COURSE CODE: 8019

Agricultural Fabrication and Emerging Technologies

SCED Code: 18404
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: Yes
CTSO: FFA
Non-Traditional?: F

Students will receive instruction in metal fabrication, including cutting, welding, and cold metalworking processes, for agricultural applications. The course will also include the investigation of emerging technologies used within the field of agriculture. Leadership and career skills will be incorporated throughout. 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.

Class Size Regulation

The Virginia Administrative Code regulates the class size for this course. For additional information, see 8VAC20-120-150, "Maximum class size," or contact the Virginia Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education at cte@doe.virginia.gov.

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 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
  • Animal Breeder, Husbandry
  • Aquacultural Manager
  • Poultry Manager
Environmental Service Systems
  • Agricultural Products Sales Representative
  • Environmental Compliance Inspector
  • Environmental Sampling and Analysis Technician
  • Hazardous Materials Handler
  • Recycling Coordinator
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Toxicologist
  • Turf Farmer
  • Water Conservationist
Natural Resources Systems
  • Forest Manager, Forester
  • Forest Technician
  • Geological Technician
  • Logging Equipment Operator
  • Park Manager
  • Park Technician
  • Range Technician
Plant Systems
  • Agricultural Products Sales Representative
  • Crop Grower
  • Custom Harvester
  • Farm, Ranch Manager
  • Farmer/Rancher
  • Golf Course Superintendent
  • Machine Setter, Operator
  • Nursery and Greenhouse Manager
  • Ornamental Horticulturist
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Tree Surgeon
  • Turf Farmer
Power, Structural, and Technical Systems
  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Agricultural Equipment Operator
  • Agricultural Equipment Parts Manager
  • Agricultural Equipment Parts Sales Representative
  • Machinist
  • Parts Manager
  • Welder

Pathway Occupation
Engineering and Technology
  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Architect
  • Assembler
  • Civil Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Commercial and Industrial Designer
  • Electrical Drafter
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Landscape Architect
  • Machine Setter, Operator
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineer
  • Marine Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Mechanical Drafter
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard Stock Clerk
  • Technical Writer

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