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Agriculture Class Descriptions

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

CC1210 – PRINCIPLES OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD, AND NATURAL RESOURCES

This course provides a foundation for students pursuing careers in food safety, animal breeding and health, and farming efficiency. They will develop leadership skills in the student organization and through their supervised agriculture experience as they study and develop technical knowledge and skills related to plant and soil systems, animal systems, and food products and processing systems. They will learn to perform basic power, structural and technical system skills in ag applications and will study the relationship of agriculture, food, and natural resources to that of safety, health, and the environment.

Grade Placement: 9-12  Location: Home Campus 1 credit

CC1211 – SMALL ANIMAL MANAGEMENT

Students will identify and develop skills and knowledge needed to take advantage of career and entrepreneurship opportunities in the field of small animal care and management. They will learn about the domestication and influence of small animals on society; physical characteristics, breeds, and habitat of different species; proper use of lab equipment; and disease transmission and prevention. Animal species may include, but are not limited to: small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds, dogs, and cats.

Recommended Prerequisite: Principles of Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
Grade Placement: 10-12 Location: Home Campus .5 Credit

CC1212 – EQUINE SCIENCE

Students will recognize the importance of the equine industry including equestrian, racing, rodeo, and therapy.
describe the skeletal, muscular, respiratory, reproductive, and circulatory systems and will study equine nutritional needs; equine management, such as equipment and facilities, safe handling, and breeding procedures; and the identification, control, and treatment of equine pests and diseases. Equine species may include, but are not limited to: horses, donkeys, and mules.

Recommended Prerequisite: Principles of Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
Grade Placement: 10-12  Location: Home Campus 0.5 credit

CC1213 – LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION

Students will assess the importance of U.S. livestock production on the world commodity markets as they study livestock breeding and nutrition, commodity prices and costs, and business operations. They will learn to track performance data; describe common veterinary procedures and skills; practice animal restraint techniques; and explain the anatomy and physiology related to nutrition, reproduction, health, and management. Species to be addressed may include, but are not limited to, beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep, goats, and poultry.

Recommended Prerequisite: Principles of Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
Grade Placement: 10-12 Location: Ag Science Center 1 credit 

CC1214 – ADVANCED ANIMAL SCIENCE

Students will examine the interrelatedness of human, scientific, and technological dimensions of livestock production through both field and laboratory investigations using scientific methods and equipment. They will study principles of breeding, reproduction, genetics and heredity; anatomy and physiology of different livestock species; nutritional requirements of ruminant and non-ruminant animals; and animal diseases and parasites. This course satisfies a high school science graduation requirement.

Prerequisite: Biology and Chemistry or IPC; Algebra and Geometry; Small Animal Management,
Equine Science, (
Animal Science), or Livestock Production; Veterinary Medical Applications is recommended.
Grade Placement: 11-12 Location: Ag Science Center 1 credit

CC1215 – WILDLIFE, FISHERIES, AND ECOLOGY MANAGEMENT

Students will analyze the importance of wildlife, with an emphasis on use and management and the economic impact of public recreation. They will learn to identify various game, fowl, and fish species and the diseases and parasites that can impact wildlife populations. They will examine natural cycles and ecological concepts regarding succession, population dynamics, and pollution sources; and they will apply cartographic skills to natural resource activities.

Recommended Prerequisite: Principles of Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
Grade Placement: 9-12  Location: CTC 1 credit

CC1216 – VETERINARY MEDICAL APPLICATIONS

Students will explore career opportunities in the veterinary field as they learn to perform veterinary assistant tasks. They will study animal systems and care, veterinary hospital management, and medical terminology. They will explore animal identification, characteristics, behavior, and temperament; the purpose and function of body systems; animal diseases; and nutritional requirements. Students will learn to support animal doctors and technicians in their daily tasks by cleaning and maintaining equipment, feeding, exercising and grooming patients, preparing and sanitizing surgery suites, and restraining and handling patients.

 Prerequisite: Equine Science, Small Animal Management, (Animal Science), or Livestock Production
Grade Placement: 11-12 Location: Ag Science Center 1 credit

CC1217 – HORTICULTURE SCIENCE

Students will identify career and entrepreneurial opportunities in the field of horticulture as they develop technical skills in the management and production of horticultural plants. The greenhouse is used to provide hands-on experience as students learn to classify plants, manage the horticultural production environment, propagate plants, create designs and landscapes using plants, and describe the processes of fruit, nut, and vegetable production.

Recommended Prerequisite: Principles of Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
Grade Placement: 11-12 Location: CTC 1 credit

CC1218 – FLORAL DESIGN

Certification opportunity: Texas Floral Design Certification

Students will analyze and create floral designs through the identification of design principles and techniques in floral art and interiorscapes, using cut flowers as well as silk flowers. They will develop skill in the management factors of floral enterprises such as: control of temperature, preservatives, and cutting techniques; identification of tools, chemicals, and equipment used in floral design; and management of pests. This course satisfies the fine arts graduation requirement. Recommended Prerequisite: Principles of Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources

Grade Placement: 11-12 Location: CTC 1 credit

CC1219 – AGRICULTURE MECHANICS AND METAL TECHNOLOGIES

Students will acquire technical knowledge and skills related to power, structural, and technical agricultural systems including principles of electricity and wiring, plumbing, concrete construction, carpentry, fencing, and hot and cold metal techniques. Students will learn to safely use hand tools as well as oxy-fuel welding and cutting equipment and electric- arc welding equipment.

Recommended Prerequisite: Principles of Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
Grade Placement: 10-12  Location: Ag Science Center  1 credit

CC1277 – INTRODUCTION TO WELDING

This course provides an introduction to welding technology with an emphasis on basic welding laboratory principles and operating procedures. Topics include: industrial safety and health practices, hand-tool and power machine use, measurement, laboratory operating procedures, welding power sources, welding career potentials, and introduction to welding codes and standards.

Grade Placement: 10-12  Location: Home Campus, Ag Science Center 1 credit

CC4216 – PRACTICUM IN AGRICULTURE – VETERINARY ASSISTANT

Certification opportunity: Certified Veterinary Assistant

This course is designed to give students an opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for taking the Certified Veterinary Assistant exam. They will work both in the classroom and in local animal clinics in preparation for this exam. Students will demonstrate proper job search procedures, interview techniques, professional dress and appearance, interpersonal skills, and technical skills in their practicum placement locations. Each student is responsible for his or her own transportation to the practicum sites.page60image31832

Prerequisite: Veterinary Medical Applications, Application
Grade Placement: 12 Location: Ag Science Center 2 credits




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