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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 (6) Environmental Service Systems
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking: Critical and creative thinking strategies facilitate innovation and problem-solving independently and in teams.
9.4.12.A.(6).1 Apply scientific principles to the study of environmental service systems in order to facilitate development of solutions to environmental issues, problems, and applications.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
  • 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.(6).2 Apply scientific principles to environmental systems management activities.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.A.(6).3 Identify and describe environmental service systems needed to manage a facility environment (e.g., pollution control, water treatment, wastewater treatment, solid waste management, and energy).                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Ethics and Legal Responsibilities: Legal responsibilities, professional ethics, and codes of conduct affect management practices, business performance, and regulatory compliance, as well as the confidence of customers, business partners, and investors.
9.4.12.A.(6).4 Examine and interpret public policies and regulations impacting environmental services to determine their effect on building operations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Technical Skills: Technical knowledge and skills play a role in all careers within the cluster and pathway.
9.4.12.A.(6).5 Evaluate environmental services using analytic procedures and instruments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.A.(6).6 Use surveying and drafting tools, equipment, machinery, and technology to accomplish planning and other tasks in this pathway.