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INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

PRE-TECH PROGRAM: INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

This is a year-long course, meeting on alternating days, where students learn about plant and animal sciences, including forestry, food production, livestock management, and soil/water conservation practices. Students will participate in the operation of the “Deep Roots Farm” and the “HCC Sugarworks” facilities, where a deep understanding of food production and land management practices will be developed. Although emphasis is placed on field work, students are required to apply critical reading and writing skills throughout the curriculum as well as foundational principles of science and math. Students will have the opportunity to participate in the FFA Horse/Dairy Judging Career Development Event. Leadership training through FFA (ffa.org) is an integral part of this course. Students will have the opportunity to be an FFA officer and learn how to run meetings and develop public speaking skills

GRADES 9-12 | 80 MINUTE SECTION / 120 MINUTE SECTION

COURSE INFO

PREREQUISITES

I can read informational text for understanding. I can read nonfiction texts for understanding, determining the definitions of symbols and key terms. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R)

CREDITS

1 credit per semester, (1 science, 1 elective upon completion of both semesters) or (.5 science, .5 elective per semester)

INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CREDENTIALS

  • ServSafe Food Handler
     

  • Worker Pesticide Protection Training
     

  • Leadership training through FFA

PROFESSIONAL SKILL BUILDING

  • Students will be positioned for our Sustainable Agriculture program upon completion of this course