• Courses

    * Indicates a course that is offered every-other school year

    ** Indicates a course with a prerequisite of Foundations of Agriculture

    Agricultural Mechanics & Technology** Agricultural Sciences**
    Animal Science*** Foundations of Agriculture
    Horticulture* Natural Resources
    Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Veterinary Science*

     

    Agricultural Mechanics & Technology

    Students will be introduced to the basics of Agriculture Mechanics and the technology used in the agriculture industry. Students will work in the classroom and lab area to complete a combination of academic and hands- on assignments. Specific areas of study include: MIG and Electric Arc welding, small gas engines and agricultural construction (i.e. masonry, electrical wiring, plumbing). Students will become affiliate members of FFA and will also be automatically enrolled in a Supervised Agricultural Experience course.

     

    Agricultural Sciences

    In this course, students will receive an overview of the Agricultural industry. Specific areas of study will include plant and animal sciences, natural resources, agri-business and agricultural mechanics. Emphasis will be placed on the production and management of agricultural resources, as well as the career development opportunities in Agriculture. Students in this course will earn their National Safe Tractor & Machinery Operation Program (NSTMOP) certificate. Students will become affiliate members of FFA and will also be automatically enrolled in a Supervised Agricultural Experience

     

    Animal Science

    This course will introduce students to the large and small animal industries. Particular focus will be on the science behind animal agriculture, as well as the production and marketing of animals for food, companionship and general animal uses and perceptions in society. Specific topics of study will include; market animals (i.e. swine, beef, sheep, chickens, goats, etc.), companion animals (i.e. horses, dogs, cats, birds, etc.), basic animal anatomy & physiology, reproduction, nutrition and responsible animal care. Content taught may be altered based on the specific interests of students enrolled in the course. Students will become affiliate members of FFA and will also be automatically enrolled in a Supervised Agricultural Experience course.

     

    Foundations of Agriculture

    This introductory course, which is offered in both the spring and the fall semesters, prepares students for other Agricultural courses by introducing them to the basic components of an Agriculture program. This course is a prerequisite for many other Agriculture courses offered. Students will explore what Agriculture is and how it benefits our lives, through a series of lessons focused  on premiere leadership, personal growth and career success. Specific areas of study include the history of agriculture, agricultural careers, leadership, Supervised Agricultural Experience and FFA. Students will become affiliate members of FFA and will also be automatically enrolled in a Supervised Agricultural Experience course.


    Horticulture

    This course will introduce students to the Horticultural industry through a series of hands- on labs and activities. In addition to classroom instruction, students will have the opportunity to work in the school’s greenhouse and outdoors within the school grounds. Specific topics of study include; safety, soils, plant structure & function, plant reproduction, plant nutrition, landscaping and floriculture. Students will become affiliate members of FFA and will also be automatically enrolled in a Supervised Agricultural Experience course.



    Natural Resources

    This course will focus on the management and restoration of our natural resources. Students will learn about the economic benefits of natural resource management, as well as the effect that using our natural resources has had on Earth’s ecosystems, through real-world scenarios. Specific topics of study include; agroecology, Pennsylvania’s wildlife (mammals, fish, etc.), forestry, aquatics and soils. Students will become affiliate members of FFA and will also be automatically enrolled in a Supervised Agricultural Experience course.


     

    Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE)

    Students enrolled in our school’s Agriculture program are mandated by the state to maintain a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE). SAE’s provide students with real-world, career- oriented experiences that are geared toward the individual student’s interests. This self- initiated course will provide students with necessary resources and skills to complete their SAE project, as well as participate as a member of FFA (the student- lead Agriculture organization). Students will be required to maintain a project record book, which will track activities and finances for their project. The format of the course will be a combination of out- of- school experiences, virtual lessons and in- person meetings with the teacher, who will provide guidance for both all individuals involved. This course may be taken more than once.

     

    Veterinary Sciences

    This course will prepare students for a career in the Veterinary field. Students will participate in labs and case studies, which provide real- world, hands- on application of course content. Specific areas of study include: cell parts and functions, in-depth exploration of animal anatomy, physiology and body systems, safety, sanitation and career exploration. Students will become affiliate members of FFA and will also be automatically enrolled in a Supervised Agricultural Experience course.







     
Last Modified on March 29, 2019