Technology Foundations

SCED Code: 21003
Virginia Extended Description: 36
Suggested Grade Level: 9, 10, 11
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No

In this hands-on technology education course, students use tools to build and control objects and systems using engineering design. Students will learn about materials, energy, and engineering processes. Students design, create, and assess innovations, systems, and products to learn about how and why technology works. This introductory course is a prerequisite for Technology Transfer and Technology Assessment.

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.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Health, Safety, and Environmental Assurance
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialist
  • Safety Engineer
Logistics and Inventory Control
  • Materials Handler
Manufacturing Production Process Development
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineer
  • Precision Inspector, Tester, or Grader
  • Production Manager
  • Programmer
  • Assembler
  • Automated Manufacturing Technician
  • Extruding and Drawing Machine Operator
  • Tool and Die Maker
Quality Assurance
  • Precision Inspector, Tester, or Grader
  • Quality Control Technician

Pathway Occupation
Engineering and Technology
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Aerospace Engineering Technician
  • Architect
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician
  • Electronics Engineering Technician
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Power Systems Engineer
  • Production, Planning, Expediting Clerk
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Engineer
  • Quality Technician
  • Statistician
  • Technical Writer
Science and Mathematics
  • Atmospheric Scientist
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Geoscientist
  • Materials Scientist
  • Research Chemist
  • Technical Writer

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