COURSE CODE: 8380

Human Body Systems (PLTW)

SCED Code: 14251
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: HOSA

In this specialization course for Project Lead the Way (PLTW), students explore the human body systems of communication, power, and movement. To do this, students are taught the body's components, tissues, molecules, and cells, as well as concepts of homeostasis and body system defenses. 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
Biotechnology Research and Development
  • Biochemist
  • Cell Biologist
  • Medical, Clinical Laboratory Technician
  • Research Assistant
Diagnostics Services
  • Cardiovascular Technologist
  • Computer Tomography (CT) Technologist
  • Medical, Clinical Laboratory Technician
  • Medical, Clinical Laboratory Technologist
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist
  • Phlebotomist
  • Radiologic Technologist, Radiographer
  • Radiologist
Therapeutic Services
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Audiologist
  • Certified Nurse Aide
  • Optician
  • Physical Therapist
  • Surgical Technologist

Pathway Occupation
Engineering and Technology
  • Biomedical Engineer
Science and Mathematics
  • Biologist
  • Chemist
  • Toxicologist

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