Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources

Agriculture

Recommended Course Sequence


Agriculture Cluster Flowchart

Recommended Course Sequence Flowchart  PDF


Potential Certificates & Certifications


Students must meet specific criteria to qualify to test for these certifications. 

Advanced Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 via Richard Depue
(Offered within Welding Program Courses)

Beef Quality Assurance via Texas Agricultural Extension Service
(Offered within Animal Systems Courses)

Boater Safety via Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)
(
Offered within Wildlife Management Agriculture Course)

Elanco Fundamentals of Animal Science via CEV Multimedia
(Offered within Animal Systems Courses)

Hunter Safety via Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)
(
Offered within Wildlife Management Agriculture Course)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) via CareerSafe Online
(Offered within Agricultural Power System Course)

Principles of Floral Design via CEV Multimedia
(Offered within Floral Design Course)

Quality Counts via Texas Agricultural Extension Service
(Offered within Animal Systems Courses)

 

 Course Descriptions

 

PRINCIPLES OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD, AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources will allow students to develop knowledge and skills regarding career and educational opportunities, personal development, globalization, industry standards, details, practices, and expectations.

ADVANCED ANIMAL SCIENCE (HONORS)

Advanced Animal Science examines the interrelatedness of human, scientific, and technological dimensions of livestock production. Instruction is designed to allow for the application of scientific and technological aspects of animal science through field and laboratory experiences.
Note: This course satisfies a science credit requirement for students on the Foundation High School Program.
 

ADVANCED ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCE TECHNOLOGY

Advanced Energy and Natural Resource Technology is designed to explore the interdependency of the public and natural resource systems related to energy production. In addition, renewable, sustainable, and environmentally friendly practices will be explored.

AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING

Agribusiness Management and Marketing is designed to provide a foundation to agribusiness management and the free enterprise system. Instruction includes the use of economic principles such as supply and demand, budgeting, record keeping, finance, risk management, business law, marketing, and careers in agribusiness. 

AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT DESIGN AND FABRICATION

In Agricultural Equipment Design and Fabrication, students will acquire knowledge and skills related to the design and fabrication of agricultural equipment. 

AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS AND METAL TECHNOLOGIES
(Introduction to Woodworking and Welding)

Agricultural Mechanics and Metal Technologies is designed to develop an understanding of agricultural mechanics as it relates to safety and skills in tool operation, electrical wiring, plumbing, carpentry, fencing, concrete, and metal working techniques. To prepare for careers in agricultural power, structural, and technical systems, students must attain academic skills and knowledge; acquire technical knowledge and skills related to power, structural, and technical agricultural systems and the industry; and develop knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities, entry requirements, industry certifications, and industry expectations. 

AGRICULTURAL POWER SYSTEMS

Agricultural Power Systems is designed to develop an understanding of power and control systems as related to energy sources, small and large power systems, and agricultural machinery. To prepare for careers in agricultural power, structural, and technical systems, students must attain academic skills and knowledge; acquire technical knowledge and skills related to power, structural, and technical agricultural systems and the workplace; and develop knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities, entry requirements, industry certifications, and industry expectations. 

ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCE TECHNOLOGY

Energy and Natural Resource Technology examines the interrelatedness of environmental issues and production agriculture. Students will evaluate the environmental benefits provided by sustainable resources and green technologies. Instruction is designed to allow for the application of science and technology to measure environmental impacts resulting from production agriculture through field and laboratory experiences. 

EQUINE SCIENCE

In Equine Science, students will acquire knowledge and skills related to equine animal systems and the equine industry. Equine Science may address topics related to horses, donkeys, and mules.  

FLORAL DESIGN

Floral Design is designed to develop students' ability to identify and demonstrate the principles and techniques related to floral design as well as develop an understanding of the management of floral enterprises. Through the analysis of artistic floral styles and historical periods, students will develop respect for the traditions and contributions of diverse cultures. Students will respond to and analyze floral designs, thus contributing to the development of lifelong skills of making informed judgments and evaluations.
Note: This course satisfies a fine arts credit requirement for students on the Foundation High School Program. 

LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION

In Livestock Production, students will acquire knowledge and skills related to livestock and the livestock production industry. Livestock Production may address topics related to beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep, goats, and poultry. 

SMALL ANIMAL MANAGEMENT

In Small Animal Management, students will acquire knowledge and skills related to small animals and the small animal management industry. Small Animal Management may address topics related to small mammals such as dogs and cats, amphibians, reptiles, and birds. 

WILDLIFE, FISHERIES, AND ECOLOGY MANAGEMENT

Wildlife, Fisheries, and Ecology Management examines the management of game and non-game wildlife species, fish, and aqua crops and their ecological needs as related to current agricultural practices. To prepare for success, students need opportunities to learn, reinforce, apply, and transfer their knowledge and skills in a variety of settings.

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