Cybersecurity in Food and Agriculture, Advanced (18204-II)

Cybersecurity in Food and Agriculture, Advanced (18204-II)

Copyright 2018

Virginia Assignment Code: 8075

Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

Duration: 36 weeks

Prerequisites: 8074


Course Description:

This advanced course continues to focus on threats and security practices in the food and agriculture industries. The course will specifically address cryptology, threats associated with precision agriculture (PA), and vulnerabilities in livestock, flock, and crop production. The students will research future trends in cybersecurity and the use of artificial intelligence (AI), along with cybersecurity concerns related to agricultural marketing, distribution, business management, and financing. Additionally, students will explore careers related to cybersecurity in various agriculture, food, and natural resource industries. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

Note: Competencies within this course ensure compliance with the National FFA Organization's Federal Charter Amendments Act (Public Law 116-7). Through this legislation, students are provided opportunities for leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

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