Ecology and Environmental Management

SCED Code: 03063
Virginia Extended Description: II
Suggested Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Duration: 18 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
Non-Traditional?: F

Students develop conservation competencies and skills through the understanding of environmental concerns. Instructional content includes the care, management, and preservation of soil, air, water, forests, and wildlife. Students identify and discuss prevalent environmental problems and learn methods and practices used to preserve natural resources and maintain a healthy ecology. Teachers incorporate specific environmental concerns and issues common to the local community. This course supports components of biology and chemistry. 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.


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
Environmental Service Systems
  • Environmental Compliance Inspector
  • Environmental Sampling and Analysis Technician
  • Hazardous Materials Handler
  • Recycling Coordinator
Plant Systems
  • Forest Geneticist

Pathway Occupation
Teaching and Training
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Training Consultant/Training Specialist

Pathway Occupation
Foreign Service
  • Diplomatic Courier
  • Foreign Service Worker
  • Interpreter/Translator
  • Legislative Aide
  • Legislator
  • Lobbyist
National Security
  • Combat Specialty Officer
  • Military Enlisted Personnel
  • Military Intelligence Specialist
  • Military Officer
  • Special Forces Personnel
  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Economic Development Coordinator
  • Economist
  • Interviewer
  • Urban and Regional Planner
Public Management and Administration
  • Court Clerk
  • Eligibility Specialist
  • Government Accountant/Auditor
  • Mail Carrier
  • Postal Service Clerk
  • Postmaster/Mail Superintendent
  • Aviation Inspector
  • Compliance Officer
  • Environmental Compliance Inspector
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Private Detective, Investigator
  • Transit Vehicle Inspector
Revenue and Taxation
  • Compliance Officer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Real Estate Appraiser
  • Revenue Agent

Pathway Occupation
Engineering and Technology
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
Science and Mathematics
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Oceanographer
  • Toxicologist

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