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Agriscience Course Offerings 2018-19

054_AGRISCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 1

This introductory Agriscience and Technology course introduces students to the exciting world of plants, animals, the environment, floral design, aquaculture, marine science, agricultural mechanics, food science and the many educational opportunities and careers that involve these areas of study. Classroom activities are reinforced with technology and basic lab work. Skills in leadership and teamwork through FFA instruction are stressed.

065_AGRISCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 2

Prerequisite: Agriscience and Technology 1

This course provides students with the opportunity to investigate with more depth the broad field of Agriscience and Technology. Students apply field and laboratory methods to enhance lecture material while expanding on their knowledge of agricultural topics. In addition to covering more Agriscience and Technology 1 topics in depth, biotechnology, parliamentary procedure, and marketing are added.

 

Aquaculture and Marine Science

Prerequisite: Agriscience & Technology 1 and 2

In this course, important water parameters, how they affect the organisms, and how to test for them are taught. The chemical composition of water, how to obtain and dispose of water, and the processes of moving water are discussed. Proper husbandry, biology, life history, historical uses, and human uses for important aquaculture and marine species are emphasized. The students apply what they learn in a state of the art aquaculture and marine laboratory. We have many different species of live organisms from around the world that are used for ornamental or food purposes.

0668, 0669 BIOTECHNOLOGY

Prerequisite: Agriscience & Technology 1 and 2

This course explores the scientific, legal, and ethical aspects of Biotechnology including its application in agriculture, health medicine, forensics, and the environment.

 

0662, 0672 FLORAL DESIGN

Prerequisite: Agriscience & Technology 1 and 2

The study of flower arrangement as an art form with emphasis on historical background, artistic principles, color harmony, and care of perishable media is covered in this course. Individual expression is encouraged in the creation of floral composition.

 

Greenhouse Management

 Prerequisite: Agriscience & Technology 1 and 2

This course examines the science and practice of horticultural plant propagation and culture in an indoor, greenhouse setting. The focus of the course will be on greenhouse crops and indoor, tropical plants Students will get hands-on experience learning in a working greenhouse. The laboratory reinforced learning of the basic concepts of plant structure, growth and function, integrated pest management, impact of new technology, plant identification, and horticulture’s impact on the environment will be discussed.   

 

Nursery Production and Landscape Design

Prerequisite: Agriscience & Technology 1 and 2

This course examines the science and practice of horticultural plant propagation and culture for plants commonly used in landscape design. Students will get hands-on experience working create a landscape design project from start to finish. The laboratory reinforced learning of the basic concepts of safe tool use, Plant Identification, Principles of Design, and Grafting/ Drawing.

 

8820_UCONN ECE/ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Prerequisite: CP Biology , CP Chemistry, Agriscience & Technology 1 and 2 

This is a college level accredited course that gains AP status. Students must complete the course with a grade of C or better to receive UConn credit. Cost to the student is $25 per UConn credit. This course covers the same topics as AP Environmental Science and compares in rigor. Students are expected to take the Advanced Placement examination at the conclusion of the course.

VETERINARY SCIENCE

Prerequisite: Agriscience & Technology 1 and 2

This course is designed to prepare you for further education or a career in the field of veterinary science.  This is a rigorous course developed to educate you in fields such as animal anatomy and physiology, veterinary terminology and abbreviations, veterinary office management, and focuses on many different species of animals.  This course will have many hands-on labs in the veterinary field and we will also be performing dissections to understand and view animal anatomy and body systems.  By taking this course, you will be expected to participate in all labs and activities throughout the year.

ADVANCED VETERINARY SCIENCE

 Prerequisite: Agriscience & Technology 1 and 2, AND Veterinary Science

This course will further prepare students in the field of Veterinary Science. This is a continuation of Veterinary Science, which is a prerequisite to take this course. We will continue studies in anatomy and physiology with canine and feline body systems. We will also begin veterinary medical applications with the likes of performing radiographs, suturing, and diagnostic field study cases. Sub-topics such a parasitology and pharmacology will also be presented.   

 

ANIMAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Prerequisite: Agriscience & Technology 1 and 2

This course is designed for junior and senior Agriscience students interested in pursuing and education and career in the field of animal science. Through hands-on experiences, students will learn and explore the science behind animal nutrition, anatomy and physiology, behavior and training, growth, biology, and more. This course will focus on livestock and production animals.

ADVANCED ANIMAL REPRODUCTION

Prerequisite: Agriscience & Technology 1 and 2

This course explores the anatomy and physiology of the reproductive systems of domestic animals, and methods for increasing reproductive efficiency in animals. Students will explore genetic principles and their application to the improvement of breeds through selection, mating, semen collection and evaluation, pregnancy diagnosis, artificial insemination, and genetic engineering. Students learn through an inquiry-based approach designed to foster critical thinking, and decision making skills. As a result of this course, students explore and explain biology and biotechnology concepts and their related applications.

 

BEHAVIOR AND TRAINING OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS (ECE- Early College Experience)

 Prerequisite: Agriscience & Technology 1 and 2

This course will prepare students for further education and/or a career in the animal behavior industry.  Students will understand the basics of normal and abnormal behavior in domestic animals and learn to apply psychological principles to animal management and training.  Students will also interpret research results and evaluate their applicability to domestic animal management and understand how to apply the principles of ethology to solve animal welfare problems.  


 

INTRO TO COMPANION ANIMALS (ECE- Early College Experience)

Prerequisite: Agriscience & Technology 1 and 2

This course will prepare students looking to pursue education and/or a career in the companion animal industry.  Students will be able to describe the nutrition, anatomy, genetics, reproduction and management of various companion animals as well as discuss and evaluate ethical or current issues regarding companion animals.

 

FOOD SCIENCE

Prerequisite: Agriscience & Technology 1 and 2

An introductory level course for students interested in the application of science to food. Nutritional and functional attributes of various food constituents are discussed. Issues concerning food processing and food safety are covered.


AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING

Prerequisite: Agriscience & Technology 1 and 2

This course will cover the basics of Agribusiness Management and Marketing. Students
will create a mock business to gain hands on experience in management skills, marketing, and
financial analysis. Students will also learn about professional etiquette and other valuable skills such as goal setting, how to write a cover letter and resume, job interviews skills, public speaking skills, and more.