# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Introduction to Plant Systems Introduction

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Introduction

Related careers:

cluster: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

pathway: Agribusiness Systems

occupations:

  • Agricultural Commodity Broker
  • Agricultural Economist
  • Agricultural Loan Officer
  • Agricultural Products Sales Representative
  • Farm Products Purchasing Agent and Buyer
  • Farm, Ranch Manager
  • Farmer/Rancher
  • Feed, Farm Supply Store Sales Manager
  • Sales Manager

cluster: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

pathway: Environmental Service Systems

occupations:

  • Agricultural Products Sales Representative
  • Environmental Compliance Inspector
  • Environmental Sampling and Analysis Technician
  • Hazardous Materials Handler
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Toxicologist
  • Turf Farmer
  • Water Conservationist

cluster: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

pathway: Food Products and Processing Systems

occupations:

  • Biochemist
  • Food Scientist

cluster: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

pathway: Natural Resources Systems

occupations:

  • Ecologist
  • Forest Manager, Forester
  • Forest Technician
  • Microbiologist
  • Outdoor Recreation Guide
  • Park Manager
  • Park Technician
  • Range Technician
  • Wildlife Manager

cluster: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

pathway: Plant Systems

occupations:

  • Agricultural Products Sales Representative
  • Botanist
  • Certified Crop Advisor
  • Crop Grower
  • Custom Harvester
  • Farm, Ranch Manager
  • Farmer/Rancher
  • Floral Designer
  • Floral Shop Manager
  • Forest Geneticist
  • Golf Course Superintendent
  • Nursery and Greenhouse Manager
  • Ornamental Horticulturist
  • Plant Breeder/ Geneticist
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Soil and Plant Scientist
  • Tree Surgeon
  • Turf Farmer

cluster: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

pathway: Power, Structural, and Technical Systems

occupations:

  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Agricultural Equipment Parts Manager
  • Agricultural Equipment Parts Salesperson

The framework is divided into two sections: course content and related information. The course content consists of the tasks/competencies validated by industry experts as either essential or desirable (optional) for an entry-level worker to know or be able to do. Each task/competency is accompanied by a definition, a number of process/skill questions (not present in some frameworks), and various related elements that reinforce or are reinforced by its particular instructional objective. Following the course content section, the related information section includes unduplicated lists of various elements correlated with each task, supplementary information showing ways in which these elements relate to the course, and various general requirements for CTE students in Virginia.

Frameworks may include the following elements. Elements identified by an asterisk (*) are not found in all frameworks:

The following documents and Web sites are designed to enhance CTE course instruction in Virginia: