• Agriculture Sciences & Animal Science

    AGRICULTURAL & BIOSYSTEMS SCIENCE

    Grade: 10, 11

    Prerequisite: Algebra 1, English 1 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 the 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.

    AGRICULTURAL & BIOSYSTEMS SCIENCE, HONORS

    Grade: 10, 11

    Honors Framework Course One Prerequisite: Algebra 1, English 1 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 the 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. Typical learning activities include hands-on learning experiences including performing research on the basic principles of plant, soil, and animal science; studying and modeling the significance of humankind’s interrelationship with soil, water, and air; participating in FFA activities. This curriculum, methods, and assessments indicate an increased depth of rigor, complexity, challenges, and creativity beyond the CP level course. This course is designed to accelerate, extend, and deepen the learning opportunities for students exhibiting superior ability. The curriculum places emphasis on critical and analytical thinking, rational decision making, and inductive and deductive reasoning.

    ANIMAL SCIENCE

    Grade: 10, 11

    Prerequisite: Agriculture and Biosystems Science The Animal Science course is designed to provide an overview of the animal science industry. It provides information on the biological make-up of various species of agricultural livestock. It also provides students with information on animal behavior that would be beneficial before embarking on a career in Animal Science. This course is a good prerequisite for other courses in Animal Science. Typical instructional activities include hands-on experiences with the principles and practices essential in the production and management of farm animals and farm animal products for economic, recreational, and therapeutic uses; participating in personal and community leadership development activities; planning and implementing a relevant school-to-work transition experience; and participating in FFA activities. 2019-2020 AIT Course Guide P. 26

    ANIMAL SCIENCE

    Grade: 10, 11

    Honors Framework Course Two Prerequisite: Agriculture and Biosystems Science The Animal Science course is designed to provide an overview of the animal science industry. It provides information on the biological make-up of various species of agricultural livestock. It also provides students with information on animal behavior that would be beneficial before embarking on a career in Animal Science. This course is a good prerequisite for other courses in Animal Science. Typical instructional activities include hands-on experiences with the principles and practices essential in the production and management of farm animals and farm animal products for economic, recreational, and therapeutic uses; participating in personal and community leadership development activities; planning and implementing a relevant school-to-work transition experience; and participating in FFA activities. This curriculum, methods, and assessments indicate an increased depth of rigor, complexity, challenges, and creativity beyond the CP level course. This course is designed to accelerate, extend, and deepen the learning opportunities for students exhibiting superior ability. The curriculum places emphasis on critical and analytical thinking, rational decision making, and inductive and deductive reasoning.

    FARM ANIMAL PRODUCTION

    Grade: 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Agriculture and Biosystems Science and Animal Science The Farm Animal Production course is designed to teach technical knowledge and skills for entry-level positions in an animal production enterprise by developing competencies concerning the selection, breeding, physiology, nutrition, health, housing, feeding, and marketing of farm animals. Typical instructional activities include hands-on experiences with the principles and practices essential in the production and management of farm animals and farm animal products for economic, recreational, and therapeutic uses; participating in personal and community leadership development activities; planning and implementing a relevant school-to-work transition experience; and participating in FFA activities.

    FARM ANIMAL PRODUCTION, HONORS

    Grade 11, 12

    Honors Framework Course Three Prerequisite: Agriculture and Biosystems Science and Animal Science The Farm Animal Production course is designed to teach technical knowledge and skills for entry-level positions in an animal production enterprise by developing competencies concerning the selection, breeding, physiology, nutrition, health, housing, feeding, and marketing of farm animals. Typical instructional activities include hands-on experiences with the principles and practices essential in the production and management of farm animals and farm animal products for economic, recreational, and therapeutic uses; participating in personal and community leadership development activities; planning and implementing a relevant 2019-2020 AIT Course Guide P. 27 school-to-work transition experience; and participating in FFA activities. This curriculum, methods, and assessments indicate an increased depth of rigor, complexity, challenges, and creativity beyond the CP level course. This course is designed to accelerate, extend, and deepen the learning opportunities for students exhibiting superior ability. The curriculum places emphasis on critical and analytical thinking, rational decision making, and inductive and deductive reasoning.

    AGRIBUSINESS AND MARKETING

    Recommended for grades 10-12.

    Prerequisites: Farm Animal Production OR Animal Science. This course is designed for the student who plans to seek employment on, manage, or own a farm or who seeks employment in an agribusiness field. Students will be involved in the organization, operation, and management of a farm, ranch, or agribusiness. Typical hands-on learning experiences include applying modern economic and business principles involved in the organization, operation, and management of agricultural businesses, including the production and marketing of agricultural products and services; applying computer application models; participating in personal and community leadership development activities; planning and implementing a relevant school-to-work transition experience; and participating in FFA activities.

    AGRIBUSINESS AND MARKETING, HONORS

    Recommended for grades 10-12.

    Honors Framework Course Four Prerequisites: Farm Animal Production OR Animal Science. This course is designed for the student who plans to seek employment on, manage, or own a farm or who seeks employment in an agribusiness field. Students will be involved in the organization, operation, and management of a farm, ranch, or agribusiness. Typical hands-on learning experiences include applying modern economic and business principles involved in the organization, operation, and management of agricultural businesses, including the production and marketing of agricultural products and services; applying computer application models; participating in personal and community leadership development activities; planning and implementing a relevant school-to-work transition experience; and participating in FFA activities. This curriculum, methods, and assessments indicate an increased depth of rigor, complexity, challenges, and creativity beyond the CP level course. This course is designed to accelerate, extend, and deepen the learning opportunities for students exhibiting superior ability. The curriculum places emphasis on critical and analytical thinking, rational decision making, and inductive and deductive reasoning.

    Agricultural Sciences & Biosystems Technology

    AGRICULTURAL & BIOSYSTEMS SCIENCE

    Grade: 10, 11

    Prerequisite: Algebra 1, English 1 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 the 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.

    AGRICULTURAL & BIOSYSTEMS SCIENCE, HONORS

    Grade: 10, 11

    Honors Framework Course One Prerequisite: Algebra 1, English 1 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 the 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. Typical learning activities include hands-on learning experiences including performing research on the basic principles of plant, soil, and animal science; studying and modeling the significance of humankind’s interrelationship with soil, water, and air; participating in FFA activities.This curriculum, methods, and assessments indicate an increased depth of rigor, complexity, challenges, and creativity beyond the CP level course. This course is designed to accelerate, extend, and deepen the learning opportunities for students exhibiting superior ability. The curriculum places emphasis on critical and analytical thinking, rational decision making, and inductive and deductive reasoning.

    BIOSYSTEMS MECHANICS & ENGINEERING

    Grade: 10, 11

    Prerequisite: Agricultural & Biosystems Science 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. Students must be prepared to work outside in various weather and climate conditions. 2019-2020 AIT Course Guide P. 30

    BIOSYSTEMS MECHANICS & ENGINEERING, HONORS

    Grade: 10, 11

    Honors Framework Course Two Prerequisite: Agricultural & Biosystems Science 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. Students must be prepared to work outside in various weather and climate conditions. Students are required to conduct research and address current issues in Agricultural Education. This curriculum, methods, and assessments indicate an increased depth of rigor, complexity, challenges, and creativity beyond the CP level course. This course is designed to accelerate, extend, and deepen the learning opportunities for students exhibiting superior ability. The curriculum places emphasis on critical and analytical thinking, rational decision making, and inductive and deductive reasoning.

    BIOSYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY I

    Grade: 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Biosystems Mechanics & Engineering with grade of C or higher 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. Students must be prepared to work outside in various weather and climate conditions.

    BIOSYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY I, HONORS

    Grade: 11, 12

    Honors Framework Course Three Prerequisite: Biosystems Mechanics & Engineering with grade of C or higher 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. Students must be prepared to work outside in various weather and climate conditions. This curriculum, methods, and assessments indicate an increased depth of rigor, complexity, challenges, and creativity beyond the CP level course. This course is designed to accelerate, extend, and deepen the learning opportunities for students exhibiting superior ability. The curriculum places emphasis on critical and analytical thinking, rational decision making, and inductive and deductive reasoning. 2019-2020 AIT Course Guide P. 31

    BIOSYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY II

    Grade: 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Biosystems Technology I with grade of C or higher 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. Students must be prepared to work outside in various weather and climate conditions.

    BIOSYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY II, HONORS

    Grade: 11, 12

    Honors Framework Course Four Prerequisite: Biosystems Technology I with grade of C or higher 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. Students must be prepared to work outside in various weather and climate conditions. This curriculum, methods, and assessments indicate an increased depth of rigor, complexity, challenges, and creativity beyond the CP level course. This course is designed to accelerate, extend, and deepen the learning opportunities for students exhibiting superior ability. The curriculum places emphasis on critical and analytical thinking, rational decision making, and inductive and deductive reasoning.

    Agricultural Sciences & Horticulture

    AGRICULTURAL & BIOSYSTEMS SCIENCE Grade: 10, 11 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Algebra 1, English 1 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 the 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. AGRICULTURAL & BIOSYSTEMS SCIENCE, HONORS Grade: 10, 11 Credit: 1 Honors Framework Course One Prerequisite: Algebra 1, English 1 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 the 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. Typical learning activities include hands-on learning experiences including performing research on the basic principles of plant, soil, and animal science; studying and modeling the significance of humankind’s interrelationship with soil, water, and air; participating in FFA activities. This curriculum, methods, and assessments indicate an increased depth of rigor, complexity, challenges, and creativity beyond the CP level course. This course is designed to accelerate, extend, and deepen the learning opportunities for students exhibiting superior ability. The curriculum places emphasis on critical and analytical thinking, rational decision making, and inductive and deductive reasoning. HORTICULTURE Prerequisites: Recommended for Grades 10-12. Agriculture and Biosystems Credit: 1 Horticulture for the Workplace 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 horticultural enterprises. Typical instructional activities include hands-on experiences with propagating, growing, establishing, and managing nursery plants and greenhouse crops; tissue culture techniques; designing landscapes; preparing designs; sales analysis and management; participating in personal and community leadership development activities; and participating in FFA activities. 2019-2020 AIT Course Guide P. 34 HORTICULTURE HONORS Prerequisites: Recommended for Grades 10-12. Agriculture and Biosystems Credit: 1 Honors Framework Course Two Horticulture for the Workplace 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 horticultural enterprises. Typical instructional activities include hands-on experiences with propagating, growing, establishing, and managing nursery plants and greenhouse crops; tissue culture techniques; designing landscapes; preparing designs; sales analysis and management; participating in personal and community leadership development activities; and participating in FFA activities. This curriculum, methods, and assessments indicate an increased depth of rigor, complexity, challenges, and creativity beyond the CP level course. This course is designed to accelerate, extend, and deepen the learning opportunities for students exhibiting superior ability. The curriculum places emphasis on critical and analytical thinking, rational decision making, and inductive and deductive reasoning. AGRIBUSINESS AND MARKETING Credit: 1 Prerequisites: Recommended for Grades 10-12. Agricultural Mechanics and Technology OR Horticulture. This course is designed for the student who plans to seek employment on, manage, or own a farm or who seeks employment in an agribusiness field. Students will be involved in the organization, operation, and management of a farm, ranch, or agribusiness. Typical hands-on learning experiences include applying modern economic and business principles involved in the organization, operation, and management of agricultural businesses, including the production and marketing of agricultural products and services; applying computer application models; participating in personal and community leadership development activities; planning and implementing a relevant school-to-work transition experience; and participating in FFA activities. AGRIBUSINESS AND MARKETING HONORS Credit: 1 Honors Framework Course Four Prerequisites: Recommended for Grades 10-12. Agricultural Mechanics and Technology OR Horticulture. This course is designed for the student who plans to seek employment on, manage, or own a farm or who seeks employment in an agribusiness field. Students will be involved in the organization, operation, and management of a farm, ranch, or agribusiness. Typical hands-on learning experiences include applying modern economic and business principles involved in the organization, operation, and management of agricultural businesses, including the production and marketing of agricultural products and services; applying computer application models; participating in personal and community leadership development activities; planning and implementing a relevant school-to-work transition experience; and participating in FFA activities.

    Veterinary Science Technology

    AGRICULTURAL & BIOSYSTEMS SCIENCE Grade: 9, 10, 11 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Algebra 1, English 1 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 the 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. AGRICULTURAL & BIOSYSTEMS SCIENCE, HONORS Grade: 9, 10, 11 Credit: 1 Honors Framework Course One Prerequisite: Algebra 1, English 1 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 the 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. Typical learning activities include hands-on learning experiences including performing research on the basic principles of plant, soil, and animal science; studying and modeling the significance of humankind’s interrelationship with soil, water, and air; participating in FFA activities. This curriculum, methods, and assessments indicate an increased depth of rigor, complexity, challenges, and creativity beyond the CP level course. This course is designed to accelerate, extend, and deepen the learning opportunities for students exhibiting superior ability. The curriculum places emphasis on critical and analytical thinking, rational decision making, and inductive and deductive reasoning. ANIMAL SCIENCE Grade: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Agriculture & Biosystems Science The Animal Science course is designed to provide an overview of the animal science industry. It provides information on the biological makeup of various species of agricultural livestock. It also provides students with information on animal behavior that would be beneficial before embarking on a career in Animal Science. Typical instructional activities include hands-on experiences with the principles and practices essential in the production and management of farm animals and farm animal products for economic, recreational, and therapeutic uses; participating in personal and community leadership development activities; and planning and implementing a relevant school-to-work transition experience. Students must be prepared to work outside in various weather and climate conditions. 2019-2020 AIT Course Guide P. 37 ANIMAL SCIENCE, HONORS Grade: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1 Honors Framework Course Two Prerequisite: Agriculture & Biosystems Science The Animal Science course is designed to provide an overview of the animal science industry. It provides information on the biological makeup of various species of agricultural livestock. It also provides students with information on animal behavior that would be beneficial before embarking on a career in Animal Science. Typical instructional activities include hands-on experiences with the principles and practices essential in the production and management of farm animals and farm animal products for economic, recreational, and therapeutic uses; participating in personal and community leadership development activities; and planning and implementing a relevant school-to-work transition experience. Students must be prepared to work outside in various weather and climate conditions. Emphasis will be placed on analysis and evaluation of current topics related to food production and its impact on society. This curriculum, methods, and assessments indicate an increased depth of rigor, complexity, challenges, and creativity beyond the CP level course. This course is designed to accelerate, extend, and deepen the learning opportunities for students exhibiting superior ability. The curriculum places emphasis on critical and analytical thinking, rational decision making, and inductive and deductive reasoning, challenges, and creativity beyond the CP level course. This course is designed to accelerate, extend, and deepen the learning opportunities for students exhibiting superior ability. The curriculum places emphasis on critical and analytical thinking, rational decision making, and inductive and deductive reasoning. EQUINE SCIENCE Grade: 11, 12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Animal Science with grade of C or higher The Equine Science course is designed to teach essential concepts and practical experience related to the care taking and production of horses. Instruction emphasizes knowledge and understanding of the importance of maintaining, selecting, and managing horses. Basic methods and safety techniques are included in this course. Typical instruction activities include hands-on experiences in saddling, bridling, grooming, and judging horses; feeding and health techniques; and housing design. Students must be prepared to work outside in various weather and climate conditions. EQUINE SCIENCE, HONORS Grade: 11, 12 Credit: 1 Honors Framework Course Three Prerequisite: Animal Science with grade of C or higher The Equine Science course is designed to teach essential concepts and practical experience related to the care taking and production of horses. Instruction emphasizes knowledge and understanding of the importance of maintaining, selecting, and managing horses. Basic methods and safety techniques are included in this course. Typical instruction activities include hands-on experiences in saddling, bridling, grooming, and judging horses; feeding and health techniques; and housing design. Students must be prepared to work outside in various weather and climate conditions. This curriculum, methods, and assessments indicate an increased depth of rigor, complexity, challenges, and creativity beyond the CP level course. This course is designed to accelerate, extend, and deepen the learning opportunities for students exhibiting superior ability. The curriculum places emphasis on critical and analytical thinking, rational decision making, and inductive and deductive reasoning. 2019-2020 AIT Course Guide P. 38 SMALL ANIMAL CARE Grade: 11, 12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Animal Science with grade of C or higher The Small Animal Care course is designed to teach technical knowledge and skills for occupations in the pet industry or the companion animal industry. Skills also relate to the veterinarian or the veterinarian technician career field. Typical instructional activities include hands-on experiences with cats, dogs, rabbits, fish, etc. participating in personal and community leadership development activities; and planning a relevant school to work transition experience. Students will conduct scientific research around a medical topic relating to small animals, complete an extensive paper on the findings, and present the findings in a public venue. Students must be prepared to work outside in various weather and climate conditions. SMALL ANIMAL CARE, HONORS Grade: 11, 12 Credit: 1 Honors Framework Course Three Prerequisite: Animal Science with grade of C or higher The Small Animal Care course is designed to teach technical knowledge and skills for occupations in the pet industry or the companion animal industry. Skills also relate to the veterinarian or the veterinarian technician career field. Typical instructional activities include hands-on experiences with cats, dogs, rabbits, fish, etc. participating in personal and community leadership development activities; and planning a relevant school to work transition experience. Students will conduct scientific research around a medical topic relating to small animals, complete an extensive paper on the findings, and present the findings in a public venue. Students must be prepared to work outside in various weather and climate conditions. This curriculum, methods, and assessments indicate an increased depth of rigor, complexity, challenges, and creativity beyond the CP level course. This course is designed to accelerate, extend, and deepen the learning opportunities for students exhibiting superior ability. The curriculum places emphasis on critical and analytical thinking, rational decision making, and inductive and deductive reasoning. INTRODUCTION TO VETERINARY SCIENCE Grade: 12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Small Animal Care with grade of C or higher In this advanced animal science course, students will explore the field of veterinary medicine. Students will study the role of a veterinarian and veterinary technician in the diagnosis and treatment of animal diseases. Topics to be discussed include: veterinary terminology, anatomy and physiology, pathology, genetics, handling and restraint, and physical examinations along with common surgical skills. Students will engage in a variety of laboratory activities and will participate in shadowing and/or other school-to-work experiences. Honors students will be required to conduct independent research on a selected small and large animal disease, write an extensive research document and present findings in a public venue. Students must be prepared to work outside in various weather and climate conditions. 2019-2020 AIT Course Guide P. 39 INTRODUCTION TO VETERINARY SCIENCE, HONORS Grade: 12 Credit: 1 Honors Framework Course Four Prerequisite: Small Animal Care with grade of C or higher In this advanced animal science course, students will explore the field of veterinary medicine. Students will study the role of a veterinarian and veterinary technician in the diagnosis and treatment of animal diseases. Topics to be discussed include: veterinary terminology, anatomy and physiology, pathology, genetics, handling and restraint, and physical examinations along with common surgical skills. Students will engage in a variety of laboratory activities and will participate in shadowing and/or other school-to-work experiences. Honors students will be required to conduct independent research on a selected small and large animal disease, write an extensive research document and present findings in a public venue. Students must be prepared to work outside in various weather and climate conditions. This curriculum, methods, and assessments indicate an increased depth of rigor, complexity, challenges, and creativity beyond the CP level course. This course is designed to accelerate, extend, and deepen the learning opportunities for students exhibiting suprior ability. The curriculum places emphasis on critical and analytical thinking, rational decision making, and inductive and deductive reasoning.