# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Systems Management (8043/36 weeks)

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Systems Management (8043/36 weeks)

Course Description

Course Code:8043
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:11–12

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.

As noted in Superintendent’s Memo #058-17 (2-28-2017), this Career and Technical Education (CTE) course must maintain a maximum pupil-to-teacher ratio of 20 students to one teacher, due to safety regulations. The 2016-2018 biennial budget waiver of the teacher-to-pupil ratio staffing requirement does not apply.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
    • Agribusiness Systems
    • Environmental Service Systems
    • Food Products and Processing Systems
    • Natural Resources Systems
    • Plant Systems
    • Power, Structural, and Technical Systems

Available Credentials

Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.