Mt. Carmel High School Agriculture Education
Mrs. Nina Geiling, email@example.com
Introduction to the Agricultural Industry
Natural Resources Management & Conservation
Agricultural Mechanics & Technology
Basic Horticulture Science
Horticulture Production & Management
INTRODUCTION TO THE AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY - 1 Credit/9th Grade
This orientation course provides an opportunity for students to learn different aspects of the agricultural industry. During this course, students will learn about the local FFA chapter, state, and The National FFA Organization. Students will also learn the basic concepts of plant science, animal science, soil science, horticulture, and agricultural mechanics. Students will also be provided an opportunity to join FFA and conduct a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE).
VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY - 1 Credit/1 Year, 10th-12th Grade
This course will develop students' understanding of the small and companion animal industry, animal anatomy and physiology, animal ethics and welfare issues, animal health, veterinary medicine, veterinary office practices, and animal services to humans. Career exploration will focus on veterinarian, veterinary lab technicians, office lab assistant, small animal production, research lab assistant, and animal nutrition lab technician. Improving computer and workplace skills will be a focus. Participation in FFA student organization activities and Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) projects is an integral course component for leadership development, career exploration and reinforcement of academic concepts.
NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT & CONSERVATION - 1 Credit/1 Year, 10th-12th Grades
This course develops management and conservation skills in understanding the connection between agriculture and natural resources. Student knowledge and skills are developed in: understanding natural resources, and their importance; fish, wildlife, and forestry management and conservation; and exploring outdoor recreational enterprises. Hunting and fishing as a sport, growing and managing tree forests, and outdoor safety education will be featured. Career exploration will be discussed including park ranger, game warden, campground manager, forester, conservation officer, wildlife manager, and related occupations.
AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS & TECHNOLOGY - 1/2 Credit/1 Semester, 11th-12th Grade
This course will concentrate on expanding student's knowledge and experiences with agricultural mechanics technologies utilized in the agricultural industry. Units of instruction included are: design, construction, fabrication, maintenance, welding, electricity/electronics, internal combustion engines, renewable energy (Wind, Water and Solar), and employability skills. Careers of agricultural construction engineer, electrician, plumber, welder, equipment designer, parts manager, safety inspector, welder, and other related occupations will be examined. Improving workplace and computer skills will be a focus. Participation in FFA student organization activities and Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) projects is an integral course component for leadership development, career exploration and reinforcement of academic concepts.
BASIC HORTICULTURE SCIENCE - 1 Credit/1 Year, 10th-12th Grade
This course is designed to introduce students to the horticulture industry and provide them with basic plant science knowledge that can be further developed in advanced horticulture courses.
HORTICULTURE PRODUCTION & MANAGEMENT - 1/2 Credit/2nd Semester, 11-12th Grade, Pre-requisite: BASIC HORTICULTURE SCIENCE
This advanced course offers instruction in both the greenhouse production and landscape area of horticulture.