# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Agricultural Business Operations II Introduction

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Introduction

This instructional framework for the competency-based CTE course in Agricultural Business Operations (8024) is designed for use by teachers to help students achieve the validated, specific tasks and/or competencies considered essential for working in the following occupation(s):

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: Animal Systems

occupations:

  • Agricultural Products Sales Representative
  • Aquacultural Manager
  • Poultry Manager

cluster: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

pathway: Environmental Service Systems

occupations:

  • Agricultural Products Sales Representative
  • Secondary School Teacher

cluster: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

pathway: Natural Resources Systems

occupations:

  • Fish and Game Officer
  • Forest Manager, Forester
  • Park Manager

cluster: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

pathway: Plant Systems

occupations:

  • Agricultural Products Sales Representative
  • Certified Crop Advisor
  • Crop Grower
  • Custom Harvester
  • Farm, Ranch Manager
  • Farmer/Rancher
  • Floral Designer
  • Floral Shop Manager
  • Golf Course Superintendent
  • Nursery and Greenhouse Manager
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Turf Farmer

cluster: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

pathway: Power, Structural, and Technical Systems

occupations:

  • Agricultural Equipment Parts Manager
  • Agricultural Equipment Parts Salesperson

cluster: Finance

pathway: Accounting

occupations:

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Controller
  • Cost Analyst
  • Management Accountant
  • Merger and Acquisitions Manager
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Revenue Agent
  • Tax Accountant

cluster: Finance

pathway: Banking Services

occupations:

  • Account Executive
  • Accountant
  • Bill and Account Collector
  • Branch Manager
  • Compliance Officer
  • Credit Analyst
  • Debt Counselor
  • Financial Manager
  • Loan Officer
  • Personal Financial Advisor

cluster: Finance

pathway: Business Finance

occupations:

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Auditor
  • Bill and Account Collector
  • Cash Manager
  • Controller
  • Cost Analyst
  • Economist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Management Accountant
  • Project Manager
  • Revenue Agent
  • Shipping and Receiving Clerk
  • Tax Accountant
  • Tax Preparer

cluster: Finance

pathway: Insurance

occupations:

  • Customer Service Representative
  • Insurance Appraiser
  • Insurance Processing Clerk
  • Insurance Sales Agent
  • Risk and Insurance Manager
  • Underwriter

cluster: Finance

pathway: Securities and Investments

occupations:

  • Financial Analyst
  • Fund Manager
  • Meeting and Convention Planner
  • Securities and Commodities Sales Agent
  • Tax Preparer

cluster: Marketing

pathway: Marketing Communications

occupations:

  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Advertising and Promotions Manager
  • International Merchandising Manager
  • Marketing Communication Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Public Information Director
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Sales Manager

cluster: Marketing

pathway: Marketing Management

occupations:

  • Advertising and Promotions Manager
  • Brand Manager
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Franchisee
  • General Manager
  • Marketing Communication Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Public Information Director
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Retail Manager
  • Shipping and Receiving Clerk

cluster: Marketing

pathway: Marketing Research

occupations:

  • Brand Manager
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Product Planner

cluster: Marketing

pathway: Merchandising

occupations:

  • Account Executive
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Merchandise Buyer

cluster: Marketing

pathway: Professional Sales

occupations:

  • Account Executive
  • Entrepreneur
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Investment Banker
  • Manufacturer's Sales Representative
  • Sales Manager
  • Salesperson
  • Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representative

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: