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Agri-Science Course Offerings 
Updated Fall 2010 
 
 
All FFA members are required to take a minimum of one trimester of agriculture each year to be eligible for FFA competition.
  
TITLE:  Environmental Systems 7 
PREREQUISITES:  Requirement for 7th Grade, for 12 weeks 
DESCRIPTION:   Students will complete units in having to do with agricultural topics, environmental science, and wildlife management.
ORGANIZATION: Trimester
  
  
TITLE:  Environmental Studies 9 
PREREQUISITES:  Requirement for 9th Grade 
DESCRIPTION:  Students will study units in animal science, archery, natural resources, Horticulture, mechanical systems, leadership and career explorations. 
ORGANIZATION: Semester 
  
  
TITLE: Electrical Wiring 
PREREQUISITES:  Students in Grades 10 - 12 
DESCRIPTION:  This course will teach the basics of electrical wiring. Eletrical code, wiring circuits, determining breaker box size, electrical use and costs, and care and maintenance of electrical motors will be learned. This course will teach you how to handle by application practical wiring problems. Additional home improvement technicques will be completed. 
OUTCOMES:
1. Students will understand electrical codes and their application to a basic wiring system.
2. They will be able to read a scematic and wire a circuit to code.
3. They will understand safety and use of tools in electrical wiring. 
ORGANIZATION: Semester 
  
  
TITLE: Project Construction 
PREREQUISITES:  Students in Grades 10 - 12 
DESCRIPTION:  This is a beginning Ag. mechanics-construction class. Students will learn tool and equipment use and safety and then they will design and construct projects from metal and wood. Units include: Tool identification and safety, project planning and design, metal and wood fastening techniques, cost estimating, and project construction. 
ORGANIZATION: Semester 
  

TITLE: Environmental Science 
PREREQUISITES:  Students in Grades 10 - 12 
DESCRIPTION:  This course will cover areas in forest management, wildlife management, water quality, fisheries management, as it relates to all living things. Biological principles will be applied to real world problems. Lab work, field trips, virtual field trips and lab top computer use required. 
ORGANIZATION: Semester, every other day opposite music
*Science credit will be given for this course.

 

TITLE: Horticulture/Nursery & Landscaping 
PREREQUISITES: Grades 10-12
DESCRIPTION: Students will learn production techniques for growing flowers and plants, through hands on experience in the greenhouse. Students will design a floriculture product, produce it, and market it.
This course involves the practical application of horticultural principles in the complete design and construction of landscapes and knowledge of materials used in landscaping. They course will cover propagation of plants, floricultural techniques and design and will be heavily lab based using the greenhouse, outdoor facilities and the community.
OUTCOMES:
1. Identification of house plants, perennials and annual plants.
2. Ability to produce floriculture crops and mange their growth cycle.
3. Ability to design floral arrangements for different occasions.  
ORGANIZATION: Semester 

 

TITLE: Welding 
PREREQUISITES: Students in grades 10-12
DESCRIPTION: Students learn the proper use of electric ARC, wire feed welders and use of oxy-acetylene welding equipment. Units include: types of equipment, developing ARC skills, developing oxy-acetylene skills and MIG welding. 
OUTCOMES: 
1. Develop knowledge of various methods and equipment used when welding. 
2. Develop skills in ARC and TIG welding.
3. Develop skills in gas welding. 
ORGANIZATION: Semester 

Title: Senior Strategies, Leadership/Global Perspectives
PREREQUISITES: Students in grades 12
DESCRIPTION:  Students will cover units on leadership development, goal setting, community service, global issues, and presenting information.
ORGANIZATION: Semester

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