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Agriscience Courses

  • Plants, Animals, and Leadership

    Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12                                                  

    Full Year, 1 Credit

    Students will learn how agriculture plays a key role in the U.S. and world economy along with hands on instruction in plant and animal sciences, mechanics, and leadership development. A Supervised Agricultural Experience Program (SAE) is required for all students. Students will participate in FFA where they will develop leadership and skills for career success.

    Applied Biological Systems

    Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12                                                      

    Full Year, 1 Credit

    Prerequisite: PAL or co-enrolled for one semester of Floriculture or Animal Life. This course may be applied toward fulfillment of the biology requirement. Students will have hands on instruction that focuses on how plant and animal sciences play a key role in Biology. Emphasis will be on major biology components and how they related to life. A Supervised Agricultural Experience Program (SAE) s required for all students. Students will participate in FFA where they will develop leadership and skills for career success.

    AgriScience I

    Grades: 10, 11, 12                                                      

    Full Year, 1 Credit

    May be offered for Dual Credit. This course focuses on plant sciences, specifically with plant production in the greenhouse. Units include plant growth and development, hydroponics, propagation, nutrition, pests, greenhouse management, landscape plant identification, design and installation of irrigation systems, and equipment maintenance. Students will be required to maintain an SAE. Students will participate in FFA where they will develop skills for leadership and career success. Completion of Agriscience I and II will provide one credit of laboratory science for university admission or high school credit and one elective credit.

    AgriScience II

    Grades: 10, 11, 12                                                      

    Full Year, 1 Credit.                                    

    May be offered for Dual Credit. This course focuses on the animal sciences as well as the history and trends in animal industries. Units include animal selection, health, nutrition, reproduction, genetics, meat evaluation, and horse care. Business principles of the animal industries are included. Students will be required to maintain an SAE. Students will participate in FFA where they will develop skills for leadership and career success. Completion of Agriscience I and II will provide one credit of laboratory science for university admission or high school credit and one elective credit.

    Agriculture Engineering

    Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12                                                      

    Full Year, 1 Credit

    Prerequisite: Any Agriscience Course. May be repeated for credit. This course will cover some of the mechanical skills needed in the agricultural industry. Units taught include safety, tool identification and maintenance, computer applications in mechanics, arc welding, mig welding, plumbing, electricity, electric motors, woodwork, working drawings, surveying, concrete, small gas engines, tractor operation and safety. Students will be required to maintain an SAE. Students will participate in FFA where they will develop skills for leadership and career success.

    Agriculture Business Management Cooperative Education

    Grades: 12                                                      

    Full Year, 3 Credits

    Prerequisite: Two years of any Agriscience Course and instructor approval. This course may be taken for Economics credit. May be offered for Dual Credit. Students will learn the basics of agricultural business management. Topics include entrepreneurship, profiting maximizing principles, salesmanship, leadership in the workplace, and job interview skills. A project will be required of all students. Students will be required to work an average of 15 hours per week and attend class. SAE records will be required. Students will participate in FFA where they will develop skills for leadership and career success.   Students must have their own transportation and insurance.