# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Automation and Robotics (PLTW) (AR8476/9 weeks)

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Automation and Robotics (PLTW) (AR8476/9 weeks)

Course Description

Course Code:AR8476
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:9 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:6–8
Prerequisites:None

In this unit, students learn about the history and impact of automation and robotics as they explore mechanical systems, energy transfer, machine automation, and computer control systems. Using the VEX Robotics® platform, students apply what they know to design and program traffic lights, robotic arms, and more. Only Project Lead the Way (PLTW) member schools with approved PLTW agreements are eligible to offer this course.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Science and Mathematics

Available Credentials

Note: Certifications do not apply to middle school courses.

Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.

Note: Completer sequences do not apply to middle school courses.