# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Technology Foundations (8402/18 weeks)

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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

In this hands-on technology education course, students use tools to build and control objects and systems using engineering design. Students will learn about materials, energy, and engineering processes. Students design, create, and assess innovations, systems, and products to learn about how and why technology works. This introductory course is a prerequisite for Technology Transfer and Technology Assessment.

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.