COURSE CODE: 8473

Software Engineering Essentials (PLTW)

SCED Code: 10015
Virginia Extended Description: I
Suggested Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: TSA
Non-Traditional?: F

Students will experience the major topics, big ideas, and computational thinking practices used by computing professionals to solve problems and create value for others. This course will empower students to develop computational thinking skills while building confidence that prepares them to advance to Computer Science Principles and Computer Science A. 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
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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
Engineering and Technology
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Software Engineer
Science and Mathematics
  • Secondary School Teacher

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