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Agriculture Courses

Agricultural Education courses offered at China Spring High School:



Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
Grade Placement: 9-12
Credit:1
Prerequisite: None
  • To be prepared for careers in agriculture, food, and natural resources, students must attain academic skills and knowledge in agriculture. This course allows students to develop knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities, personal development, globalization, industry standards, details, practices, and expectations.  We will discover animal systems, FFA history and structure and study leadership styles and public speaking.
  • FFA involvement encouraged: Greenhand Creed Speaking, Greenhand Chapter Conducting, Greenhand Quiz and Greenhand Skills Demonstration teams.

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Wildlife, Fisheries, and Ecology Management               

Grade Placement:10-12

Credit:1
  • To be prepared for careers in natural resource systems, students need to attain academic skills and knowledge, acquire technical knowledge and skills related to natural resources, and develop knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities, entry requirements, and industry expectations.
  • To prepare for success, students need opportunities to learn, reinforce, apply and transfer their knowledge and skills in a variety of settings. This course examines the management of game and non-game wildlife species, fish, and aqua crops, and their ecological needs as related to current agricultural practices.
  • Enrolling in this course will create eligibility for the archery team as a part of the National Archery in the Schools Program.
  • FFA involvement encouraged: Archery, Land Judging CDE, Homesite Evaluation CDE teams.

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Grade Placement: 10-12.

Credit : 1
Prerequisite: None
  • To be prepared for careers in floral design, students need to attain academic skills and knowledge as well as technical knowledge and skills related to horticultural systems and develop knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities, entry requirements, and industry expectations.
  • To prepare for success, students need opportunities to learn, reinforce, apply and transfer their knowledge and skills and technologies in a variety of settings.
  • 1). This course is designed to develop students' ability to identify and demonstrate the principles and techniques related to floral design as well as develop an understanding of the management of floral enterprises. 2).Through the analysis of artistic floral styles and historical periods, students develop respect for the traditions and contributions of diverse cultures. Students respond to and analyze floral designs, thus contributing to the development of lifelong skills of making informed judgments and evaluations.
  • This course satisfies the graduation requirement of a fine arts credit.
  • FFA involvement encouraged: Floriculture CDE

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Small Animal Management

Grade Placement: 10-12
Credit:1
Prerequisite: Principles of AFNR
  • To be prepared for careers in the field of animal science, students need to enhance academic knowledge and skills, acquire knowledge and skills related to animal systems, and develop knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities, entry requirements, and industry expectations.
  • To prepare for success, students need opportunities to learn, reinforce, apply, and transfer knowledge and skills in a variety of settings.
  • Suggested small animals which may be included in the course of study include, but are not limited to, small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, avian (birds), dogs, and cats.
  • FFA involvement encouraged:  Vet Science CDE, Skills Demonstration LDE teams

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Grade Placement: 11-12

Credit:1
  • To be prepared for careers in agribusiness systems, students need to attain academic skills and knowledge, acquire technical knowledge and skills related to agribusiness marketing and management and the workplace, and develop knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities, entry requirements, and industry expectations.
  • To prepare for success, students need opportunities to learn, reinforce, apply, and transfer their knowledge and skills in a variety of settings. This course is designed to provide a foundation to agribusiness management and the free enterprise system. Instruction includes the use of economic principles such as supply and demand, budgeting, record keeping, finance, risk management, business law, marketing, and careers in agribusiness.
  • FFA involvement encouraged: Job Interview LDE, Proficiency Awards, Farm Business Management CDE,  Ag Sales CDE and Quiz LDE teams.

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Grade Placement: 10-12
Credit:1
Prerequisite: Principles of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources OR Principles of Manufacturing.

 

  • To be prepared for careers in agricultural power, structural, and technical systems, students need to attain academic skills and knowledge; acquire technical knowledge and skills related to power, structural, and technical agricultural systems and the industry; and develop knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities, entry requirements, industry certifications, and industry expectations.
  • To prepare for success, students need opportunities to learn, reinforce, apply, and transfer knowledge and skills and technologies in a variety of settings. This course is designed to develop an understanding of agricultural mechanics as it relates to safety and skills in tool operation, electrical wiring, plumbing, carpentry, fencing, concrete, and metal working techniques.
    • FFA involvement encouraged: Proficiency Awards, Metal Project Contests

 

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