Agriculture Science and Technology Course Offerings by Grade Level

Courses highlighted in yellow are available for dual credit through TVCC.

Freshman (9th)

Sophomore (10th)

Junior (11th)

Senior (12th)

Ag I Leadership

Ag 2 Leadership

Ag 3 Leadership

Ag 4 Leadership

Intro to Ag Mechanics

Intro to Ag Mechanics 

Intro to Animal Industry

Intro to Animal Industry

Horticulture 1/Botany

Horticulture 1/ Botany

Horticulture 1/Botany

Horticulture 1/Botany

Zoology/Animal Science

Zoology/Animal Science

Zoology/Animal Science

Vet Science

Vet Science

Vet Science

Adv Animal Science

Adv Animal Science

Landscape Design

Landscape Design

Landscape Design

Landscape Design

Small Engines

Small Engines

Small Engines

Ag Woodworking for Females

Ag Woodworking for Females

Ag Woodworking for Females

Ag Woodworking for Females

Ag Structures/Woodworking

Ag Structures/Woodworking

Ag Structures/Woodworking

Welding with Intro to Plasma Cam & Ornamental Iron (3a)

Welding with Intro to Plasma Cam & Ornamental Iron (3a)

Welding with Intro to Plasma Cam & Ornamental Iron (3a)

Plasma Cam Art

Plasma Cam Art

Horticulture 2/Floral 2

Horticulture 2/Floral

Horticulture 2/Floral 2

AGRICULTURE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Opportunities by Year

TEN (10) CREDITS OF AG MEETS GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR FUNDAMENTALS OF COMMUNICATION

Up to 14 College credits available (see instructors for details).

AG 1/2  LEADERSHIP A – B

Course numbers 0100 and 0101

Course numbers 0102 and 0103

Year – 2 credits

Grade Level – 9, 10                               

Prerequisite – none

Note: Students wishing to participate in the FFA program must enroll.

Ag I/II Leadership A-B is an entry-level course that allows students to explore all areas of the Ag industry. Freshmen successfully completing this course or the Intro to Ag Mechanics course will meet prerequisite requirements for mechanics courses offered to sophomores.  Career exploration, safety, basic business, basic marketing, parliamentary procedure, communications, public speaking, record keeping, beginning woodworking, plastic welding, FFA, beginning animal science, and beginning plant science will be covered.  Students will be involved with small hands-on projects in most areas.  (Ag 110 & Ag 120)

INTRO TO AG MECHANICS A – B

Course numbers 0128 and 0129

Year – 2 credits

Grade Level – 9, 10           

Prerequisite – none

Freshmen successfully completing this course or the beginning Ag I/II leadership course will meet prerequisite requirements for mechanics courses offered to sophomores.  Introduction to Ag Mechanics is an entry-level course that allows students to explore all areas of the mechanics industry.  Students will look at careers in mechanics, safety, tool ID and usage, measurement, tool reconditioning, drafting, bill of materials, beginning woodworking, plastic welding, basic welding, engine theory, plumbing, and electricity.  Students will be involved with small hands-on projects in most areas.  (Ag 110 & Ag 120)  

AG 3/4 LEADERSHIP A – B

Course numbers 0104 and 0105

Year – 2 credits

Grade Level – 11, 12         

Prerequisite – none

Students wishing to participate in the FFA program must enroll.                                        

*Up to 14 College credits available (see instructors for details).

This course is designed for students who wish to be involved in various areas of agriculture.  Students will learn about Ag sales and service, job interviews, public speaking, extemporaneous speaking, animal science, plant science, parliamentary procedure, Ag business management, and marketing in Ag.  Course also will include shop project work depending on individual student’s areas of interest.  Course work deals with several contests and area activities.  This class will be responsible for membership recruitment, planning and organizing functions, and leadership in Ag issues. (Ag 410 & Ag 660)  

HORTICULTURE 1 / BOTANY

Course number 0121 Fall

Semester – 1 credit

Grade Level – 9, 10, 11, 12                 

Prerequisite – none

Note:  Class meets lab science requirement

This course prepares students to produce greenhouse/nursery plants and to maintain plant growth and propagation structures. Students study soil media, plant identification, growth and processes, greenhouse management, fertilizer, plant pests, diseases, and care of seedling. Landscaping basics are also a part of this course.

HORTICULTURE 2

FLORAL DESIGN & MARKETING

Course number 0127 Spring  

Semester – 1 credit

Grade Level - 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite -  Successful completion of Horticulture I                    

Note:  Class meets lab science requirement

This course develops skills in floriculture and the techniques used to develop and complete a variety of retail items normally sold in a retail florist business. The skills learned are necessary to gain and maintain employment in the retail florist industry.

LANDSCAPE DESIGN

Course number 0120 Spring

Semester – 1 credit

Grade Level – 9, 10, 11, 12             

Prerequisite -  none

This course prepares students to design, construct and maintain planted areas and devices for the beautification of home grounds and other areas of human habitation and recreation. Students will learn concepts associated with landscape maintenance, design, and related technologies.

INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL INDUSTRY

Course number 0110

Semester – 1 credit

Grade Level – 9, 10                                                     

Note:  Class meets lab science requirement

This course will introduce basic concepts and principles of animal nutrition, health, behavior, reproduction, and careers. Companion animals, livestock, and wildlife will be used to illustrate and reinforce the course objectives. Guest speakers, group projects, laboratory activities, and other interactive instructional methods will be employed to provide students opportunities to apply classroom learning.

ZOOLOGY / ANIMAL SCIENCE

Course number 0109

Semester - 1 credit

Grade Level –9, 10, 11, 12                   

Prerequisite - Successful completion of Intro to Animal Industry

Note:  Class meets lab science requirement

This course offers a chance to be introduced to the science of animal biology in reaction to careers in the animal industry.  Students will encounter information about a wide range of animal anatomy and physiology.

VET SCIENCE

Course number 0144

Semester - 1 credit  

Grade Level – 10, 11, 12                  

Prerequisite - Successful completion of Intro to Animal Industry and Zoology.

Note:  Class meets lab science requirement

Offers the student the opportunity to use prior knowledge of anatomy and physiology by the introduction of principles of disease diagnosis and surgery.  Students will be able to compare species and the practices needed to understand how to handle and perform procedures on them.  

ADVANCED ANIMAL SCIENCE

Course number 0146

Semester - 1 credit  

Grade Level – 11,12                  

Prerequisite - Completion of Vet Science.

Note:  Class meets lab science requirement

 Capstone class. Offers an advanced foundation in genetics, nutrition, marketing management, ration formulation and facilities planning. 

 

SMALL ENGINES

Course number 0140

Semester – 1 credit

Grade Level – 10, 11, 12             

Prerequisite – Ag Mechanics

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the basic theory and specialized skills in selection, operation, maintenance, and overhaul of small air-cooled engines.  Students will be required to memorize all parts of the engine, the function, and special tools to remove those parts. This class is a lecture based class which will include bookwork on theory of the 3 basic engine systems. Students will learn to look up parts and order them correctly. There will be an opportunity to work on limited projects.  (Ag 221 & Ag 222)

AG STRUCTURES/WOODWORKING A – B

Course numbers 0132 and 0133

Year – 2 credits

Grade Level – 10, 11, 12                 

Prerequisite – none

Ag Structures is a course that is designed to allow students an opportunity to construct and build wood projects.  Students will work on both group and individual projects.  Areas of study will include, measuring, design and layout, advertisement and promotion, construction costs, bidding, cabinetry, furniture refurbishing, and finish work.

WELDING INTRO TO PLASMA CAM PROJECTS AND ORNAMENTAL IRON

Course numbers 0106 and 0107

Year – 2 credits

Grade Level – 10, 11, 12                 

Prerequisite – none

This class is designed to give students the opportunity to learn shop safety skills and prepare them for more advanced welding classes.  Students will have the opportunity to learn to ARC weld “stick”, OXY weld “cutting torch”, and TIG weld “aluminum/stainless”.  Students will be able to produce several welding projects over the semester that they may keep.  Students will also be able to produce small beginning welding projects using the plasma cam.  During the second semester students will be able to use a machine to produce ornamental metal projects such as gates, garden trellises, chandeliers, and wall hangings.  Students who pass this class can expect to find employment in the field of welding starting at $12-$15 per hour out of high school. Dual credit may be taken through the College of Western Idaho and TVCC

PLASMA CAM ART A - B

Course numbers 0118 and 0119

Year – 2 credits

Grade Level – 11, 12                     

Prerequisite – Welding, or Ag Structures

This class is designed to give students the opportunity to learn how to produce their own projects and use metalworking equipment such as welders, grinders, rod iron equipment, and plasma cutters.  Students will learn how to paint, stain, color, and heat-treat metal to produce different finishes.  The focus of this class will be directed toward the use of the plasma cam, which produces metal art. Dual credit may be taken through the College of Western Idaho and TVCC

AG WOODWORKING FOR FEMALES 

Course number 0130

Spring semester only – 1 credit  

Grade Level –9,10, 11,12                                                                                                  

Prerequisite – none

Ladies here is your opportunity to let your creative talents flow. This course is designed as an introduction to woodworking specifically for female students. We have all the tools necessary to create those special pinterest and facebook ideas. Make a dovetail, laser engraved jewelry box, a one of a kind cutting board, vinyl covered fauxed welcome signs, or whatever else you can imagine. The course will be individually tailored to your skill level so no experience or prerequisites are required.