This course is an exploration of work relating to agriculture. Topics include job opportunities, working conditions, and educational requirements. Upon course completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the agricultural industry, employment opportunities and related requirements.
This course introduces students to concepts and practices of modern farming operations. Topics include basic biology and chemistry needed for the production of farm products. Upon course completion, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic chemical and biological principles associated with crop and livestock production.
This course is a study of the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques commonly used in the commercial production of livestock. Topics include breeds, nutrition, diseases, and economics associated with various livestock enterprises. Upon course completion, students will be able to identify breeds of livestock and develop a livestock health maintenance and feeding plan.
This course focuses on improving livestock through breeding practices. Topics include fundamental genetic characteristics, artificial insemination, and managed breeding. Upon course completion, students will be able to develop a livestock breeding plan and use artificial insemination practices.
This course focuses on the basic technical aspects of poultry production. Topics include housing, growing contacts, heating and cooling, nutrition, economics, and poultry health. Upon course completion, students will be able to develop a poultry production and marketing plan.
This course focuses on the repair and maintenance of agricultural equipment. Emphasis is placed on welding and other mechanical practices pertaining to small engines, tractors, implements and harvesters. Upon completion, students will be able to perform basic repair and maintenance procedures on agricultural equipment.
This is a basic course in soil erosion management. Topics include reclamation procedures, terracing techniques, and construction of waterways and ponds. Upon course completion, students will be able to apply appropriate measures to prevent soil erosion.
This course focuses on agricultural sales techniques. Topics include product awareness, display, and customer relations. Upon course completion, students will be able to demonstrate techniques used in effectively marketing and distributing agricultural products.
This course provides work experience with a college-approved employer in an area related to the student’s program of study. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with related work experience. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies.