COURSE CODE: 8042

Forestry Management

SCED Code: 18502
Virginia Extended Description: I
Suggested Grade Level: 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: Yes
CTSO: FFA
Non-Traditional?: F

This course provides instruction in the management of the forest as a resource and as a business. Students develop knowledge in tree physiology, forest ecology, silviculture, and the management and marketing of forest products. Strong emphasis is placed on developing career skills for the forestry 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.

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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Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Environmental Service Systems
  • Environmental Compliance Inspector
  • Environmental Sampling and Analysis Technician
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Water Conservationist
Food Products and Processing Systems
  • Biochemist
Natural Resources Systems
  • Ecologist
  • Fish and Game Officer
  • Forest Manager, Forester
  • Forest Technician
  • Geological Technician
  • Logging Equipment Operator
  • Outdoor Recreation Guide
  • Park Manager
  • Park Technician
  • Range Technician
  • Wildlife Manager
Plant Systems
  • Botanist
  • Crop Grower
  • Custom Harvester
  • Forest Geneticist
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Soil and Plant Scientist
  • Tree Surgeon
  • Plant Breeder/Geneticist
Power, Structural, and Technical Systems
  • Agricultural Equipment Operator

Pathway Occupation
Engineering and Technology
  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
Science and Mathematics
  • Biologist
  • Botanist
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Hydrologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Plant Biologist
  • Plant Breeder/Geneticist
  • Plant Pathologist
  • Toxicologist

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