# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Power and Transportation (8444/18 weeks)

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Power and Transportation (8444/18 weeks)

Course Description

Course Code:8444
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:18 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:9–11
Prerequisites:None

This course explores the ways that energy is converted to power and the ways power is transmitted, controlled, and used through mechanical, fluid, and electrical devices. Students will explore transportation systems, research career opportunities in the power and transportation fields, conduct experiments, and design and build products.

As noted in Superintendent’s Memo #058-17 (2-28-2017), this Career and Technical Education (CTE) course must maintain a maximum pupil-to-teacher ratio of 20 students to one teacher, due to safety regulations. The 2016-2018 biennial budget waiver of the teacher-to-pupil ratio staffing requirement does not apply.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
    • Engineering and Technology
  • Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
    • Facility and Mobile Equipment Maintenance
    • Health, Safety and Environmental Management

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.