• Course Descriptions

    Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources  Possible career pathway models in agriculture, food and natural resources include: Agriculture Financial Planning, Animal Caretaker, Vet Technician, Water Treatment Operations, Agricultural Communications, Meats Processing, Biotechnology, Farm Management, Floral Design, Welding, and Fish Hatchery Manager    

    Students enrolled in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources are eligible for membership in the FFA youth organization.

    Veterinary Medical Applications                                                                                                           1 credit

    Grade Placement:   11-12

    Prerequisite: Livestock Production, Small Animal Management or Equine Science_________________________

    To be prepared for careers in the field of animal science, students need to attain academic skills and knowledge, acquire technical knowledge and skills related to animal systems and the workplace, and develop knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities, entry requirements, and industry expectations. To prepare for success, students need opportunities to learn, reinforce, apply, and transfer knowledge and skills and technologies in a variety of settings. Topics covered in this course include, but are not limited to veterinary practices as they relate to both large and small animal species.

          Advanced Animal Science

          Grade Placement:  11-12

     

    Prerequisite: A minimum of one credit from the courses in the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources cluster_____________________________________________________________________________________

    To be prepared for careers in the field of animal science, students need to attain academic skills and knowledge, acquire knowledge and skills related to animal systems, and develop knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities, entry requirements, and industry standards. To prepare for success, students need opportunities to learn, reinforce, apply, and transfer their knowledge and skills in a variety of settings. This course examines the interrelatedness of human, scientific, and technological dimensions of livestock production. Instruction is designed to allow for the application of scientific and technological aspects of animal science through field and laboratory experiences. Scientific inquiry, science and social ethics and science models will also be discussed.

    Wildlife Fisheries and Ecology Management                                                                             Vi credit

    Grade Placement:   10-12

    Prerequisite: Principles of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

    To be prepared for careers in natural resource systems, students need to attain academic skills and knowledge, acquire

    technical   knowledge  and skills  related  to natural  resources,  and develop  knowledge  and  skills  regarding career

    opportunities, entry requirements, and industry expectations. To prepare for success, students need opportunities to learn,

    reinforce, apply, and transfer their knowledge and skills in a variety of settings. This course examines the management of

    game and non-game wildlife species, fish, and aqua crops and their ecological needs as related to current agricultural

    practices.

    Horticulture Science                                                                                                                    1 credit

    Grade Placement: 9-12 Prerequisite: None

    This course is designed to develop an understanding of common horticultural management practices as they relate to food and ornamental plant production. Landscape design, turf maintenance, plant nutrition, plan use and identification, plant chemical uses and precautions are introduced along with tools and equipment used in the industry.

    Landscape Design and Turf Grass Management                                                                      1 credit

    Grade Placement:  10-12

    Prerequisite: Horticulture Science

    To be prepared for careers in horticultural systems, students need to attain academic and technical skills and knowledge related to horticultural systems and the workplace

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