Agricultural Science
Class: Introduction to Agricultural Science
Grade: 9,10, 11, 12
Description:This orientation course provides the opportunity for students to learn how the agricultural industry is organized; its major
components; the economic influence of agriculture at state, national and international levels; and the scope and types of
job opportunities in the agricultural field. Basic concepts in animal science, plant science, soil science, horticulture,
natural resources, agribusiness management, agricultural biotechnology, food science technology and environmental
science will be presented.
Prerequisite: Open to any freshman or sophomore. Juniors and seniors may enroll with approval from the
instructor.
 
Class:Basic Agricultural Mechanics
Grade: 9, 10, 11
Description:In this course, theory and hands-on experiences provide opportunities for students to develop basic knowledge and skills
in agricultural mechanics. Instructional areas include the basic electricity, welding, construction, cold metal work, and
operating agricultural equipment safely.
Prerequisite: Open to any freshman or sophomore. Juniors and seniors may enroll with approval from the
instructor.
 
Class:Agricultural Construction and Technology
Grade:11,12
Descripton: This advanced course focuses on the knowledge, hands-on skills, and work place skills applicable to construction in the
agricultural industry. Major units of instruction include: personal safety, hand tools, power tools, blue print reading,
surveying, construction skills in carpentry, plumbing, electricity, concrete, block laying, drywall and painting.
Prerequisite: Open to any junior or senior who has completed Basic Ag Mechanics.
 
Class: Horticulture Science
Grade: 10, 11, 12
Description: This class is designed to give students a basic understanding of the horticultural industry. Students will engage in
learning activities in the classroom, the greenhouse, and landscaped areas surrounding the building. Students will be
introduced to plant types, physiology, reproduction, care and maintenance. Greenhouse management, marketing
horticultural products will also be studied. Students will be involved in the planting, raising, marketing, and selling of
flowers and vegetable plants.
Prerequisite: Open to any sophomore, junior, or senior who has successfully completed Introduction to
Agriculture or has consent from the instructor.
 
Class: Pre-veterinary Studies
Grade: 10, 11, 12
Description: This class is designed to introduce students to the breeds, characteristics, care, nutrition and health problems related to
both small and large animals. Topics studied the first semester include introduction to small animals, marketing small
animals, animal rights and welfare, careers related to small animals, nutrition and digestion in small animals, dogs, cats,
rabbits, and equine. Topics studied the second semester will include introduction of breeds, nutrition, health, and
marketing of beef, dairy, swine, sheep, and equine.
Prerequisite: Open to any sophomore, junior, or senior who has successfully completed Introduction to
Agriculture or has consent of the instructor.
 
Class: Agribusiness Management
Grade: 11, 12
Description: This is a training level course that will help the students’ understanding of the agricultural industry relating to the United
States and World marketplace. Instructional units include: marketing and trading of agricultural products, international
agriculture, imports and exports, agricultural law, taxes, governmental regulations and policies, and advanced
computerized record keeping.
Prerequisite: Open to any junior or senior who has completed Basic Ag Mechanics.