Agricultural Earth Science
Agriculture Earth Science is a one year course designed to integrate earth science practices and knowledge into the practice of agriculture and the FFA organization. The course explores agriculture and how it fits into our environment, discovers earth science principals that guide agriculture practices. Within each unit specific earth science principals will be identified with agricultural principles. This course will also serve as an intoduction to FFA. Freshmen only. Meets UC/CSU A-G requirements.
Agriculture Biology is a one year course designed to integrate biological science practices and knowledge into the practice of sustainable agriculture. The course explores sustainable agriculture and how it fits into our environment, discovers molecular biology principles that guide sustainable agriculture, and discusses how we make decisions to maximize sustainable agricultural practices within a functioning ecosystem. Within each unit specific life science principles will be identified with agricultural principles. Sophomores only. Meets UC/CSU A-G requirements.
Animal Science Pathway
Veterinary Science is a one year course designed to develop students understanding of the large, small and companion animal industry, animal anatomy and physiology, animal nutrition, animal reproduction, animal ethics and welfare issues, animal health, veterinary medicine, veterinary office practices, and animal services to humans. Since FFA and Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs (SAEPs) are integral components of this course, students are suggested to maintain SAEP’s, and be a member of the FFA while participating in activities of the FFA organization.
Agricultural Business Pathway
Agricultural Government and Economics
This course meets the requirements for Economics and Government. This is a college preparatory course for students interested in pursuing agricultural studies in college, with emphasis on the application of democratic, civic and economic principles to agricultural practices. Since this is an agricultural education course, students will also participate in leadership development and create a supervised agricultural experience program. Once enrolled in this course, students will automatically become members of the FFA, which is an intra-curricular youth leadership program for high schools students. Meets graduation requirement for Government and Economics.
The Agriculture Communications course is designed for those seeking to further develop their critical thinking skills. The curriculum consists of integrated performance activities that will assist students as they prepare for the future. A component of the class will also allow students to develop debate skills, employment skills, and increase self-awareness.
Ornamental Horticulture Pathway
The Elemants and Principles of Floral Design
This course meets the UC/CSU “F” requirement for Visual and Performing Arts. This course emphasizes the necessary knowledge and skills to provide the student with an understanding of artistic perception, creative expression, historical and cultural context(s), and applications of the visual arts. Through practical skill development, the student will also become familiar with material selection, design mechanics, maintenance, and design evaluation.