Agricultural Environmental Science

Technology

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Instructor

Yancie Ross

Quinton Gibson
Instructor

Concepts of Agriscience: 

The foundation course for the Agricultural and Environmental Science and Technology program. The course focuses on providing an opportunity for students to explore the different fields of the agricultural sciences and develop foundation skills and knowledge needed for advancement in other courses and programs.  Concepts is offered to students in 9th grade.

Science of Agricultural Animals Level I:

Agricultural animals focuses on genetics, reproduction, and animal growth as it relates to producing market or breeding animals. The course highlights technologies and applied practices of the progressive animal-agriculture industry. Emphasis is on an active learning environment enriched with technology, as well as hands-on, science-based applications. The course focuses on providing an opportunity for students to explore the areas of animal science and develop foundational skills and knowledge needed for advancement in other courses and programs.

Science of Agricultural Plants Level I:

Agricultural Plants Level I is centered on agricultural plant growth, production, and management and harvesting. The course provides an opportunity for students to go in-depth regarding plant production in various areas of agriculture, from food and fiber crops to forestry, landscape, and ornamental horticulture and alternative fuel crops. The AEST Science of Agricultural Plants Level I course may be taught to any student who has successfully completed the Concepts of Agriscience course.

Science of Agricultural Animals II: 

AEST Science of Agricultural Animals Level II is the upper level course for the agricultural and environmental science and technology (AEST) animal-science pathway. The course is a culmination of in-depth study in the production, management, and evaluation of livestock based upon intended use. The course also addresses livestock facilities and management and guides students to research current issues in animal agriculture. Emphasis is on an active learning environment enriched with technology and hands-on, science-based applications. The course carries one Carnegie Unit of credit that can count as a science elective credit for high school graduation.

Science of Agricultural Plants II:  A student must successfully complete the AEST Concepts of Agriscience prerequisite course, as well as the Level 1 AEST Science of Agricultural Plants course before enrolling in the advanced Level II Science of Agricultural Plants course. Emphasis in this pathway is centered on agricultural plant growth, production, and management and harvesting. The course provides an opportunity for students to go in-depth regarding plant production in various areas of agriculture, from food and fiber crops, to forestry, landscape, and ornamental horticulture and alternative fuel crops.