Career Pathways – Agricultural


Program Overview

This program is designed to instruct students about crop production, livestock management, soil and water conservation and various other aspects of agriculture. Agriculture education includes instruction in food education, such as nutrition and improves the quality of life for all people by helping farmers increase production, conserve natural resources and provide nutritious foods. Classroom curriculum and laboratory exercises provide students with a foundation of knowledge in agricultural practices, preparing them for careers in food, fiber and natural resource industries.

Courses Offered 2019-2020


Introduction To Agriculture - Students will learn about soils, crops and weeds, Ag leadership and public speaking.


Animal Science - (Prerequisite:  Intro to Agriculture) Science-based curriculum around animal sciences and related career options. 


Veterinary Science - Prepare students for post-secondary education and/or a career in the field of veterinary medicine. 


Ag Production in A Modern World - (Prerequisite:  Intro to Agriculture and one additional Ag class) Business and financial management, marketing and market investments. 


Ag Management 1,2,3 ( Prerequisite:  Intro to Ag and consent of instructor) Students will develop effective business and leadership qualities and attributes. 


Plant Science - (Prerequisite:  Intro to Ag) Intro to plants, soil science, pest and weed control, plant care and maintenance. 


Greenhouse Management - (Prerequisite:  Plant Science) Hand-on activities with plants and soil learning the concepts of plant growth. 


Food Science - Students will study food safety, chemistry, processing, marketing and development through hand-on activities and laboratories. 


Ag Leadership - (Prerequisite:  Consent of instructor)  For students interested in developing leadership skills necessary to be successful in the Ag industry. 


Aquaponics - (Prerequisite:  Life Science or Biology) STEM course providing a hands-on exploration of aquaponics.

The Agricultural Pathway corresponds to numerous certificate programs and high demand career skills.

Possible Careers

  • Commodity Trader
  • Agricultural Production Specialist
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Extension Educator
  • Farmer
  • Rancher
  • Environmental Educator
  • Forester
  • Land Management Specialist
  • Water Quality Specialist


High School Students will be required to get 2.5 credits from one specific pathway plus .5 from another pathway of their choice.

Class Credits Required:

  • Intro to Agriculture:  1.0

1.5 Credits from the following:

  • Animal Science:  1.0
  • Veterinary Science: 1.0
  • Intro to Arc Welding:  0.5
  • Greenhouse Management:  0.5
  • Greenhouse Management Lab Tech: 1.0
  • Ag Management:  1.0
  • Plant Science:  0.5
  • Ag Leadership:  1.0
  • Ag Work Experience:  1.0
  • Aquaponics:  1.0
  • Ag Business:  0.5
  • Ag Production and Emerging Technologies:  0.5

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