultural Structural Systems (8017/36 weeks)
  • App Creators (PTLW) (AC8479/9 weeks)
  • Automation and Robotics (PLTW) (AR8476/9 weeks)
  • Aviation Operations Management (8730/36 weeks, 280 hours)
  • Biological Applications in Agriculture (8086/36 weeks)
  • Biomedical Engineering (formerly Bioengineering) (8467/36 weeks)
  • Biomedical Innovation (PLTW) (8382/36 weeks)
  • Biotechnology Applications in Agriculture (8087/36 weeks)
  • Biotechnology Foundations in Agricultural and Environmental Science (8085/36 weeks)
  • Biotechnology Foundations in Health and Medical Sciences (8344/36 weeks)
  • Biotechnology Foundations in Technology Education (8468/36 weeks)
  • Civil Engineering and Architecture (PLTW) (8430/36 weeks)
  • Computer Information Systems (6614/18 weeks)
  • Computer Information Systems (6612/36 weeks)
  • Computer Information Systems, Advanced (6613/36 weeks)
  • Computer Information Systems, Advanced (6615/18 weeks)
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing (PLTW) (8442/36 weeks)
  • Computer Network Software Operations (6650/36 weeks)
  • Computer Network Software Operations, Advanced (6651/36 weeks)
  • Computer Science for Innovators and Makers (PLTW) (CS8479/9 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity Fundamentals (6302/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity Software Operations (6304/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity Software Operations, Advanced (6306/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity in Food and Agriculture (8074/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity in Manufacturing (8499/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity in Manufacturing, Advanced (8496/36 weeks)
  • Database Design and Management (Oracle) (6660/36 weeks)
  • Database Design and Management with PL/SQL (Oracle) (6662/36 weeks)
  • Design and Modeling (PLTW) (DM8476/9 weeks)
  • Design, Multimedia, and Web Technologies (6630/36 weeks)
  • Design, Multimedia, and Web Technologies (6632/18 weeks)
  • Design, Multimedia, and Web Technologies, Advanced (6633/18 weeks)
  • Design, Multimedia, and Web Technologies, Advanced (6631/36 weeks)
  • Digital Electronics (PLTW) (8440/36 weeks)
  • Digital Technology Foundations (formerly Digital Input Technologies) (6161/36 weeks)
  • Digital Technology Foundations (formerly Digital Input Technologies) (6160/18 weeks)
  • Drafting I (8530/36 weeks, 140 hours)
  • Drafting II (8531/36 weeks, 280 hours)
  • Drafting III (8532/36 weeks, 280 hours)
  • Ecology and Environmental Management (8046/36 weeks)
  • Ecology and Environmental Management (8045/18 weeks)
  • Electronics Systems I (8416/36 weeks)
  • Electronics Systems I (8417/18 weeks)
  • Electronics Systems II (8412/36 weeks)
  • Electronics Systems III (8413/36 weeks)
  • Electronics Technology (8537/36 weeks, 280 hours)
  • Electronics/Industrial Robotics Technology (8547/36 weeks, 140 hours)
  • Energy and Power (8448/36 weeks)
  • Energy and Power (8495/18 weeks)
  • Energy and the Environment (PLTW) (EE8479/9 weeks)
  • Engineering Analysis and Applications II (8451/36 weeks)
  • Engineering Concepts and Processes III (8452/36 weeks)
  • Engineering Design and Development (PLTW) (8443/36 weeks)
  • Engineering Drawing and Design (8436/36 weeks)
  • Engineering Drawing and Design (8493/18 weeks)
  • Engineering Explorations I (8450/36 weeks)
  • Engineering Practicum IV (8453/36 weeks)
  • Engineering Studies (8491/36 weeks)
  • Entertainment Design and Technology (8489/36 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship (9093/36 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship, Advanced (9094/36 weeks)
  • Equine Science (8015/18 weeks)
  • Equine Science (8080/36 weeks)
  • Equine Science, Advanced (8094/36 weeks)
  • Flight and Space (PLTW) (FS8479/9 weeks)
  • Forensic Technology (8409/36 weeks)
  • Forestry Management (8042/36 weeks)
  • Forestry Management, Advanced (8044/36 weeks)
  • Game Design and Development (8400/36 weeks)
  • Game Design and Development. Advanced (8401/36 weeks)
  • Geospatial Technology I (8423/36 weeks)
  • Geospatial Technology II (8424/36 weeks)
  • Green Architecture (PLTW) (GA8479/9 weeks)
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration I (8503/36 weeks, 140 hours)
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration II (8504/36 weeks, 280 hours)
  • Human Body Systems (PLTW) (8380/36 weeks)
  • Industrial Robotics Technology (8558/36 weeks, 280 hours)
  • Information Technology Fundamentals (6670/36 weeks)
  • International Baccalaureate Design Technology I (IB4585/36 weeks)
  • International Baccalaureate Design Technology II (IB4586/36 weeks)
  • International Baccalaureate Information Technology in a Global Society (IB6613/36 weeks)
  • Introduction to Engineering Design (PLTW) (8439/36 weeks)
  • Introduction to Leadership (9091/18 weeks)
  • Introduction to Natural Resources and Ecology Systems (8040/36 weeks)
  • Introduction to Power, Structural, and Technical Systems (8016/36 weeks)
  • Introduction to Technology (8481/9 weeks)
  • Introduction to Technology (8484/12 weeks)
  • Introduction to Technology (8482/18 weeks)
  • Introduction to Technology (8483/36 weeks)
  • Introduction to Technology (8480/6 weeks)
  • Inventions and Innovations (8454/9 weeks)
  • Inventions and Innovations (8461/36 weeks)
  • Inventions and Innovations (8464/18 weeks)
  • Inventions and Innovations (8485/12 weeks)
  • Inventions and Innovations (8456/6 weeks)
  • Java Programming (Oracle) (formerly Database Design and Management (Oracle), Advanced (6661/36 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9096/18 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9097/36 weeks)
  • Magic of Electrons (PLTW) (ME8479/9 weeks)
  • Manufacturing Systems I (8426/18 weeks)
  • Manufacturing Systems I (8425/36 weeks)
  • Manufacturing Systems II, Advanced (8427/36 weeks)
  • Mechatronics I (8554/36 weeks)
  • Mechatronics II (8555/36 weeks)
  • Mechatronics III (8556/36 weeks)
  • Medical Detectives (PLTW) (MD8479/9 weeks)
  • Medical Interventions (PLTW) (8381/36 weeks)
  • Modeling and Simulation Technology (8460/36 weeks)
  • Power and Transportation (8445/36 weeks)
  • Power and Transportation (8444/18 weeks)
  • Principles of Engineering (PLTW) (8441/36 weeks)
  • Principles of Technology I (9811/36 weeks)
  • Principles of Technology II (9812/36 weeks)
  • Principles of the Biomedical Sciences (PLTW) (8379/36 weeks)
  • Programming (6640/36 weeks)
  • Programming, Advanced (6641/36 weeks)
  • Renewable Energy (8408/36 weeks)
  • Science of Technology (PLTW) (ST8479/9 weeks)
  • Small Engine Repair (8082/36 weeks)
  • Small Engine Repair (8021/18 weeks)
  • Software Engineering (PLTW) [Computer Science Principles] (8470/36 weeks)
  • Software Engineering Essentials (PLTW) (8473/36 weeks)
  • Sustainability and Renewable Technologies (8414/36 weeks)
  • Technical Drawing and Design (8435/36 weeks)
  • Technical Drawing and Design (8434/18 weeks)
  • Technological Systems (8486/12 weeks)
  • Technological Systems (8477/6 weeks)
  • Technological Systems (8462/36 weeks)
  • Technological Systems (8463/18 weeks)
  • Technological Systems (8457/9 weeks)
  • Technology Assessment (8406/18 weeks)
  • Technology Assessment (8407/36 weeks)
  • Technology Foundations (8403/36 weeks)
  • Technology Foundations (8402/18 weeks)
  • Technology Transfer (8405/36 weeks)
  • Technology Transfer (8404/18 weeks)
  • Technology of Robotic Design (8420/18 weeks)
  • Technology of Robotic Design (8421/36 weeks)

Science and Mathematics

  • Accounting (6320/36 weeks)
  • Accounting, Advanced (6321/36 weeks)
  • Aerospace Technology I (8487/36 weeks)
  • Aerospace Technology II (8488/36 weeks)
  • Agricultural Power Systems, Advanced (8020/36 weeks)
  • App Creators (PTLW) (AC8479/9 weeks)
  • Automation and Robotics (PLTW) (AR8476/9 weeks)
  • Biomedical Engineering (formerly Bioengineering) (8467/36 weeks)
  • Biotechnology Applications in Agriculture (8087/36 weeks)
  • Biotechnology Foundations in Agricultural and Environmental Science (8085/36 weeks)
  • Biotechnology Foundations in Health and Medical Sciences (8344/36 weeks)
  • Biotechnology Foundations in Technology Education (8468/36 weeks)
  • Civil Engineering and Architecture (PLTW) (8430/36 weeks)
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing (PLTW) (8442/36 weeks)
  • Computer Science for Innovators and Makers (PLTW) (CS8479/9 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity Fundamentals (6302/36 weeks)
  • Design and Modeling (PLTW) (DM8476/9 weeks)
  • Ecology and Environmental Management (8046/36 weeks)
  • Ecology and Environmental Management (8045/18 weeks)
  • Energy and Power (8448/36 weeks)
  • Energy and Power (8495/18 weeks)
  • Energy and the Environment (PLTW) (EE8479/9 weeks)
  • Engineering Studies (8491/36 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship (9093/36 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship, Advanced (9094/36 weeks)
  • Equine Science (8080/36 weeks)
  • Equine Science (8015/18 weeks)
  • Equine Science, Advanced (8094/36 weeks)
  • Flight and Space (PLTW) (FS8479/9 weeks)
  • Floriculture (8038/36 weeks)
  • Forensic Technology (8409/36 weeks)
  • Forestry Management (8042/36 weeks)
  • Forestry Management, Advanced (8044/36 weeks)
  • Geospatial Technology I (8423/36 weeks)
  • Geospatial Technology II (8424/36 weeks)
  • Green Architecture (PLTW) (GA8479/9 weeks)
  • Horticulture Sciences (8034/36 weeks)
  • Human Body Systems (PLTW) (8380/36 weeks)
  • International Baccalaureate Design Technology I (IB4585/36 weeks)
  • International Baccalaureate Design Technology II (IB4586/36 weeks)
  • Introduction to Leadership (9091/18 weeks)
  • Introduction to Natural Resources and Ecology Systems (8040/36 weeks)
  • Introduction to Technology (8482/18 weeks)
  • Introduction to Technology (8483/36 weeks)
  • Introduction to Technology (8481/9 weeks)
  • Introduction to Technology (8480/6 weeks)
  • Introduction to Technology (8484/12 weeks)
  • Introduction to Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow (9061/36 weeks)
  • Introduction to Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow (9060/18 weeks)
  • Inventions and Innovations (8454/9 weeks)
  • Inventions and Innovations (8464/18 weeks)
  • Inventions and Innovations (8456/6 weeks)
  • Inventions and Innovations (8461/36 weeks)
  • Inventions and Innovations (8485/12 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9096/18 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9097/36 weeks)
  • Magic of Electrons (PLTW) (ME8479/9 weeks)
  • Medical Detectives (PLTW) (MD8479/9 weeks)
  • Medical Interventions (PLTW) (8381/36 weeks)
  • Medical Laboratory Technology I (8377/36 weeks)
  • Medical Laboratory Technology II (8378/36 weeks)
  • Medical Terminology (8384/18 weeks)
  • Medical Terminology (8383/36 weeks)
  • Modeling and Simulation Technology (8460/36 weeks)
  • Principles of Engineering (PLTW) (8441/36 weeks)
  • Principles of Technology I (9811/36 weeks)
  • Principles of Technology II (9812/36 weeks)
  • Principles of the Biomedical Sciences (PLTW) (8379/36 weeks)
  • Programming (6640/36 weeks)
  • Programming, Advanced (6641/36 weeks)
  • Renewable Energy (8408/36 weeks)
  • Science of Technology (PLTW) (ST8479/9 weeks)
  • Small Animal Care I (8083/36 weeks)
  • Small Animal Care I (8081/18 weeks)
  • Small Animal Care II (8084/36 weeks)
  • Software Engineering Essentials (PLTW) (8473/36 weeks)
  • Sustainability and Renewable Technologies (8414/36 weeks)
  • Technological Systems (8462/36 weeks)
  • Technological Systems (8477/6 weeks)
  • Technological Systems (8463/18 weeks)
  • Technological Systems (8457/9 weeks)
  • Technological Systems (8486/12 weeks)
  • Technology Assessment (8407/36 weeks)
  • Technology Assessment (8406/18 weeks)
  • Technology Foundations (8403/36 weeks)
  • Technology Foundations (8402/18 weeks)
  • Technology Transfer (8404/18 weeks)
  • Technology Transfer (8405/36 weeks)
  • Technology of Robotic Design (8420/18 weeks)
  • Technology of Robotic Design (8421/36 weeks)
  • Turfgrass Applications, Advanced (8054/36 weeks)
  • Turfgrass Establishment and Maintenance (8051/36 weeks)
  • Veterinary Science I (8088/36 weeks, 140 hours)
  • Veterinary Science II (8089/36 weeks, 140 hours)

Associate Degree, College Certificate, or Apprenticeship

See #4 above.

Associate of Applied Science Degree
General Engineering Technology-968

Associate of Arts and Science Degree (Transfer)
Engineering-831 Science-880