Energy Supply: Sustainability and Efficiency

SCED Code: 20901
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

Students in this course will explore the principles of energy supply with an emphasis on sustainability and efficiency. Concepts include energy supply and sources (such as wind, solar, nuclear, and biomass), energy generation, innovations in energy, and career exploration. Students apply knowledge by designing, mapping, and modeling energy systems 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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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
  • Geoscientist
  • 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
  • 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
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Mechanical Drafter
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Pipeline Drafter
  • Power Systems Engineer
  • Project Management Specialists
  • Quality Engineer
  • Quality Technician
  • Statistician
  • Systems Analyst
Science & Mathematics
  • Atmospheric Scientist
  • Chemist
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Geodetic Surveyor
  • Geoscientist

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