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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 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. 

 

Large Animal Science Technologies (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 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.  

 

Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Agriculture (11-12) 

  • Prerequisite: Level 2 in the any Agriculture Pathway

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in Agriculture course is an advanced course in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources career cluster intended to meet the needs of specific applications of advanced UAS precision technologies specific to the agriculture, food, and natural resources industry. Students will receive rigorous instruction in preparation to take the the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) remote Pilot Certification (Part 107) (less than 55 pounds) exam for the commercial drone pilots for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) and develop specific knowledge and skills associated with specific sUAS technologies, platforms and precision attachments to monitor, map and provide data to make agricultural management and production recommendations.

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 program.

 

Plant Science I (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.   

 

Plant Science II:  Statewide Dual Credit (11-12)

  • Prerequisite: Levels 1-2 of Horticulture Pathway  

  • Course Type: Statewide  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. 

 

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. 

                                                                                                                                                            

Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Agriculture (11-12) 

  • Prerequisite: Level 2 in the any Agriculture Pathway

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in Agriculture course is an advanced course in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources career cluster intended to meet the needs of specific applications of advanced UAS precision technologies specific to the agriculture, food, and natural resources industry. Students will receive rigorous instruction in preparation to take the the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) remote Pilot Certification (Part 107) (less than 55 pounds) exam for the commercial drone pilots for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) and develop specific knowledge and skills associated with specific sUAS technologies, platforms and precision attachments to monitor, map and provide data to make agricultural management and production recommendations.

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. 

 

Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Agriculture (11-12) 

  • Prerequisite: Level 2 in the any Agriculture Pathway

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in Agriculture course is an advanced course in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources career cluster intended to meet the needs of specific applications of advanced UAS precision technologies specific to the agriculture, food, and natural resources industry. Students will receive rigorous instruction in preparation to take the the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) remote Pilot Certification (Part 107) (less than 55 pounds) exam for the commercial drone pilots for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) and develop specific knowledge and skills associated with specific sUAS technologies, platforms and precision attachments to monitor, map and provide data to make agricultural management and production recommendations.

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