Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Principles of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources (30A011)

Grades:  9-12      Length:  1 year      Credit: 1 credit      GPA weight: 1.0

Prerequisite:  None

Note:  Students enrolling in this course are expected to become members of the FFA organization.

This course emphasizes:

· academic skills and knowledge related to the field of agriculture

· employment and business opportunities related to agriculture, food, and natural resources

 

Livestock Production (30A11)

Grades: 10-12      Length: 1 year      Credit: 1         GPA weight: 1.0

Prerequisite: Principles of Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources

This course emphasizes: Examining animal systems and the workplace, and develop knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities, entry requirements, and industry expectations. Animal species to be addressed in this course may include, but are not limited to, beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep, goats, and poultry.

 

Veterinary Medical Applications (30A131)

Grades: 11-12      Length: 1 year      Credit: 1           GPA weight: 1.0

Prerequisite: Livestock Production

This course emphasizes: Reviewing veterinary practices as they relate to both large and small animal species. Students will have the opportunity to take the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, Certified Veterinary Assistant Level I Exam.

Advanced Animal Science (30A141)

Grades: 12      Length: 1 year      Credit: 1      GPA weight: 1.0

Prerequisite: Science- Biology & Chemistry, or IPC & Chemistry; Math- Algebra 1 & Geometry; AFNR- Livestock Production or Veterinary Medical Applications

This course emphasizes: The field of animal science where students need to attain academic skills and knowledge, acquire knowledge and skills related to animal systems, and develop knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities, entry requirements, and industry standards. This course examines the interrelatedness of human, scientific, and technological dimensions of livestock production. Instruction is designed to allow for the application of scientific and technological aspects of animal science through field and laboratory experiences.

 

Practicum in Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources (30A912 or 30A913 or 30A923)

Grades: 11-12      Length: 1 year      Credit: 2 or 3      GPA weight: 1.0

Prerequisite: Agricultural Equipment Design & Fabrication

This course emphasizes: A capstone experience for students participating in a coherent sequence of career and technical education courses in the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources cluster. Students are required to serve in paid or unpaid internship opportunities. Students must provide transportation to internship opportunities.

 

Other Agriculture Electives:

Outdoor Education (30A000)

Grades: 9-12      Length: 1 year      Credit: 1      GPA weight: 1.0

Prerequisite: None

This course emphasizes: Students are taught life-long skills by using integrated curriculum of science, math, writing, critical thinking skills, and computer technology. The focus is on outdoor activities such as: archery, orienteering, survival skills, first aid/CPR, trip planning, angling, tackle crafts, hiking, backpacking, camping, outdoor cooking, conservation/environmental issues and certifications through the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) and the American Heart Association. On campus activities include: archery, angling, CPR/first aid, survival skills, trip planning, tackle crafts, and orienteering

 

Floral Design (30A201)

Grades: 9-12      Length: 1 year      Credit: 1           GPA weight: 1.0

Prerequisite: None

This course emphasizes: A course designed to develop skills in the design and arrangement of flowers, foliage, and related plant materials for interior locations. Students will make a variety of floral designs as well as plan a wedding, and learn the basics of running a florist. Students will have the opportunity to take a certification exam through the Texas State Florist Association.

 

Advanced Floral Design  (30A221)

Grades: 10-12      Length: 1 year      Credit: 1         GPA weight: 1.0

Prerequisite: Floral Design

This course emphasizes: Learning creative ways to use flowers for holidays, weddings, and other special occasions, beyond the basic skill level. Focus will be on identification, care, handling, and use of tropical and exotic flowers.

 

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