COURSE CODE: 8043

Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Systems Management

SCED Code: 18549
Suggested Grade Level: 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: Yes
CTSO: FFA

This course offers instruction to students interested in careers in the recreation, parks, and tourism industries. Students will learn how to enhance the quality of life for people engaging in outdoor recreational activities. Instruction includes methods for advancing environmental conservation efforts, social equity, and health and wellness. Students will also explore the development and management of parks and recreational areas and the economic benefits and environmental effects of tourism. 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 Economist
Environmental Service Systems
  • Environmental Compliance Inspector
  • Environmental Sampling and Analysis Technician
  • Toxicologist
  • Turf Farmer
  • Water Conservationist
Food Products and Processing Systems
  • Biochemist
Natural Resources Systems
  • Ecologist
  • Fish and Game Officer
  • Fisheries Technician
  • Forest Manager, Forester
  • Forest Technician
  • Geological Technician
  • Logging Equipment Operator
  • Microbiologist
  • Outdoor Recreation Guide
  • Park Manager
  • Park Technician
  • Range Technician
  • Wildlife Manager
Plant Systems
  • Botanist
  • Forest Geneticist
  • Golf Course Superintendent
  • Soil and Plant Scientist
  • Tree Surgeon
Power, Structural, and Technical Systems
  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Agricultural Equipment Operator
  • Agricultural Equipment Parts Manager
  • Agricultural Equipment Parts Sales Representative

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