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Environmental, Agricultural, and Natural Resources

Overview

T-sunflower-sun-summer-yellow.jpgThe Environmental, Agricultural, and Natural Resources Program embraces an interdisciplinary approach to the study of earth systems and the human impact on the environment. The course of study is built on obtaining a solid foundation of biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Students successfully completing the programs of study are equipped to pursue areas of study in college and the expanding career fields related to environmental science.

Requirements to Enroll and Complete Program: Be in good academic standing with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Learn more about possible careers and majors

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Did You Know?

  • 1/3 of CTE Students can earn college credit and/or industry certification through CTE1
  • CTE Graduates earn significantly more than those who majored in academic fields2
  • 6 in 10 Students plan to pursue a career related to the CTE area they explored in high school.3
  • CTE Graduates with technical or applied science associates degrees out-earn bachelor’s degree holders by $11,000.4

Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) - Natural Resources

(3-year pathway)

The Natural Resources program  of study is composed of a four-course sequence that covers environmental, agricultural and natural resource issues and management. Students will engage in scientific inquiry related to local and regional environmental problems and issues in natural resources management. Recommended Electives: Advanced Placement Biology, Advanced Placement Chemistry, Advanced Placement Environmental Science, Environmental Issues.

Courses

  • Beginning Grade Level: 10th

Programs Location(s)

*Boundary Students Only

Possible Majors

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Law and Public Policy
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Human Ecology
  • Agricultural Management
  • Environmental Urban Planning
  • Agroecology
  • Marine Ecology

Possible Careers

  • Agronomist
  • Greenhouse Supervisor
  • Soil Scientist
  • Environmental Lawyer
  • Environmental Planner
  • Forest Ranger
  • Urban Planner
  • Food Safety Inspector
  • Food Product Developer
  • Agricultural Marketing Representative

Program Contact Information

Regina G. Spruill, Ed.D., Instructional Specialist
regin.garrettspruill@pgcps.org

Department of Career and Technical Education
Green Valley Administrative Offices
2215 Chadwick Street
Temple Hills, MD 20748

Phone: (301) 669-6012
Fax: (301) 637-4452

To become an Advisor, contact:
Kimberly Rush-Lynch
301-574-5162 ext. 3
karlynch@co.pg.md.us

1 Source: My College Options®/ACTE research study (2016). National sample includes 40,192 high school CTE students., 2 Jacobson and Mokher, Florida Study of Career and Technical Education, 2014, as cited in the 2014 National Assessment of CTE Final Report, 3 NRCCUA® and ACTE 2016, 4 Schneider 2013, College Measures