Vocational Agriculture & Industrial Technology
Mr. Wooton & Mrs. Remington
AGRICULTURE LEADERSHIP SEMESTER
This class is designed to discuss leadership and careers. We will look at the skills necessary to be a leader, how to work as a team, manage people, and many career-related things as well. Topics will include team building exercises, personality profiles, career interest profiling, parliamentary procedure, and specific leadership qualities, with others to be developed from student interest (there is student interest, I hope!). This class will be highly project-oriented and will include writing assignments, team and individual projects, and journals. All information will be presented in terms of how it affects you as a student, an individual, and a future (or current) leader in society.
GENERAL AGRICULTURE GRADES 9-12 YEAR
Students participating in the General Agriculture course will experience hands-on activities, projects, and problems. Student experiences will involve the study of communication, the science of agriculture, plants, animals, natural resources, and agricultural mechanics. While surveying the opportunities available in agriculture and natural resources, students will learn to solve problems, conduct research, analyze data, work in teams, and take responsibility for their work, actions, and learning.
-Maximum Class Size: 20-
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES BASICS GRADES 9-12 SEMESTER
The purpose of this class is to give students an overview of all things Industrial Tech. This will include, but not limited to Auto Mechanics, all types of Engineering, CAD, Woodworking, CNC milling, Design, Construction, and many more. The class is split between lecture and projects. The students will be exposed to topics of individual interest and given the ability to explore their interests in depth. This course is designed to prepare students for the real world and allow them to learn more about possible career paths.(Prerequisite: None) Introductory course
-Maximum Class Size: 15
POWER & ENERGYGRADES 9-12 SEMESTER
Students will learn mechanical, electrical, and fluid power in this course. Students will also learn about traditional, fossil based energy sources and newer, alternative energy sources. Class is split between lecture, projects, and worksheets. The students will learn concepts, build models of those concepts, and complete worksheets to review. Hand and small power tools will be used in this course. (Prerequisites: None) Introductory course
- Maximum Class Size: 15
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PLANT SCIENCEGRADE 11-12 YEAR
The Principles of Agricultural Science – Plant (ASP) course will expose students to the world of agriculture, plant science, and career options. Students will have experiences in various plant science concepts through exciting “hands-on” activities, projects, and problems. Student experiences will include the study of plant anatomy and physiology, classification, and the fundamentals of production and harvesting. Students will learn how to apply scientific knowledge and skills to use plants effectively for agricultural and horticultural production. Students will discover the value of plant production and its impact on the individual, the local, and the global economy.
AGRICULTURE AND SOCIETYGRADE 10-12 SEMESTER
This class is designed to expose you to the many ways that agriculture impacts and is impacted by society, government and culture. It will be very open to student interests and class decisions for direction. We will definitely do some case studies, as well as touch on agriculture law and the farm bill. We will also examine some of the major historical figures in agricultural progress. Other topics are up to you to discover and bring into class.
AGRICULTURE BIOTECHNOLOGY GRADE 10-12 SEMESTER
This class is designed to expose you to the many ways that agricultural biotechnology is developed and done, and how that has impacted agricultural practices today. There will be lots of labs, and we will do some genetic engineering, right here in class! There will also be discussion on the ethics of biotechnological practices, their purposes and potential results and/or consequences.
AGRICULTURE MANAGEMENT GRADE 10-12 SEMESTER
This class is designed to teach you the skills you need to keep an ag-based business running smoothly. It will also help you with your personal finance skills. Record keeping is a vital part of any ag business. Along the way there will be many projects for you to practice your skills. We also have a textbook and workbook that will have places for us to practice our management skills. Topics covered will be: record keeping, , financial analysis, budgeting, cost/returns, cash flow, marketing, investing, and taxes. If there is time we'll touch on ag law, and do some case studies.
CAD ENGINEERING GRADES 9-12 FALL AND SPRING SEMESTER
The purpose of this class is to introduce students to different engineering fields. Some major fields of engineering include mechanical, architectural, structural, aeronautical and civil. This class will be broken up into two semesters. The first semester fill focus on computer aided design and basic engineering concepts and applications. The second semester will center around CNC milling and 3D printing along with work in the employability skills. (Prerequisites:None)
ANIMAL SCIENCE GRADES 11-12 SEMESTER
The major focus of the Principles of Agricultural Science – Animal (ASA) course is to expose students to agriculture, animal science, and related career options. Students participating in the ASA course will have experiences in various animal science concepts with exciting hands-on activities, projects, and problems. Students’ experiences will involve the study of animal anatomy, physiology, behavior, nutrition, reproduction, health, selection, and marketing. For example, students will acquire skills in meeting the nutritional needs of animals while developing balanced, economical rations. Throughout the course, students will consider the perceptions and preferences of individuals within local, regional, and world markets.
(Prerequisite: General Agriculture and C in Biology)
-Maximum Class Size: 20 -
METALS I & II Block GRADES 10-12 FALL SEMESTER
This course is designed to give students a strong knowledge base of welding, cutting grinding, and fabrication. Because of the two hour block, Metals I will be taught first quarter, while metals II will be taught second quarter.
• Metals I- Students will learn to weld, cut, grind and polish metal,as well as tap and die, measuring and fabrication. The students will also learn to use some power tools.
• Metals II- Students will learn to use more difficult welders, as well as more difficult welds. Students will also expand their knowledge of measuring tools, fabrication, and machine use. The students will use heavy equipment and shop tools.
Metals I & II will expose students to welding and fabrication, preparing them for industry, college, or entrepreneurship. Students will be working with fire and heat, as well as hand and power tools.(Prerequisites: Basic Industrial Technologies) -Maximum Class Size: 12
WOODS I GRADES 9-12 SEMESTER
This course is designed to give students a wide variety of woodworking practices, concepts and ideas. The student will also learn how to safely and successfully operate woodworking machines. The first two weeks of woods is devoted to shop safety and machine operation. After students have successfully proven their safe workers, the rest of the semester will be project based. Students will complete several small class projects or 1 large project. The last 4-5 weeks are devoted to individual projects. Students will have access to fairly inexpensive lumber which must be replaced, or are encouraged to bring in their own. Students will use hand and power tools, including some of the larger woodworking machines.(Prerequisites- Basic Industrial Technologies)
-Maximum Class Size: 15
WOODS II GRADES 11-12 SEMESTER
Woods II is designed to further student knowledge of woodworking practices and ideas. Students will be exposed to more complicated procedures and advanced skills. During the first week of class, safety review and tool operations will be covered. After the student can show that they are safe woodworkers, the class will become project based. The student is required to complete several class projects before starting their individual. One entire quarter will be devoted to individual projects. The student must be able to work diligently and responsibly to achieve success in this class. Individual projects must be more complicated, adding some expense to the course. However, many alternatives can be discussed if the student takes the initiative to find a school project to substitute for their individual. Students will be exposed to shop tools, as well as higher level techniques and applications.(Prerequisites- Woods I with B or better)
-Maximum Class Size: 15
CONSTRUCTION I&II BLOCK GRADES 11-12 SPRING SEMESTER
Construction is designed to introduce students to construction technologies. Some concepts include rough framing, bidding jobs, stairs and rails, roofing and demolition. The entire semester is project based, with some lecture included throughout. Students will be involved in school improvement projects, as well as community projects. (Prerequisites: I.T. Basics or Woods 1.)
Maximum class size- 15
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DUAL-CREDIT FARM BUSINESS MANAGEMENT GRADES 11-12 SEMESTER
Acquaints the student with financial information essential to making sound decisions pertaining to farm and agribusinesses. Topics for discussion include lenders and lending policies, analytical tools for evaluating the profitability and feasibility of alternatives and criteria for choosing those options.
DUAL-CREDIT SURVEY OF THE ANIMAL INDUSTRY GRADES 11-12 SEMESTER
This course is an overview of management and production practices primarily associated with cattle, swine, sheep and equine. Other species such as poultry, goats, companion animals and aquaculture will be addressed. Topics will include nutrition, reproduction, management, marketing, evaluation, and health. Industry trends and economics will be covered also.
ADVANCED ANIMAL SCIENCE GRADES 11-12 SEMESTER
Students participating in the ASA course will have experiences in various animal science concepts with exciting hands-on activities, projects, and problems. Students’ experiences will involve the study of behavior, nutrition, reproduction, health, selection, and marketing. For example, students will acquire skills in meeting the nutritional needs of animals while developing balanced, economical rations. Throughout the course, students will consider the perceptions and preferences of individuals within local, regional, and world markets.
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