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Ag Ed 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.

Grade Placement:10-12
Credit:1
Prerequisite: None.
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 aquacrops
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

Grade Placement: 10-12.
Credit : 1
Prerequisite: None.
1) 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. 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

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

Grade Placement: 11-12
Credit: 1
Prerequisite:Principles of AFNR AND either Small Animal Management OR Livestock Production OR Equine Science.
To be prepared for careers in the field of animal science, students need to attain academic
skills and knowledge, acquire technical knowledge and skills related to animal systems
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 knowledge and skills and technologies
in a variety of settings. Topics covered in this course include, but are not limited to,
veterinary practices as they relate to both large and small animal species.
FFA involvement encouraged: Vet Science CDE, Skills Demonstration LDE teams

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.

Agricultural Mechanics and Metal Technologies 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.
 

 

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