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    Career & Technical Education

    Curriculum for Agricultural Education (CASE): Plant and Animal Science

    Program Description

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    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 work in teams on inquiry-based projects exploring biotechnology research methodology, DNA/ gene transfer, biofuels, micropropagation, embryo transfer, transgenic materials, and microbial biotechnology. As a foundation, biochemistry and the regulations, laws, and ethics governing biotechnology will be addressed.


    Completer Courses

    • Introduction to AFNR (Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources)
    • Honors Principles of Agriculture Sciences/Plants, or Honors Principles of Agriculture Sciences/Animals
    • Honors Animal and Plant Biotechnology
    • Honors Agricultural Resource and Development (Capstone)

    Schools Offering Completer

    • Phoenix
    • Southern

    Articulated/Proficiency Credit

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

    Career Opportunities upon Program Completion

    • Agricultural Technician ($39,590 - $68,100)
    • Agricultural Inspectors ($36,440 - $71,640)
    • Food Science Technician ($36,250 - $78,020)

    Career Opportunities with Additional Education and Training

    • Precision Agriculture Technicians ($39,590 - $68,100)
    • Agricultural Engineers ($50,480 - $146,350)
    • Soil and Plant Scientists ($50,690 - $151,470)

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