COURSE CODE: 8054

Turfgrass Management, Advanced

SCED Code: 18054
Virginia Extended Description: IV
Suggested Grade Level: 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: Turfgrass Management
OSHA Compliance Required?: Yes
CTSO: FFA
Non-Traditional?: F

Students continue to study the duties and tasks of professionals who establish and maintain turf in public areas such as golf courses; parks; athletic fields; school, industrial, and institutional campuses; and residential lawns. 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
Environmental Service Systems
  • Agricultural Products Sales Representative
  • Environmental Compliance Inspector
  • Environmental Sampling and Analysis Technician
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Turf Farmer
Plant Systems
  • Golf Course Superintendent

Pathway Occupation
Science and Mathematics
  • Botanist
  • Plant Breeder/Geneticist

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