COURSE CODE: EES8411

Engineered Energy Systems

SCED Code: 20903
Virginia Extended Description: II
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: Energy Source Life Cycle
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: TSA
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 Efficiency
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrician
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Engineering Technician
  • 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
  • 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 Hardware Engineer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Electrical Drafter
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician
  • Electronic Drafter
  • 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
  • Transportation Manager
Science and Mathematics
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialist

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

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