COURSE CODE: 8075

Cybersecurity in Food and Agriculture, Advanced

SCED Code: 18204
Virginia Extended Description: II
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: FFA

This advanced course continues to focus on threats and security practices in the food and agriculture industries. The course will specifically address cryptology, threats associated with precision agriculture (PA), and vulnerabilities in livestock, flock, and crop production. The students will research future trends in cybersecurity and the use of artificial intelligence (AI), along with cybersecurity concerns related to agricultural marketing, distribution, business management, and financing. Additionally, students will explore careers related to cybersecurity in various agriculture, food, and natural resource industries. 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
Environmental Service Systems
  • Environmental Compliance Inspector
  • Environmental Sampling and Analysis Technician
Power, Structural, and Technical Systems
  • Agricultural Engineer

Pathway Occupation
Administrative Support
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Computer Operator
  • Data Entry Specialist
Business Information Management
  • Account Executive
  • Applications Integrator
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Database Analyst
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
General Management
  • Entrepreneur

Pathway Occupation
Teaching and Training
  • Cyber Instructional Curriculum Developer
  • Cyber Instructor
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Training Consultant/Training Specialist

Pathway Occupation
National Security
  • Cyber Defense Analyst
  • Military Intelligence Specialist
Regulation
  • Compliance Officer
  • Cyber Crime Investigator
  • Environmental Compliance Inspector

Pathway Occupation
Health Informatics
  • Computer Programmer

Pathway Occupation
Information Support and Services
  • Account Executive
  • Applications Integrator
  • Communications Equipment Operator
  • Computer Numerical Control Programmer (CNC Programmer)
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Computer Systems Engineer, Architect
  • Database Administrator
  • Database Analyst
  • Executive Assistant
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician
  • Information Systems Analyst
  • Information Systems Security Developer
  • Information Systems Security Manager
  • Internet Entrepreneur
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
Network Systems
  • Computer Operator
  • Computer Security Specialist
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Computer Systems Engineer, Architect
  • Computer and Information Systems Administrator
  • Database Analyst
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Network Architect
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Telecommunications Equipment Installer, Repairer
  • Telecommunications Specialist
Programming and Software Development
  • Applications Integrator
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst
  • Programmer
  • Project Manager
  • Software Applications Engineer
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Developer
Web and Digital Communications
  • Applications Integrator
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Computer Systems Engineer, Architect
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Webmaster

Pathway Occupation
Legal Services
  • Cyber Legal Advisor

Pathway Occupation
Manufacturing Production Process Development
  • Programmer

Pathway Occupation
Engineering and Technology
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Software Engineer

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