Agricultural Science Courses

0600 Introduction to Agriculture Industry

  • Grade Level: 9-10
  • Credits Earned: 1.0
  • 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: 10-12
  • Credits Earned: 1.0
  • Prerequisite: None

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

3602 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

0611 Horticulture Production and Management

  • Grade Level: 11-12
  • Credits Earned: 1.0
  • 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

3615 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: 03058A000, Botany