Agricultural Production Technology (8010/36 weeks) Course Description
|Suggested Grade Levels:||10–11|
This course provides instruction in plant and animal science for students interested in career pathways related to agricultural production. Course content also includes safety, mechanics, soil science, precision agriculture, and business. Supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs) and leadership training are integral components. Participation in FFA activities, leadership development events (LDEs), and career development events (CDEs) is encouraged.
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
- Animal Systems
- Environmental Service Systems
- Food Products and Processing Systems
- Natural Resources Systems
- Plant Systems
- Power, Structural, and Technical Systems
Upon completion of the course
- Animal Systems Assessment
- College and Work Readiness Assessment (CWRA+)
- Customer Service Specialist (CSS) Examination
- National Career Readiness Certificate Assessment
- Production Agriculture Assessment
- Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Examination
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.