COURSE CODE: 8075

Cybersecurity in Food & Agriculture, Advanced

SCED Code: 18204
Virginia Extended Description: II
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours: 140
Credits: 1
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: FFA

This advanced course continues to focus on threats and security practices in the food and agriculture industries. The course will specifically address cryptology, threats associated with precision agriculture (PA), and vulnerabilities in livestock, flock, and crop production. The students will research future trends in cybersecurity and the use of artificial intelligence (AI), along with cybersecurity concerns related to agricultural marketing, distribution, business management, and financing. Additionally, students will explore careers related to cybersecurity in various agriculture, food, and natural resource industries. 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.

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
  • Economists
Environmental Service Systems
Power, Structural, & Technical Systems
  • Agricultural Engineers

Pathway Occupation
Administrative Support
  • Training and Development Managers
  • Computer Occupations, All Other
  • Data Entry Keyers
Business Information Management
  • Computer User Support Specialists
  • Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers
General Management

Pathway Occupation
Teaching/Training
  • Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Pathway Occupation
National Security
Regulation
  • Compliance Officers

Pathway Occupation
Health Informatics
  • Computer Programmers

Pathway Occupation
Information Support & Services
  • Communications Equipment Operators, All Other
  • Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
  • Computer User Support Specialists
  • Database Administrators
  • Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
  • Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers
Network Systems
  • Computer Occupations, All Other
  • Computer User Support Specialists
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers
  • Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
Programming & Software Development
  • Project Management Specialists
  • Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers
  • Web Developers
Web & Digital Communications
  • Computer User Support Specialists
  • Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers
  • Web Developers

Pathway Occupation
Legal Services

Pathway Occupation
Manufacturing Production Process Development

Pathway Occupation
Engineering & Technology
  • Computer Hardware Engineers
  • Computer Programmers

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