# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Software Engineering Essentials (PLTW) (8473/36 weeks)

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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Software Engineering Essentials (PLTW) (8473/36 weeks)

Course Description

Course Code:8473
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:9–12

Students will experience the major topics, big ideas, and computational thinking practices used by computing professionals to solve problems and create value for others. This course will empower students to develop computational thinking skills while building confidence that prepares them to advance to Computer Science Principles and Computer Science A.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

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

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.