Agriculture And Horticulture

Do you enjoy working outdoors or with animals?
Do you like science and technology?
Do you wonder what happens to food before it arrives in your kitchen?

If so, you should check out the CTE Pathways in the Agricultural Sciences cluster

Pathways in the Agricultural Sciences teach students how agriculture is related to business, medicine, technology and engineering. The programs will give you the preparation and training needed for you to be successful many different careers.


Pathways

Agricultural Business and FinanceShow More

As a student in Agricultural Finance, you will study topics including the environment, business ownership, finance, accounting, record-keeping, production, marketing, personnel, government regulations, planning and taxation.

Schools with Agricultural Business and Finance

School Name Application Type
Chicago AG Neighborhood Program
Agricultural Mechanics and TechnologyShow More

As a student in the Agricultural Mechanics program you will learn how to read blue prints, survey land and ensure safe use of tools. You will also get hands-on experience using hand tools, power tools and computer programs to construct and maintain agricultural systems and structures.

Schools with Agricultural Mechanics and Technology

School Name Application Type
Chicago AG Neighborhood Program
Animal ScienceShow More

As a student in the Animal Science program, you will learn to groom, feed and care for animals. To help enforce the principles of raising and managing livestock, you will care for the animals at your school.

Schools with Animal Science

School Name Application Type
Chicago AG Neighborhood Program
Food ScienceShow More

As a student in the Food Science program, you will learn how to convert raw materials into food and discover the science behind food composition.

Schools with Food Science

School Name Application Type
Chicago AG Neighborhood Program
Horticultural ScienceShow More

As a student in the Horticultural Science program you will develop knowledge and skills necessary to care for a variety of plants.

Schools with Horticultural Science

School Name Application Type
Chicago AG Neighborhood Program
CVCA District-wide Application
Marshall District-wide Application

How to Participate

College and Career Academy Application

8th Graders
If you would like to attend a CTE Academy for high school, you should:

  • Learn about the different programs on this site
  • Choose the schools and academies you want to apply to
  • Then apply online at www.apply.cps.edu
  • 2015 application will open October 1st

Freshmen
If you are attending a high school with a CTE Academy or CTE School Option program and want to participate should speak with your counselor.

Application Information
The application process for College and Career Academies is very similar to other CPS high school programs such as Magnet and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs. The academy application process is part of CPS’s Options for Knowledge program managed by the Office of Access and Enrollment (OAE).


Careers to Consider

Agriculture and Horticulture Chart   Chart Key


Student Organizations

FFAShow More

http://www.ffa.org/

The Mission of Future Farmers of America (FFA) is to prepare agriculture students for the challenges of feeding a growing population.

Students will learn that agriculture is more than planting and harvesting– it’s a science, it’s a business and it’s an art. FFA continues to help the next generation rise up to meet those challenges by helping its members to develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of career pathways.

PASShow More

National Postsecondary Agricultural Student Organization

The National Postsecondary Agricultural Student Organization (PAS) is an organization provides opportunities through collegiate experiences that promote individual growth, leadership and strong personal ethics, for students who are pursuing agriculture careers.

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