Agriculture/Horticulture

FOUNDATIONS OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD, AND NATURAL RESOURCES
AG8006 (1 credit)

Junior High and High School
  • Introduction to the field of agriculture and serves as a prerequisite for more advanced courses in agricultural education. 
  • Major units of instruction will include: plant science, animal science, food science and safety, natural resource conservation, and careers in the agricultural industry. 
  • Introduction to the safe use of hand tools for woodworking and basic arc welding skills in a laboratory setting. 

ANIMAL SYSTEMS

INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL SYSTEMS
AG8008 (1credit)

High School, 9th-10th
  • Develop competencies in each of the major areas of the Animal Systems career pathway including animal nutrition, reproduction, breeding, care, and management. 
  • Learn agricultural mechanics applicable to animal systems. 
  • Explore principles of leadership and opportunities within student organizations along with Supervised Agricultural Experience opportunities. 
  • Opportunities for industry certification in BQA certification and FAMACHA testing. 

EQUINE MANAGEMENT
AG8080 (1 credit)

High School
  • Learn how to care for and manage horses. 
  • Equine health, nutrition, management, reproduction, training, evaluation, and showmanship are the major instructional areas. 
  • Instruction in the tools, equipment, and facilities for equine enterprises. 
  • Business management topics include the economics of boarding, training, and merchandising horses. 
  • Leadership development activities are included, and participation in FFA activities such as competitive horse judging team is encouraged. 

SMALL ANIMAL CARE
AG8083 (1 credit)

High School
  • Learn how to care for and manage small animals, focusing on instructional areas in animal health, nutrition, management, reproduction, and evaluation. 
  • Instruction in the tools, equipment, and facilities for small animal care, and provides activities to foster leadership development. 
  • FFA and SAE activities are encouraged. 

VETERINARY SCIENCE
AG8088 (1 credit)

High School, 11th - 12th grades
  • Provide knowledge and technical skills in veterinary medicine or in a related occupation. 
  • Units include veterinary terminology, animal anatomy and physiology, identifying species and breeds of animals, animal handling, safety and sanitation in a veterinary office, performing laboratory tests and hospital procedures, and animal nutrition. 

PLANT SYSTEMS
Introduction to Plant Systems
AG8007 (1 credit)

High School , 9th and 10th
  • Develop competencies in each of the major areas of the Plant Systems career pathway including applied botany, plant propagation, plant care and selection. 
  • Introduction to the various divisions of the plant systems industry. 
  • Learn agricultural mechanics applicable to plant systems. 
  • Explore principles of leadership and opportunities within student organizations along with Supervised Agricultural Experiences opportunities. 

HORTICULTURAL SCIENCES
AG8034 (1 credit)

High School, 10th – 12th
  • Develop the necessary knowledge, skills, habits, and attitudes for advancement in areas such as floriculture, landscape design, greenhouse operation, nursery plant production, and turf management. 
  • Instruction in using soil and other plant-growing media, and in identifying, propagating, and growing horticultural plants in the greenhouse and land laboratory. 
  • Hands-on experience raising poinsettias, bedding plants, hanging baskets, etc. will be part of the curriculum. 

Offered alternating years: 

FLORICULTURE
AG8038 (1 credit)

High School, 11th and 12th grade
  • Emphasis on management and individualized projects in plant production. 
  • Learn the basics of the horticulture plant production industry, including the science of plant production, as well as marketing and business management. 
  • Plant material identification and floral design round out this course to prepare the student for an entry-level position in the floriculture industry.  

GREENHOUSE PLANT PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT
AG8035 (1 credit)

High School, 11th - 12th
  • Builds on the skills learned in Horticulture Science focusing on learning the operating procedures for a greenhouse. 
  • Units of instruction include developing production facilities, science application in plant production and plant identification, and landscaping. 

Offered alternating years

LANDSCAPING
AG8036 (1 credit)

High School, 11th and 12th grade
  • Develop the knowledge, skills, habits, and attitudes for entry-level employment and advancement in landscape design, landscape construction, and landscape maintenance. 
  • Sketching and drawing, analyzing landscape sites, designing for function and aesthetics, identifying and selecting landscape plants, plant installation, fertilizing, mulching, pruning, and controlling pests. 

FORESTRY MANAGEMENT
AG8042 (1 credit)d

High School
  • Instruction in the management of the forest as a resource and as a business. 
  • Develop knowledge in areas like tree physiology, forest ecology, silviculture, and the management and marketing of forest products. 
  • Strong emphasis is placed on developing career skills for the forestry industry. 

MECHANICS

SMALL ENGINE REPAIR
AG8082 (1 credit)

High School
  • Study of the operation, maintenance, and repair of small gasoline engines. 
  • Instructional topics include principles of operation of gasoline engines, tune-up and maintenance procedures, and disassembly and reassembly of a 4-cycle engine 

AGRICULTURE FABRICATION AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES - WELDING
AG8019 (1 credit)

High School, 11th-12th
  • Instruction providing career training in the areas of agricultural fabrication and emerging technologies. 
  • Focus on hot and cold metal fabrication and will also include studies of emerging technologies utilized with the field of agriculture. 

ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS


AGRICULTURE BUSINESS FUNDAMENTALS CO-OP
AG8022 (1 credit)

High School, 11th and 12th grade
  • Enrolled in agriculture/horticulture courses. 
  • Cooperative training station that provides hands-on experience that will aid in the development of skills and attitudes needed for successful employment in agriculture business. 
  • Students must have transportation.