# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Biotechnology Applications in Agriculture (8087/36 weeks)

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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Biotechnology Applications in Agriculture (8087/36 weeks)

Course Description

Course Code:8087
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:11–12
Prerequisites:Biotechnology Foundations in Agricultural and Environmental Science (8085/36 weeks)

This course introduces students to biotechnological research and experimentation techniques used in the plant, animal, environmental, and food science industries. Students develop occupational skills, learn to think critically, work collaboratively, and use data analysis to make informed decisions regarding societal, legal, and ethical concerns posed by agricultural biotechnology. This course prepares students for postsecondary educational opportunities in biotechnology-related careers in the agriculture, food, and natural resources (AFNR) industries.

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
  • 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.