Community Forestry and Tree Management (18502-III)

Community Forestry and Tree Management (18502-III)

Copyright 2021

Virginia Assignment Code: 8048

Suggested Grade Level: 11, 12

Duration: 36 weeks

Prerequisites: None

CTSO: FFA

Course Description:

While exploring the community forestry and tree management industry, students will learn the value, benefit, costs, and risks associated with trees and forests in urban, suburban, and rural communities. Course content will include the ecology and biology of trees in human-driven systems and their management and conservation. 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: The Virginia Administrative Code regulates the class size for this course. For additional information, see 8VAC20-120-150, "Maximum class size," or contact the Virginia Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education at cte@doe.virginia.gov.

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.

Credentials, Course Sequences, and Career Clusters/Pathways can be found here:

https://www.cteresource.org/career-clusters/agriculture-food-and-natural-resources/community-forestry-and-tree-management/