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ISBE Career Pathways in Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources (AFNR)      
August 1, 2020 begins a transition to the new 2020-21 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 - 2020-21 AFNR Course Matrix.   For assistance, contact a FCAE program advisor.

For Educator Licensure with Stipulations(ELS), click to view 2019-20 AFNR Course Matrix 

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                                                                                   













Basic Agricultural
Science

Basic Agricultural
Science

Basic Agricultural
Science
 
Basic Agricultural
Science

Basic Agricultural
Science


Basic Agricultural
Science


Basic Agricultural
Science
 
Basic Agricultural
Science
 
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
  Basic Animal Science    Physical Science
Applications in Agriculture1
Basic Agricultural Processing  Basic Natural Resource
 Management
Basic Horticultural
Science

Basic Agricultural Mechanics 
  Biological Science Applications in Agriculture - Animals           Biological Science Applications in Agriculture - 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
Technology

Natural Resources Conservation 
& Management 

Horticultural Production & Management  Agricultural Mechanics 
& Technology
 
Agricultural Sales 
& Marketing

Veterinary
Technology


Water Treatment Animal Processing Wildlife Management Landscaping & 
Turf Management
 
 Agricultural Construction 
& Technology

Companion and Service & Support Animal Training     Plant Processing Hunter Education Greenhouse Production    Agriculture Welding
   


 Urban Forestry Agronomy Agricultural Metal 
& Fabrication

     
  Forestry Urban Agriculture  
GROUP 4: ADVANCED COURSES (Optional)





 
Agribusiness Independent Study Animal Systems Independent Study Agricultural
Biotechnology Independent Study 
Environmental Service Systems Independent Study Agricultural Production and Processing Independent Study Natural Resources Independent Study Plant Systems Independent Study Agricultural Mechanics and Construction 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 
Ag Communications   Advanced Biological Science Applications in Agriculture Sustainable Agriculture Soil Science Sustainable Agriculture Soil Science Soil Science Geospatial Technology
 Marketing Commodities  Animal Nutrition Integrated Pest Management Alternative Energy
Aquacultural Science 
& Technology

Alternative Energy  Sustainable Agriculture Agricultural Machinery Services

Animal Genetics Soil Science  Biotechnical Engineering   Technology, Society and Sustainability  Viticulture Biotechnical Engineering
 
Small Animal Care
Biotechnical Engineering
Sustainable Agriculture

Geospatial Technology
Advanced Biological Science Applications in Agriculture
 Precision Agriculture
 
Large Animal Care    Physical Science Applications in Agriculture II Aquacultural Science 
& Technology

Aquacultural Science 
& Technology
   
Physical Science Applications in Agriculture II 
    Equine Science   Technology, Society and Sustainability     Floral Design  
    Aquacultural Science 
& Technology
 
   Geospatial Technology        
        Precision Agriculture        
 GROUP 5: WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE COURSES
 


 
 Agribusiness Workplace Experience Animal Systems Workplace Experience Agricultural Biotechnology Systems Workplace Experience Environmental Service Systems Workplace Experience Agricultural Production and Processing Workplace Experience  Natural Resources Workplace Experience Plant Systems Workplace Experience Power, Structural and Technical Systems Workplace Experience
A quality CTE 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 the 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 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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