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"Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve"

Agriculture Engineering 

1 year: 10 credits
Prerequisites: None

Practical Arts 

This course teaches the proper use and care of hand and power tools and the nomenclature of common hand tools and hardware. Students complete required projects in the following areas: cold metal, woodworking, arc and gas welding, electrical, plumbing, rope, concrete, and small engine repair. FFA participation is a graded part of the course.

1 year: 10 credits
Prerequisite: Agricultural Mechanics I

Practical Arts
This course is designed for those students interested in learning or sharpening basic shop skills in order to work toward more advanced mechanics courses. Woodworking, metalworking, diesel engine theory, sheet metal, electrical and construction are some of the major topics taught. Safety is emphasized and the FFA participation is a graded part of the course.

Advanced Agricultural Engineering, Design and Fabrication


1 year: 10 credits

Prerequisites: Ag Engineering I or II


This course is designed for Agricultural Engineering students interested in sharpening shop skills while preparing for entry into mechanical engineering careers or applied engineering internships. Entrepreneurial activities, internships, and earn-while-you-learn is encouraged and promoted. Students are provided a great deal of independence as they pursue focused learning in specialized areas of study. Project fabrication, repair and maintenance, computer aided manufacturing, job site training, resumes, interviewing skills are emphasized. Demonstrating technical expertise in the application of algebra, geometry, and physical science is standard. (In lieu of homework, FFA and SAE projects are assigned)

Integrated Agricultural Biology P

1 year: 10 credits
Prerequisites: Completion of Algebra 1 recommended, or concurrent enrollment in Algebra 1 

UC/CSU Approved: D

Agricultural Biology is a one-year, laboratory science course, designed for both college bound and non-college bound students with either career interests in hands-on science or a career in agriculture. Using agriculture as the learning vehicle, the course emphasizes the principles, central concepts and inter relationships among the following topics: the molecular and cellular aspects of life, the chemical and structural basis of life, growth and reproduction in plants and animals, evolution of modern plants and domestic livestock species, plant and animal genetics, taxonomy of modern agricultural plants and animals, animal behavior, ecological relationships among plants, animals, humans and the environment, nutrition in animals, health and diseases in animals, and the similarities between animals and humans. Students will have opportunities for individual agricultural projects and FFA participation is required.

Animal Science P

1 year: 10 credits
Prerequisites: None, but Integrated Agricultural Biology recommended.
UC/CSU Approval Course List: G
Practical Art 
This course provides information, activities, and skills in the areas of scientific method, classification systems, mammalian production, production management, health care, anatomy, physiology, reproduction, nutrition, mitosis, meiosis, respiration and genetics. Emphasis is placed on mammals that are most important to human culture. Homework varies by unit, but averages about one assignment per week. FFA participation is a graded part of the course.

Veterinary Science P

1 year: 10 credits
Prerequisite: Integrated Agricultural Biology or Biology
UC/CSU Approved: G
Animal health, behavior, handling, training, and veterinary procedures are explored. Gain hands-on experience with companion, food, lab, and exotic animal species(when they are available). Students will learn medical terminology common to the animal health care field. Students will also be required to assigned class and after school time in the care and health monitoring of animals. Enrollment in this course limited to students participating in the Agriscience pathway sequence  of courses. The study of dogs, cats, horses, swine and ruminants body systems(anatomy and physiology) is foundational. Whenever possible, topics will be related to pertinent veterinary career applications and situations. Training and career opportunities pertaining to Registered Veterinary Technicians will be thoroughly explored. FFA participation and SAE projects are required graded components of this course. 

The Art and History of Floral Design P

1 year: 10 credits
Prerequisites: None

UC/CSU Approved: F

Visual/Performing Art
This hands on course in floral design teaches the history, theory, techniques and skills currently practiced in floral design. The course contains numerous lab sections on constructing corsage, wreaths, and arrangements used both around home and commercially. Students will be encouraged to display work at local community functions. FFA participation is a graded part of the course.

Oramental Horticulture

1 year: 10 credits
Prerequisites: Completion of any science course
This hands on course is designed for the student that enjoys getting out of the classroom to learn about growing plants. Instruction will include the growth, production, and care of plants for ornamental purposes. Topics include plant growth needs, botanical classification, plant physiology and plant reproduction. This course requires individual agricultural projects and FFA participation.

Independent Study Agriculture P

1 year: 10 credits

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in another Ag class

This course offers students the opportunity to participate in research or various individual projects of their choosing. Typical areas for projects include livestock production and greenhouse production. An instructor will supervise all projects. Projects may be on or off campus with approval. Seminars or current topics relating to project areas will also be given. FFA participation is required and graded