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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 (2) Plant Systems
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
Academic Foundations: Academic concepts lay the foundation for the full range of career and postsecondary education opportunities within the career cluster.
9.4.12.A.(2).1 Examine and apply knowledge of basic plant anatomy and physiology, using taxonomic and other classifications to build a working understanding of functional differences among plant structures.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Technical Skills: Technical knowledge and skills play a role in all careers within the cluster and pathway.
9.4.12.A.(2).2 Describe and implement the principles of plant production and management in both domesticated and natural environments, applying principles of anatomy and physiology to enhance plant production.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.A.(2).3 Evaluate and implement the fundamentals of production and harvesting when producing plants to demonstrate plant management and production techniques.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.A.(2).4 Exercise elements of design commonly used by professionals in plant systems careers by enhancing an environment (e.g., floral, forest, landscape, or farm) for a variety of purposes.