Power and Transportation

SCED Code: 20102
Virginia Extended Description: 18
Suggested Grade Level: 9, 10, 11
Duration: 18 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: Yes
Non-Traditional?: F

This course explores the ways that energy is converted to power and the ways power is transmitted, controlled, and used through mechanical, fluid, and electrical devices. Students will explore transportation systems, research career opportunities in the power and transportation fields, conduct experiments, and design and build products.

Class Size Regulation

The Virginia Administrative Code regulates the class size for this course. For additional information, see 8VAC20-120-150, "Maximum class size," or contact the Virginia Department of Education Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education at

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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
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Aerospace Engineering Technician
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician
  • Marine Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Power Systems Engineer

Pathway Occupation
Facility and Mobile Equipment Maintenance
  • Aircraft Mechanic and Service Technician
  • Automotive Service Technician, Mechanic
  • Service Technician
Health, Safety, and Environmental Management
  • Health, Safety, and Environment Manager

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