# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Ecology and Environmental Management Course Description

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Ecology and Environmental Management (8045/18 weeks) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:8045
Duration:18 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:9–12

Students develop conservation competencies and skills through the understanding of environmental concerns. Instructional content includes the care, management, and preservation of soil, air, water, forests, and wildlife. Students identify and discuss prevalent environmental problems and learn methods and practices used to preserve natural resources and maintain a healthy ecology. Teachers incorporate specific environmental concerns and issues common to the local community. This course supports components of biology and chemistry and emphasizes leadership activities and opportunities in FFA.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
    • Environmental Service Systems
    • Plant Systems
  • Education and Training
    • Teaching and Training
  • Government and Public Administration
    • Foreign Service
    • Governance
    • National Security
    • Planning
    • Public Management and Administration
    • Regulation
    • Revenue and Taxation
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Science and Mathematics

Available Credentials

Upon completion of the course

18-week courses may qualify for state-board approved industry certification assessments based on a case-by-case approval from the state CTE Cluster specialist.

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.