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COURSE

TITLE

GRADE

LENGTH

CREDIT

PREREQUISITE

FEE

2150

Ag, Food, & Nat. Resources**

9,10

1 semester

1

None

$25.00

2160

Animal & Plant Science

10,11

1 semester

1

Ag Food & Nat. Resources

$25.00

2170

Business Mgt. for Agriculture & Environmental Systems**


11,12

1 semester

1

None

$25.00

2180

Animal Health

10, 11

1 semester

1

Ag Food & Nat. Resources

$25.00

2190

Mechanical Principles

11, 12

1 semester

1

None

$25.00 

** Agriculture Food & Natural Resources and Business Management for Agriculture and Environmental Systems, courses have articulation agreements with Southern States Community College and Wilmington College.  Upon successful completion of 4 Agricultural Courses students may be eligible to earn 4 semester credit hours from Wilmington College.  See course instructor for more information.


Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources - 2150

 1 semester, 1 credit
 Grade level:  9, 10
 Prerequisite: 
  Course fee:  $25.00

This first course in the career field is an introduction to Agricultural and Environmental Systems. Students will be introduced to the scope of the Agricultural and Environmental Systems career field. They will examine principles of food science, natural resource management, animal science & management, plant & horticultural science, power technology and bioscience. Students will examine the FFA organization and Supervised Agricultural Experience programs. Throughout the course, students will develop communication, leadership and business skills essential to the agriculture industry.  Students will also be required to join the National FFA (Future Farmers of America) Organization.  The FFA plays an important part in all agriculture classes, becoming increasingly valuable as the student progresses through the agricultural program.

Animal Science and Technology - 2160

1 semester, 1 credit
Grade level:  10, 11
Prerequisite: Ag Food & Nat. Resources   
Course fee: $25.00

Students will apply knowledge of animal and plant science to the agriculture industry. They will be introduced to the value of production animals relative to the agricultural marketplace.   Students will engage in animal classification and selection, body systems, along with animal welfare and behavior in relation to the production of animals. Students will learn principles of plant anatomy and physiology, and the role of nutrition, deficiencies and growing environment on plant production. Throughout the course, business principles and professional skills will be examined.  Students will also be required to join the National FFA (Future Farmers of America) Organization.  The FFA plays an important part in all agriculture classes, becoming increasingly valuable as the student progresses through the agricultural program.

Business Management for Agriculture and Environmental Systems - 2170

 1 semester, 1 credit
 Grade level:  11, 12
 Prerequisite: None
 Course fee:  $25.00

Students will examine elements of business, identify organizational structures and apply management skills while developing business plans, financial reports and strategic goals for new ventures or existing businesses. Learners will use marketing concepts to evaluate the marketing environment and develop a marketing plan with marketing channels, product approaches, promotion and pricing strategies. Throughout the course, students will apply concepts of ethics and professionalism while implications of business regulations will be identified.  

Students will be required to join the National FFA (Future Farmers of America) Organization.  The FFA plays an important part in all agriculture classes, becoming increasingly valuable as the student progresses through the agricultural program.

Animal Health  - 2180

1 semester, 1 credit
Grade Level: 10, 11
Prerequisite:  Ag, Food, & Natural Resources
Course fee:  $25.00 

Students will examine causes, symptoms, and treatment of common diseases with emphasis on developing preventative health management plans. Topics will include the study of pathogens, and classifying types of diseases and disorders. Students will perform animal health assessments and compare to standard characteristics. Throughout the course, students will utilize principles of technology to manage information systems, and research issues affecting the industry.  Students will also be required to join the National FFA (Future Farmers of America) Organization.  The FFA plays an important part in all agriculture classes, becoming increasingly valuable as the student progresses through the agricultural program.

Mechanical Principles - 2190

1 semester, 1 credit
Grade level:  11, 12
Prerequisite: None
Fee: $25.00

Students will engage in the mechanical principles utilized in animal and plant production systems. They will learn electrical theory, design, wiring, hydraulic and pneumatic theory, along with metallurgy in relation to hot and cold metals.  Students will apply knowledge of sheet metal fabrication applicable to the agricultural industry along with identify, diagnose, and maintain small air-cooled engines. Throughout the course, students will learn critical components of site and personal safety as well as communication and leadership skills.  Students will be required to join the National FFA (Future Farmers of America) Organization.  The FFA plays an important part in all agriculture classes, becoming increasingly valuable as the student progresses through the agricultural program.