Agricultural Education IV (MISO3 – 01074)
Grades 11-12; 1 credit; 36 weeks
Prerequisites: Introduction to Ag, Foundations of Ag, or upon approval of the Director and Instructor
This course develops agricultural skills necessary for employment, entrepreneurship, or further education in agriculture and agricultural occupations. Units may include: crop and livestock production, farm business management, agribusiness, horticulture, natural resources, agricultural mechanics, aquaculture, and water management. Leadership development and supervised agricultural experiences will also be emphasized. This course can be a continuation of Agriculture III or can be offered in alternating years with Agriculture III.
This course has three major areas of instruction designed to broaden the skills and knowledge of the student to more areas of occupation Agriculture. Electricity is designed to give the skills in wiring, applicable to a homeowner or in preparation for furthering a career in electricity. The sales and service unit is designed to promote a high level of job skill. By resume writing, filling out job applications, finding job information, interviewing and job retention skills, the sales and service unit is a very valuable to a student. The general construction/fabrication unit gives an opportunity for students to incorporate woodworking and welding skills in the design and production of various projects. Global positioning equipment, civil engineering, advanced fabrication, and advanced use of various high tech learning modules are embedded in the senior level course. Large capstone projects as a group experience are a highlight of this course.
The objective of Agriculture Education reflect the occupational needs of workers in agriculture/agribusiness. The students will develop the competencies of each unit of taxonomy in agriculture. Students will gain awareness and understanding career opportunities in agriculture and the preparation needed to enter and progress in agriculture occupations. Students will understand those abilities in human relations, which are essential in today’s occupations. Students will develop the competencies needed to fulfill occupational, social, and civic responsibilities.