Text Options for the Visually Impaired Font Size: a- A+ Color: A A A Revert 
Close vision bar
Open vision bar
Agriculture

 

AGRICULTURE

 

 

PRINCIPLES OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY      1 CREDIT        

Pre-requisite:  None

 

This course introduces students to the various segments of the agriculture industry.  Local and state occupational opportunities will be emphasized.  Basic animal science, plant and land science and agricultural mechanic skills will be introduced along with the selection and planning of an agricultural experience program and related recordkeeping.  Leadership development will be provided through FFA.  Students will receive personal guidance and counseling with preparatory instructional program selection. 

 

 

AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS                                                              ½ CREDIT           

Pre-requisite:  None

 

Develop basic skills to manage a farm business.  Content includes:  managing production, equipment, credit and taxes, market analysis, and developing a farm plan.  Content may be enhanced with appropriate computer applications.  Leadership development will be provided through FFA. 

 

 

AGRICULTURE CONSTRUCTION SKILLS                                          1 CREDIT                  

Pre-Requisite:  None

 

Prepares student to construct and maintain agricultural structures and equipment. Develops basic skills such as:  tool identification, interpreting plans, carpentry, welding, metal fabrication, plumbing, masonry, fencing, and calculating a bill of materials.  Content may be enhanced with appropriate computer applications.  Leadership development will be provided through FFA. 

 

 

AGRICULTURAL EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS                                       ½ CREDIT 

Pre-requisites:  None

 

This course provides opportunities to develop skills in job searching, preparing resumes, and writing letters of application, job interviews, and attitude at work, communicating effectively, human relations, and accepting responsibilities.  Content may be enhanced with appropriate computer applications.  Leadership development will be provided through FFA. 

          

 

AGRICULTURAL SALES AND MARKETING                                      ½ CREDIT  

Pre-requisite:  None

 

This course provides an introduction to agricultural sales and marketing.  Course material will include:  competition in the agriculture market place, marketing

decisions, types of markets, contracting, government programs and regulations, personal development, employee and employer responsibilities, communications, promotion strategies, records, files, purchasing materials, stocking, selling, and business account procedures.  Content may be enhanced with appropriate computer applications.  Leadership development will be provided through FFA. 

 

 

ANIMAL SCIENCE                                                                             1 CREDIT   

Pre-requisites:  None

 

Animal Science 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. 

 

 

CROP TECHNOLOGY                                                                         1 CREDIT                   

Pre-requisite:  None

 

Develops scientific knowledge and skills pertaining to the production of agricultural

crops.  Instruction includes:  variety, selection, seed bed preparation, fertilization, pest and disease control, harvesting, and marketing crops.  Current biotechnological applications may be included.  Content may be enhanced by appropriate computer applications.  Leadership development will be provided through FFA. 

 

 

FARM MANAGEMENT                                                                       ½ CREDIT                 

Pre-requisite:  None

 

Develop basic skills to manage a farm business.  Content includes:  managing production, equipment, credit and taxes, market analysis, and developing a farm plan.  Content may be enhanced with appropriate computer applications.  Leadership development will be provided through FFA. 

 

 

FLORAL DESIGN                                                                               ½ CREDIT 

Pre-Requisite:  None

 

This course included floral design techniques using silk, dried and fresh flowers; operating and managing a florist business; interior plantscaping; and identification, production and cultural practices of plants used in interior landscapes.  Houseplant identification will be emphasized.  Content may be enhanced by appropriate computer applications.  Leadership development will be provided through FFA. 

 

 

FORESTRY                                                                                        ½ CREDIT 

Pre-Requisite:  None

 

An introduction to Forestry, the curriculum includes:  career opportunities, tree identification, tree production, forestry management, timber harvesting, wood utilization and ecological aspects for forestry.  Content may be enhanced with appropriate computer application.  Leadership development will be provided through FFA. 

 

 

LANDSCAPING AND TURF MANAGEMENT                                       1 CREDIT   

Pre-Requisite:  None

 

This course combines landscaping and turf management curriculum.  The material includes identification of landscape plants and their characteristics, site evaluation, site design, calculation of materials needed, costs for bidding, and installing landscape plans.  Landscape plant maintenance will also be presented.  Selection, culture, and management of turf species used for lawns, golf courses, athletic fields and erosion control may also be included.  Content may be enhanced by utilizing appropriate technology.  Leadership development will be provided through FFA. 

 

 

EQUINE SCIENCE                                                                              1 CREDIT   

Pre-requisites:  None

 

This course will describe the theories, principles and science of horse production and management.  The course will focus on safety, handling and training; basic equipment and use; conformation and selection; feed identification; horse health; hoof care. Lectures and laboratory exercises will emphasize the unique biology of the horse and provide students with science-based information related to the function and management of the horse.  Leadership development will be provided through FFA. 

 

 

PLANT SCIENCE                                                                             ½ CREDIT    

Pre-Requisite:  None

 

Plant Science 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 advances will be included.  Content may be enhanced with appropriate computer applications. 

Leadership development will be provided through FFA. 

 

 

LAND SCIENCE                                                                      ½ CREDIT           

Pre-Requisite:  None

 

Land Science 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 advances will be included.  Content may be enhanced with appropriate computer applications. 

Leadership development will be provided through FFA. 

 

 

WILDLIFE RESOURCES                                                                        1 CREDIT 

Pre-Requisite:  None

 

Students will develop an awareness of wildlife industry resources.  The course includes:  a study of ecology and ecosystems, wildlife habitat, population dynamics, management techniques that deal with wildlife in all areas, and the regulations that affect the wildlife industry.  Content may be enhanced with appropriate applied scientific laboratory activities and computer applications.  Leadership development will be provided through FFA. 

 

 

AGRICULTURAL CO-OP 1-4                                                             1 CREDIT

Pre-Requisite:  3 credits in Agriculture classes and Instructor’s Approval (See CO-OP Policy)

 

 

 

 

 

Agriculture

Career Pathways

2013-2014

Career Pathway

Required Courses

Elective Courses

Agribusiness

Tests for Certifications:

KOSSA - Agribusiness

Principles of Ag. Science & Technology

Ag. Business

Farm Management

Ag. Sales & Marketing

Ag. Employability Skills

Ag. CO-OP

 

Environmental Science & Natural Resources

Tests for Certifications:

KOSSA – Environmental Science & Natural Resources

Principles of Ag. Science & Technology

Wildlife Resources

Plant Science

Land Science

Forestry

Ag. Employability Skills

Landscaping & Turf Management

Ag. CO-OP

 

Animal Science Systems

Tests for Certifications:

KOSSA – Production Livestock

Principles of Ag. Science & Technology

Animal Science

Equine Science

Ag. Sales & Marketing

Ag. Construction Skills

Ag. CO-OP

 

 

 

 

 

Students are required to take all KOSSA & industry certification exams in which the student has met the minimum course requirements for that career pathway.

 

Students must take a minimum of 3 credits in a career pathway in order to take KOSSA and 4 credits to be a program completer. 

 

In order to be “Career Ready,” a student must pass a KOSSA and have one of the following: Gold or Silver Work Keys status, a 50 on the ASVAB, or be “College Ready” (ACT: English 18, Math 19, and Reading 20 or COMPASS: English 74, Math 36, and Reading 85).