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FFA Course Descriptions

Floriculture Grades 10-12

This course is designed for students who have an interest in owning or working in a floral shop and/or making floral designs. The course will cover the basic elements of floral design, history of floral design, traditional and modern day arrangement styles, how to select cut flowers, pricing strategies, and floral flower and tools identification. Students will design/develop floral arrangements; learn how to interact with customers and record book keeping when managing a business. Students taking this course will also be eligible to participate in FFA activities.

Agricultural Education

This is a course for students interested in exploring basic scientific and mechanical principles of agriculture. Classroom topics include exploring agricultural careers, animal science and nutrition, record keeping, and plant science. A brief history of the National FFA organization, and tool sharpening. Once students complete assigned activities, students may work on individual projects with instructor’s permission.

Large Animal Science

This course is designed for students who plan on post secondary education in Animal Science or related field. To fulfill the science requirements for this course student will study the fundamentals of biology of nutrition, genetics, and reproduction of most large animal species. An introduction to veterinary science will also be part of this course. It is recommended that a student take 9th grade Agri-Science/Agriculture (agricultural education 1) prior to taking this course.

Wildlife and Fisheries Science

This course is designed for students who plan on post-secondary education in wildlife and fisheries or who have a general interest in exploring a more in –depth look at the management, identification, and ecology of wildlife and fish species. This course will fill a science requirement and students will be involved in labs to identify various animals and evaluate habitat. It is recommended that a student take 9th grade Agri-science/ Agriculture (agricultural education 1), Large Animal Science prior to taking this course.

Veterinary Science

This course is designed for students who plan on post-secondary education in the animal science or related field. Topics to be covered in this course will be the covered in this course will be the identification of the organs and functions of the pulmonary, circulatory, and immune systems; discussion of environmental factors of disease, descriptions of the epidemiology triangle; explanation of external contacts, internal fractures, and malopositions that may cause disease; descriptions and explanations of the disease of the digestive, respiratory, urinary, endocrine, musculo-skeletal system. Students who want to enroll in this course should have already had Large Animal Science. This course is offered to fulfill a general science requirement.

Ag Mechanics

This course is designed for students wanting to do welding, wiring or just a general interest. In this course it is split into Ag Mechanics laboratory: advanced wood working, electrical wiring, small gas engine repair, and plumbing & watering systems. In Ag Mechanics 4 and 5 this course is spilt into four different skill areas in the Ag Mechanics laboratory: advanced welding, residential electric wiring, sheet metal working, and truss/rafter design. Once students complete all of the skills area the students may work on an individual project with the instructor’s permission. SHOP SAFETY IS ALWAYS EMPHASIZED, AND STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO ACT IN A RESPONSIBLE MANNER AT ALL TIMES TO PREVENT UNNECESSARY INJURIES.

Plant and Soil Science

This course is designed for students who plan on post-secondary education in the horticulture, agronomy, or other plant science. Topics to be covered in this course will be plant reproduction, plant nutrition, managing agricultural soils, environmental factors, the effect plant growth, plant identification, integrated pest management, field crop and specialty crop production, fruit and vegetable production, greenhouse management, and nursery management and production.
We can not offer the second level courses because their are not enough periods in a school day. Thank you.