Agriscience

Agriculture Science Pathways

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[wptabs type=”accordion” mode=”horizontal”] [wptabtitle]Floral & Nursery Operation[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]

Course #: CT831SSAA, CT831SSAB

Length & Credit: 2 trimesters/1 credit/ Arts-Career Tech

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

College Credit: Blue Mtn CC, 3 credits

This course teaches a student what it might be like to be employed in a floral shop.  This class teaches students how to take phone orders and work with customers.  The student learns how to make floral arrangements for all occasions including weddings and funerals.  They also learn how corsages and boutonnieres are constructed.  The care, flowers, handling, display and storage of cut flowers will be covered.  If you would like to learn more about the exciting world of floral design, this class is for you.

[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]Introduction to Agriscience[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]

Course #: CT800SSAA, CT800SSAB

Length & Credit: 2 trimesters/1 credit/ Arts-Career Tech

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

College Credit: Blue Mtn CC, 3 credits

This course is an introductory course in Agriculture. It is taught on an introductory level and covers fundamentals in the following six areas: orientation, leadership, supervised experience programs, animal science, plant and soil science, agricultural mechanics and agricultural business.

[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]Greenhouse Management and Operation[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]

Course #: CT835SSA,  CT835SSAB

Length & Credit: 2 trimesters/1 credit/ Arts-Career Tech (offered trimester 3 only)

Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

College Credit: Blue Mtn CC, 3 credits, $TBD (available after completion of both Beginning Floral Design AND Greenhouse Management)

This course will introduce students to the rewarding career of horticulture science. Students will study horticulture science, nursery science, foliage and flowering plants within the 20’ X 50’ state-of-the–art greenhouse. Hydroponics, the art of growing plants in a water culture will be taught.

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[wptabtitle]Agriculture Shop Skills[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]

Course #: CT815SSA

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ Arts-Career Tech (Repeatable)

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

This class is designed for students interested in basic skills working and constructing with metal, wood and concrete. The purpose of this course is to instruct students on basic and advanced skills in the area of shop and home construction and repair. This includes skills in hand and power tools, woodworking, plumbing, electrification, welding, tool sharpening, concrete and masonry finishing.

[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]Agriculture Mechanics 1A[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]

Course #: CT817SSA

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ Arts-Career Tech

Grade(s): 9,10, 11,12

Prerequisites: Agriculture Shop Skills

College Credit: Blue Mtn CC, 3 credits

This course is a continuation of Agriculture Shop Skills, this course further explores the skills needed to work in wood, metal, and concrete. Instruction will include hand and power tools, woodworking, plumbing, electrification, welding, tool sharpening, concrete and masonry. Additionally, students will learn principles of engineering and power technology related to the agriculture industry, including power, electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical systems.

[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]Agriculture Mechanics 2A[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]

Course #: CT818SSA

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ Arts-Career Tech

Grade(s): 9,10, 11,12

Prerequisites: Agriculture Mechanics 1A

College Credit: Blue Mtn CC, 3 credits

This course is a continuation of Agriculture Mechanics 1. This course further explores principles of engineering and power technology related to the agriculture industry, including power, electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical systems. In learning to apply basic industrial knowledge and skills (engines, power, welding, and carpentry, among others), students may explore a broad range of topics, including the operation, mechanics, and care of farm tools and machines; the construction and repair of structures integral to farm operations; an introduction of review of electricity and power; and safety procedures.

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[wptabtitle]FFA Fair Exhibitors A/B/C/D[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]

Course #: CT825SEL

Length & Credit: .5 credit/ EL (P/NP) (Independent work outside of school)

Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: FFA member

Credit for this course will be awarded based on student’s participation in Fair Exhibits at the Deschutes County Fair.

[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]Animal & Equine Science[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]

Course #: CT852SSAA, CT852SSAB

Length & Credit: 2 trimesters/1 credit/ Arts-Career Tech

Grade(s): 10,11, 12

Prerequisite: None

College Credit: Blue Mtn CC, 3 credits, $TBD (available after completion of both Animal/Equine Science and Intro to Vet Med)

This course focuses on the health and welfare of Horses, livestock and domesticated animals. Discover how domesticated animals influence and impact our daily lives. Explore the domestic animal from a medical perspective and learn the practices needed to prevent and cure disease. This is a science-based class that focuses on the biology of the animal including anatomy, nutrition, health, and disease, as well as reproduction and genetics. Students will develop skills related to the care and welfare of animals, while exploring food safety and marketing practices of agriculture commodities. We take a hand-on, practical approach to develop skills in proper animal handling, disease diagnosis, and basic veterinary care. Students will learn skills
in animal selection, management, business and leadership that will be useful in future career choices.

[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]Landscape Design & Maintenance[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]

Course #: CT819SSAA

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit / Arts-Career Tech

Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

Students will proficiently demonstrate an understanding of landscape design and all aspects of maintenance & upkeep. The management and skills necessary to perform tasks essential in various stages of plant, turf and irrigation installation, pruning and general seasonal tasks. These include annual & perennial selection, turf-grass selection, Integrated Pest Management, safe tool & equipment use and basic landscape budgeting.   In addition, to proficiently demonstrate basic leadership and business skills related to the Landscaping industry.

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[wptabtitle]Work Experience Agriculture[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]

Course #: CT8930SELA

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ Arts-Career Tech

Grade(s): 10,11, 12

Prerequisite: None

This course consists of a student job that integrates work site experiences with academic learning and career development. It is an opportunity to gain employment skills while connecting work with learning at school. To qualify as a school-to-work experience, duties of employed students usually must be planned specifically to ensure work-based learning is meaningful. It involves an agreenment between the student, employer and the school. Students must provide copy of pay stubs showing hours completed and all withholding taxes.

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[wptabtitle]Introduction to Veterinary Medicine[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]

Course #: CT855SSAA, CT855SSAB

Length & Credit: 2 trimesters/1 credit/ Arts-Career Tech

Grade(s): 11, 12

Prerequisite: None

College Credit: Blue Mtn CC, 3 credits, $TBD (available after completion of both Animal/Equine Science and Intro to Vet Med)

This course will introduce students to the professional field of veterinary medicine.

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[wptabtitle]CN: Agriculture Business & Leadership A/B/C: Entrepreneurial[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]

Course #: CT820CSAA, CT820CSAB, CT820CSAC

Length & Credit: 3 trimesters/1.5 credit/Arts-Career Tech

Grade(s): 10,11, 12

Prerequisite: None

Agriculture Business & Leadership A: Entrepreneurial students will develop skills in leadership, teamwork, and explore Agriculture issues. 3 units college credit available upon request.

[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]Agriculture Mentor A/B/C[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]

Course #: CT816CSAA, CT816CSAB, CT816CSAC

Length & Credit: 3 trimesters/1.5 credit/ Arts-Career Tech

Grade(s): 10,11, 12

Prerequisite: None

Agriculture Mentor A/B/C is open to students in any CTE course offering (Agriculture, Automotive, Construction Tech, Welding, Manufacturing, or Business and Entrepreneurship), and subject to teacher approval.

This course is intended for students seeking a mentorship or tutoring experience that goes beyond that of a teacher’s aide. Participants are expected to be advance students, who will act as Mentors to beginning-level “apprentice” students. Mentors will assist in teaching may of the basic skills in any of the above courses to individuals or small group.

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