# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Engineering Explorations I Course Description

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Engineering Explorations I (8450/36 weeks) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:8450
Co-op:Available
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:9–12
Prerequisites:None

In Engineering Explorations I, students examine technology and engineering fundamentals in relation to solving real-world problems. Students investigate engineering history, including major engineering achievements, and they examine the principle engineering specialty fields and their related careers. Students practice engineering fundamentals, using mathematical and scientific concepts, and they apply the engineering design process through participation in hands-on engineering projects. Students communicate project-related information through team-based presentations, proposals, and technical reports.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

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

Available Credentials

Upon completion of the course

Certifications

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.

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