# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Applied Agricultural Concepts Course Description

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Applied Agricultural Concepts (8072/18 weeks) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:8072
Duration:18 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:9–12

Students who have limited or no agricultural background or experience learn fundamental agricultural competencies needed for rural or urban living. Areas of instruction include meat grading and selection; maintenance of home appliances and equipment; and the study of plumbing, electrical wiring, and carpentry fundamentals. Teachers may incorporate additional competencies in the study of soil fertility and in cultural practices for shrubs, lawns, gardens, and fruit trees. The course emphasizes leadership development activities and participation in FFA activities.

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

Available Credentials

Upon completion of the course

18-week courses may qualify for state-board approved industry certification assessments based on a case-by-case approval from the state CTE Cluster specialist.

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.