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Environmental Resources 4   (#8113020)

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Abbreviated Title: ENVIR RES 4
Course Level: 3
Course Status: Data entry status - hidden
Occupational Completion Point: A

VERSION DESCRIPTION

Applicable SOC Codes: 19-4091

This course is designed to develop competencies in the areas of land management, weather systems, wildlife programs, commodity and non-commodity resources, sustainable agriculture and environmental research.

Laboratory Activities

Laboratory investigations, including the use of scientific research, measurement, and laboratory technologies are an integral part of this course. These activities include instruction in the use of safety procedures, tools, equipment, materials, and processes related to these occupations. Equipment and supplies should be provided to enhance hands-on experiences for students.

Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO)

FFA is the appropriate career and technical student organization for providing leadership training and reinforcing specific career and technical skills. Career and Technical Student Organizations provide activities for students as an integral part of the instruction offered. The activities of such organizations are defined as part of the curriculum in accordance with Rule 6A-6.065, F.A.C.

Cooperative Training – OJT

On-the-job training is appropriate but not required for this program. Whenever offered, the rules, guidelines, and requirements specified in the OJT framework apply.

Accommodations

Federal and state legislation requires the provision of accommodations for students with disabilities as identified on the secondary student’s Individual Educational Plan (IEP) or 504 plan or postsecondary student’s accommodations’ plan to meet individual needs and ensure equal access. Postsecondary students with disabilities must self-identify, present documentation, request accommodations if needed, and develop a plan with their counselor and/or instructors. Accommodations received in postsecondary education may differ from those received in secondary education. Accommodations change the way the student is instructed. Students with disabilities may need accommodations in such areas as instructional methods and materials, assignments and assessments, time demands and schedules, learning environment, assistive technology and special communication systems. Documentation of the accommodations requested and provided should be maintained in a confidential file.

In addition to accommodations, some secondary students with disabilities (students with an IEP served in Exceptional Student Education (ESE)) will need modifications to meet their needs. Modifications change the outcomes or what the student is expected to learn, e.g., modifying the curriculum of a secondary career and technical education course. Note: postsecondary curriculum and regulated secondary programs cannot be modified.

Some secondary students with disabilities (ESE) may need additional time (i.e., longer than the regular school year), to master the student performance standards associated with a regular Occupational Completion Point (OCP) or a Modified Occupational Completion Point (MOCP). If needed, a student may enroll in the same career and technical course more than once. Documentation should be included in the IEP that clearly indicates that it is anticipated that the student may need an additional year to complete an OCP/MOCP. The student should work on different competencies and new applications of competencies each year toward completion of the OCP/MOCP. After achieving the competencies identified for the year, the student earns credit for the course. It is important to ensure that credits earned by students are reported accurately. The district’s information system must be designed to accept multiple credits for the same course number for eligible students with disabilities.

Articulation

For details on articulation agreements which correlate to programs and industry certifications refer to http://www.fldoe.org/workforce/dwdframe/artic_frame.asp.

Bright Futures/Gold Seal Scholarship

Course substitutions as defined in the Comprehensive Course Table for this program area may be used to qualify a student for Florida’s Gold Seal Vocational Scholarship, providing all other eligibility requirements are met. Eligibility requirements are available online at https://www.osfaffelp.org/bfiehs/fnbpcm02_CCTMain.aspx.

Fine Arts/Practical Arts Credit

Many courses in CTE programs meet the Fine Arts/Practical Arts credit for high school graduation (http://www.fldoe.org/articulation/CCD/files/pacourses1213.pdf). A listing of approved CTE courses is published each year as a supplemental resource to the Course Code Directory (http://www.fldoe.org/articulation/CCD/default.asp).

Equivalent Mathematics and Equally Rigorous Science Courses

Equally rigorous science courses are based upon levels of cognitive complexity of content specific benchmarks, depth and breadth of content focus, and required laboratory components.

Courses in this program satisfying equally rigorous science content are:
  • Agriscience Foundations (8106810)
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