Technology Foundations

SCED Code: 21003
Virginia Extended Description: 18
Suggested Grade Level: 9, 10, 11
Duration: 18 Weeks
Hours: 70
Credits: 0.5
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.

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Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Health, Safety, & Environmental Assurance
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
Logistics & Inventory Control
Manufacturing Production Process Development
  • Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians
  • Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
  • Production Workers, All Other
  • Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other
  • Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • Tool and Die Makers
Quality Assurance
  • Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other

Pathway Occupation
Engineering & Technology
  • Aerospace Engineers
  • Architects, Except Landscape and Naval
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians
  • Computer Hardware Engineers
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Materials Engineers
  • Power Plant Operators
  • Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
  • Project Management Specialists
  • Statisticians
  • Technical Writers
Science & Mathematics
  • Atmospheric and Space Scientists
  • Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health
  • Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers
  • Materials Scientists
  • Technical Writers

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