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Agriculture

Courses Offered.

Advanced Agri - Science

Description: Agribusiness/Agri-science management involving marketing, processing, budgeting, taxes, agriculture chemical, irrigation and water management. Students will participate in leadership through FFA activities.  

Biology (AG)

Description: This course introduces students to the principles of biology and life sciences as they relate to the industry of agriculture. The course meets the life sciences benchmarks set out in the Essential Academic Learning Requirements through the application of agricultural management practices in laboratory experiments and classroom activities. Animal and Plant Sciences will be the focus of the course with emphasis placed on anatomy and physiology, genetics, cell biology, reproductive systems, selection and evaluation, and production. Leadership and career opportunities in agriculture will be stressed. Students will develop Supervised Agriculture Experience projects. Students learn leadership skills through FFA sponsored curriculum. Successful completion of this course with a B or better earns you 3 credits at WVC through Tech Prep.

Horticulture Science

Description: Students will investigate plant physiology and processes, environmental factors in plant growth, insects and diseases, and controlled growth techniques. Students will apply their knowledge in plant production in greenhouse, garden and landscape settings. *This course is College Tech Prep approved and articulated with Wenatchee Valley College. Students who receive a ‘B’ (3.0) grade or better both semesters, may earn 3 college credits at WVC through the College Tech Prep registration process.

Introduction to Physics & Chemistry (AG)

Description: This course is recommended for students planning to take Chemistry or Physics and is essential toward preparing students for the standardized state science exam. This curriculum was founded with the idea that science is an exploration and discovery of ideas about the universe, and that ideas and knowledge connect and enhance our lives. The program is presented and sequenced in such a way that moves the student through an inquiry based learning approach. This curriculum has been designed to meet the challenge of bringing in-depth, accurate science to all. Topics of study primarily include, Force and Motion, Wave Mechanics, Light and Optics and foundational concepts of Chemistry such as Atomic Structure, Periodic Table, and Chemical Reactions. This course has equivalent credit to Introduction to Physics and Chemistry-Agriscience and Technology, meets Washington State Science standards and will satisfy “ algebra based” science course college admission requirements.

Natural Resource Science I

Description: Students learn the theory and application of Natural Resource Science and Management. Instruction takes place in the classroom and laboratory setting to give students theoretical and hands on experience. Topics covered include: Intro to Natural Resources, Soils, Wildlife Population studies, Tree & plant identification / disorders, Chainsaw usage, Legal description (map interpretation) / compass usage, Timber Cruising, forestry tool identification, Timberstand improvement, Range management, and Fire management. Students will develop Supervised Agriculture Experience projects. Students learn leadership skills through FFA sponsored curriculum. *This course is College Tech Prep approved and articulated with Wenatchee Valley College. Students who receive a ‘B’ (3.0) grade or better both semesters, may earn 3 college credits at WVC through the College Tech Prep registration process.

Natural Resource Science II or III

Description: Students continue learning the theory and application of Natural Resource Management. Instruction involves both classroom and laboratory setting which stresses hands-on and experiential learning. Topics include range, forestry, wildlife, water, and outdoor recreation. Students will develop Supervised Agriculture Experience projects. Students learn leadership skills through FFA sponsored curriculum *This course is College Tech Prep approved and articulated with Wenatchee Valley College. Students who receive a ‘B’ (3.0) grade or better both semesters, may earn 3 college credits at WVC through the College Tech Prep registration process.

Introduction to Power Mechanics & Fabrication

Description: Students will learn the theory and operation of internal combustion engines through classroom and laboratory experiences with small gasoline engines, automobiles, farm equipment and other power machinery. The student will learn shop safety, the theories and practical skills for arc and oxyacetylene welding as well as fabrication and ironworking. Students will participate in leadership through FFA activities.

Advance Power Mechanics & Fabrication

Description: Students will advance their skills from Power Mechanics and Fabrication 1. Students will participate in leadership through FFA activities.

Veterinary Science

Description: Students will gain skills and competencies to become a veterinary assistant and will learn about the career of veterinary technician. Students will also study animal science and the application of veterinary medicine to the food and companion animal industries. College credit is available through Technical Preparation Articulation with Yakima Valley Community College.

Veterinary Science II

Description: Veterinary Science II will focus on clinical experience as well as individualized research on a specific branch of veterinary science. Students will become familiar with the veterinary community in Wenatchee and will develop a career plan for after high school. Completion of veterinary science with a passing grade is required to take Veterinary Science II.