This class is transcripted with Lakeshore Technical College for 2 free college credits which transfer to other colleges and universities. This class will provide animal science fundamentals including animal health, animal environments, anatomy and physiology, genetics and reproduction, animal feedstuffs, and animal-related safety. This class is in the Animal Systems and Health Occupations Pathways.
This class will provide students with biological science in the large animal species. All farm production animal species will be discussed including cattle, pigs, and horses to turkey, rabbits, cats, dogs and bees. The reproductive systems as well as digestive systems, genetics and the physiology of udder function will be highlighted. This class can by applied as a 1/2 Biological Science equivalency in order to fulfill the graduation requirement.
- Identify careers in the animal industry
- Identify parts and functions of the reproductive systems of a male and female animal of one species
- Describe the control of reproductive cycles
- Explain breeding technologies of selected animals
- Explain the process of producing milk in mammals
- Identify parts of functions of the digestive system of a ruminant, a non-ruminant, and a pseudo-ruminant
- Identify the nutritional requirements of selected species
- Identify key scientific terms used in the animal industry
This class will introduce the student to the plant from germination to growth and flowering. The various life cycles will be studied as well as biotechnological techniques that are prevalent. Students will utilize the greenhouse for enhanced laboratory experiences. Get your gardening gloves out and prepare to discover one phenomenon after another. This class can by applied as a 1/2 Biological Science equivalency in order to fulfill the graduation requirement.
- Identify the main functions and parts of a leaf, stem, root, flower, seed and fruit
- Diagram the processes of photosynthesis, cellular respiration, and transpiration
- Examine the advantages and disadvantages of asexual propagation in the production of plants
From the soil to the food we eat, students will study the science involved in these areas. We start with the wonder of the soil and its ability to support life on this planet and move to the basic science of many of our foods. There will be many labs and activities in this class. If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty and then washing up for supper, come on in! This class can by applied as a 1/2 credit Physical Science equivalency in order to fulfill the graduation requirement. Students may receive transcripted credit for this course from Gateway Technical College.
- Evaluate the physical properties of a soil
- Amend soil for plant growth
- Prepare potting media for container plant growth
- Prepare a soil sample for evaluation
- Analyze soil sample for nutrients and pH
- Describe the process of hydroponics
- Evaluate the effects of nutrients on plant production
- Explain the macronutrients and micronutrients needed in plant growth
- Evaluate plants for nutrient deficiencies
This class will introduce students to basic veterinary practices used in animal industries. Terminology and disease prevention will be discussed. Students will have the chance to take temperatures, perform fecal culture for parasites, and examine sperm motility. Students will also practice administering shots to oranges and grapefruits. The students will also study the birth, lactation, and growth of litters of baby pigs born in the large animal lab. This class can be applied to as a 1/2 Biological Science equivalency in order to fulfill the graduation requirement.
- Explore career opportunities in animal health care
- Identify the importance of MSDS sheets
- Describe the role and regulations of OSHA pertaining to veterinary science
- Identify the physical, chemical, biological, and zoonotic hazards associated with the veterinary industry
- Identify safety signs and equipment used in veterinary science
- List the types of cleansers, disinfectants, and antiseptics used in veterinary occupations and their purpose
- Analyze veterinary terminologies and their meanings
- Explain the functions of the skeletal system
- Explain the function of the muscular system
- Identify proper injection sites
- Describe the function of the respiratory system
So you enjoy Wisconsin’s natural resources? You hunt, fish, you snowmobile or ATV, maybe you want to start trapping? Are you thinking that natural resources may hold a career for you? This class offers students the opportunity to gain certification in Hunter Safety, Trapper Education, ATV Operation, Boating Safety and Snowmobile Safety education. These certifications will look good on resumes and improve your experience in these areas. Get out and enjoy the natural resources with your certifications gained during the school day!
- At the conclusion of this course, students will obtain Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources certification in the following areas:
- Hunter safety
- Trapper Education
- ATV Safety -Boater Safety
- Snowmobile Safety
Why should I care about farming? Do you like to eat? Then you should care about the science behind your food supply. Feeding the world’s ever-increasing urban populations presents both significant challenges and surprising opportunities. As cities continue to grow, millions of individual families, and governments are turning to forms of urban agriculture to help meet their food security needs. Urban agriculture practices involve the growing, processing, and distribution of food and other products through intensive plant cultivation and sustainability. Learn more about urban agricultural practices through hands-on learning growing produce in the greenhouses, community gardens, local community, and even your own backyard. Topics include worm composting, gardening, local foods nutrition, marketing, food system mapping, and further investigations in the food supply. You will create a plan to grow and market your products.
- Conduct research
- Explain the importance of economics and basic economic principles
- Differentiate among economic resources
- Practice maintenance of regular checking and savings accounts
- Identify personal financial management tools and strategies
- Develop an organizational chart
- Explain the benefits and liabilities of owning an agricultural business
- Prepare a personal budget
- Identify the components of the marketing process
- Set profit goals
It’s a jungle out in our greenhouse. Students will learn the basics of plant production in a greenhouse setting. Students will spend the majority of their time in the greenhouse learning planting and germination techniques, management skills, and operation of a computer-controlled greenhouse. Over fifty types of annuals are grown, managed and sold through this class. Students will also learn identification of plants, pest-management, and marketing.
- Examine career opportunities in the greenhouse plant production industry
- Explore greenhouse and/or nursery facilities
- Propagate plants
- Investigate how temperature affects plant growth
- Identify the importance of light in plant production
- Manage pests
- Produce horticultural crops
- Identify floriculture plants
- Explore business markets
In this class students will be introduced to the elements of home and commercial landscaping. After learning basic techniques, students will make use of a CAD based design program used in the industry today. Students will also utilize digital cameras to take pictures of their home and develop a landscape plan. Students will gain knowledge of shrubs and trees commonly used in landscapes. Anyone interested in landscaping, drafting or designing their own landscape will benefit from this class.
- Apply principles of the landscape design process
- Demonstrate landscape presentation graphics techniques
- Establish requirements of the commercial inventory survey
- Incorporate technology into the landscape design process
- Examine specialty garden styles
- Explore the use of water features in the landscape
- Analyze hardscape options in the landscape
- Identify plant materials for landscape installation
- Calculate landscaping cost estimates
Explore the great outdoors! Students will study fish and wildlife management, hunting and fishing regulations and habitats of wild animals. National and state wildlife refugees as well as animal migratory habitats will be studied. Careers in the Department of Natural Resources will be discussed. Learn what it takes to get a job in the great outdoors!
- Analyze environmental and natural resources industry careers and related employment opportunities
- Identify the various programs of local, state, and federal conservation agencies
- Define basic terminology related to natural resources and ecology
- Describe common wildlife species
- Identify the habitat requirements of wildlife
- Describe the wildlife predator-prey relationship
- Describe commons fish and aquatic species in a given area
- Describe the impact of invasive species
In this class students will explore applications of biotechnology after studying cells and DNA. Applications in the world of animals, plants and the environment will be learned. Students will spool their own DNA, perform a crime scene investigation and study one of the fastest growing career fields today. This class can be applied as a 1/2 Biological Science equivalency in order to fulfill the graduation requirement.
- Explain the Mendelian Law of Genetics
- Analyze a Punnett Square
- Discuss the makeup of chromosomes in a cell
- Discuss the process of DNA transfer
- Specify how genetics principles are used in plant breeding
- Define genetic engineering
- Explain the process of gene mapping
- Cite examples of how genetic engineering is currently being used
- Assess societal concerns about the use of genetic engineering
- Describe biomediation processes
- Investigate the engineering process as related to plants and animals
Do you know what it takes to be an effective leader? This class will explore the elements of successful leadership. Citizenship and individual personalities will be studied and applied. Students will have the opportunity to exercise leadership roles and to run effective meetings using parliamentary procedures. Everyone is born with leadership potential. This class will help students unlock and develop those leadership skills. Leadership will be needed in all career areas.
- Describe the actions and attributes of effective leaders
- Demonstrate integrity
- Demonstrate self-representation skills
- Demonstrate diversity awareness
- Demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness
- Demonstrate teamwork skills
- Describe characteristics of effective followers
- Identify roles and responsibilities of a leader in relation to one’s own aptitudes as a leader or follower
- Demonstrate the ability to create a resume
Students will learn the science behind one of the fastest growing career areas in the world. The history of pollution will be studied as well as pollution of the atmosphere, the water, and solid wastes. Students will study the impact of pollutants. This class can by applied as a 1/2 credit Physical Science equivalency in order to fulfill the graduation requirement.
- Describe the composition of the atmosphere
- Explain sources and effects of acid rain
- Describe the effects of air pollutants on the environment
- Identify sources of air pollution in the community
- Describe current air-quality tests
- Explain the effects of greenhouse gases
- Identify characteristics of ozone layer depletion, including causes and effects, and steps to retard the process
- Explore the possible effects of global warming and ozone depletion on agriculture
- Explain the various methods of water treatment
- Explain the global impact of energy utilization or depletion
Youth Apprenticeship – Agriculture. This is a year long course that requires selection of both semesters: S1 and S2. This one or two year program is designed for students interested in agricultural careers. Work sites for YA Agriculture Youth Apprenticeship can be chosen from any type of business within the agriculture fields of food, large and small animals, greenhouse. landscaping and natural resources. Areas of experience can range from farm operations to veterinary assistant. Application to the program must be made by the end of your sophomore year in high school.