COURSE CODE: AR8476

Automation and Robotics (PLTW)

SCED Code: 21015
Virginia Extended Description: AR
Suggested Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
Duration: 9 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: TSA
Non-Traditional?: F

In this unit, students learn about the history and impact of automation and robotics as they explore mechanical systems, energy transfer, machine automation, and computer control systems. Using the VEX Robotics platform, students apply what they know to design and program traffic lights, robotic arms, and more. Only Project Lead the Way (PLTW) member schools with approved PLTW agreements are eligible to offer this course.

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.

Notes

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) curriculum guides and course competencies are only available to PLTW-affiliated schools through agreement with PLTW. To obtain additional information, contact: Project Lead The Way, 3939 Priority Way South Drive, Suite 400, Indianapolis IN 46240. Toll-free: 877-335-7589. Online: https://www.pltw.org

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Engineering and Technology
  • Assembler
  • Computer Programmer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician
  • Engineer
  • Engineering Technician
  • Mechanical Drafter
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
Science and Mathematics
  • Secondary School Teacher

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