COURSE CODE: 8022

Agricultural Business Fundamentals I

SCED Code: 18201
Virginia Extended Description: I
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: FFA
Non-Traditional?: F

Students develop the necessary knowledge, skills, habits, and attitudes for employment in agribusinesses. The course emphasizes personal financial management practices, consumer choices, financial records, business structures and procedures, and the economics of marketing agricultural products and services. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

Notes

Competencies within this course ensure compliance with the National FFA Organization's Federal Charter Amendments Act (Public Law 116-7). Through this legislation, students are provided opportunities for leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.
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Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Agribusiness Systems
  • 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
Animal Systems
  • Agricultural Products Sales Representative
  • Aquacultural Manager
  • Poultry Manager
Environmental Service Systems
  • Agricultural Products Sales Representative
  • Secondary School Teacher
Natural Resources Systems
  • Fish and Game Officer
  • Forest Manager, Forester
  • Park Manager
Plant Systems
  • 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
Power, Structural, and Technical Systems
  • Agricultural Equipment Parts Manager
  • Agricultural Equipment Parts Sales Representative

Pathway Occupation
Accounting
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Controller
  • Cost Analyst
  • Management Accountant
  • Merger and Acquisitions Manager
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Revenue Agent
  • Tax Accountant
Banking Services
  • Account Executive
  • Accountant
  • Bill and Account Collector
  • Branch Manager
  • Compliance Officer
  • Credit Analyst
  • Debt Counselor
  • Financial Manager
  • Loan Officer
  • Personal Financial Advisor
Business Finance
  • 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
Insurance
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Insurance Appraiser
  • Insurance Processing Clerk
  • Insurance Sales Agent
  • Risk and Insurance Manager
  • Underwriter
Securities and Investments
  • Financial Analyst
  • Fund Manager
  • Meeting and Convention Planner
  • Securities and Commodities Sales Agent
  • Tax Preparer

Pathway Occupation
Marketing Communications
  • 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
Marketing Management
  • 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
Marketing Research
  • Brand Manager
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Product Planner
Merchandising
  • Account Executive
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Merchandise Buyer
Professional Sales
  • Account Executive
  • Entrepreneur
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Investment Banker
  • Manufacturer's Sales Representative
  • Sales Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representative

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