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Agriscience
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The Agricultural Mechanics Pathway focuses on the knowledge, hands-on skills, and work place skills applicable to construction in the agricultural industry.

Major units of instruction can include: personal safety, hand tools, power tools, blue print reading, surveying, and construction skills in carpentry, plumbing, electricity, concrete, stone laying, drywall and painting. Careers such as agricultural engineering, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, concrete and stone laying, finishing, safety specialties, and other related occupations are examined. Improving workplace and computer skills is the focus.

The Agriscience Pathway is designed to develop knowledge and skills in the following areas: using soil and other plant growing media; identifying and propagating horticultural plants; basics of growing horticultural plants in greenhouse and nursery settings; constructing, maintaining and using plant-growing structures; operating, repairing, and maintaining equipment used in the horticultural field. The course advances to the landscape, nursery, and turf segments of the horticulture industry. Units include: identifying landscape plants, designing landscape plans, hardscape construction techniques, and installing landscape plants.

 

Course Sequence

 

Grade

Agriscience

Agrimechanics

Faulkner/Bryant

10th

Agriscience

Agriscience

Any 3

 

11th

Greenhouse Production & Management

Safety & Health Regulations

Courses at

 

12th

Landscape & Design

Power Equipment Technology

Faulkner/Bryant

 

Course Descriptions

Agriscience

Agriscience is a course that provides students with a general overview of the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources cluster, which contains five pathways-Power, Structure, and Technical Systems; Environmental and Natural Resources Systems; Animal Systems; Plant Systems; and Agribusiness Systems. Students are involved in classroom and laboratory activities in each of the five pathway areas. Topics included in this course include career opportunities, safety, technology applications, agribusiness leadership, environmental science, soil science, plant science, forestry, animal science, aquaculture, wildlife science, pest management, woodworking, metalworking, small engines, electrical wiring, and plumbing.

Content standards for this course are not intended to serve as the entire curriculum. Teachers are encouraged to expand the curriculum beyond the limits of these content standards to accommodate specific community interests and utilize local resources. This course encourages critical thinking, use of the scientific method, integration of technology, development of student leadership skills, and application of knowledge and skills related to practical questions and problems. Safety concepts are integrated into instruction to the maximum extent possible.

Career and technical student organizations are integral, co-curricular components of each career and technical education course. These organizations serve as a means to enhance classroom instruction while helping students develop leadership abilities, expand workplace-readiness skills, and broaden opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Agriscience Pathway:

Greenhouse Production & Management

Greenhouse Production and Management is a one-credit course related to the production of greenhouse crops. Topics include career opportunities, safety, plant propagation, growing media, plant identification, greenhouse production, pest control, business management, and equipment and facilities. The hands-on approach to learning is a key component in this course.

Content standards for this course are not intended to serve as the entire curriculum. Teachers are encouraged to expand the curriculum beyond the limits of these content standards to accommodate specific community interests and utilize local resources. This course encourages critical thinking, use of the scientific method, integration of technology, development of student leadership skills, and application of knowledge and skills related to practical questions and problems. Safety concepts are integrated into instruction to the maximum extent possible.

Career and technical student organizations are integral, co-curricular components of each career and technical education course. These organizations serve as a means to enhance classroom instruction while helping students develop leadership abilities, expand workplace-readiness skills, and broaden opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Landscape & Design

The Landscape Design and Management course allows students to become more knowledgeable about and appreciative of landscape design and management. Topics include career opportunities, safety, landscape design, plant selection, landscape growth and the environment, landscape establishment and management, interior plantscaping and xeriscaping, landscape business management, and technology.

Content standards for this course are not intended to serve as the entire curriculum. Teachers are encouraged to expand the curriculum beyond the limits of these content standards to accommodate specific community interests and utilize local resources. This course encourages critical thinking, use of the scientific method, integration of technology, development of student leadership skills, and application of knowledge and skills related to practical questions and problems. Safety concepts are integrated into instruction to the maximum extent possible.

Career and technical student organizations are integral, co -curricular components of each career and technical education course. These organizations serve as a means to enhance classroom instruction while helping students develop leadership abilities, expand workplace-readiness skills, and broaden opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Agrimechanics Pathway:

Safety & Health Regulations

In this one-credit course students gain valuable information that serves as a foundation for further study in this area. Students learn the importance of government and industry regulations as well as individual responsibilities for performing activities from a safety perspective. Students identify common safety hazards found in the workplace and their role in minimizing and avoiding unsafe practices. Specific topics include flammable and combustible liquids, egress and fire protection, electrical safety, environmental control, machine guarding, tool safety, first aid, hazard communication, personal protective equipment, walking and working surfaces, and material handling and storage.

Career and technical student organizations are integral, co-curricular components of each career and technical education course. These organizations serve as a means to enhance classroom instruction while helping students develop leadership abilities, expand workplace-readiness skills, and broaden opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Power Equipment Technology

Power Equipment Technology is a one-credit course designed to prepare students for entry-level employment or advanced training in the power mechanics field. Topics include career opportunities, safety, tools, hydraulics, pneumatics, drivetrains, control systems, starters, and preventive maintenance.

Content standards for this course are not intended to serve as the entire curriculum. Teachers are encouraged to expand the curriculum beyond the limits of these content standards to accommodate specific community interests and utilize local resources. This course encourages critical thinking, use of the scientific method, integration of technology, development of student leadership skills, and application of knowledge and skills related to practical questions and problems. Safety concepts are integrated into instruction to the maximum extent possible.

Career and technical student organizations are integral, co-curricular components of each career and technical education course. These organizations serve as a means to enhance classroom instruction while helping students develop leadership abilities, expand workplace-readiness skills, and broaden opportunities for personal and professional growth.

For salaries in the various fields, click the links below:

Construction & Extraction:
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/construction-and-extraction/home.htm

 

Farming, Fishing, & Forestry:
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/farming-fishing-and-forestry/home.htm

 

Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/home.htm

 

Production:
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/production/home.htm

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