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Agriscience Career Pathways

Miami-Dade Career and Technical Education (CTE) Agriscience K-8, middle school and high school programs of study integrate rigorous academic study with technical and soft work skills in specific career pathways of the career cluster Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.

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Career Exploration in Middle School

At the middle school level, students are introduced to CTE programs in exploration and introduction courses, which are designed to pique their interest in learning about career clusters and pathways. Middle school agriscience students have the opportunity to participate in FFA leadership training and competitions, and to also achieve digital learning tool certificates and/or industry certification. Courses are aligned to Florida state-approved curriculum; and to high school CTE programs.

Middle and K-8 Schools with Agriscience CTE Courses

  • Coconut Palm K-8 Academy
  • John F. Kennedy Middle
  • Redland Middle
  • Richmond Heights Middle
  • Hialeah Gardens Middle
  • Homestead Middle
  • John I. Smith K-8 Center

Career Preparatory in High School

High school students begin study of CTE Agriscience programs in the ninth grade, which provides them an opportunity to concentrate their efforts in an agricultural or animal science career pathway. Agriscience programs consist of 3 or more year long courses, participation in FFA, achievement of industry certification, and work-based learning opportunities.

Florida Dept. Of Education Curriculum & Other Resources

 

High Schools with Agriscience

  • Coral Reef Senior High
  • Felix Varela Senior High
  • Hialeah Gardens Senior High*
  • Miami Jackson Senior High
  • John A. Ferguson Senior High*
  • Robert Morgan Educational Center
  • South Dade Senior High
  • TERRA Environmental Research Institute
  • William Turner Technical Arts High

*NAF Academies

Industry Certification

Usually achieved during senior year with online exam and sometimes with demonstration of skills (may also be age and experiential hours requirements.)

  • Agricultural Biotechnology Specialist Certification (FLFBR002)
  • Agricultural Unmanned Aircraft Systems Specialist Certification (FLFBR006)
  • Agritechnology Specialist Certification (FLFBR001)*
  • Certified Horticulture Professional (FNGLA001)
  • Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA) (FLVMA002)
  • Small UAS Safety Certification (USINS001)

*Middle and high school               

View Industry Certification Return on Investment Flyer

(Not all certifications listed above are offered at all schools listed)

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Work-Based Learning

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Career and Technical Ed. Student Organization

Middle, high school and post-secondary student participation.

Average Salaries

OCCUPATIONS FLORIDA NATIONAL
 Agricultural Equip Operator $24,260 $17,760 - $39,370
 Agricultural Technician $34,130 $22,860 - $53,680
 Agricultural Engineers $49,710 $48,370 - $116,040
 Animal Scientist $40,370 $36,370 - $123,670
 Environmental Engineer $70,890 $49,730 - $122,690
 Environmental Engineering Tech $43,030 $29,380 - $74,280
 Forest/ConservationTech $42,660 $24,930 - $54,230
 Inspector of Agricultural Product $30,370 $25,540 - $63,150
 Park Naturalist $51,160 $37,070 - $90,740
 Tree Trimmer and Pruner $28,780 $20,310 - $52,950
 Veterinary Assistant $22,000 $18,169 - $31,809

 

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Florida Career Cluster Information

Agriculture

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