COURSE CODE: 8421

Technology of Robotic Design

SCED Code: 21009
Virginia Extended Description: 36
Suggested Grade Level: 9, 10, 11
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: TSA
Non-Traditional?: F

Students engage in the study of computers and microprocessors and their applications to manufacturing, transportation, and communication systems. Topics include computer equipment and operating systems, robotics, programming, control systems, and social/cultural impact of these technologies. Problem-solving activities challenge students to design, program, and interface devices with computer systems. Learning activities include robotics, computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing and design, and control of electromechanical devices. 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.

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
Information Support and Services
  • Applications Integrator
  • Computer Numerical Control Programmer (CNC Programmer)
  • Systems Analyst

Pathway Occupation
Health, Safety, and Environmental Assurance
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialist
  • Safety Engineer
Logistics and Inventory Control
  • Logistician
  • 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
  • SPC (Statistical Process Control) Coordinator
Production
  • Automated Manufacturing Technician
Quality Assurance
  • Calibration Technician
  • Precision Inspector, Tester, or Grader
  • Quality Control Technician
  • SPC (Statistical Process Control) Coordinator

Pathway Occupation
Engineering and Technology
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician
  • Human Factors Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Systems Analyst
Science and Mathematics
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Technical Writer

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