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Content Area: 21st-Century Life and Careers
9.4 Career and Technical Education
ContentArea 21st-Century Life and Careers
Standard 9.4 Career and Technical EducationAll students who complete a career and technical education program will acquire academic and technical skills for careers in emerging and established professions that lead to technical skill proficiency, credentials, certificates, licenses, and/or degrees. (For descriptions of the 16 career clusters, see the Career Clusters Table.)
Strand A. Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources Career Cluster
Pathway (5) Natural Resources Systems
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
Communication Skills: All clusters rely on effective oral and written communication strategies for creating, expressing, and interpreting information and ideas that incorporate technical terminology and information.
9.4.12.A.(5).1 Communicate about natural resources using effective public venues to heighten awareness regarding conservation and resource preservation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.A.(5).2 Communicate about natural resource production practices and processing procedures to heighten public awareness regarding the responsible and sustainable use of natural resources.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking: Critical and creative thinking strategies facilitate innovation and problem-solving independently and in teams.
9.4.12.A.(5).3 Apply scientific principles and processes to natural resource system problems and issues when planning natural resource management activities, to demonstrate understanding of the need, feasibility, and application of logical, reasoned solutions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
  • Roles within teams, work units, departments, organizations, inter-organizational systems, and the larger environment impact business operations.

  • Key organizational systems impact organizational performance and the quality of products and services.

  • Understanding the global context of 21st-century industries and careers impacts business operations.
9.4.12.A.(5).4 Identify, describe, and develop system management activities in natural habitats to demonstrate recognition of the important relationship between natural resource preservation and human intervention.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Technical Skills: Technical knowledge and skills play a role in all careers within the cluster and pathway.
9.4.12.A.(5).5 Practice responsible control and management procedures and techniques to protect or maintain natural resources in a variety of settings in this pathway.