Courses

UC/CSU Approved Courses

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Ag Biology

"Designed for the college-bound student with career interests in agriculture, this course emphasizes the following topics: the molecular and cellular aspects of life; the chemical and structural basis of life; energies of life; growth and reproduction in plants; animal genetics; taxonomy of modern agricultural plants and animals; health and diseases in animals; and the similarities between animals and humans. Extensive laboratory activities connect the major ideas of life science with agricultural applications."

Ag Earth Science

"This course is designed to provide students with a general understanding of geology, meteorology, oceanography, and astronomy. It will focus on Earth's place in the universe, dynamic earth processes, energy in the Earth system, biogeochemical cycles, the structure and composition of the atmosphere, California geology, and investigation and experimentation. It brings together the agriculture interactions that occur in the living and nonliving world, and provides an understanding of the processes that take place on and around the Earth." 

Vet Science

"Veterinary Science is designed to provide students with an opportunity to study the science of veterinary medicine, including animal anatomy and physiology, animal health, nutrition, and cause/prevention of disease. Students will also learn various veterinary laboratory skills, aseptic and surgical procedures, basic radiology, and scientific research and writing skills."

Animal Anatomy/Physiology

"This course is designed to give instruction in animal nutrition, reproductive physiology, animal genetics, and disease and parasites of livestock. In addition, students will explore careers in agriculture and develop electronic portfolios, and learn cooperative marketing structure and how it applies to the agriculture industry. General agribusiness management skills and leadership skills will be included."

Floral Design

"Art and History of Floral Design provides students with a basic knowledge of artistic perception, creative expression, historical and cultural contexts, aesthetic valuing and connections, relations, and application of the visual art through the design of floral arrangments. Students will connect and apply what is learned in floral art to other art forms, subjects, and post-secondary educational experiences careers."

Ag Government/Econ

"The twelfth-grade course of study focuses on the structure and processes of the United States Government System. Initial emphasis will be on the responsibilities and rights of citizenship, voting, political parties, elections, campaigns, the Constitution, the 45 branches of government, and the Bill of Rights. Additionally, the course will compare the political power at the local, state, national, and global levels. A consistent focus throughout the course will be an analysis of the role that both the government and the voters play in developing policies and laws affecting the Agriculture industry."

College Articulated Courses

Small Engines

"This is an introductory course in which students learn the operation, construction, maintenance, repair, and adjustments of two and four cycle engines. Theory and practical work are covered in areas of safety, care, and use of specialized tools used in small engine repair and maintenance. Students practice preventive maintenance, troubleshooting and safe equipment operation."

Ag Leadership

"This is an agribusiness course designed to train students as team leaders. Students practice leadership and employability skills by combining computers, technology, and advanced communication skills."

Ornamental Horticulture

"Horticulture is an applied plant science course that prepares students for careers in the nursery, landscaping, and floral industries. Emphasis is placed on horticultural terminology, plant identification, plant physiology, soil science, plant reproduction, Cal OSHA and labor laws, nursery production, floriculture, integrated pest management, marketing and retail concepts, landscape design, installation, and maintenance."

Welding Tech 1

"Students receive individualized instruction in arc and oxyacetylene welding. Selection of welding methods, welding rod, metals, and equipment are practiced. Students weld metal flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions. M.I.G and T.I.G welding are also covered."

Ag Shop Skills

"Beginning shop students develop creativity, imagination, and craftsmanship in introductory shop skills. Students design and construct required projects in electricity, woodwork, plumbing, ropework, concrete, arc and oxy-acetylene gas welding."

Other Electives

Explorations in Ag

"This course is designed for first-year agriculture students interested in business, animal science, plant science, floral design, and horticulture science.  Content areas include California agriculture, FFA, leadership, public speaking, record keeping, animal science, and plant science. This course provides hands-on learning and qualifies students to participate in all FFA activities such as showing at the county fair."

Advanced Floral Design

"This class involves advanced floral design theory, techniques, and skills of the industry, including wedding, sympathy, party, holiday and high style. Techniques include consultations, pricing and use of technology in the industry. Students investigate career opportunities and learn job skills pertinent to the Floral Design industry while operation the school floral shop. Students also learn advanced floral evaluation and production of cut flowers and assorted horticulture plants. In addition, the intra-curricular FFA program supports and enhances the materials covered in the classroom."

Advanced Small Engines

"This course is designed for the second-year student. Students will practice advanced shop skills, hydraulics, electronics, heavy-duty electrical, and basic welding. Small engines are used to teach advanced small engine technician training and entry-level skills."

Welding II

"Welding Technology 2 provides advanced instruction with a concentration in metal inert gas and tungsten inert gas (M.I.G/T.I.G). Students design and construct their own advanced projects."

Equipment Construction 1 & 2

"Students receive instruction in safety, hand and power tool usage, planning, material selection and usage as related to the design and construction of special agricultural and industrial equipment. Students develop their own ideas in the design and fabrication of individual projects. Students are encouraged to exhibit their project at the county fair and California State Fair."

Diesel Engines

"Diesel 1 - Diesel engine theory and operation. Engine disassembly, inspection, and reassembly. Engine maintenance, vehicle maintenance.

 

Diesel 2 - Diesel 2 goes deeper into the concepts of Diesel 1 plus covers systems diagnostics for fuel, oil, cooling, and air induction. Electrical theory and diagnostics fundamentals will also be covered. "

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