Energy Source Life Cycle

SCED Code: 20903
Virginia Extended Description: I
Suggested Grade Level: 9, 10
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours: 140
Credits: 1
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
Non-Traditional?: F

Exploring concepts, trends, challenges, and careers, students will build an understanding of energy, from source to end-user. Students participate in hands-on activities, such as illustrating and modeling electrical grids, gas systems, and other renewable- and nonrenewable-energy systems. Students explore markets, grid modernization, efficiency, innovation, and careers in energy. 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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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
Energy Sustainability and 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 & Technology
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Electrical Drafter
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician
  • Electronics Engineering Technician
  • Engineer
  • Engineering Manager
  • 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 & Mathematics
  • Biologist
  • Botanist
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Geodetic Surveyor
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialist

Pathway Occupation
Facility & Mobile Equipment Maintenance
  • Electrical and Electronic Installer
  • Electrical and Electronic Repairer
Health, Safety, & Environmental Management
  • Health, Safety, and Environment Manager
Logistics Planning & Management Services
  • Logistics Manager
Transportation Operations
  • Transportation Manager
Transportation Systems/Infrastructure Planning, Management & Regulation
  • Civil Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Technician

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