Technology Assessment

SCED Code: 21054
Virginia Extended Description: 36
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
Non-Traditional?: F

Students use their knowledge and abilities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and other disciplines to analyze the impacts of technological devices and systems. They apply information acquired through activities and research to predict future technologies. Students use hands-on activities to innovate a product or system based on their research and forecasting skills. 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
Natural Resources Systems
  • Ecologist
  • Forest Manager, Forester
  • Forest Technician
  • Wildlife Manager
Plant Systems
  • Crop Grower
  • Soil and Plant Scientist
  • Plant Breeder/Geneticist

Pathway Occupation
  • Architect
  • Civil Engineer
  • Cost Estimator
  • Landscape Architect

Pathway Occupation
A/V Technology & Film
  • Editor
  • Producer
  • Sound Engineering Technician
Journalism & Broadcasting
  • Art Director
  • Editor
  • Program Director
  • Radio, TV Announcer
  • Radio, TV Reporter
Printing Technology
  • Production, Planning, Expediting Clerk
  • Computer Programmer
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst

Pathway Occupation
Business Information Management
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Cost Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
General Management
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Entrepreneur

Pathway Occupation
Business Finance
  • Cost Analyst
  • Economist

Pathway Occupation
  • Legislator
  • Economic Development Coordinator
  • Urban and Regional Planner
  • Compliance Officer
  • Environmental Compliance Inspector

Pathway Occupation
Biotechnology Research and Development
  • Biochemist
  • Research Assistant

Pathway Occupation
Manufacturing Production Process Development
  • Industrial Engineer

Pathway Occupation
Engineering & Technology
  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Materials Engineer
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Power Systems Engineer
Science & Mathematics
  • Atmospheric Scientist
  • Ecologist
  • Economist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Geoscientist
  • Hydrologist
  • Oceanographer
  • Research Chemist
  • Technical Writer

Pathway Occupation
Facility & Mobile Equipment Maintenance
  • Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assembler
Health, Safety, & Environmental Management
  • Health, Safety, and Environment Manager
Logistics Planning & Management Services
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Logistics Engineer
  • Logistics Manager
Transportation Operations
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Flight Engineer
  • Pilot
  • Ship Engineer
  • Transportation Manager
Transportation Systems/Infrastructure Planning, Management & Regulation
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Pilot
  • Traffic Engineer
  • Transportation Manager
  • Urban, Regional Planner
Warehousing & Distribution Center Operations
  • Traffic Engineer
  • Transportation Manager

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