COURSE CODE: 8448

Energy and Power

SCED Code: 20101
Virginia Extended Description: 36
Suggested Grade Level: 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: Yes
CTSO: TSA
Non-Traditional?: F

In this course, students analyze energy sources and explore the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity using the Energy Industry Fundamentals modules from the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD). The course provides math, science, and technical-writing skills through hands-on application. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

Students have an opportunity to take the Energy Industry Fundamentals Certificate Assessment.

Class Size Regulation

The Virginia Administrative Code regulates the class size for this course. For additional information, see 8VAC20-120-150, "Maximum class size," or contact the Virginia Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education at cte@doe.virginia.gov.
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Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Engineering and Technology
  • Civil Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Electrical Drafter
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician
  • Electronics Engineering Technician
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Power Systems Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
Science and Mathematics
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Hydrologist
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Technical Writer

Pathway Occupation
Health, Safety, and Environmental Management
  • Health, Safety, and Environment Manager
Logistics Planning and Management Services
  • Logistics Analyst
Sales and Service
  • Customer Service Representative
Transportation Systems/Infrastructure Planning, Management and Regulation
  • Civil Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Urban, Regional Planner

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