Introduction to Natural Resources and Ecology Systems (8040/36 weeks) Course Description
|Suggested Grade Levels:||9–10|
This course serves as the introductory level course for the Natural Resources Career Pathway. Students will explore the study of natural resources and begin to develop skills and knowledge required for employment in occupations related to forestry, wildlife and natural resources management, and conservation.
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
- Environmental Service Systems
- Natural Resources Systems
- Plant Systems
- Power, Structural, and Technical Systems
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
- Engineering and Technology
- Science and Mathematics
Upon completion of the course
- College and Work Readiness Assessment (CWRA+)
- Customer Service Specialist (CSS) Examination
- Forest Products and Processing Assessment
- National Career Readiness Certificate Assessment
- Natural Resources Systems 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.