Guide to Career and Technology Studies (CTS)

Natural Resources


Non-Apprenticeship Occupational Areas


NAT focuses on conservation and the sustainable use of natural resources. Students develop the motivation and commitment to work individually and collectively as private citizens and members of the workforce toward the conservation and responsible use of air, energy, forests, land, minerals, water, and wildlife.


Agriculture (AGR) Learn the how and why of producing agriculture/horticulture products, providing related services, and supporting sustainable development and the efficient use of natural resources.
Environmental Stewardship (ENS) Examine the management and conservation of the environment and propose actions that foster the sustainable development and use of resources.
Forestry (FOR) Develop an understanding of the forest as a resource and how to maintain its sustainability.
Primary Resources (PRS) Examine mineral industries and technologies that support sustainable development and efficient use of mineral resources.
Wildlife (WLD) Examine the human relationship to the natural environment and consider the impact of various human pursuits on species and ecosystems.


Apprenticeship Occupational Area(s)


Landscape Horticulturist (LGA) Students begin to learn their skills as a landscape horticulturist and upon successful completion of this pathway may choose to write the Apprenticeship and Industry exam for first period apprenticeship.