Agriculture

AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION COURSES

ANIMAL SCIENCE (1 unit of credit) ½ unit of Science and ½ unit of Practical Art when completed with Plant Science sequent year.  

Prerequisite:  Freshman or Sophomore

This class will take an in-depth look at animal classification, animal anatomy and physiology, animal nutrition and health, animal reproduction and genetics, and small animal care and management.  In addition, students will discover how scientific principles and modern technologies have affected the animal industry.  Career opportunities in the animal sciences will be explored.  The class will include classroom, laboratory, and field trip activities.  Students successfully completing this course will receive ½ science credit.  Students will have the opportunity to join FFA. 

 

ADV. ANIMAL SCIENCE (1 unit of credit) 

Prerequisite:  Animal Science or Plant Science, Junior or Senior.

This class will help students understand the importance of animal production, management, marketing, nutrition, breeding, selection, animal health, waste management, biotechnology.  In addition, the importance of keeping production records will be emphasized.  Students have the opportunity to join FFA.

 

AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT (1/2 unit of credit) 

Prerequisite:  Sophomore, Junior, or Senior. 

This course combines farm management and agribusiness management content based on agricultural economic principles.  Computer applications are included to enhance student understanding and utilization of current technology.  Units include human relations, verbal and written communication, microcomputers in agriculture, economic principles, farm planning, and business management.  Application of economic principles and business management to the agriculture industry provides the basis for financial success of an agricultural business.  Students have the opportunity join FFA.                                                                                                                    

 

AGRIBUSINESS SALES (1/2 unit of credit)

Prerequisite:  Sophomore, Junior, or Senior. 

This course is designed to give students the necessary experiences and foundation to secure employment in the agribusiness world.  Units of study include human relations, personal inventory, and careers related to the selling, marketing, purchasing, storing, grading, and transporting of supplies and products in the agribusiness industry.  Students have the opportunity to join FFA.

 

HORTICULTURE I & II (1 unit of credit) 

Prerequisite:  Sophomore, Junior, or Senior

Student Organization:  FFA 

This class emphasizes the fruit and vegetable, and nursery and landscaping aspects of the horticulture industry.  Areas of instruction include plant growth and development, sexual and asexual plant growth regulators, soils and growing media, and chemicals and fertilizers.  Students will be involved with the horticulture process from production to marketing.  Approximately 50% of the time will be spent in “hands on” greenhouse activities.  Students have the opportunity to join FFA.

 

PLANT SCIENCE (1 unit of credit) ½ unit of Science and ½ unit of Practical Arts.  

Prerequisite:  Animal Science

This class will examine plant structures and taxonomy, plant physiology, plant reproduction (including genetic engineering), soils and hydroponics management, and plants as they relate to the food industry.  Students will study scientific principles and modern technology, focusing on the effects they have on the plant industry.  Additional instruction in agricultural careers, leadership and supervised agricultural experience will be included.  The course will provide classroom, laboratory, and greenhouse and field trip experiences.  Students who successfully complete the course will receive ½ science credit.  Students have the opportunity to join FFA.


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