Operating the Farm Business (8014/36 weeks) Course Description
|Suggested Grade Levels:||12|
Much of the content in this occupational preparation course may be provided through individualized instruction. Students focus on farming, farm management, and occupational experience as they receive instruction in adjusting, operating, and maintaining farm machinery and equipment and in planning and constructing farm buildings and facilities. Continued emphasis is placed on leadership training.
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
Upon completion of the course
- Animal Systems Assessment
- College and Work Readiness Assessment (CWRA+)
- Customer Service Specialist (CSS) Examination
- Forest Products and Processing Assessment
- Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Examinations
- National Career Readiness Certificate Assessment
- Natural Resources Systems 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.