Agricultural Science Courses

0600 Introduction to Agriculture Industry

  • Grade Level: 9-10

  • Credits Earned: 0.5

  • Prerequisite: None

Description: Student will gain introductory knowledge on several concepts within agriculture, focusing primarily on animal and plant production. Students will be assessed using projects, focusing on applying knowledge.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • The FFA Organization

  • Agriculture Careers

  • Agriculture Communications

  • Animal Production

  • Plant Production

State Course:18001A001, Introduction to the Agriculture Industry

0601 Agricultural Science

  • Grade Level: 9-12

  • Credits Earned: 0.5

  • Prerequisite: None (if taken as a 9th grader than Introduction to Agriculture Industry must be completed prior)

Description: Student will gain knowledge on concepts within agriculture from a scientific perspective, focusing primarily on animal and plant production. Students will be assessed using student designed exploratory labs, with emphasis on classroom content.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Soil Science

  • Plant Growth

  • Animal Health

  • Food Science

State Course: 18003A001, Basic Agricultural Science

DC3602Y DC Animal Science (BSAA) Dual Credit (Highland CC) Weighted

  • Grade Level: 11-12

  • Credits Earned: 1.0

  • Prerequisite: Biology

  • Credit earned in Animal Science will satisfy 1 year of science credit requirements.

Description: Students will gain knowledge on principles of animal anatomy and physiology with a focus on livestock production and management. Throughout the course of the year students are also give several opportunities to gain hands on experience with animals through projects within the class.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Poultry Production

  • Animal Anatomy & Physiology

  • Animal Nutrition

  • Animal Reproduction

State Course: 03999A000, Life and Physical Sciences Other

DC 0611 DC Horticulture Production and Management Dual Credit (Highland CC) Weighted

  • Grade Level: 11-12

  • Credits Earned: 0.5

  • Prerequisite: Botany

Description: Students will be introduced to the science and art of growing fruits, flowers and ornamental plants. Students will be given the opportunity to participate in hand on labs, and projects within the greenhouse.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

• Greenhouse Management

• Landscape Design

• Floriculture Design

• Propagation Methods

State Course: 18051A001, Horticulture Production and Management

DC3615Y DC Botany Dual Credit (Highland CC) Weighted

  • Grade Level: 11-12

  • Credits Earned: 1.0

  • Prerequisite: Biology

  • NCAA Approved

Credit earned in Botany will satisfy 1 year of science credit requirements.

Description: Students will gain knowledge on concepts of plant growth and reproduction. Students will be given the opportunity to participate in hand on labs, and projects within the greenhouse.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

• Plant Anatomy & Physiology

• Seed Germination Processes

• Propagation Methods

State Course: 18051A002, Biological Science Applications in Agriculture (Plants)

DC36310 DC Agribusiness Dual Credit (Highland CC) Weighted

  • Grade Level: 11-12

  • Credits Earned: 0.5

  • Prerequisite: Agricultural Science

Description: Agribusiness connects the business world with agriculture by teaching computer, marketing, finance, policy, and management skills to students. Students are also introduced to business management in agriculture and develop business plans in order to solve local problems.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Starting a business

  • Financial documents

  • Risk management

  • Writing a business plan

State Course: 18201A001, Agricultural Business Management

DC06030 DC Animal Health Dual Credit (Highland CC) Weighted

  • Grade Level: 11-12

  • Credits Earned: 0.5

  • Prerequisite: Animal Science

Description: This course provides general knowledge on diseases and conditions affecting major livestock species. Major topics discussed in the course include, prevention of disease, herd health planning, responsible drug use, and the use of veterinary expertise.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Animal anatomy and physiology

  • Evaluation of animal health

  • Identification of animal diseases

  • Animal medications

State Course: 18101A002, Animal Science