Engineered Energy Systems

SCED Code: 20903
Virginia Extended Description: II
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours: 140
Credits: 1
Prerequisite: Energy Source Life Cycle
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
Non-Traditional?: F

Students will understand how engineered systems provide efficient, safe, and reliable energy. Students design and model energy systems, including those using renewable and non-renewable energy sources. This course will explore the engineering design process, health and safety standards, supply chain management, and relationships between producers and consumers in the energy sector. Students will also research 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.

Industry Credentials (Only apply to 36-week courses)

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Energy Sustainability and Efficiency
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Electricians
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other
Fuels Production
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Chemists
  • Continuous Mining Machine Operators
  • First-Line Supervisors of Transportation Workers, All Other
  • Petroleum Engineers
  • Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
  • Service Unit Operators, Oil and Gas
  • Wellhead Pumpers
Power Generation
  • Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians
  • Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Nuclear Engineers
  • Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
  • Nuclear Technicians
  • Solar Photovoltaic Installers
Transmission and Distribution
  • Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
  • Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
  • Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians
  • Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
  • Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
  • Power Distributors and Dispatchers
  • Wind Turbine Service Technicians

Pathway Occupation
Engineering & Technology
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians
  • Computer Hardware Engineers
  • Computer Programmers
  • Electrical and Electronics Drafters
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians
  • Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians
  • Engineers, All Other
  • Mechanical Drafters
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Nuclear Engineers
  • Petroleum Engineers
  • Power Plant Operators
  • Statisticians
  • Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Science & Mathematics
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

Pathway Occupation
Facility & Mobile Equipment Maintenance
Health, Safety, & Environmental Management
Logistics Planning & Management Services
Transportation Systems/Infrastructure Planning, Management & Regulation
  • Civil Engineers
  • Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians

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