COURSE CODE: 8460

Modeling and Simulation Technology

SCED Code: 21015
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: TSA
Non-Traditional?: F

Students will explore the use of modeling and simulation (M&S), as well as game development concepts and software, to solve real-world problems in multiple domain areas. Activities will include developing, evaluating, and testing engineering designs, employing geospatial data, observing and analyzing physics simulations, designing games for educational purposes, and designing and creating visualization systems with three-dimensional (3D) models. Students will develop an understanding of the concepts, systems, processes, tools, and implications of the field of M&S and associated design and visualization technologies. 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
Teaching and Training
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Training Consultant/Training Specialist

Pathway Occupation
Information Support and Services
  • Applications Integrator
  • Computer Numerical Control Programmer (CNC Programmer)
  • Data Modeler
  • Database Analyst
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician
  • Multimedia Artist, Animator
  • Systems Analyst
Network Systems
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Database Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
Programming and Software Development
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Game Designer, Programmer
  • Multimedia Artist, Animator
  • Programmer
Web and Digital Communications
  • Game Designer, Programmer
  • Multimedia Artist, Animator
  • Systems Analyst

Pathway Occupation
Engineering and Technology
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Aerospace Engineering Technician
  • Architect
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Commercial and Industrial Designer
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician
  • Electronics Engineering Technician
  • Engineer
  • Engineering Technician
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Landscape Architect
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineer
  • Marine Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Power Systems Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
Science and Mathematics
  • Atmospheric Scientist
  • Biologist
  • Chemist
  • Ecologist
  • Economist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Geoscientist
  • Hydrologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Oceanographer
  • Research Chemist

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