Technology and Engineering Education

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The technology and engineering education program provides experiences that lead to the development of technologically literate people. Consistent with their abilities, interests, and educational needs, students completing a technology education program will achieve the following goals:

  • Comprehend the dynamics of broad topics of technology, including its development, impact, and potential.
  • Employ the technological processes of problem solving, creating, and use the engineering design process.
  • Analyze the behavior of technological systems and subsystems, including the tools, materials, processes, energy, time, information, and people involved in systems.
  • Apply scientific principles, engineering concepts, and technological systems in the processes of technology.
  • Discover and develop personal interests and abilities related to a wide variety of technology-oriented careers.

Course Revisions

The following courses were revised for implementation during the 2023-2024 school year. All curriculum frameworks are available from Virginia's CTE Resource Center website:

  • Electronics Systems I (17106/8416, 8417)
  • Electronics Systems I (17106-II/8412)
  • Electronics Systems I (17106-III/8413)
  • Engineering Analysis and Applications II (21016-III/8451)
  • Engineering Concepts and Processes III (21005-II/8452)
  • Engineering Explorations I (21005-I/8450) 
  • Engineering Practicum IV (21047-I/8453)  
  • Engineering Studies (21002/8491) 
  • Green Building Infusion Unit (GBIU)                                
  • Power and Transportation (20102/8444, 8445)
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems (20905/8910)
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Advanced (20905/8912)
  • Video and Media Technology (11055/8497)

Safety Best Practice Guide for CTE

The Safety Best Practice Guide for CTE (docx) is a collection of best practice resources used to assist school divisions in the development of a local school safety plan. 

Instructional Resources

Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO)

Virginia Technology Student AssociationVirginia Association of the Technology Student Association (TSA) - Provides the application and integration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts through co-curricular instruction, leadership development, competitive events, and related programs. For more information, visit the CTSO web page.


Technology Education Higher Education Programs

There are two universities in Virginia that provide higher education academic support for technology education. These universities offer undergraduate and graduate degrees, and statewide professional workshops/courses.

Virginia CTE Technology and Engineering Education Listserv

If you are not on the Virginia CTE Technology and Engineering Education listserv, contact Lynn Basham to be added.