COURSE CODE: 8073

Applied Agricultural Concepts

SCED Code: 18002
Virginia Extended Description: II
Suggested Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: Yes
CTSO: FFA
Non-Traditional?: F

Students gain positive experiences through fundamental agricultural competencies needed for rural or urban living. Areas of instruction include food production, handling, and preparation; introduction to the livestock and poultry industry; soil, soil fertility, and cultural practices; mechanical applications; plant systems and disease/pest management for shrubs, lawns, pastures, gardens, and fruit trees. Electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and metalworking lab competencies are incorporated throughout the course. 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.
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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 Products Sales Representative
  • Farm, Ranch Manager
  • Feed, Farm Supply Store Sales Manager
Animal Systems
  • Animal Breeder, Husbandry
  • Animal Scientist
  • Poultry Manager
Environmental Service Systems
  • Agricultural Products Sales Representative
  • Environmental Compliance Inspector
  • Water Conservationist
Food Products and Processing Systems
  • Biochemist
  • Food Scientist
Natural Resources Systems
  • Fish and Game Officer
  • Forest Technician
  • Outdoor Recreation Guide
  • Park Manager
  • Park Technician
  • Wildlife Manager
Plant Systems
  • Forest Geneticist
  • Nursery and Greenhouse Manager
  • Tree Surgeon
Power, Structural, and Technical Systems
  • Agricultural Equipment Operator
  • Agricultural Equipment Parts Manager
  • Agricultural Equipment Parts Sales Representative

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