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Agriculture Courses

Principles of Agri-Science & Technology (7445)
 
1 credit Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
This course provides instruction in the foundations of the various segments of the agricultural industry.  Agricultural career opportunities will be emphasized. Animal science, plant and land science, and agricultural mechanic skills will be the focus of the curriculum. The selection and planning of a supervised agricultural experience program and related record keeping will be presented. Leadership development will be provided through FFA. Students will receive personal guidance and counseling with preparatory instructional program selection. This class is required for all agriculture career majors/pathways.
Animal Science (7446)
 
1 credit Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Principles of Agri-Science and Technology and teacher approval.
This course develops basic knowledge and skills pertaining to livestock identification, selection, nutrition, reproduction and genetics, health management and marketing of one or more species of farm animals. The latest biotechnological applications will be included. The content may be enhanced with appropriate computer applications. Leadership development will be provided through FFA. Each student will be expected to have an agricultural experience program.
Equine Science (7501)
 
1 credit Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Principles of Agri-Science & Technology.
This course develops knowledge and skill pertaining to breed identification and selection, anatomy, physiology, nutrition, genetics and reproductive management, training principles, grooming, health disease, parasite control, and sanitation practices. Content may be enhanced with appropriate computer applications.
Crop Technology (7502)
 
1 credit Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Principles of Agri-Science and Technology.
This course concentrates on the production practices and current biotechnological applications of agriculture crops. Hands-on experiences will be emphasized. Instruction will include variety selection, seed bed preparation, fertilization, pest, weed and disease control, harvesting, and marketing crops. Content may be enhanced with appropriate computer applications. 
Plant and Land Science (7503)
 
1 credit Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Principles of Agri-Science and Technology.
This course develops basic scientific knowledge and skills pertaining to management of the land and its effects on food and fiber production, the environment, and the quality of life. The relationship of land to plant growth will be emphasized. Plant composition, reproduction, growth, and current biotechnological advancements will be included. Content may be enhanced with appropriate computer applications. 
Greenhouse Technology (7450)
 
1 credit Grade Level: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Floral Design or Landscaping/Turf Management and teacher approval.
Greenhouse technology provides instruction in greenhouse structures and greenhouse environment regulations. Plant growth and development and propagation are included as well as production and maintenance of bedding and container produced plants. Fundamental principles of vegetable production and commercial production of vegetable crops may be included. Content may be enhanced with appropriate technology. Leadership development will be provided through FFA. Each student will be expected to have a supervised agricultural experience program. 
Veterinary Science (7467)
 
1 credit Grade Level: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Animal Science or Food Science and Technology and teacher approval.
This course introduces students to the field of veterinary science. Major topics include veterinary terminology, safety, sanitation, anatomy/physiology, clinical exams, hospital procedures, parasitology, posology, laboratory techniques, nutrition, disease, office management, and animal management. Careers are also explored. Leadership development will be provided through FFA. Each student will be expected to have an agricultrual experience program.
Agri-Biology (4200)
 
1 credit Grade Level: 10
This course meets the Biology requirement for graduation. Agri-Biology uses agricultural contexts to present the life science core content outlines for assessment as outlined in the program of studies. As students study practical agricultural concepts, they apply scientific ways of thinking and working to real-life problems. An agriculture teacher and a science teacher work together in the planning of this course. This course is open to all students, but preference will be given to students currently enrolled in agriculture classes. This course does not meet NCAA core curriculum requirements.