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Curriculum Guide

Below is a list of all of the courses offered in the Agriculture Department for the next year.  Please look over the list to see which class(es) interests you or will fit your goals the most.  If you have questions, please contact Mr. Roll.

 
Agriculture Courses
Introduction to Agricultural Science, Business, and Natural Resources

 

Length: 1 year
Grade: 8, 9, 10
Semester Credit: 1
Prerequisite: None
 
Fundamentals of Agricultural Science and Business is a yearlong course that is highly recommended as a prerequisite and foundation for all other agricultural classes. The nature of this course is to provide students with an introduction to careers and the fundamentals of agricultural science and business. Areas to be covered include Agricultural literacy, FFA structure and organization, Supervised Agricultural Experience, soil science, plant science, animal science, environmental science, and many other areas. This course counts as an elective credit and may be taken as an 8th grader for high school credit.
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Horticulture Science & Landscape Management (DUAL CREDIT)

Length:  1 year

Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

Semester Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Agriculture (preferred)

 

Horticultural Science & Landscape Management is a yearlong course designed to give students a background in the field of horticulture and landscaping and its many career opportunities. It addresses the biology and technology involved in the production, processing, and marketing of horticultural plants and products. Topics covered include: reproduction and propagation of plants, plant growth, growth media, hydroponics, floriculture and floral design, management practices for field and greenhouse production, landscape design principals, CAD Landscape drafting, and plant care.  Special projects include the production of several types of crops in the greenhouse, and the use of professional grade landscape software.  This course is very hands on.
Small Engines

Length:  1 semester

Grade:    11, 12

Semester Credit: 1

Prerequisite:  Fundamentals of Agriculture (preferred)

 

Small Engines class is a one semester class that will focus solely on small engines.  Students will learn the basics of how small engines work and will learn basic steps in repair and maintenance of small engines.  Most of the course work will focus on four cycle engines, but some time will also be spent with two cycle engines.  Students will be required to demonstrate proper safety procedures and proper tool usage while disassembling and assembling engines in class.  Some time may be available for special small engine projects.

Welding and Metals

Length:  1 semester

Grade:   11, 12

Semester Credit: 1

Prerequisite:  Fundamentals of Agriculture (preferred)

 

Agriculture Metals will be a one semester class that focuses on the use of metals in agricultural industry.  Areas covered will include Arc Welding, MIG welding, Torch Welding, Spot Welding, Tap & Die, Plasma cutting, Torch cutting, brazing, and other areas.  Students will be required to demonstrate ability in each area while practicing safety and proper tool usage. 

Advanced Life Science: Animals (DUAL CREDIT)

Length:  1 year

Grade: 11, 12

Semester Credit: 1

Prerequisite:  Biology & Chemistry (C or better grade)

 

Advanced Life Science, Animals, is a standards-based, interdisciplinary science course that integrates biology, chemistry, and microbiology in an agricultural context. Students enrolled in this course formulate, design, and carry out animal-based laboratory and field investigations as an essential course component. Students investigate key concepts that enable them to understand animal growth, development and physiology as it pertains to agricultural science. This course stresses the unifying themes of both biology and chemistry as students work with concepts associated with animal taxonomy, life at the cellular level, organ systems, genetics, evolution, ecology, and historical and current issues in animal agriculture. Students completing this course will be able to apply the principles of scientific inquiry to solve problems related to biology and chemistry in highly advanced agricultural applications of animal development.

·         This course fulfills two Core 40 science credits for graduation & counts towards an for Academic Honors Diploma

·         Counts as Dual Credit through Purdue University.

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Advanced Life Science: Plant & Soil (Dual Credit)

Length:  1 year

Grade: 11, 12

Semester Credit: 1

Prerequisite:  Biology & Chemistry (C or better grade)

 

Advanced Life Science, Plant and Soil, is a standards-based, interdisciplinary science course that integrates the study of advanced biology, chemistry, and earth science in an agricultural context. Students enrolled in this course formulate, design, and implement agriculturally-based laboratory and field investigations as an essential course component. These extended laboratory and literature investigations focus on the chemical reactions of matter in living and nonliving materials while stressing the unifying themes of chemistry and the development of physical and mathematical models of matter and its interactions. Using the principles of scientific inquiry, students examine the internal structures, functions, genetics and processes of living plant organisms and their interaction with the environmental. Students completing this course will be able to apply the principles of scientific inquiry to solve problems related to both biology and chemistry in the context of highly advanced agricultural applications of plants and soils.

 

·         This course fulfills two Core 40 science credits for graduation & counts towards an for Academic Honors Diploma

·         Counts as Dual Credit through Purdue University.

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Animal Science

Length:  1 year

Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

Semester Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Agriculture (preferred)

 

This course is a yearlong program that provides students with an overview of the field of animal science. Students participate in a large variety of activities and laboratory work including real and simulated animal science experiences and projects. Areas that the students study may be applied to both large and small animals. Topics to be addressed include: anatomy and physiology, genetics, reproduction and biotechnology, nutrition, aquaculture, careers in animal science, animal health, meeting environmental requirements of animals, and management practices for the care and maintenance of animals.


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