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ISBE Career Pathways in Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources (AFNR)      
August 1, 2020 begins a transition to the new AFNR Course Matrix with eight career pathways.  Click on a pathway to view career titles or click on a course title to view the description and outline. Course outlines for newly added courses are currently in development and will be posted soon. Printable version - 2021-22 AFNR Course Matrix.   For assistance, contact a FCAE program advisor.     AFNR State Curriculum Index

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
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Agribusiness Systems Animal Systems Biotechnology Systems Environmental Service Systems Food Products and Processing Systems Natural Resource Systems Plant Systems Power, Structural and Technical Systems
 GROUP 1: ORIENTATION COURSES (Minimum Selection: One course from Group 1 or 2)

  
Career Exploration  Career Exploration  Career Exploration   Career Exploration Career Exploration  Career Exploration  Career Exploration  Career Exploration 
Exploratory Agricultural Science  Exploratory Agricultural Science   Exploratory Agricultural Science   Exploratory Agricultural Science   Exploratory Agricultural Science   Exploratory Agricultural Science   Exploratory Agricultural Science   Exploratory Agricultural Science  
GROUP 2: INTRODUCTORY COURSES                                                                                   


















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

Introduction to the
Agricultural Industry
Introduction to the
Agricultural Industry
Introduction to the
Agricultural Industry
Foundational Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Foundational Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE)   Foundational Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Foundational Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE)
Foundational Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE)  Foundational Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE)  Foundational Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE)  Foundational Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) 
 Basic Agricultural
Science
Basic Agricultural
Science
 
Basic Agricultural
Science
 
Basic Agricultural
Science
 
Basic Agricultural
Science
 
Basic Agricultural
Science
 
Basic Agricultural
Science

Basic Agricultural
Science
Basic Agricultural Business  Basic Animal Science Basic Biotechnology Basic Environmental Science Basic Food Processing Basic Natural Resource Management Basic Horticultural
Science
 
Basic Agricultural Mechanics  
  Basic Biological Science Applications in Agriculture - Animals      Physical Science
Applications in Agriculture1
 
    Basic Biological Science Applications in Agriculture (BSAA)- Plants  Physical Science
Applications in Agriculture1
 
 GROUP 3: SKILLS COURSE (Minimum Selection: One Course from Group 3)
















 
 Agricultural Business Management Animal Science  Agricultural
Biotechnology
 
Environmental
Science
 Food Science Natural Resources Conservation Management Horticulture Production & Management Advanced Agricultural Mechanics 
Agricultural Sales and Marketing  Veterinary Science Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) Water Treatment Animal Processing Wildlife Management Landscaping & Turf Management Agricultural Construction
 Agricultural Communications Service and Support Animal Training     Plant Processing Hunter Safety  Landscape Management Agricultural Welding
 Agricultural Economics Advanced Biological Science Applications in Agriculture (BSAA)     Community Food Production Forestry Greenhouse Production Agricultural Metal Fabrication 
Global Agriculture  Advanced Biological Science Applications in Agriculture (BSAA) Animals        Urban Forestry   Agronomy Agricultural Engineering
 Agricultural Entrepreneurship           Urban Agriculture 
Agricultural Engine Maintenance
            Advanced Biological Science Applications in Agriculture (BSAA)  Agricultural Electrical Systems
             Advanced Biological Science Applications in Agriculture (BSAA)-Plant  
GROUP 4: ADVANCED COURSE (Optional) 










 

Agribusiness Systems Independent Study  Animal Systems Independent Study Agricultural Biotechnology Systems Independent Study Environmental Service Systems Independent Study Food Products and Processing Systems Independent Study Natural Resources Systems Independent Study Plant Systems Independent Study Power, Structural and Technical Systems Independent Study
Agriculture Computers and Technology  Agriculture Computers and Technology  Agriculture Computers and Technology  Agriculture Computers and Technology  Agriculture Computers and Technology  Agriculture Computers and Technology  Agriculture Computers and Technology  Agriculture Computers and Technology 
 Agricultural Leadership   Agricultural Leadership    Agricultural Leadership   Agricultural Leadership  Agricultural Leadership   Agricultural Leadership   Agricultural Leadership    Agricultural Leadership
Agricultural Commodity Marketing  Animal Nutrition Sustainable Agriculture Soil Science Sustainable Agriculture  Soil Science Turfgrass and Sports Field Management Geospatial Technology
Agricultural Government  Animal Genetics Integrated Pest Management Alternative Energy Aquaculture Science and Technology Alternative Energy Floral Design Agricultural Machinery Service 
   Small Animal Care  Soil Science  Precision Agriculture    Aquaculture Science and Technology  Sustainable Agriculture Advanced Agricultural Welding 
  Large Animal Care   Biotechnical Engineering  Sustainable Agriculture   Technology, Society and Sustainability  Specialty Crop Production Advanced Agricultural Engine Maintenance 
   Equine Science   Technology, Society and Sustainability    Geospatial Technology Integrated Pest Management  Biotechnical Engineering 
  Aquaculture Science and Technology   Geospatial Technology       Soil Science Precision Agriculture 
      Biotechnical Engineering       Aquaculture Science and Technology  Physical Science Applications in Agriculture II
      Physical Science Applications in Agriculture II      Viticulture   
GROUP 5: WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE COURSES   





 
 Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Workplace Experience    Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Workplace Experience  Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Workplace Experience    Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Workplace Experience  Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Workplace Experience   Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Workplace Experience   Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Workplace Experience   Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Workplace Experience 
 Agribusiness Systems Workplace Experience Animal Systems Workplace Experience Agricultural Biotechnology Systems Workplace Experience Environmental Service Systems Workplace Experience Food Products and Processing Systems Workplace Experience Natural Resource Systems Workplace Experience Plant Systems Workplace Experience Power, Structural and Technical Systems Workplace Experience
A quality CTE (Career and Technical Education) program delivers all required elements of Illinois’ definition of Size, Scope, Quality. CTE program elements include: a sequence of courses, each educational entity offering approved courses provides assurance that the course content includes at a minimum the State course description, meets the State’s minimum requirements for course offerings by program, curriculum aligned to state recognized learning standards & industry standards, career pathway guidance, resources to support program/course delivery (licensed & qualified staff, appropriate facilities, adequate equipment, instructional materials, work-based learning experiences, special populations support services, an active affiliated CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) chapter), articulation/dual credit agreements, documentation of state agency certification or licensing requirements for occupations regulated by law or licensure, and content which prepare students for reflective of current labor & opportunity for workplace experience or a structured capstone course. Orientation courses are suggested to be taught at the prior-to-secondary or 9th grade levels. Introductory level courses are suggested to be taught at the 9th-11th grade level. Skill level courses are suggested to be taught at the 10th – 12th grade levels. Workplace Experiences Courses are suggested to be taught at the 12th grade level.


   
 
 
     
     
 
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