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65171 Agriscience (9-10)

  • Prerequisite: None

  • Industry Certification Opportunity: OSHA 10

Agriscience is an introductory laboratory science course that prepares students for biology and subsequent science courses, all agriculture courses, and post-secondary study. This course helps students understand the important role that agricultural science and technology serves in the 21st century. This course may be taken for a lab science credit and/or a CTE focus area credit.  This course serves as the first course for all programs of study in the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources pathway.  

 

65958 Small Animal Science (10-11)

  • Prerequisite: Agriscience

Small Animal Science is an applied course in animal science and care for students interested in learning more about becoming a veterinarian, vet tech, vet assistant, or pursuing a variety of scientific, health, or agriculture professions. This course covers anatomy and physiological systems of different groups of small animals, as well as careers, leadership, and history of the industry. 

 

66116 Large Animal Science (10-12)

  • Prerequisite: Small Animal Science

Large Animal Science is an applied course in veterinary and animal science for students interested in learning more about becoming a veterinarian, vet tech, vet assistant, or pursuing a variety of scientific, health, or agriculture professions. This course covers anatomy and physiological systems of different groups of large animals as well as careers, leadership, and history of the industry. 

 

6C18H01 Veterinary & Animal Science / Dual Enrollment (12) 

  • Prerequisite: Large Animal Science

  • Course Type: Online; Independent Study via UT Martin for 3 credit hours transferable to most major colleges

Introduction to Animal Science is an online dual-enrollment course that covers fundamental principles of animal agriculture, including biological and scientific aspects of development, inheritance, feeding, animal products, and scope of the animal industry.   


 

65961 Veterinary Science (11-12)

  • Prerequisite: Large Animal Science

  • Industry Certification Opportunity: TN Specific Industry Certification

Veterinary Science is an advanced course in animal science and care for students interested in learning more about becoming a veterinarian, vet tech, vet assistant, or pursuing a variety of scientific, health, or agriculture professions. This course covers principles of health and disease, basic animal care and nursing, clinical and laboratory procedures, and additional industry-related career and leadership knowledge and skills.  This course may be taken for a lab science credit and/or for a CTE focus area credit.  Students have the opportunity to attain Dual Enrollment Credit during this course.   Upon successful completion of Vet Science and approval from CTE Director, students may participate in a Vet Science internship capstone experience.

 

66119 Principles of Plant Science and Hydroculture (10-12)

  • Prerequisite: Agriscience

Principles of Plant Science and Hydroculture focuses on essential knowledge and skills related to the science of plant growth. This course covers principles of plant health, growth, reproduction, and biotechnology, as well as fundamental principles of hydroponics and aquaponics.   

 

65954 Greenhouse Management /  State Dual Credit (11-12)

  • Prerequisite: Principles of Plant Science & Hydroculture  

  • Course Type: State Dual Credit

  • Preparation for Exam: Challenge Exam through TN Board of Regents 

Greenhouse Management is an applied-knowledge course designed to prepare students to manage greenhouse operations. This course covers principles of greenhouse structures, plant health and growth, growing media, greenhouse crop selection and propagation, and management techniques. It provides students with the technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in horticulture production. 

 

65163 Landscaping and Turf Science (11-12)

  • Prerequisite: Greenhouse Management

  • Industry Certification Opportunity: Commercial Applicators Certification for students 18 years or older

Landscaping and Turf Science is an applied-knowledge course designed to provide challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed for further education and careers in landscape design, maintenance, and turf management. Content includes site analysis and planning, principles of design, and plant selection and care techniques. 

 

65944 Principles of Agricultural Mechanics (10-11)

  • Prerequisite: Agriscience

Principles of Agricultural Mechanics is a course introducing students to basic skills and knowledge in construction and land management for both rural and urban environments. This course covers topics including project management, basic engine and motor mechanics, land surveying, irrigation and drainage, agricultural structures, and basic metalworking techniques. 

 

65945 Agricultural Power and Equipment (11-12)

  • Prerequisite: Principles of Agricultural Mechanics

  • Industry Certification Opportunity: Briggs & Stratton Basic Small Engine Certification 

Agricultural Power and Equipment is an applied-knowledge course in agricultural engineering with special emphasis on laboratory activities involving small engines, tractors, and agricultural equipment. The standards in this course address navigation, maintenance, repair, and overhaul of electrical motors, hydraulic systems, and fuel powered engines as well as exploration of a wide range of careers in agricultural mechanics.  

 

6C65963 Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (11-12)

  • Prerequisite: Agricultural Power and Equipment

  • Industry Certification Opportunity: Briggs & Stratton Master Service Technician Certification  

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering is a capstone course that prepares students for further study or careers in engineering, environmental science, and agricultural design and research, and agricultural mechanics. Special emphasis is given to the many modern applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to achieve various agribusiness goals. 

 

6C25H00 Agriculture: School-Based Enterprise (on-site only)

  • Prerequisite: At least 3 Agriculture Classes in a pathway

This is an on-site only class for Agriculture students.  Work includes LCHS landscaping and greenhouse maintenance, care and oversight of school animals and various other responsibilities.  Students interested in school-based enterprise in Agriculture should sign up for this class.

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