# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Agricultural Education--Development (8053/36 weeks)

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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Agricultural Education--Development (8053/36 weeks)

Course Description

Course Code:8053
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:9–12

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 and agricultural education program. Content areas include woodworking and basic mechanics, plant science and landscaping, animal science and care, ecology and natural resource management, and agribusiness operations.   

For teachers creating IEPs (Individualized Education Programs) for their students, it is recommended that instruction focus on one or more areas in the 8053 list to create comprehensive and challenging IEPs reflective of each student’s ability.

The career cluster 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 10 students per instructor per class period with no class being more than 12 or up to an average of 12 students per class period with no class being more than 15 where an instructional aide is provided.

Note: Agricultural Education--Development 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
    • 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.