Agriculture

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  • 9th Grade / 10th Grade / 11th Grade / 12th Grade

    Agriculture Science I
    Course #: HS6675
    Grade: 9-10
    Credits: 1 Unit
    Credit Type: Practical Art/Technology/Elective

    Students receive instruction in animal science, plant science, career exploration, leadership and personal development, and supervised agricultural experience. Units may include agribusiness, natural resources, and food science. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are agri-science projects, internships, and supervised agricultural experience. Supervised agricultural experience programs and FFA leadership activities are integral components of this course and provide many opportunities for practical application of instructional competencies.


    Agriculture Science II
    Course #: HS6676
    Grade: 10-11
    Credits: 1 Unit
    Credit Type: Practical Art Technology/Elective
    Recommendation: Ag Science I or teacher approval

    Students receive instruction in plant and crop science, soils, entomology, horticulture, forestry, and additional instruction in animal science, career development, leadership, and supervised agricultural experience. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are agri-science projects, internships, and supervised agricultural experience. Supervised agricultural experience programs and FFA leadership activities are integral components of this course and provide many opportunities for practical application of instructional competencies.


    Horticulture/Landscape Maintenance & Design
    Course #: HS6677
    Grade: 11-12
    Credits: 1 Unit
    Credit Type: Practical Art/Technology/Elective
    Prerequisite: Ag Science II

    Students gain a working knowledge of how plants grow and identification, installation, and maintenance of trees, shrubs, bedding plants and ground covers.  Students are exposed to many areas of plant propagations, greenhouse management, vegetable and fruit growing.  Students will create major landscape designs suitable for their landscape portfolio, and will receive hands-on experience in agri-science projects, internships, and supervised agricultural experiences.  Supervised agricultural experience programs and FFA leadership activities are integral components of this course and provide many opportunities for practical application of instructional competencies.  This course may fulfill the district speech requirement if it is the third Ag class taken by the students.


    Animal Husbandry/Animal Care Assistant
    Course #: HS6683
    Grade: 11-12
    Credits: .5 Unit
    Credit Type: Practical Art/Technology/Elective
    Prerequisite: Ag Science II

    Students will be introduced to: principles of handling, housing and management of animals; basic dietary and sanitation requirements; restraining and handling; administering of medication, bathing, skin scraping, and basic laboratory tests. Students will be orientated to career opportunities available in veterinary technology and introduced to: professional ethics, public relations, psychological adjustments of the student in terms of understanding the need for physical treatment and care of animals, client relations, vaccination programs, regulatory organizations, and receptionist. This course placed emphasis on animal psychology including main body systems and basic method of anesthesia and general animal care. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are agri-science projects, internships, and supervised agricultural experiences.  Supervised agricultural experience programs and FFA leadership activities are integral components of this course and provide many opportunities for practical application of instructional competencies. This course may fulfill the district speech requirement if it is the third Ag class taken by the students.


    Animal Science
    Course #: HS6684
    Grade: 11-12
    Credits: 1 Unit
    Credit Type: Technology/Elective/3rd Science Credit
    Prerequisite: Ag Science I & Ag Science II

    Animal Science is a foundation-level course designed to engage students in hands-on laboratories and activities to explore the world of animal agriculture.  Throughout the course, students will develop a comprehensive Producer’s Management Guide for an animal of their choice.  Student’s experiences will include the study of animal anatomy, physiology, behavior, nutrition, reproduction, health, selection, and marketing.  For example, students will acquire skills in meeting the nutritional needs of animals while developing balanced, economical rations.  Throughout the course, students will consider the perceptions and preferences of individuals within local, regional, and world markets.  Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course includes area agri-science projects, internships, and supervised agricultural experiences.  Supervised agricultural experience programs and FFA leadership activities are integral components of this course and provide many opportunities for practical application of instructional competencies.  This course may fulfill the district speech requirement if it is the third Ag class taken by the students, or it may count for the third science credit.

     

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