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FFA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education..
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The FFA Alumni Association supports and advocates for agricultural education and FFA through gifts of time, talent and financial resources..
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The mission of the Illinois FFA Foundation is to provide financial support for the Illinois FFA. When you make a gift to the Illinois Foundation FFA, you are investing in the future of agriculture..
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The Illinois Association of Vocation Agriculture Teachers (IAVAT) is a professional organization for agricultural teachers at all levels..
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The Illinois Association of Community College Agriculture Instructors (IACCAI) is a statewide professional organization for postsecondary agriculture instructors. .
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The Illinois Postsecondary Agricultural Student (PAS) Organization provides opportunities for individual growth, leadership and career preparation. .
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The Illinois Farm Bureau & Affiliated Companies Youth Education in Agriculture program offers unique educational programs to Illinois youth in 4-H and FFA. .
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The purpose of the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom Program is to encourage educators to incorporate more information about the agriculture, food, and natural resources system into daily lessons..
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Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education (FCAE) is a state project administered through the Illinois State Board of Education that is tasked with improving and expanding agricultural education from pre-k through adult levels..
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The Illinois Leadership Council for Agricultural Education (ILCAE) is a voluntary, grassroots agricultural industry group focused on the expansion and improvement of Agricultural Education programs at all levels..
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The Illinois Committee for Agricultural Education (ICAE) is a 13-member committee established by legislation and appointed by the Governor to advise both the governor and state education agencies concerning Agricultural Education K-adult..
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The Illinois State Board of Education is the state agency responsible for Pre-K through 12th grade education. Its primary mission is state program leadership, planning, approval, funding, and evaluation..
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TeachAg.net provides information about the Agricultural Education profession and encourages students to consider a career as an agriculture teacher..
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MyCAERT provides teachers with an integrated online system to Plan, Document, Deliver, and Assess Career and Technical Education instruction. .
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Information Technology and Communication Services (ITCS) Instructional Materials provides agricultural education publications in a variety of formats. .
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EZ Records is a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) record-keeping system designed to keep SAE program records, FFA participation, leadership activities, skills learned, and enterprise efficiencies. .
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Course Outlines

 

ISBE Career Pathways in Agricultural Education

Click on a career pathway name to learn more specifics of that pathway. To view a suggested course description and outline, click on the course title.

For a printable version of this matrix as and ISBE program approval guidelines click here -  Program Approval Guidelines
    

     01.0000

Agricultural Science

       (General)

01.0101

Agricultural Business & Management

01.0201
Agricultural Mechanics & Technology

01.0601

Horticulture

03.0101
Natural Resources Conservation Management

        Group 1 – Foundational Courses - (Orientation at 9th and 10th Grade)

Introduction to the Agricultural Industry

 Introduction to the Agricultural Industry

Introduction to the Agricultural Industry

Introduction to the Agricultural Industry

Introduction to the Agricultural Industry

Basic Agricultural Science

Basic Agricultural Science

Basic Agricultural Science

 Basic Agricultural Mechanics

 Basic Agricultural Science

Basic Horticultural Science

**Supervised Agricultural Experience I

**Supervised Agricultural Experience I

**Supervised Agricultural Experience I

**Supervised Agricultural Experience I

**Supervised Agricultural Experience I

 Group 2 – Skill Courses - (Preparation at 11th and 12th Grade) 

Agricultural Biotechnology

 Agricultural Sales and Marketing

Agricultural Construction & Technology

Greenhouse Production & Floral Design

Natural Resources Conservation and Management

Agronomy

Agricultural Business Management


Fulfills Consumer Education

Agricultural Machinery Services

Horticultural Production & Management

 

 Animal Science

 

Agricultural Mechanics & Technology

Landscaping & Turf Management

 

Aquacultural Science & Technology

 

Agricultural Metal & Fabrication

 

 


 

Physical Science Applications in Agriculture

 

Environmental Science

Food Science Technology

 

 

 

 

Biological Science Applications in Agriculture
 Plant & Animal Science

 

 

 

 

Veterinary Technology

 

 

 

 

          Group 3 – Additional Courses – (Preparation at 11th and 12th Grade)

Ag

Communications & Leadership 

Ag Communications & Leadership 

         Ag Communications   & Leadership 

Ag Communications & Leadership  

          Ag  Communications    & Leadership 

Agricultural Business

Management


Fulfills Consumer Education

*Agricultural Mechanics & Technology

Agricultural Business

Management


Fulfills Consumer Education

Agricultural Business

Management


Fulfills Consumer Education

Agricultural Business

Management


Fulfills Consumer Education

Environmental Science

Biological Science Applications in Agriculture

Plant & Animal Science 

Biological Science Applications in Agriculture

Plant & Animal Science

Biological Science Applications in Agriculture
 Plant & Animal Science

Biological Science Applications in Agriculture
Plant & Animal Science

Physical Science Applications in Agriculture

Physical Science Applications in Agricuture

 

Physical Science Applications in Agriculture

Physical Science Applications in Agriculture

**Supervised Agricultural Experience II

**Supervised Agricultural Experience II

**Supervised Agricultural Experience II

**Supervised Agricultural Experience II

**Supervised Agricultural Experience II

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education

Group 4 - Other Courses
These courses are not currently approved as part of the secondary agricultural education career pathways.  Jr. High course outlines must be submitted to ISBE Agricultural Education consultant for approval.

Jr. High Exploratory Agricultural Science- 9 weeks

Agricultural Math & Technology

 

Jr. High Exploratory Horticultural Science

 

Jr. High Exploratory Agricultural Science-semester

 

 

 

 

**Directed independent study