Agriscience Department

 

AGRISCIENCE

DEPARTMENT

 

 

401   PRINCIPLES OF AGRISCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY    1 CREDIT 

Grade 9 & 10 only

Course Description:  This course introduces students to the various segments of the agriculture industry.  Agricultural career opportunities will be emphasized.  Basic animal science, plant and land science, and agricultural mechanics skills will be introduced.  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 will include preparation for the FFA Greenhand degree.

 

404   AGRICULTURAL CONSTRUCTION SKILLS I    1 CREDIT                                   MUST BE GRADE 10-12

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

be a paid FFA member and have a supervised agricultural experience program with appropriate records.

 

405  SMALL POWER EQUIPMENT                               ½ CREDIT                                  MUST BE GRADE 10-12

Course Description:  This course is designed to develop skills in maintenance, repair, and operation of equipment, small combustion-type engine and electric motors.  Content may be enhanced with appropriate computer applications.  Leadership development will be provided through FFA.  Each student will be expected to be a paid FFA member and have a supervised agricultural experience program with appropriate records.

453   AGRICULTURE POWER & MACHINERY OPERATION    1 CREDIT                    MUST BE GRADE 10-12

Course Description:  This course provides instruction and hands-on experience in basic principles of agricultural machinery assembly, operation, maintenance, service, repair and safety.  Content may be enhanced with appropriate computer applications.  Leadership development will be provided through FFA.  Each student will be expected to be a paid FFA member and have a supervised agricultural experience program with appropriate records.

 

454  PLANT AND LAND SCIENCE____1/2 CREDIT                                      MUST BE 10-12 GRADE  

BEGINNING WITH THE CLASS OF 2016, PLANT & LAND SCIENCE IS A PREREQUISITE FOR GREENHOUSE PLANT & CROP PRODUCTION 

Course Description:  Plant and 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.  Each student will be expected to have a supervised agricultural experience program.

 

 456 TURF MANAGEMENT      ½ CREDIT                                                   MUST BE 10 – 12 GRADE

Course Description:  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.  Each student will be expected to have a supervised agricultural experience program.

                                     

1250  GREENHOUSE  PLANT & CROP PRODUCTION                    1 HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT

Pre-requisite  -  Principle of Agriculture & Plant & Land Science

Grade Level:  11th & 12th

This course is designed for advanced agriculture career majors to familiarize student with the basic principles and theories involved in greenhouse crop production.  Students will understand the fundamentals of basic and applied agronomic and horticulture sciences, and  be able to discuss different management practice required for different types of crop production.  Students will have an introduction to the different aspects of crop production systems, cultivation practices, plant breeding and genetics, plant nutrition, disease and pest problems, weeds and harvesting.  Leadership development will be provided through FFA.  Each student will be expected to be a paid FFA member and have a supervised agricultural experience program with appropriate records.