CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Technology Assessment (8406/18 weeks)

Course Description

Course Code:8406
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:18 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:11–12
Prerequisites:Technology Transfer (8405/36 weeks)

Technology Assessment is offered as a capstone course for students in high school. Students use their knowledge and abilities in technology, mathematics, science, and other disciplines to analyze the impacts of technological devices and systems on the world. Students use information they acquire through activities and research to predict the future. They use technological tools and assessment techniques to analyze products and systems. Students design and present a newly created product or system based on their research and forecasting skills.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
    • Environmental Service Systems
    • Natural Resources Systems
    • Plant Systems
  • Architecture and Construction
    • Design/Pre-Construction
  • Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications
    • Audio and Video Technology and Film
    • Journalism and Broadcasting
    • Printing Technology
    • Telecommunications
  • Business Management and Administration
    • Business Information Management
    • General Management
  • Finance
    • Business Finance
    • Securities and Investments
  • Government and Public Administration
    • Governance
    • Planning
    • Regulation
  • Health Science
    • Biotechnology Research and Development
  • Manufacturing
    • Health, Safety, and Environmental Assurance
    • Manufacturing Production Process Development
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Science and Mathematics
  • Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
    • Facility and Mobile Equipment Maintenance
    • Health, Safety and Environmental Management
    • Logistics Planning and Management Services
    • Transportation Operations
    • Transportation Systems/Infrastructure Planning, Management and Regulation
    • Warehousing and Distribution Center Operations

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.