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Introduction to Agricultural Science

Prerequisite: NA
Length of Course: 1 year (may enter at the semester with instructor's permission)
Grade Level: 9-10

Course Overview:
This is where it all begins – a basic introductory course to local, national, and global agriculture. Students will develop personal leadership, career and life skills, and business management abilities. Topics will include animal science, public speaking, parliamentary procedure, welding, floriculture and plant science, and agricultural literacy. The four pathways of animal systems, plant systems, power systems and technology, and agricultural business will be introduced.

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Agricultural Biology

Prerequisite: Intro to Ag Science
Length of Course: 1 year
Grade Level: 10

Course Overview:
This course is an intermediate exploration of the biological sciences in plant and animal agriculture using scientific inquiry methods. Students in this agricultural sciences course meet and exceed Life Sciences/Biology academic content standards and earn Biology credit (required for graduation).

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Adv Animal Science

Prerequisite: Intro to Ag Science & Ag Biology OR Biology OR instructor's permission)
Length of Course: 2 years total
Grade Level: 11-12

Course Overview:
This course is part of a two-year curriculum in advanced animal sciences divided by topic into semester classes. Students who complete both years (four semesters) may earn up to 11 college credits (ANS 121, ANS 231, ANS 198, AG 111). This is an advanced course that also counts as science elective credit. In addition, business and leadership skills will be used and developed.

Course Offerings:
Fall 2014 – Veterinary Science I An exploration of veterinary practices and areas, including reproduction, ruminant digestion, cellular functions, college programs, and careers.
Spring 2015 – Veterinary Science II A continuation of veterinary medicine, including companion animals, immunology, microbiology, and physiology.
Fall 2015 – Adv Animal Science I: Principles of Industry An overview of industry areas pertinent to Oregon animal agriculture, including the beef industry, sheep industry, equine science, business leadership, and welfare issues.
Spring 2016 – Adv Animal Science II: Animal Production and Products In-depth look at what we get from animals. This will include food science, nutrition, marketing, meat science, dairy products, and animal selection to meet these demands.

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Agricultural Business, Leadership, and Economics (ABLE)

Prerequisite: Ag Biology OR instructor's permission
Length of Course: 1 year
Grade Level: 11-12
Offered every other year

Course Overview:
This course is an in-depth applied study in agricultural business practices. This will involve the management, marketing, and production of the school greenhouse, a viable and real agricultural business. Completion of the year will also meet the Economics graduation requirement, as well as up to seven college credits (AGR 111 and AGR 221).

 

 

Horticulture & Natural Resources/Forestry

Prerequisite: Intro to Ag Science & Ag Biology OR instructor's permission
Length of Course: 1 year
Grade Level: 10-12
Offered every other year

Course Overview:
This course is a hands-on experience involving an in-depth study of soil science, fertilizers, landscaping, irrigation, natural resource issues, floriculture, nursery production, marketing, with a large emphasis on forestry science and forestry practices, while managing a greenhouse business. Students will be involved in many hands-on and applicable activities, as well as learning the science and technical side of plant production. This class will also be part of managing an operating greenhouse business, using leadership and business skills.

 

Intermediate Agricultural Metals and Welding

Prerequisite: Intro to Ag Science (recommended)
Length of Course: 1 year
Grade Level: 10-12
College Credits: WLD 101 (UCC) or AGR 221 (BMCC)*

Course Overview:
This semester-based course is a hands-on experiential course in the welding industry. Students will begin with safety, progress to welding skills, and qualifying students will be able to work on project-based metal work. 

 

This course is a hands-on experience involving an in-depth study of soil science, fertilizers, landscaping, irrigation, natural resource issues, floriculture, nursery production, marketing, with a large emphasis on forestry science and forestry practices, while managing a greenhouse business.  Students will be involved in many hands-on and applicable activities, as well as learning the science and technical side of plant production.  This class will also be part of managing an operating greenhouse business, using leadership and business skills