# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Biotechnology Foundations in Agricultural and Environmental Science (8085/36 weeks)

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Biotechnology Foundations in Agricultural and Environmental Science (8085/36 weeks)

Course Description

Course Code:8085
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:10–12

This course focuses on techniques used to modify plants, animals, and microbes for specific purposes. Student activities include bioprocessing, DNA analysis, bioengineering, and forensic analysis. Students gain insight and understanding about biotechnology as it relates to agricultural and environmental science careers within the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Career Cluster. Participation in FFA activities, leadership development events (LDEs), and career development events (CDEs) is encouraged.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
    • Animal Systems
    • Environmental Service Systems
    • Food Products and Processing Systems
    • Natural Resources Systems
    • Plant Systems
    • Power, Structural, and Technical Systems
  • Health Science
    • Biotechnology Research and Development
    • Diagnostics Services
    • Health Informatics
    • Support Services
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Science and Mathematics

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.