This course is an introduction and survey course of the many career areas in agriculture. Topics include scientific investigations in agriculture, basic animal science, basic plant and soil science, ornamental horticulture, natural resource management, business management, leadership and communication through FFA, and career skills. Lab Fee $25

Agriculture Science II
Full Year
10 11 12
Prerequisite: Agriculture Science I

This course is a continuation of Agriculture Science I. This course allows intermediate students to expand on skills and knowledge from Agriculture Science I. An essential part of this course will be leadership activities and Supervised Agriculture Experience Programs. Prerequisite:

Agriculture Science III
Full Year
11 12
Prerequisite: Agriculture Science II or Veterinary Science II

This course is a continuation of Agriculture Science II and Veterinary Science II. This course is designed to introduce advanced agriculture students to the technical understanding and working knowledge of the veterinary industry. An essential part of this course will be leadership activities and Supervised Agriculture Experience Programs. Lab Fee $25

Agriculture Advanced Studies or Internship
Full Year
11 12
Prerequisite: Agriculture Science II or Veterinary Science II

This course is a continuation of Agriculture Science II and Veterinary Science II. This course is designed to introduce advanced agriculture students to the technical understanding and working knowledge of the veterinary industry. An essential part of this course will be leadership activities and Supervised Agriculture Experience Programs. Lab Fee $25

Horticultural Science
Full Year
9 10 11
Prerequisite: Agriculture Science I or
Horticulture Science

Prerequisite: None
This course is an introductory course into the horticulture industry. Areas of study include scientific investigations in horticulture, basic plant processes and anatomy, soils, plant propagation, plant growth requirements, cultivation practices, business management, horticulture and environment, and leadership and career skills. An essential part of this course will be leadership activities and Supervised Agriculture Experience Programs. Lab Fee $25.

Plant Science and Ornamental Horticulture
Full Year
10 11 12

This course is a continuation of Agriculture Science I or Horticulture Science. This course is designed to introduce the intermediate agriculture student to the skills and knowledge needed in order to successfully grow and care for plants. Students will also complete work in the community greenhouse located at Carson High School.

Greenhouse Management
Full Year
11 12
Prerequisite: Plant Science and
Ornamental Horticulture

This course is a continuation of Ornamental Horticulture. This course provides advanced agriculture students a technical understanding and working knowledge of the greenhouse industry. Topics include hydroponics, tissue culturing and genetics. Students will gain knowledge and skills related to the care and management of farms, gardens, and greenhouses. An essential part of this course will be leadership activities and Supervised Agriculture Experience Programs. The appropriate use of technology and industry-standard equipment is an integral part of this course. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have acquired entry-level skills for employment in this field.

Floriculture
Full Year
11 12
Student must be in grade 11 or 12

This course is a continuation of Ornamental Horticulture. This course is the study of the science, business and design principles of floriculture. Areas of study include the history of floral design, the use of color, tools and principles of design in floral arrangements, plant identification, care and processing of cut flowers, marketing and sales, record keeping and floral business management. An essential part of this course will be leadership activities and Supervised Agriculture Experience Programs. The appropriate use of technology and industry-standard equipment is an integral part of this course.

Natural Resources and Wildlife Management
Full Year
10 11 12
Prerequisite: Agriculture Science II

This course is a continuation of Agriculture Science II. This course introduces advanced agriculture students to concepts of natural resource science and management. This will include ecological concepts and scientific principles, range land management, fire ecology, GPS and GIS, fish and wild ecology, forestry, renewable and nonrenewable resources, and fish and wildlife management. An essential part of this course will be leadership activities and Supervised Agriculture Experience Programs.

Advanced Studies Natural Resources
Full Year
12

This course is offered to students who have achieved all content standards in a program whose desire is to pursue advanced study through investigation and in-depth research. Students are expected to work independently or in a team and consult with their supervising teacher for guidance. The supervising teacher will give directions, monitor, and evaluate the students’ topic of study. Coursework may include various work-based learning experiences such as internships and job shadowing, involvement in a school-based enterprise, completion of a capstone project, and/or portfolio development. This course may be repeated for additional instruction and credit.