COURSE CODE: 8074

Cybersecurity in Food and Agriculture

SCED Code: 18204
Virginia Extended Description: I
Suggested Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: FFA

In this course, students will focus on the evolving threats and security practices in the food and agricultural industries. Students will project future trends, research national and international policies and laws created to protect the nation's food supply, and explore careers related to cybersecurity in the various sectors of the food and agriculture industry. 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

Pathway Occupation
Administrative Support
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Computer Operator
  • Data Entry Specialist
  • Information Assistant
  • Legal Assistant
  • Management Analyst
Business Information Management
  • Account Executive
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Applications Integrator
  • Budget Analyst
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Communications Equipment Operator
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Cost Analyst
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Data Entry Specialist
  • Database Analyst
  • Desktop Publisher
  • Executive Assistant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Front Office Assistant
  • Information Assistant
  • Legal Assistant
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Management Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Marketing Manager
  • Records Processing Assistant
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Technical Writer
  • Word Processor
General Management
  • Management Analyst
Human Resources Management
  • Compliance Officer
Operations Management
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Billing Manager
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • General Manager
  • Internet Entrepreneur
  • Management Analyst

Pathway Occupation
Teaching and Training
  • Training Consultant/Training Specialist

Pathway Occupation
National Security
  • Combat Specialty Officer
  • Cyber Defense Analyst
  • Military Enlisted Personnel
  • Military Intelligence Specialist
  • Military Officer
  • Special Forces Personnel
Public Management and Administration
  • Government Accountant/Auditor
Regulation
  • Compliance Officer
  • Cyber Crime Investigator
  • Environmental Compliance Inspector
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Privacy Compliance Manager
Revenue and Taxation
  • Compliance Officer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Manager

Pathway Occupation
Information Support and Services
  • Account Executive
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Applications Integrator
  • Communications Equipment Operator
  • Computer Numerical Control Programmer (CNC Programmer)
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Computer Systems Engineer, Architect
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Data Entry Specialist
  • Data Modeler
  • Database Administrator
  • Database Analyst
  • Executive Assistant
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician
  • Information Systems Analyst
  • Information Systems Security Developer
  • Information Systems Security Manager
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Internet Entrepreneur
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Technical Writer
  • Word Processor
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
  • Radio, TV Broadcast Technician
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Sound Engineering Technician
  • Systems Analyst
  • Telecommunications Equipment Installer, Repairer
  • Telecommunications Specialist
Programming and Software Development
  • Applications Integrator
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Informatics Nurse Specialists
  • Multimedia Artist, Animator
  • 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
  • Game Designer, Programmer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Multimedia Artist, Animator
  • Project Manager
  • Radiologic Technologist, Radiographer
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Webmaster

Pathway Occupation
Legal Services
  • Cyber Legal Advisor

Pathway Occupation
Manufacturing Production Process Development
  • Network Designer
  • Precision Inspector, Tester, or Grader
  • Production Manager
  • Programmer
  • SPC (Statistical Process Control) Coordinator
Quality Assurance
  • Calibration Technician
  • Precision Inspector, Tester, or Grader
  • Quality Control Technician
  • SPC (Statistical Process Control) Coordinator

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

Pathway Occupation
Logistics Planning and Management Services
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Logistics Engineer
  • Logistics Manager

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