# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Biotechnology Applications in Agriculture Course Description

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Biotechnology Applications in Agriculture (8087/36 weeks) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:8087
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:11–12
Prerequisites:Biotechnology Foundations in Agricultural and Environmental Science (8085/36 weeks)

This course enables students to understand the uses of biotechnology in the fields of plant and animal agriculture, the environment, and food science. Students develop occupational skills in agricultural biotechnology and have opportunities to apply the skills and concepts needed for careers in biotechnology. The course provides students with the knowledge to make balanced judgments regarding the benefits and concerns posed by agricultural biotechnology. The students are involved in many research and application activities.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
    • Animal Systems
    • Environmental Service Systems
    • Food Products and Processing 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.