Agriculture Science

LEADERSHIP AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

 9251 Course number Credit: 1 unit

Grade level: 10, 11, and 12 Prerequisite: none

 COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed for students with an interest in leadership in agriculture and personal skills development. Content includes leadership theory and attributes, conflict resolution, planning and carrying out meetings, using parliamentary procedure, preparing and making speeches, and ethics. A lab fee of $15 is required for this class.

 AGRISCIENCE I

 8201 Course number Credit: 1 unit

Grade level: 9th grade only Prerequisite: none

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is a 9th grade course that lays the foundation for introduction into one of the seven career pathways. Content includes animal science, plant and soil science, agribusiness and economic principles, and agricultural mechanics. This course is a prerequisite to all upper level agricultural education courses. A lab fee of $15 is required for this class.

 AGRICULTURAL STRUCTURES

 8223 Course number Credit: 1 unit

Grade level: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Intro to   Agricultural Mechanics and Power

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to develop skills and competence in planning, constructing, and maintaining agricultural structures. Content includes sketching, drawing, plan reading, laying out structures, masonry, and some metal fabrication.

A lab fee of $15 is required for this class.

 AGRICULTURAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT:

ANIMAL SCIENCE

 8012 Course number Credit: 1 unit

Grade level: Prerequisite: Ag 1 and $15 lab fee.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to teach basic skills and specific joj competencies for the industries of beef cattle, swine, sheep, equine, dairy cattle and poultry for careers in animal science. This class will have a hand on working lab with cow calf herd and a flock of sheep. 

 EQUINE PRODUCTION

 8234 Course number Credit: 1 unit

Grade level: 10,11, 12 Prerequisite: none

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Designed for students with an interest in horses and careers associated in the field of equine management. Content includes importance of equine, breeds anatomy physiology, nutrition and feeding, facilities, production practices, and disease and pest control. Also includes grooming, equitation, tack and safety. A lab fee of $15 is required for this class.

  INTRODUCTION TO AGRIBUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

 8251 Course number Credit: 1 unit

Grade level: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: none

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Course is the introduction for students that are interested in managing and otherwise operating agricultural businesses. Contest includes meaning and role management, economic systems, risk management, staring an agribusiness, complying with legal regulations, records and financial analysis

A lab fee of $15 is required for this class.

   INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS

 8261 Course number Credit: 1 unit

Grade level: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Agriscience I

 COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is a one credit course that introduces the broad field of agricultural communications and provides for the development of knowledge and skill in specific areas related to communications theory and practice. Content includes the meaning and process of communication, the role and history of print and electronic media, legal aspects of agricultural communications, news and feature written in agriculture, news photography, layout and design, and ethics in agricultural communications. Content may also include web design and broadcast journalism in agriculture. Student will be encouraged to begin developing a portfolio in an area of interest such as print media, electronic media, or public relations. FFA and supervised experience will be included as appropriate. A lab fee of $15 is required for this class.

 INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS AND POWER

 8221 Course number Credit: 1 unit

Grade level: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: none

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is an introductory course for students with an interest in agricultural mechanics and power equipment. Content includes importance of agricultural mechanics, personal and employability safety, identifying, using and maintaining common hand tools, metal fabrication, preparing and using simple project plans.

A lab fee of $15 is required for this class.

  INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE

 8281 Course number Credit: 1 unit

Grade level: 10 Prerequisite: none

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Introduction to Horticulture is a one-credit course that is offered as the first course in the pathway in schools with a horticultural emphasis. It is for students who wish to develop knowledge and skills related to ornamental horticulture, including floristry, landscaping, turf, and greenhouse production. Content includes species and importance of horticulture plants, plant safety, plants as living organisms, sexual and asexual reproduction, plant growth and cultural practices, including the use of greenhouses and other growing structures. Disease and pest management, plant nutrition, and growth regulation are included. FFA and supervised experience are included as appropriate. A lab fee of $15 is required for this class.

NATURAL RESOURCES

 8025 Course number Credit: 1 unit

Grade level: Prerequisite: Ag 1 and pay $15 lab fee.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will teach the following;

Outdoor safety and first aid, natural resources and conservation,

water resource management, land management, air resource

management, energy resource, forestry, wildlife management,

wildlife habitats, outdoor recreation. This class will be taught in an

indoor and outdoor classroom environment.

 

SMALL ANIMAL CARE AND VETERINARY ASSISTING

 8233 Course number Credit: 1 unit

Grade level: 11, 12 Prerequisite: none

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed for students that have an interest in animals kept as service, companion, and laboratory animals. Content includes importance of small animals, anatomy and physiology, nutrition and feeding, disease and health management, facilities and well-being. Also includes asepsis, animal safety, administration of medication, terminology and vital signs. A lab fee of $15 is required for this class.