Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources is a course designed to enhance the understanding of the agricultural industry. Students will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills related to plant and animal systems, food production, mechanical systems, entrepreneurship, leadership, and environmental sciences. To further develop learned subjects, students will be able to participate in various projects and activities throughout the course.
In Principles of Manufacturing, students are introduced to knowledge and skills used in the proper application of principles of manufacturing. The study of manufacturing technology allows students to reinforce, apply, and transfer academic knowledge and skills to a variety of interesting and relevant activities. Students will gain an understanding of what employers require to gain and maintain employment in manufacturing careers.
Veterinary Medical Applications will include anatomy and physiology of animals, including the major systems of the body. Students will learn clinical examinations, animal hospital procedures, as well as, office management and marketable employee skills. In addition, students will learn the correct procedure for administering shots, bandaging wounds, mending broken bones, and assisting in surgical procedures. Laboratory skills, patient communication, and various technical skills will be explored.
Wildlife, Fisheries, & Ecology Management introduces students to the principles of wildlife management and conservation and to opportunities for further education and careers in the field of wildlife biology. The course includes instruction in the history of wildlife management, ecological concepts, habitat assessment, habitat management techniques for wildlife, population dynamics, predator-prey relationships, wildlife species biology and identification, human-wildlife conflict resolution, the role of hunting in conservation, game and fish laws and regulations, hunter safety, and the application of scientific principles to managing wildlife habitats and populations.
Advanced Animal Science examines the interrelatedness of human, scientific, and technological dimensions of livestock production. Instruction is designed to allow for the application of scientific and technological aspects of animal science through field and laboratory experiences.