# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Software Engineering (PLTW) [Computer Science Principles] (8470/36 weeks)

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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Software Engineering (PLTW) [Computer Science Principles] (8470/36 weeks)

Course Description

Course Code:8470
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:11–12
Prerequisites:Software Engineering Essentials (PLTW) (8473/36 weeks)

This Project Lead the Way course aims to develop students' computational thinking, generate excitement about career paths that utilize computing, and introduce professional tools that foster creativity and collaboration. Students develop programming expertise and explore the workings of the Internet. Projects and problems include app development, visualization of data, cyber security, and simulation.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
    • Engineering and Technology

Available Credentials

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.