# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Computer Science for Innovators and Makers (PLTW) (CS8479/9 weeks)

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Computer Science for Innovators and Makers (PLTW) (CS8479/9 weeks)

Course Description

Course Code:CS8479
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:9 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:7–8
Prerequisites:None

Throughout the unit, students will learn about programming for the physical world by blending hardware design and software development, allowing students to discover computer science concepts and skills by creating personally relevant, tangible, and shareable projects. 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.