• Agriculture Sciences and Horticulture

    This coursework will appeal to students who are curious about the science of plant growth and maintenance. See the course information below.

  • Prerequisites: Algebra 1 and English 1 (see course catalog for specific requirements for CP and Honors)

    Recommended Grades: 10, 11, 12

    Course 1: Agricultural and Biosystems Science

    The Agricultural and Biosystems Science course is designed to teach essential concepts and understanding related to skills needed in pursuing a career in a biotechnology field. Emphasis is placed on scientific research and development and how it can be used to create future advancements in Agriculture. In addition, the course will teach the basic principles of plant and animal science as well as the role of agriculture in our society and the importance of agriculture to the welfare of the world. Basic personal and community leadership and safety practices are included as a part of the instructional program. Each student is expected to design and participate in a supervised agricultural experience. Students must be prepared to work outside in various weather and climate conditions.

    Course 2: Horticulture 1

    Horticulture 1 includes organized subject matter and practical experiences related to the culture of plants used principally for ornamental or aesthetic purposes. Instruction emphasizes knowledge and understanding of the importance of establishing, maintaining, and managing ornamental horticulture enterprises.

    Typical instructional activities include hands-on experiences with propagating, growing, establishing, and maintaining nursery plants and greenhouse crops; tissue culture techniques; designing landscapes; preparing designs; sales analysis and management; participating in personal and community leadership development activities; planning and implementing a relevant school-to-work transition experience; and participating in FFA activities.

    Course 3: Advanced Horticulture

    Advanced Horticulture is the second level course designed for programs involved in the Horticulture Career Pathway. The course is a combination of subject matter and planned learning experiences on the principles involved in the related to the culture of plants used principally for ornamental or aesthetic purposes. Instruction emphasizes knowledge and understanding of the importance of establishing, maintaining, and managing ornamental horticulture enterprises.

    Typical instructional activities include hands-on experiences with propagating, growing, establishing, and maintaining nursery plants and greenhouse crops; tissue culture techniques; designing landscapes; preparing designs; sales analysis and management; participating in personal and community leadership development activities; planning and implementing a relevant school-to-work transition experience; and participating in FFA activities.

    Course 4: Nursery Greenhouse and Garden Center Technology 

    The course in Nursery, Greenhouse and Garden Center Technology includes organized subject matter and practical experiences related to the operation and management of nursery, greenhouse or a garden center   Instruction emphasizes knowledge and understanding of the importance of establishing, maintaining, and managing “green industry” enterprises.

    Typical instructional activities include hands-on experiences with propagating, growing, establishing, and maintaining nursery plants and greenhouse crops; tissue culture techniques; designing landscapes; preparing designs; sales analysis and management; participating in personal and community leadership development activities; planning and implementing a relevant school-to-work transition experience; and participating in FFA activities.

     

     

    Honors Framework:

     Click this text for information on pursuing coursework at the honors level.


    Potential Careers:

    Landscape Architect

    Botanist

    Greenhouse Management

    Golf Course Superintendent 

    Floral Designer

    Plant Breeder

    Plant Geneticist

     

    Available Certifications:

    BASF Plant Science Certification

    Benz School of Floral Design Principles of Floral Design Certification

    Pesticide Certification

     

    Student Organizations:

    National FFA Organization

     National Technical Honor Society

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Anderson School District Five is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all students, staff, parents/legal guardians, visitors, and community members, who participate or seek to participate in its programs or activities. Accordingly, the District does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or any related medical conditions), color, disability, age, genetic information, national origin, or any other applicable status protected by local, state, or federal law. 

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