# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Agricultural Education--Preparation (8050/36 weeks)

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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Agricultural Education--Preparation (8050/36 weeks)

Course Description

Course Code:8050
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:9–12
Prerequisites:None

This course covers a wide variety of information about agriculture and related fields. The intent is to allow the instructor to customize instruction to meet the needs of the student enrolled in the agricultural education program. Content areas include agribusiness operations, animal science and care, ecology and natural resource management, plant science and landscaping, and woodworking and basic mechanics. Instructors should select the content areas that will prepare students for the pathways offered in the school. The competencies for the selected content areas are considered essential for the course. Competencies in this course should be included in an SAE.

The career pathway will be determined by other courses taken in conjunction with this course to build a concentration sequence.

NOTE: The class size shall be limited to an average of 15 students per instructor per class period with no class being more than 18. (Refer to Superintendent’s Memo #203-16 and 8VAC20-120-150.)

NOTE: The class size shall be limited to an average of 15 students per instructor per class period with no class being more than 18. (Refer to Superintendent’s Memo #203-16 and 8VAC20-120-150.)

Note: Agricultural Education--Preparation may be offered as a complement to an existing concentration sequence in any Career Cluster. In some instances, where noted, it may be combined with specific courses to create concentration sequences.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
    • Agribusiness Systems
    • Animal Systems
    • Environmental Service Systems
    • Food Products and Processing Systems
    • Natural Resources Systems
    • Plant Systems
    • Power, Structural, and Technical Systems

Available Credentials

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.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.