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

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Ecology and Environmental Management (8046/36 weeks) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:8046
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:9–12

Students develop competencies and skills related to understanding environmental concerns, protecting natural resources and ecosystems, and practicing concepts of sustainability related to agricultural production. Instructional content includes the care, management, and preservation of land, soil, air, water, forests, fish, and wildlife resources for health, economic, and recreational purposes and career opportunities related to ecology and the environment. Students identify and discuss prevalent environmental problems and learn methods and practices used to preserve and use natural resources in a sustainable manner to ensure and maintain ecological health. Teachers incorporate specific environmental concerns and issues common to the local community. This course supports components of biology, chemistry, and incorporates classroom and laboratory activities to emphasize leadership through opportunities in FFA and supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs).

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


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.