Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

First Course Second Course Third Course Final Course
Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
Small Animal Management/Equine Sciences Livestock Production Advanced Animal Science
Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Horticulture Science Floral Design Advanced Floral Design
Wildlife, Fisheries, and Ecology Management Agribusiness Management and Marketing
Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance Money Matters Sports Entertainment and Marketing/Social Media Marketing Agribusiness Management and Marketing

 

 

 


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Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources 1 Credit
Grade: 9-12 Prerequisite: None
Semesters: 2 Periods: 1

Principles of Agriculture,Food, and NaturaResources will allow students to develop knowledgand skills regardincareeand educational opportunities, personal development, globalization, industrstandards, details, practices,and expectations. To preparfor careers in agriculture, food,and naturaresources, students must attain academic skills and knowledge in agriculture. To preparfor success, students need opportunities to learn, reinforceexperience,apply,and transfer their knowledge and skills in a varietof settings.

 

Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance 1 Credit
Grades: 9-11 Prerequisite: None
Semesters: 2 Periods: 1

IPrincipleoBusiness,Marketingand Finance,students gain knowledge and skills in economieand private enterprise systems, the impact of global business, marketing ogoods and services,advertisingand product pricingStudents analyzthsales process and financial management principles. This course allows students to reinforceappland transfer academiknowledgand skills to a varietof interesting and relevant activities, problems and settings in business, marketingand finance.

 

Small Animal Management 0.5 Credit
Grades: 10-12 Prerequisite: Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
Semesters: 1 Periods: 1
ISmall Animal Management, students will acquire knowledgand skills related to small animals and the small animamanagement industrySmall Animal Management maaddress topics related to small mammals such as dogand cats, amphibians, reptiles, and birds. To preparfor careers in the field of animal science, students must enhancacademiknowledgand skills, acquire knowledge and skills related to animasystems, and develop knowledgand skills regarding career opportunities, entrrequirements, and industrexpectations. To prepare for success, students need opportunities to learn, reinforce,applyand transfer knowledgand skills in varietof settings

 

Equine Science 0.5 Credit
Grades: 10-12 Prerequisites: Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
Semesters: 1 Periods: 1

In EquinScience, students will acquire knowledgand skills related to equine animasystems and the equine industry. Equine Sciencmaaddress topics related to horses, donkeys,and mules. To preparfor careers in the field of animal sciencestudents must enhancacademiknowledgand skills, acquire knowledgand skills related to animal systems, and develop knowledge and skills regardincareer opportunities, entrrequirements, and industrexpectations. To preparfor success, students need opportunities to learn, reinforceapply,and transfetheir knowledgand skills in a varietof settings.

 

Livestock Production 1 Credit
Grades: 10-12 Prerequisite: Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
Semesters: 2 Periods: 1

ILivestock Production,students will acquire knowledge and skills relateto livestocand the livestock production industry.Livestock Production maaddress topics related to beef cattle, daircattle, swine, sheep,goats, and poultry. To preparfor careers in the field of animal science, students must attain academiskilland knowledgeacquirknowledgand skills related to animasystems and the workplace,and develop knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities, entrrequirements, and industrexpectations. To prepare for success, students need opportunities to learn, reinforce,applyand transfer their knowledgand skills in a varietof settings.

 

Advanced Animal Science 1 Credit
Grades: 12 Prerequisite: Biology, Chemistry or IPC, Algebra 1 and Geometry, and Livestock Production
Semesters: 1 Periods: 1

AdvanceAnimal Science examines the interrelatedness of human, scientificand technological dimensions of livestock production.Instruction is designeto allow for the application of scientific and technologicaaspects of animal sciencthrough field and laboratorexperiences. To prepare for careers in the field of animal science, students must attain academiskills and knowledge,acquire knowledge and skills related to animal systems, and develop knowledge and skillregardincareer opportunities, entrrequirements, and industrstandards. To preparfor success, students need opportunities to learn, reinforceapplyand transfer their knowledge and skills in a varietof settings.This course counts as a 4tscience.


Wildlife, Fisheries, and Ecology Management 1 Credit
Grades: 10-12 Prerequisite: Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resource
Semesters: 2 Periods: 1

Wildlife, Fisheries, and Ecology Management examines the management of game and non-game wildlife species, fish, and aquacrops and their ecological needs as related to current agricultural practices. To prepare for careers in natural resource systems, students must 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.

 

Horticulture Science 1 Credit
Grades: 10-12 Prerequisite: Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
Semesters: 2 Periods: 1

Horticultural Science is designed to develop an understanding of common horticultural management practices as they relate to food and ornamental plant production. To prepare for careers in horticultural systems, students must attain academic skills and knowledge, acquire technical knowledge and skills related to horticulture 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 in a variety of settings.

 

Money Matters 1 Credit
Grades: 10-12 Prerequisite: Principles of Business, marketing, and Finance
Semesters: 2 Periods: 1

Students will investigate global economics with emphasis on the free enterprise system and its impact on consumers and businesses. Students apply critical-thinking skills to analyze financial options based on current and projected economic factors. Students will gain knowledge and skills necessary to set long- term financial goals based on those options. Students will determine methods of achieving long-term financial goals through investment, tax planning, asset allocation, risk management, retirement planning, and estate planning.

 

Social Media Marketing 0.5 Credit
Grades: 9-12 Prerequisite: Money Matters
Semesters: 1 Periods: 1

Students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to utilize social media to market a business. Students will learn the principles necessary to begin, operate, and market a business. The primary focus of the course is to help students understand the process of analyzing a business opportunity, preparing a business plan, determining feasibility of an idea using research, and developing a plan to organize and promote the business and its products and services.

 

Sports and Entertainment Marketing 0.5 Credit
Grades: 9-12 Prerequisite: Money Matters
Semesters: 1 Periods: 1

This course will provide students with a thorough understanding of the marketing concepts and theories that apply to sports and sporting events and entertainment. The areas this course will cover include basic marketing, target marketing and segmentation, sponsorship, event marketing, promotions, sponsorship proposals, and implementation of sports and entertainment marketing plans. This course will also provide students an opportunity to develop promotional plans, sponsorship proposals, endorsement contracts, sports and entertainment marketing plans, and evaluation and management techniques.


Agribusiness Management and Marketing 1 Credit
Grade: 12 Prerequisite: Principles of Agriculture, 2 Upper Level Ag Courses or Principles of Business, Marketing and Finance and Money Matters
Semesters: 2 Periods: 1

Agribusiness Management and Marketing 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. To prepare for careers in agribusiness systems, students must 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.

 

Floral Design 1 Credit
Grades: 11-12 Prerequisite: Horticulture
Semesters: 2 Periods: 1

Floral Design 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. Through the analysis of artistic floral styles and historical periods, students will develop respect for the traditions and contributions of diverse cultures. Students will respond to and analyze floral designs, thus contributing to the development of lifelong skills of making informed judgments and evaluations. To prepare for careers in floral design, students must attain academic skills and knowledge, acquire 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 satisfies the fine arts graduation requirement.

 

Advanced Floral Design 1 Credit
Grades: 12 Prerequisite: Floral Design
Semesters: 2 Periods: 1

Advanced Floral Design is designed to further 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. Students will extensively develop skills that focus on leadership, communication, employer-employee relations, and problem solving as they relate to entrepreneurship, marketing, and business practices in the floral and event planning industry.


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