Innovative Courses—Career and Technical Education

Career and technical education (CTE) innovative courses are eligible to meet the requirements of the three CTE endorsements. For questions regarding CTE innovative courses, contact Kelsey Kling.

Chapter 127. Career Development  

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General Employability Skills
(PDF)

 

1.0

This course will provide instruction in general employability knowledge and skills. Included in the skills are attitudes that allow employees to get along with their co-workers, make important work-related decisions, and become strong team members.

TBD

Student to Industry Connection
(PDF)
1.0 The Student to Industry Connection course provides students with the opportunity to develop professional relationships with experienced individuals within the student’s chosen program of study and to demonstrate necessary skills for an online virtual workplace. The central focus of this course is to prepare students to be 21st century career ready through interaction with a seasoned workplace mentor.  The course may include a work-based learning component. Instruction will support students with marketable skills attainment. TBD

Chapter 130. Subchapter A. Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Cluster  

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Advanced Floral Design
(PDF)

1.0

Advanced Floral Design focuses on building advanced skills in floral design and providing students with a thorough understanding of the design elements and planning techniques used to produce unique specialty floral designs that support the goals and objectives of a specific occasion or event.

2026–2027

Agricultural Leadership, Research, and Communications
(PDF)

1.0

Agricultural Leadership, Research and Communications focuses on challenging students to use higher level thinking skills, develop leadership abilities, employ standard research principles, and communicate agricultural positions effectively with all stakeholders.

2026–2027

Viticulture
(PDF)

1.0

This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts and practices of grape production and the aspects of environmental science that relate to successful management of grapevines.

2026–2027

Chapter 130. Subchapter B. Architecture and Construction  

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Computer Aided Drafting for Architecture
(PDF)

1.0 Computer-Aided Drafting for Architecture introduces students to the specific Architectural Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) software and equipment required to produce architectural working drawings and construction documents. 2024–2025

Pipefitting Technology I
(PDF)

1.0

Students will learn the types of work performed, responsibilities and career opportunities within the industry, and safety principles associated with pipefitting.

2024–2025

Pipefitting Technology II
(PDF)
1.0 Students will learn about, identify, and install various types of piping systems and valves. Students will be able to read detail and drawing sheets and use mathematics to solve problems related to pipefitting construction.  2024–2025
Pipefitting Technology I Lab
(PDF)
1.0 In Pipefitting Technology I Lab, students will learn the basic pipefitting knowledge and technical skills for employment in pipefitting technology with an emphasis on pipefitting laboratory principles and operating procedures. It also provides a real-world foundation for other construction- and manufacturing-related crafts. 2024–2025
Pipefitting Technology II Lab
(PDF)
1.0 Pipefitting Technology II Lab builds on the basic pipefitting knowledge and technical skill development learned in Pipefitting Technology I for employment in pipefitting technology with an emphasis on pipefitting laboratory principles and operating procedures. It also provides a real-world foundation for other construction- and manufacturing-related crafts. 2024–2025
Sheet Metal Technology
(PDF)
1.0 Sheet Metal Technology will prepare students for entry into the HVAC/Mechanical sheet metal installation industry. Students will learn the types of work performed, safety requirements, math skills needed, and career path options within the sheet metal trades.  2024–2025
Topographical Drafting
(PDF)
1.0 Topographical Drafting focuses on knowledge and skills essential to map drafting. Emphasis is given to plotting of surveyors’ field notes, plotting elevations, contour drawings, plan and profiles, and laying out traverses. 2024–2025

 Chapter 130. Subchapter C. Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications Cluster

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Video Game Programming
(PDF)

1.0

Video Game Programming expands on the foundation created in Video Game Design through programming languages such as: C#, XNA game studio, Java, and Android App. In this course, students investigate the inner workings of a fully functional role-playing game (RPG).

2022–2023

Advanced Video Game Programming
(PDF)

1.0

Advanced Video Game Programming students will be introduced to mobile application design and programming using Java and Eclipse for Android devices. Time will be spent learning basic Java programming and working with Android Studio to develop real working apps.

2022–2023

Chapter 130. Subchapter E. Education and Training

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Child Development Associate (CDA) Foundations
(PDF)

1.0

The Child Development Associate (CDA) Foundations course is a laboratory course addressing the knowledge and skills related to applying Child Development Associate (CDA) Competency Standards in early childhood environments and understanding how these competencies help young children move with success from one developmental stage to the next. Students will be prepared and informed on the requirements that must be met to apply for the nationally recognized CDA credential.

2025–2026

Communication and Technology in Education
(PDF)

1.0

Communication and Technology in Education will provide students with the fundamentals of planning, managing and training services needed to provide learning support services in K-12 classrooms. Students will develop knowledge and skills regarding the professional, ethical, and legal responsibilities in teaching related to educational technology; as well as, understand laws and pedagogical justifications regarding classroom technology use. 

2025–2026

Chapter 130. Subchapter G. Government

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Dimensions of Diplomacy (PDF)

1.0

Dimensions of Diplomacy is designed to allow students to master the Thirteen Dimensions that candidates interested in careers with the United States Department of State must demonstrate during the selection process for internships, scholarships, fellowships, and career opportunities. Students will develop global competencies, problem-solving, decision-making, professional communication and negotiation skills applicable to all clusters and professions but particularly relevant to international diplomacy and careers with multinational firms.

20252026

 
Chapter 130. Subchapter H. Health Science Cluster  
 

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Introduction to Dental Science
(PDF)
1.0 Introduction to Dental Science is an introductory health science course designed to initiate secondary students to the field of dentistry and related topics.  2021–2022
Introduction to Imaging Technology
(PDF)
1.0 The Introduction to Imaging Technology course provides students an introduction to the basic principles, guidelines, and knowledge needed for members of the medical imaging field.  2021–2022
Introduction to Pharmacy Science
(PDF) 
1.0 The Introduction to Pharmacy Sciences course is designed to provide an overview of the history of the pharmacy profession, legal and ethical aspects of pharmacy, skills necessary to work in the field of pharmacy (including professionalism, certifications/registration, communication and medical terminology, and rules and regulations pertaining to the field), medical math, anatomy and physiology/pathophysiology, pharmacology, and wellness as they pertain to pharmacy sciences.  2021–2022

Introduction to Speech Pathology and Audiology
(PDF)

1.0

The Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology course is designed to provide for the development of advanced knowledge and skills related to the professions that specialize in communication disorders: speech-language pathology, audiology, hearing, and speech and language science.

2021–2022
Kinesiology I 
(PDF)
1.0 This course is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts of kinesiology. Students will gain an understanding of body mechanics, physiological functions of muscles and movements, the history of kinesiology, and the psychological impact of sports and athletic performance.  2021–2022
Principles of Allied Health 
(PDF)
1.0 Principles of Allied Health is designed to provide the basic concepts, knowledge and skills necessary for a health career in an allied health field. This course will focus on concepts associated with the healthcare industry standards, respiratory therapy, physical and occupational therapy, radiological imaging, and pharmaceuticals.  2021–2022
Principles of Diagnostic Healthcare 
(PDF)
1.0 The Principles of Diagnostic Health Care course is designed to provide students with experiential learning activities in clinical diagnostic applications while building the knowledge and skills needed to investigate and analyze disease processes. 2021–2022
Principles of Exercise Science and Wellness 
(PDF)
1.0 The Principles of Exercise Science and Wellness course is designed to provide for the development of knowledge and skills in fields that assist patients with maintaining physical, mental, and emotional health.  2021–2022
Principles of Health Informatics 
(PDF)
1.0 The Principles of Health Informatics course introduces students to information and health careers responsible for the design, development, and use of technologies such as electronic medical records, patient monitoring systems, and digital libraries, while managing the vast amount of data generated by these systems. 2021–2022
Principles of Nursing Science 
(PDF)
1.0 The Principles of Nursing Science course introduces students to basic principles of the profession of nursing. The goals/student outcomes for the course include knowledge of the history of nursing, an introduction to nursing theory, professionalism (teamwork, communication, conflict resolution), legal/ethical issues in nursing, infection control, safety, and customer (patient) satisfaction. Skills learned include vital signs and how to document on a graphic record, patient positioning/transferring, bed-making, feeding, and personal protective equipment (PPE). 2021–2022
Principles of Therapeutic Health Care
(PDF)
1.0 Principles of Therapeutic Health Care will provide students with an overview of the knowledge, skills and abilities associated with careers within the therapeutic pathway of the health care industry. These careers include direct patient care jobs, rehabilitation and jobs caring for individuals with physical and developmental delays. 2021–2022

Speech and Language Development
(PDF)

1.0

The Speech and Language Development course provides for the development of advanced knowledge and skills related to the speech and language acquisition and growth of developing children. A clear understanding of healthy speech development as well as the speech, language, and communication developmental milestones is a prerequisite for studying communication disorders.

2021–2022

Speech Communication Disorders
(PDF)

1.0

The Speech Communication Disorders course is designed to provide for the development of advanced knowledge and skills related to an overview of communication disorders that occur in children and adults in the areas of speech sound production, stuttering, voice disorders, and the language areas of semantics, syntax, pragmatics, phonology, and metalinguistics.

2021–2022

Chapter 130. Subchapter I. Hospitality and Tourism

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Foundations of Restaurant Management
(PDF)

1.0

Foundations of Restaurant Management provides students with basic culinary skills and food service-restaurant management, industry topics, and standards. Students will gain an understanding of food service-restaurant operations and how the front of the house and the back of the house operate.

2023–2024

Introduction to Event and Meeting Planning 
(PDF)
1.0 This course will introduce students to the concepts and topics necessary for the comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of the meetings, conventions, events, and exposition industries. The course will review the roles of the organizations and people involved in the businesses that comprise the Meetings, Events, Expositions and Convention (MEEC) industry. 2023–2024
Tourism Marketing Concepts and Applications 
(PDF)
1.0 Tourism Marketing Concepts and Applications will provide students with a thorough understanding of marketing concepts and theories that apply to the travel and tourism industry to include lodging, food and beverage operations, recreation, amusements, attractions, convention and visitors’ bureaus and tourism companies. Students will be introduced to the concepts of markets, market segmentation, and customer needs related to the tourism industry. 2023–2024

Chapter 130. Subchapter J. Human Services Cluster  

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Applied Nutrition and Dietetics
(PDF)
1.0 The Applied Nutrition and Dietetics course reinforces professional standards, food safety and sanitation, food service and management, and nutrition care for individuals and groups. The course introduces and applies career -focused and real-world topics related to nutrition such as the nutrition care process, types of nutrition education and counseling, development of nutrition programs, and nutrition industry related research. Students will research requirements necessary to become a professional in the nutrition and dietetics field. 2023–2024

Barbering I
(PDF)

3.0

Barbering I is an extended course of study that enables students to become licensed barbers through Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). Barbering is a program that allows students to earn an industry certificate that launches them into a professional career immediately, yet also specifies rigorous curricula that prepares the student to be successful in a post-secondary learning environment.

2023–2024

Barbering II
(PDF)

3.0

Barbering II is an extended course of study that enables students to become licensed barbers through Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). Barbering is a program that allows students to earn an industry certificate that launches them into a professional career immediately, yet also specifies rigorous curricula that prepares the student to be successful in a post-secondary learning environment.

2023–2024

Esthetics
(PDF)

1.0

Students enrolled in Esthetics will explore the practical skills of a skin care professional, including introduction to the treatment environment, basic facial treatments, hair removal, corrective skin care treatments, makeup application, special effects makeup application and the technology likely to be performed in a salon, spa, or clinical setting.

2023–2024

Microbiology and Safety for Cosmetology Careers
(PDF)

1.0

Students who enroll in Microbiology and Safety for Cosmetology Careers will receive instruction in the microbial world, studying topics such as pathogenic and non-pathogenic microorganisms, identification of microorganisms, drug resistant organisms, and emerging diseases.

2023–2024

Nail Care, Enhancements and Spa Services
(PDF)

1.0

Nail Care, Enhancement and Spa Service students will demonstrate proficiency in academic, technical, and practical knowledge and skills (basic manipulative skills, safety judgments, and proper work habits).

2023–2024

Parenting Education I
(PDF)

 

1.0

This course is designed to address the special needs and interests of students who are parents or expectant parents. Special emphasis is placed on prenatal care and development, postnatal care, infant care, child development, and parenting skills.

2023–2024

Parenting Education II
(PDF)

 

1.0

This course provides more in-depth knowledge of parenting and child development including implications of expectations of children, child abuse, disabilities, and issues impacting young families such as employment, postsecondary education, transportation, child care, housing, and personal responsibility.

2023–2024

Principles of Community Service
(PDF)
1.0 The purpose of this course is to introduce high school students to the field of non-profits/community service, as well as explore career options that provide assistance for individuals and families in need. The students will understand policies, design community service plans, and develop a portfolio of different community and state resources. Students will be encouraged to job shadow, volunteer for community service-based experiences, and participate in service-learning opportunities. 2023–2024

Chapter 130. Subchapter K. Information Technology Cluster  

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Advanced Cloud Computing
(PDF)
1.0 The Advanced Cloud Computing course is an exploration of cloud computing. Upon completion of the course, students are prepared to sit for cloud computing professional certifications. In this course, students explore cloud computing services, applications, and use cases. Students dive deeply into cloud computing best practices and learn how cloud computing helps users develop a global infrastructure to support use case at scale while also developing and inventing innovative technologies. 2022–2023
Advanced User Experience (UX) Design
(PDF)
1.0 The Advanced User Experience (UX) Design course allows students to apply skills in science and art to make technology useful, meaningful, memorable and accessible to all users. Students will use knowledge from the Foundations of User Experience Design course to expand the research, design, programming, testing, and communication skills essential for success in this user-focused career field.    2022–2023
Assistive Technology
(PDF) 
1.0 This course educates students about a variety of technology choices, such as screen reading software or voice recognition, to match the needs of individuals and educate students who are interested in broadening their scope of technology, mainstream applications, and specialized devices. 2022–2023
Cyber Citizenship
(PDF)
1.0 This course educates students regarding evolving platforms of social media and familiarizes them with their use. It will highlight the controversial issues associated with social media, including the laws regarding social media, inappropriate usage, and online harassment. 2022–2023
Foundations of User Experience (UX)
(PDF)
1.0 In Foundations of User Experience (UX), students will analyze and assess current trends in a fast-growing career field that creates meaningful, approachable, and compelling experiences for users of an array of products, services, and or initiatives of companies, governments, and organizations. Students will gain knowledge of introductory observation and research skills; basic design thinking and applied empathy methodologies; collaborative problem-solving and ideation; and interaction design and solution development. 2022–2023

Internetworking Technologies I
(PDF)

1.0

The Internetworking Technologies I course is normally comprised of the courses called Cisco CCNA R&S: Introduction to Networks (CCNA 1) and Cisco CCNA R&S: Routing and Switching Essentials (CCNA 2). The Introduction to Networks course introduces the concept of networking, using various analogies to help the student understand the movement of packets throughout the Internet, and the protocol standards used.

2022–2023

Internetworking Technologies II
(PDF)

1.0

The Internetworking Technologies II course is normally comprised of the courses called Cisco CCNA R&S: Scaling Networks (CCNA 3) and Cisco CCNA R&S: Connecting Networks (CCNA 4) The CCNA 3 course covers the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in larger and more complex networks.

2022–2023

Introduction to C# Programming Applications
(PDF)

1.0

Introduction to C# Programming Applications is a study of C# syntax including data types, control structures, functions, syntax and semantics of language, classes, class relations and exception handling.

2022–2023

Geographic Information Systems
(PDF)

1.0

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a course designed to introduce students to Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing (RS) technology through academic study and applied instruction. Students will be introduced to terminology and concepts relating to GIS/RS technology and will apply these concepts through the use of GIS software programs.

2022–2023

Raster-Based Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
(PDF)

1.0

This course introduces the principles of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data sets including raster-based information such as images or photographs. Students will study local problems and acquire information, including images or aerial photographs, process the data they acquire, and merge the acquired data with vector data. Students will plan, conduct, and present solutions for locally-based problems.

2022–2023

Spatial Technology & Remote Sensing
(PDF)

1.0

This course is designed to provide students with instruction in GIS and RS technology. Students will receive instruction in standard geospatial extension software and geospatial tools, including global positioning systems (GPS), and continued training in GIS project management and problem solving.

2022–2023

 Chapter 130. Subchapter L. Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Cluster

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Advanced Legal Skills and Professions 
(PDF)
1.0 Advanced Legal Skills and Professions provides students with a foundation to understand the basic mechanics of the U.S. legal system. Building on prior instruction in constitutional issues and the basics of American court systems, this course provides insight into the practical application of the law, as well as civil and criminal procedure, giving students a hands-on opportunity to experience a variety of legal professions.  2025–2026

Disaster Response
(PDF)

1.0

Disaster Response includes basic training of students in disaster survival and rescue skills that improve the ability of citizens to survive until responders arrive. Students will learn how to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds.

2025–2026

Emergency Medical Technician—Basic
(PDF)

2.0

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)—Basic instructs students to meet and exceed standard knowledge needed to be a valid Emergency Medical Technician. The curriculum includes skills necessary for a student to provide entry level emergency medical care, life support, and ambulance service.

2025–2026

Forensic Psychology
(PDF)

1.0

Forensic Psychology is found at the intersection between psychology and the criminal justice system. It involves understanding criminal law in order to analyze the role of forensic psychology within the criminal justice system..

2025–2026

Foundations of Court Reporting 
(PDF)
1.0 This course will enable the student to identify the parts of a computer-compatible steno machine and demonstrate proficiency in creating reports using the specialized chorded steno machine keyboard functions and computer software. The students will evaluate the workings of real-time reporting information systems and communications technology.  2025–2026

Legal Research and Writing
(PDF)

1.0

Legal Research and Writing provides an introduction into the study and practice of legal writing and research. This course is designed to introduce students to the methods and tools used to conduct legal research, develop and frame legal arguments, produce legal writings such as briefs, memorandums, and other legal documents.

2025–2026

 Chapter 130. Subchapter M. Manufacturing Cluster

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Occupational Safety & Environmental Technology I
(PDF)

1.0

Occupational Safety & Environmental Technology (OSET) I students will investigate the field of Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Environmental Technology, which is charged with the tasks of ensuring that business and industry provide a safe workplace, free from hazards and bringing about a reduction in the occurrence of job related injuries and fatalities.

2024–2025

Occupational Safety & Environmental Technology II
(PDF)

1.0

Occupational Safety & Environmental Technology (OSET) II students will analyze the accident sequence, investigate hazard control concepts and principles, and examine fire protection systems and their applications with emphasis on the fire prevention codes and standards.

2024–2025

Occupational Safety & Environmental Technology III
(PDF)

2.0

Occupational Safety & Environmental Technology (OSET) III students will study a variety of national and worldwide health and safety problems, and learn preventative measures to resolve, reduce, and/or eliminate safety and health issues encountered at the workplace.

2024–2025

Basic Fluid Power
(PDF)

1.0

Basic Fluid Power is an overview of automated manufacturing principles. It includes coverage of the manufacturing process, control systems, and measurement theory.

2024–2025

Blueprint Reading for Manufacturing Applications
(PDF)

1.0

Blueprint Reading for Manufacturing Applications is an introduction to reading and interpreting working drawings for fabrication processes and associated trades. Students will learn sketching techniques to create pictorial and multiple-view drawings.

2024–2025

Fiber Optic Technician
(PDF)

1.0

Through a challenging curriculum encompassing design, installation, repair, and maintenance of high speed data systems, students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become employed in a number of industries.

2024–2025

Introduction to Film Interpretation of Weldments 
(PDF)
1.0 Introduction to Film Interpretation of Weldments provides an overview of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) principles. It includes coverage of the inspection process, systems, measurements, theories, and practices. Students will identify terminology and fundamental concepts of Film Interpretation of Weldments and describe the trends of NDT careers within the industry cluster. 2024–2025
Introduction to Industrial Maintenance
(PDF)
1.0 Introduction to Industrial Maintenance allows students to acquire knowledge in industrial maintenance principles. The course will provide an overview that includes tools and fasteners pertinent to the industry. Students will engage in industrial print reading, rigging, lubrication, gears, bearings and seals along with basic electrical circuits and fluid power.  2024–2025
Programmable Logic Controller I
(PDF) 
1.0 Programmable Logic Controller I is a course designed to introduce students to the function and operation of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) through academic and applied instruction. Students will be introduced to relevant terminology, the components that make up a PLC, how a PLC communicates with external components,  and other concepts relating to the use of PLC’s in the manufacturing industry.  2024–2025

 Chapter 130. Subchapter N. Marketing Cluster

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Entrepreneurship II
(PDF)
1.0 Students will work in close cooperation with local industry leaders, community members, and educators to develop ideas and objectives, complete a business model canvas, pitch to potential investors, register with governmental agencies, and develop brand identity. The goal and outcome of the course is to have a business launched by the end of the course or have the tools necessary to launch and operate a business. TBD
Fundamentals of Real Estate
(PDF)
2.0 This course contains the curriculum necessary to complete the pre-licensure education requirements of the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) to obtain a real estate salesperson license.  TBD
Marketing
(PDF)
1.0 Marketing explores the seven core functions of marketing including marketing planning, marketing-information management, pricing, product/service management, channel management, and selling. Students will demonstrate knowledge in hands-on projects which may include conducting research, creating a promotional plan, pitching a sales presentation, and introducing an idea for a new product/service. TBD

Retail Management
(PDF)

1.0

Retail Management focuses on the distribution and selling of products to consumers using various vending points such as chain stores, department stores, stand-alone stores, and various online markets. The course highlights the everyday mechanisms necessary to operate a successful retail establishment.

TBD

Sports and Entertainment Marketing II
(PDF)

0.5

Sports and Entertainment Marketing II is an advanced course designed to build upon students’ prior knowledge of sports and entertainment marketing. Students will develop a thorough understanding of advanced marketing concepts and theories as they relate to the sports and entertainment industries.

TBD

 Chapter 130. Subchapter O. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Cluster

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Digital Image Processing
(PDF)

1.0

Digital Image Processing introduces the topic of how images (pictures) are represented in a way that computers can store them in memory, manipulate their pixels, display them, and analyze their contents.

2021–2022

Introduction to Computer Aided Design and Drafting
(PDF)

1.0

 Introduction to Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD), introduces students to CADD equipment, software selection and interfaces; setting up a CADD workstation; upgrading a computer to run advanced CADD software; storage devices; storing, retrieving, back-up and sharing databases; file servers and local area networks (LANs); and transferring drawing files over the Internet.

2021–2022

Intermediate Computer Aided Design and Drafting
(PDF)

1.0

In Intermediate Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD), students develop practices and techniques used in computer-aided drafting, emphasizing the development and use of prototype drawings, construction of pictorial drawings, construction of three-dimensional drawings, interfacing two-dimensional and three-dimensional environments, and extracting data. Basic rendering techniques will also be developed.

2021–2022

Texas Prefreshman Engineering Program I–IV 
(PDF) 

1.0

Texas Prefreshman Engineering Program (TexPREP) is offered as a formal out-of-school-time (OST) experience across four summers as students progress from TexPREP I through TexPREP IV. The mission of the program is to motivate and prepare middle and high school students for success in advanced studies leading to careers in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).

2021–2022

Quality Assurance for Biosciences
(PDF)

1.0

Quality Assurance for the Biosciences is designed to introduce the student to quality principles and regulatory affairs as they apply to the biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, and the biomedical device industries.

2021–2022

Engineering Applications of Computer Science Principles
(PDF)

1.0

 This is a design-based high school course for students who want to expand and deepen their engineering design skills and habits of mind through the purposeful integration and application of computer science (CS) principles and practices. Developed by University of Texas, this hands-on course engages students in authentic, integrated engineering and CS practices in a project-based environment.

2021–2022

Chapter 130. Subchapter P. Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Cluster  

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Concepts of Distribution and Logistics Technology
(PDF) 
1.0 The Concepts of Distribution and Logistics Technology course will provide students with a broader basis for understanding the technology of managing, storing, shipping, and receiving different materials.  2026–2027
Logistics Engineering
(PDF) 
1.0 The purpose of the Logistics Engineering course is to prepare students for supply chain management (SCM) and logistics professions and required certifications and postsecondary education requirements for each.   2026–2027

Introduction to Shipboard Engineering
(PDF)

1.0

Introduction to Shipboard Engineering is designed to provide training for entry-level employment and/or a basis for continuing education in shipboard engineering and merchant mariner credentialing.

2026–2027

Advanced Shipboard Engineering
(PDF)

1.0

The Advanced Shipboard Engineering course includes advanced knowledge of the function, design, and relationships of the systems and components of propulsion and habitability systems.

2026–2027

Principles of Maritime Science
(PDF)

1.0

The Principles of Maritime Science course is designed to instruct students in the principles of maritime science as outlined by the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) directly related to the National Maritime Center and the Merchant Mariner Credentialing Program.

2026–2027

Maritime Science I
(PDF)

1.0

Maritime Science I provides training for entry-level employment and offers a basis for continuing education in deck and piloting careers and merchant mariner credentialing.

2026–2027

Maritime Science II
(PDF)

1.0

Students will develop new skills such as advanced navigation coordination; collision avoidance; briefing the command; electronic navigation theory; basic, routine, and emergency ship handling procedures; external communications; and other relevant knowledge, skills, and techniques.

2026–2027

Introduction to Aerospace and Aviation
(PDF)
1.0 The Introduction to Aerospace and Aviation course will provide the foundation for advanced exploration in the areas of professional pilot, aerospace engineering, and unmanned aircraft systems. 2026–2027
(PDF)
1.0 The Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Flight course is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment or continuing degrees in piloting UAV operations. This course is designed to instruct students in UAV flight navigation, industry laws and regulations, and safety regulations.  2026–2027
Aviation Ground School
(PDF)
1.0 This course is designed to extend student interests in all aspects of aviation while preparing students to take the formal ground requisite exam for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) FAA Airman Knowledge Test which is required to obtain a private pilot’s license. 2026–2027

Chapter 130. Subchapter Q. Energy Cluster  

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Introduction to Instrumentation and Electrical 
(PDF)
1.0 Introduction to Instrumentation and Electrical will introduce students to instrumentation professions, including the different career opportunities available and required certification/postsecondary education requirements for each. Students learn core competencies, as identified by industries and postsecondary institutions, using process instrumentation. TBD
Contact Information

Curriculum Standards and Student Support Division
curriculum@tea.texas.gov
(512) 463-9581