COURSE CODE: ED8411

Energy Demand: Sustainability and Efficiency

SCED Code: 20901
Virginia Extended Description: II
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11
Duration: 36 Weeks
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: TSA
Non-Traditional?: F

Students in this course will explore the principles of energy demand with an emphasis on sustainability and efficiency. Concepts include energy demand and utilization across sectors such as residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation. Students apply the design process to improve facility efficiency, perform energy audits, and explore new and emerging technologies and will recognize their role as energy stewards of tomorrow. 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.

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Energy Efficiency
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrician
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Engineering Technician
  • Environmental Science and Protection Technician
  • Environmental Scientist
  • HVAC and Refrigeration Mechanic or Installer
Fuels Production
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Chemist
  • Continuous Mining Machine Operator
  • First-Line Supervisor of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operator
  • Geological Technician
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Petroleum Technician
  • Service Unit Operator, Oil, Gas, and Mining
  • Wellhead Pumper
Power Generation
  • Control and Valve Installer, Repairer
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Electronics Engineering Technician
  • Engineering Manager
  • Health and Safety Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Nuclear Power Reactor Operator
  • Nuclear Technician
  • Solar Photovoltaic Installer
Transmission and Distribution
  • Electrical Power Line Installer/Repairer
  • Electrical and Electronics Repairer, Powerhouse, Substation and Relay
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician
  • Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operator
  • Pipefitter, Steamfitter
  • Plumber
  • Power Distributor, Dispatcher
  • Wind Turbine Service Technician

Pathway Occupation
Engineering and Technology
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Electrical Drafter
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician
  • Electronic Drafter
  • Electronics Engineering Technician
  • Mechanical Drafter
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Pipeline Drafter
  • Power Systems Engineer
  • Quality Engineer
  • Quality Technician
  • Statistician
  • Systems Analyst
Science and Mathematics
  • Atmospheric Scientist
  • Chemist
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Geodetic Surveyor
  • Geoscientist

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