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479-394-5544
Conference Time:
1:35 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

 

1st Period - Animal Science

2nd Period -  Ag. Mechanics                                                      

3rd Period - Ag. Metals

4th Period – 1st Semester: Forestry  2nd Semester: Ag. Electricity

5th Period - Survey of Ag. (9th grade)                                                          

6th Period - Conference

7th Period - Ag. Structures

8th Period - Ag. Mechanics

Course Descriptions

Animal Science 1 - 

The course is structured to enable all students to have a an overview of the Animal Industry. Topics covered in Animal Science 1 include the Animal Industry, Animal Handling and Safety, Animal Anatomy/Physiology, and Animal Nutrition.

Opportunities are provided for students to participate in FFA and supervised experience activities.

 

Animal Science 2 - The course is structured to enable all students to have an overview of the Animal Industry. Topics covered in Animal Science 2 include Animal Reproduction, Genetics, Animal Health, Animal Products, and Marketing. Opportunities are provided for students to participate in FFA and supervised experience activities.

 

Ag. Metals -

 This course covers safety, technical information, and metal fabrication concepts. The course will develop knowledge and skill in the following areas: tool fitting, metals and metal work, metal fasteners, advanced oxyacetylenewelding and cutting, and arc welding applications, including SMAW, GMAW, TIG and plasma arc
processes. Supervised experience and FFA will be integrated, as appropriate throughout the course.

 

Survey of Ag. Systems - At the completion of the course the student will be able to: 
Understand topics including general agriculture, FFA, leadership, supervised agricultural experience, animal systems, plant systems, 
agribusiness systems, food products & processing systems, biotechnology, natural resources systems, environmental service 
systems & power, structural & technical systems. 

 

 

Ag. Mechanics - This course connects scientific principles with mechanical skills. The course will develop understanding and skills in the traditional areas of agricultural mechanics including the following: safety, metal technology, small engines, graphics, tool maintenance, woodworking, concrete and masonry, elec
tricity, plumbing, and surveying. Supervised experience and FFA will be integrated, as appropriate throughout.

 

Forestry - Provides an overview of the forest industry and its importance to the national economy. Tree identification, management practices, business applications, and harvesting and marketing processes are major topics. GPS and GIS are included.

 

Agricultural Electricty - This course develops knowledge and skills in areas of electricityas applies to agriculture, including electrical terms and theory, safety, careers, electrical plans and diagrams, wire selection and connection, circuit planning and protection, service entrance panels, outlet and switch boxes, conduit, and tools. Students will learn the meaning and use of the National Electric Code. FFA and supervised experience will be integrated into the course, as appropriate.

 

Ag. Structures - This course will provide instruction to develop skills in agricultural buildings and construction, including planning and drawing, land and construction surveying, and building with wood, roofing materials, concrete and masonry, plumbing, and painting and finishing. It will also include appropriate instruction on safety, FFA, and supervised experience activities.