Production Systems

SCED Code: 13101
Virginia Extended Description: 36
Suggested Grade Level: 9, 10, 11
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: Yes
Non-Traditional?: F

Students assess the relationship between production and society as they compose design portfolios, construct production prototypes, incorporate computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM), and apply automation to evaluate solutions to technological problems. 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.

Class Size Regulation

The Virginia Administrative Code regulates the class size for this course. For additional information, see 8VAC20-120-150, "Maximum class size," or contact the Virginia Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education at

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
Logistics and Inventory Control
  • Logistician
Manufacturing Production Process Development
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineer
  • Precision Inspector, Tester, or Grader
  • Production Manager
  • Assembler
  • Automated Manufacturing Technician
Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control Technician

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