Agricultural Sciences and Biosystems Technology
This coursework will appeal to students who are curious about the design of systems for safe and sustainable production of agricultural and biological materials. 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: Biosystems Mechanics and Engineering
The Biosystems Mechanics and Engineering course is designed to teach basic physical science skills in relation to Agricultural Engineering. In addition, it provides for the development of general mechanical skills that are required in all areas of Agricultural Education. Typical instructional activities include hands-on experiences in developing research projects to examine ways to utilize agricultural crops in unique ways, to include, the development of biofuels and other alternative energy sources and to discover new uses for agricultural products. In addition, students will participate in personal and community leadership development activities, as well as plan and implement a relevant school-to-work transition experience.
Course 3: Biosystems Technology 1
The Biosystems Technology I course is designed to expand upon information and material introduced in the Agricultural and Biosystems Science and Biosystems Mechanization courses. The content focuses on biological and engineering sciences important to bioprocessing and biofuels industry, including microbial concepts, reactor design, and laboratory techniques inherent. Students will conduct research on a defined problem, seek a solution, and present findings in a public venue.
Course 4: Biosystems Technology 2
The Biosystems Technology II course is designed to introduce the major unit operations and technology used in bioprocessing, including heat exchangers, pumps, and cell/product separation systems. The content directly expands upon information and material introduced in the Agricultural and Biosystems Science and Biosystems Mechanization courses. Students will research and define a problem in bioprocessing and produce an energy solution. Emphasis is placed on the role of agriculture in our society and the importance of agriculture to the welfare of the world. Basic personal and community leadership and laboratory safety are included as a part of the instructional program. Each student is expected to design and participate in a supervised agricultural experience.
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