# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Materials and Processes Technology (8478/18 weeks)

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Materials and Processes Technology (8478/18 weeks)

Course Description

Course Code:8478
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:18 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:9–11
Prerequisites:None

Students focus on physical materials and processes as they fabricate usable products and conduct experiments. Learning experiences include career analysis as well as the use of tools and equipment related to analysis, testing, and processing of metals, plastics, woods, ceramics, and composite materials. This single-period laboratory course is recommended for students interested in technical careers and others wishing to improve their consumer knowledge and technological literacy.

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)

  • Manufacturing
    • Health, Safety, and Environmental Assurance
    • Manufacturing Production Process Development
    • Production
    • Quality Assurance

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.