AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

 

Agricultural Science classes at Sumner-Fredericksburg High School are articulated with classes at community colleges.  The completion of these courses while in high school may qualify the student for advanced college placement at the area community colleges.

Sample careers supported by Agriculture Science Classes

Banker Loan Officer            Farm/Investment Manager             Commodity Broker

Dairy Herd Supervisor        Supply Store Manager                   Agri-Chemical Dealer

Machine Operators             Food Scientist                                  Agronomist

Food and Drug Inspector   Veterinarian                          Plant Breeder

Crop Farm Manager           Agricultural Educator                      Greenhouse Manager

Farmer                                   Nutritionist                             Veterinary Assistance

Wildlife Biologist                  Animal Geneticist                 Fish/Game Officer     

Mechanics         

                                  

 

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade  11

Grade 12

Courses

Agri Sci Intro AB

Agri Sci Intro AB

Agri Leadership

Plant Science AB

Animal Sci AB

Bus Mgmt A

Env Sci AB

Agri Leadership

Plant Science AB

Animal Sci AB

Bus Mgmt A

Env Sci AB

Agri Leadership

Plant Science AB

Animal Sci AB

Bus. Mgmt A

Env Sci AB

 

Career Cluster:  AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Cluster Content Standard:The student will demonstrate competence in the application of leadership, personal growth and career success skills necessary for a chosen profession while effectively contributing to society.

 

CS.01. Performance Element: Premier Leadership: Acquire the skills necessary to positively influence others.

CS.01.01. Performance Indicator: Action: Exhibit the skills and competencies needed to achieve a desired result.

CS.01.01.01.c. Work independently and in group settings to accomplish a task.

CS.01.01.03.a. Exhibit good planning skills for a specific task or situation.

CS.01.01.04.b. Use appropriate and reliable resources to complete an action or project.

CS.01.01.06.b. Assign project parts equitably amongst team members to achieve a given task.

CS.01.02. Performance Indicator: Relationships: Build a constituency through listening, coaching, understanding and appreciating others.           

CS.01.02.02.b. Utilize communication skills to collaborate in a group setting.

CS.03. Performance Element: Demonstrate those qualities, attributes and skills necessary to succeed in, or further prepare for, a chosen career while effectively contributing to society.

CS.03.01. Performance Indicator: Communication: Demonstrate oral, written and verbal skills.

CS.03.01.02.b. Prepare a resume.

CS.09. Performance Element: Technical Skills: Compare and contrast issues affecting the agriculture, food, and natural resource industry.

CS.09.02. Performance Indicator: Apply skills with computer software to accomplish a variety of business activities.

CS.09.02.01.b. Use basic software systems such as spreadsheet and word processing to complete a task.

 

 

Career Cluster:AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Career Pathway: Agribusiness Systems (ABS)

Pathway Content Standard: The student will demonstrate competence in the application of principles and techniques for the development and management of agribusiness systems.

 

ABS.03. Performance Element: Utilize record keeping to accomplish agriculture, food, and natural resources business objectives while complying with laws and regulations.

ABS.03.01. Performance Indicator: Prepare and maintain all files needed to accomplish effective record keeping.

ABS.03.01.01.a. Maintain production and agribusiness records.

ABS.06. Performance Element: Use industry-accepted marketing principles to accomplish agriculture, food, and natural resources business objectives.

ABS.06.01. Performance Indicator: Conduct appropriate market and marketing research.ABS.06.05.01.a. Identify, explain and   organize components of the sales process.

Grade availability:  9, 10; Prerequisite:  None

Length of Course:  1 or 2 trimester/semesters,

Credit:  One each trimester/semester

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Grade availability:  10, 11, 12

Prerequisite:  2 prior credits in science  Course Length: 1 or 2 Trimesters/semesters

Trimester/semester Credit:  One credit each trimester/semester

Course offered in alternate years, even Falls

Grade availability:  10, 11, 12

Prerequisite:  2 prior credits in science, Course Length:  1 or 2 Trimesters/semesters

Trimester/semester Credit:  One credit each trimester/semester

Course offered in alternate years, odd Falls 

Grade availability:  10, 11, 12

Prerequisite:  One credit in Agriculture Science—Intro,  

Length of Course:  1 Trimester/semester, One credit,

Grade availability:  10, 11, 12

Prerequisite:  2 prior credits in science

Course Length:  1 or 2 Trimester/semester;

Credit:  One credit each trimester/semester

Grade availability:  10, 11, 12                               Prerequisite:  Sophomore Standing

Length of Course:  One Trimester/semester      Credit:  One, SCED: 18201