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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 (3) Animal Systems
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
Safety, Health, and Environment: Implementation of health, safety, and environmental management systems and organizational policies and procedures impacts organizational performance, regulatory compliance, and continuous improvement.
9.4.12.A.(3).1 Recognize and interpret animal behaviors and execute protocols for safe handling to protect both animals and humans.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Technical Skills: Technical knowledge and skills play a role in all careers within the cluster and pathway.
9.4.12.A.(3).2 Describe and implement the principles of animal production and management in domesticated and/or natural environments, applying knowledge of anatomy and physiology to enhance animal production.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.A.(3).3 Analyze and implement proper nutrition using accepted protocols and processes to maintain animal performance.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.A.(3).4 Analyze and summarize factors that influence an animal’s reproductive cycle to demonstrate an understanding of the species.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.A.(3).5 Evaluate environmental factors affecting animal performance and implement procedures for enhancing performance to demonstrate effective application of principles to optimize performance.