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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.  


Small Animal Science (10-11)

  • Prerequisite: Level 1 of Veterinary & Animal Science Pathway

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. 

 

Large Animal Science (10-12)

  • Prerequisite: Levels 1, 2 of Veterinary & Animal Science Pathway

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. 

 

Veterinary Science (11-12)

  • Prerequisite: Levels 1, 2, 3 of Veterinary & Animal Science Pathway

  • Industry Certification Opportunity: OSHA 30 

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.

 

Dual Enrollment: Veterinary & Animal Science (12) 

  • Prerequisite: Levels 1, 2, 3 of Veterinary & Animal Science Pathway

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

Veterinary and 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.  

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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 Agricultural.

 

Principles of Plant Science and Hydroculture (10-12)

  • Prerequisite: Level 1 of Horticulture Pathway

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.   

 

Introduction to Plant Science /  State Dual Credit (11-12)

  • Prerequisite: Levels 1-2 of Horticulture Pathway  

  • Course Type: State Dual Credit

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

  • Industry Certification Opportunity: OSHA 30

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. 

 

Agriculture: School-Based Enterprise / WBL  (11-12)

  • Prerequisite: Levels 1-3 of Horticulture Pathway  

  • Industry Certification Opportunities:  OSHA 30 and Commercial Pesticide

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.  

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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.  

 

Principles of Agricultural Mechanics (10-11)

  • Prerequisite: Level 1 of Ag. Engineering Pathway

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. 

 

Agricultural Power and Equipment (11-12)

  • Prerequisite: Levels 1-2 of Ag. Engineering Pathway

  • 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.  

 

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (11-12)

  • Prerequisite: Levels 1-3 of Ag. Engineering Pathway

  • Industry Certification Opportunity: Briggs & Stratton Master Service Technician  

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. 

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