# CTE Resource Center - Career Planning Guide - Materials and Processes Technology (8433/36 weeks)

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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Materials and Processes Technology (8433/36 weeks)

Suggested Grade Levels: 9–11 (36 weeks)

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 lab course is recommended for students interested in technical careers and others wishing to improve their technological literacy.

Industry Certifications

This course may assist the student in preparing for the following certification examinations, national assessments, or licensure examinations approved by the Virginia Board of Education:

  • College and Work Readiness Assessment (CWRA+)
  • National Career Readiness Certificate Assessment
  • Stratasys Additive Manufacturing Certification – Level 1 Examination
  • Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Examination

Related Careers

cluster: Manufacturing

pathway: Health, Safety, and Environmental Assurance

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cluster: Manufacturing

pathway: Manufacturing Production Process Development

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cluster: Manufacturing

pathway: Production

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cluster: Manufacturing

pathway: Quality Assurance

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