• Recycling symbol in a circle

    Career & Technical Education

    Curriculum for Agricultural Education (CASE): Natural Resources

    Program Description

    Environmentalist sits outside with their laptop

    The CASE Program prepares students to be successful in numerous careers in the agricultural sciences as well as preparing them to further their education at the post-secondary level. This inquiry-based program of study incorporates classroom learning, FFA leadership and career development, as well as outside the classroom experiences through Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE) and other internship opportunities. Students will explore hands-on projects and activities in the areas of land use, water quality, and sources of energy. Study of the natural world including biomes, land, air, water, energy, use and care, as well as a focus on issues surrounding man's interaction with the Earth is addressed in this course.


    Completer Courses

    • Introduction to AFNR (Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources)
    • Honors Natural Resources and Ecology
    • Honors Environmental Science Issues
    • Honors Agricultural Resource and Development (Capstone)

    Schools Offering Completer

    • CAT North

    Articulated/Proficiency Credit

    • College Articulation Agreements with multiple universities, including U of MD and Rutgers

    Career Opportunities upon Program Completion

    • Arborist ($27,370 - $58,580)
    • Landscaping/Groundskeeper ($29,460 - $47,960)
    • Natural Resources Officer ($53-295 - $112,185)

    Career Opportunities with Additional Education and Training

    • Environmental Engineer ($63,170 - $163,340)
    • Environmental Compliance Inspector ($46,930 - $127,250)
    • Conservation Scientist ($49.890 - $164,090)
    • Biologist ($61,940 - $174,680)
    • Urban Planner ($59,140 - $105,890)
    • Industrial Ecologist ($48,390 - $133,640)

    Success Stories


    See your School Counselor for more information!

     AACPS CTE Logo