BUSINESS & INDUSTRY
WHY STUDY PLANT SCIENCE?
Plant science is essential to maintaining the world around us. Plants feed us (horticultural and agronomic crops), clothe us (flax, cotton, linen), respire oxygen (photosynthesis), put roofs over our heads (wood), provide us medicine and more. There will always be demand for plant scientists and careers in horticulture!
9101 Principles of Agriculture, Food
and Natural Resources (PRINAFNR)(13000200) Credit: 1
This introductory course enhances agricultural comprehension by introducing students to soil, plants, animals, food science, construction, and agricultural mechanics. It also includes agricultural careers, FFA leadership opportunities, communications, and personal finances. This program is designed to prepare and to integrate beginning Agriculture students into other, more advanced Agriculture Science & Technology courses at Center High School. This is a prerequisite for all Agriculture courses.
9361 Advanced Plant & Soil Science (ADVPSSCI)(13002100) Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Horticulture Science
This course provides a way of learning about the natural world. Students should know how plant and soil science has influenced a vast body of knowledge, that there are still applications to be discovered, and that plant and soil science is the basis for many other fields of science. Investigations, laboratory practices, and field exercises will be used to develop an understanding of current plant and soil science. This course is designed to prepare students for
careers in the food and fiber industry. Students will learn, reinforce, apply, and transfer their knowledge in a scientific setting.
9363 Principles and Elements of Floral Design (PEFLDSN)(13001800) 1 Credit Prerequisite: Prin. of Ag, Food & Natural Resources
This course exposes students to the basic techniques of floral design. Students will develop the ability and skill to design and arrange flowers, foliage and related plant materials for interior locations. This class is project based with many projects and activities used to evaluate the progress of the student. Students gain an understanding of management and designing skills needed in the floral industry.
Note: This course may count as a fine art credit for all graduation plans. Grade: 10-12 Prerequisite: Principles of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
9362 Horticulture Science (HORTISCI)(13002000) ½-1 Credit
This course focuses on the identification, production, maintenance and care of plants. Students will have hands-on experiences in the school greenhouse and garden. Students receive technical knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities and industry expectations and prepare them for working in horticulture careers.
Prerequisite: Principles of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
9366 Forestry & Woodland Ecosystems (FWECO)(13001700) Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Prin. of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Forestry and Woodland Ecosystems examines current
management practices for forestry and woodlands. Special emphasis is given to
management as it relates to ecological requirements and how these practices
impact the environment. To prepare for careers in natural resource systems,
students must attain academic skills and knowledge, acquire technical knowledge
and skills related to natural resources, and develop knowledge and skills
regarding career opportunities, entry requirements, and industry expectations.
To prepare for success, students need opportunities to learn, reinforce, apply,
and transfer knowledge and skills in a variety of settings.
Plant Scientists - www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/agricultural-and-food-scientists.htm
Plant Physiologists - www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/agricultural-and-food-scientists.htm
Horticultural specialty farmers - www.bls.gov/ooh/management/farmers-ranchers-and-other-agricultural-managers.htm
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