# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Introduction to Natural Resources and Ecology Systems Course Description

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Introduction to Natural Resources and Ecology Systems (8040/36 weeks) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:8040
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:9–10

This course serves as the introductory level course for the Natural Resources Career Pathway. Students will explore the study of natural resources and begin to develop skills and knowledge required for employment in occupations related to forestry, wildlife and natural resources management, and conservation.

As noted in Superintendent’s Memo #058-17 (2-28-2017), this Career and Technical Education (CTE) course must maintain a maximum pupil-to-teacher ratio of 20 students to one teacher, due to safety regulations. The 2016-2018 biennial budget waiver of the teacher-to-pupil ratio staffing requirement does not apply.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
    • Environmental Service Systems
    • Natural Resources Systems
    • Plant Systems
    • Power, Structural, and Technical Systems
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Science and Mathematics

Available Credentials

Upon completion of the course


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.