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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

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
& Marketing
Agricultural Construction
& Technology
 
Greenhouse Production &
Floral Design 
Natural Resources Conservation
& 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 and
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
Physical Science
Applications in Agriculture
Physical Science
Applications in Agriculture
 
  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.

Exploring AFNR
- Jr. High Ag
Agricultural Math
& Technology
     


   
 
 
     
     
 
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