# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Electronics Systems I Front Matter

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Electronics Systems I (8417/18 weeks) Instructional Framework

George R. Willcox, Director, Operations and Accountability
Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
Virginia Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120

Dr. David S. Eshelman, Director, Workforce Development and Initiatives
Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
Virginia Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120

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CTE Resource Center
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Henrico, VA 23226
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Foreword

To help students select appropriate courses of study to achieve their educational and occupational objectives, the Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education courses/programs are based on the nationally recognized 16 Career Clusters©. Each cluster is subdivided into various pathways and occupations. These structural components are defined as follows:

Several courses from one CTE program area may be chosen for completion in a coherent sequence, forming a concentration that prepares students for one or more occupations and supports additional education and training in the industry. Courses from various CTE program areas may also be combined in a program mix to enhance career goals. Course concentration sequences are identified in the CTE Administrative Planning Guide (APG), found online at www.cteresource.org/apg/.

A CTE completer is a student who meets the requirements for a CTE concentration and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program. Completers of certain CTE courses may be eligible for certification by an industry, professional organization, or trade association, or for licensure from the Commonwealth of Virginia. Completers may also be qualified to receive the Virginia Board of Education’s Advanced Mathematics and Technology Seal or its Career and Technical Education Seal and/or a student-selected verified credit. Information about the requirements for receiving these diploma seals and a verified credit is found in the APG at the Web site listed above.

This instructional framework presents the tasks/competencies validated by industry experts as essential statewide and required of all students enrolled in the course. Any tasks/competencies not designated as essential are considered optional and may be taught at the discretion of the school division. Also at the school division’s discretion, teachers may add tasks/competencies to supplement instruction and to meet their students’ needs.

The intent of this framework is to guide Virginia teachers in providing on-target, up-to-date, quality instruction leading to their students’ success in subsequent educational and career endeavors.

Acknowledgments

The components of this instruction framework were developed by the following business panelists:

Ralph Albrecht, partner, ATFirm PLLC, Washington, D.C.
Ron Baer, Senior System Engineer, U.S. Department of the Army, Fairfax, VA
Eddie Craig, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Simplimatic Automation, Forest, VA
Sokhom Kith, Engineer, Naval Research Labs, Washington, D.C.
Paul Nussbaum, Professor, East Coast Polytechnic Institute University, Richmond, VA
Deepak Patil, Chief Operating Officer, Mind Sensors, Richmond, VA
Michael Slater, AV Technical Leader, Chesterfield County Public Schools, Chesterfield, VA
Gary Yohe, Technical Leader, GE Power Conversion, Roanoke, VA

The following educators served on the curriculum development panel:

Karen Christopherson, Glasgow Middle School, Fairfax County Public Schools
Michele Gagliardi, Frank W. Cox High School, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Emily Loving, Career and Technical Center @Hull, Chesterfield County Public Schools
Matthew Rupe, Indian River High School, Chesapeake City Public Schools
Alexander Witowski, Rosement Middle School, Norfolk City Public Schools

Correlations to the Virginia Standards of Learning were reviewed and updated by:

Leslie R. Bowers, English Teacher (ret.), Newport News Public Schools
Vickie L. Inge, Mathematics Committee Member, Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition
Anne F. Markwith, New Teacher Mentor (Science), Gloucester County Public Schools
Cathy Nichols-Cocke, PhD, Social Studies Teacher, Fairfax High School, Fairfax County Public Schools

The framework was edited and produced by the CTE Resource Center:

Leanne Forbes-Tipton, Curriculum Designer
Kevin P. Reilly, Administrative Coordinator

Tricia S. Jacobs, PhD, CTE Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction
Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
Virginia Department of Education