• AGRICULTURE & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

    This pathway is focused on building a foundation of knowledge in the agrisciences industries and relies on scientific and technological developments to improve agriculture. 

    Concepts of Agriculture

        Concepts of Agriculture is the foundation course for AEST program.  All students must compete Concepts of Agriculture before being allowed to enroll in the advanced courses of the program.The course serves an an introduction to the sciences, technologies, and applied practices of the progressive agriculture/agriscience industry.  The course focuses on providing an opportunity for students to explore the different fields of the agricultural science and develop foundation skills and knowledge needed for advancement in the Agriculture pathway.

    Prerequisites for Concepts of Agriculture - 9th or 10th grade student, C or higher in previous Science Course

    Level I Courses

        The Level I courses for the AEST program is the first step for students to choose a Career Pathway and completion of the AEST program.  Two courses are required at Level I.  Students must have earned a credit in Concepts of Agriculture to enter a Level I course.

    Science of Agricultural Animals

        Course focuses on the development of knowledge related to the anatomy and physiology, growth and nutrition, breeding and reproduction, evaluation, health, and management of agriculture and domesticated animals.

    Science of Agricultural Plants

        Course focuses on the development of knowledge related to the production of plants for food, fiber, ornamental, and other purposes.

    Science of Agricultural Environment

        Course focuses on the development of knowledge related to the management, conservation, and responsible use of natural resources, and the protection and enhancement of the environment.

    Science of Agribusiness

        Course focuses of the development of knowledge related to finance, budgets, expenditures, and profit for different agricultural enterprises.

    Level II Courses

        The Level II courses for the AEST program allows the students to complete a Career Pathway in the AEST Program.  Level II courses are centered around students performance based learning of tasks in agriculture/agriscience.  Students must have earned credit in the Level I course prior to entering the Level II course.

    Science of Agricultural Animals

        Course is centered around skills required for cultural practices and the use of technology to efficiently and effectively meet industry needs in the animal industry related to growth and nutrition, breeding and reproduction, evaluation, health and herd/flock management.

    Science of Agricultural Plants

        Course is centered around skills required for cultural practices and the use of technology to efficiently and effectively meet industry needs - including growing structures, classification, growth, propagation, culture, pests, and harvesting related to plant science.

    Science of Agricultural Environment

        Course is centered around skills required for cultural practices and the use of technology to efficiently and effectively meet industry needs in the areas of soil, water, and air conservation, waste management, forest management, wildlife management, environmental issues and stewardship.

    Science of Agribusiness

        Course is centered on skills required to develop budgets, marketing decisions, and profit/loss statements for different agricultural enterprises using agriculture industry standards and technology.

    After completing a Career Pathway in an AEST program, a student may return to for an additional Level I course(s) or qualified Level II based on their previous coursework in the AEST Program.

     

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