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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.  

 

Plant & Soil Science 1 (10-11)

  • Prerequisite: Agriscience 1

  • Industry Certification Opportunity: OSHA 10

Plant and Soil Science is an applied-knowledge course focusing on the science and management of plants and soils, with special attention given to current agricultural practices that support the healthy and sustainable cultivation of major crops. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will have been exposed to a range of careers associated with the science and management of plants and soils and will have developed the essential skills and knowledge to be successful in science- or agriculture-related occupations.

 

 

Natural Resource Management 1 (11-12)

  • Prerequisite: Plant and Soil Science 1

  • Industry Certification Opportunity: OSHA 10

Environmental and Natural Resource Management is an applied course for students interested in learning more about becoming good stewards of our environment and natural resources. This course covers major types of natural resources and their management, public policy, and the role of public education in managing resources, as well as careers, leadership, and history of the industry. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be prepared for further study and careers as an environmental scientist, conservationist, forester, or wildlife manager.

 

 

Work-Based Learning: Career Practicum (11-12)

  • Prerequisite: Natural Resource Management 1

  • Industry Certification Opportunity: OSHA 10

WBL (Work-Based Learning) is a proactive approach to bridging the gap between high school and high-demand, high-skill careers in Tennessee. Students build on classroom-based instruction to develop employability skills that prepare them for success in postsecondary education and future careers. This course will allow students to apply skills and knowledge they have gained in the Environmental & Natural Resource Management program to design and maintain the LCHS campus grounds and utilize the greenhouses for various seasonal products. 

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 Technologies (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. 

 

Dual Enrollment Veterinary & Animal Science I (10-12)

  • 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. 

 

Veterinary Science Technologies (11-12)

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

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.

 

Animal Science: Dual Enrollment  (11-12) 

  • 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.  

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.  

 

Agriculture School-Based Enterprise    (11-12)

  • Prerequisite: Levels 1-3 of Horticulture Pathway  

  • Industry Certification Opportunities:  Commercial Pesticide

Work-Based Learning: Career Practicum is a capstone course intended to provide students with opportunities to apply the skills and knowledge learned in previous CTE and general education courses within a professional work environment. The course allows students to earn high school credit for select models of work-based learning, which allow students to interact with industry professionals in order to extend and deepen classroom work and support the development of postsecondary and career readiness knowledge and skills.

Classroom-Based: Students are immersed in a classroom-based experience where they learn through targeted industry involvement that may take the form of industry-driven project-based learning, school-based enterprise, and virtual enterprise. This model should incorporate industry engagement through activities like tours, informational interviewing, job shadows, community service projects, and technical mentoring to achieve learning standards at professional-level expectations. 

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