CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Technology Foundations (8402/18 weeks)

Course Description

Course Code:8402
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:18 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:9–11
Prerequisites:None

In this beginning high school course, students acquire a foundation in technological material, energy, and information and apply processes associated with the technological thinker. Challenged by laboratory activities, students create new ideas and innovations, build systems, and analyze technological products to learn further how and why technology works. They work in groups to build and control systems using engineering design in the development of a technology.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Manufacturing
    • Health, Safety, and Environmental Assurance
    • Logistics and Inventory Control
    • Manufacturing Production Process Development
    • Production
    • Quality Assurance
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Science and Mathematics

Available Credentials

18-week courses may qualify for state-board approved industry certification assessments based on a case-by-case approval from the state CTE Cluster specialist.

Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.