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9.4 Career and Technical Education
ContentArea 21st-Century Life and Careers
Standard 9.4 Career and Technical EducationAll students who complete a career and technical education program will acquire academic and technical skills for careers in emerging and established professions that lead to technical skill proficiency, credentials, certificates, licenses, and/or degrees. (For descriptions of the 16 career clusters, see the Career Clusters Table.)
Strand O. Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics Career Cluster
Pathway (1) Engineering & Technology
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
Academic Foundations: Academic concepts lay the foundation for the full range of career and postsecondary education opportunities within the career cluster.
9.4.12.O.(1).1 Apply the concepts, processes, guiding principles, and standards of school mathematics to solve science, technology, engineering, and mathematics problems.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.O.(1).2 Apply and use algebraic, geometric, and trigonometric relationships, characteristics, and properties to solve problems.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.O.(1).3 Demonstrate the ability to select, apply, and convert systems of measurement to solve problems.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.O.(1).4 Demonstrate the ability to use Newton’s laws of motion to analyze static and dynamic systems with and without the presence of external forces.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.O.(1).5 Explain relevant physical properties of materials used in engineering and technology.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.O.(1).6 Explain relationships among specific scientific theories, principles, and laws that apply to technology and engineering.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking: Critical and creative thinking strategies facilitate innovation and problem-solving independently and in teams.
9.4.12.O.(1).7 Use mathematics, science, and technology concepts and processes to solve problems in projects involving design and/or production (e.g., medical, agricultural, biotechnological, energy and power, information and communication, transportation, manufacturing, and construction).                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Information Technology Applications: Technology is used to access, manage, integrate, and disseminate information.
9.4.12.O.(1).8 Select and use a range of communications technologies, including word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, email, and Internet applications, to locate and display information.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Technical Skills: Technical knowledge and skills play a role in all careers within the cluster and pathway.
9.4.12.O.(1).9 Employ concepts and processes for the application of technology to engineering.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.O.(1).10 Model technical competence by developing processes and concepts for using different technologies.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.O.(1).11 Demonstrate understanding of processes and concepts that are key to understanding the design process.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.O.(1).12 Model technical competence by developing and applying processes and concepts in the design process.