2023-24 Le Mars Community High School Curriculum Guide

P a g e | 24  PRINCIPLES OF AGRONOMY - AGA114 Course Length: 1 Semester Credits: 1 LCHS, 3 WITCC Grade Level: 11, 12 This course is a college credit course in plant sciences and soil science. We will study soil formation, characteristics, and fertility management. We will also study the major agronomic crops and all of the basic management areas of fertility, pest management, and environmental impacts. SURVEY OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY - AGS113 Course Length: 1 Semester Credits: 1 LCHS, 3 WITCC Grade Level: 11, 12 This course is a college-level introductory lecture and lab that introduces the student to an overview of the management and production practices associated with cattle, sheep, swine, equine, poultry, and small animals. Specific course topics include nutrition, reproduction, management, marketing, evaluation, health, as well as industry trends. BUSINESS STRAND AG BUSINESS AND MARKETING Course Length: 1 Semester Credits: 1 Grade Level: 11, 12 This course introduces students to the fundamentals and techniques behind marketing, advertising, and selling an agriculture commodity of their choice. Students will explore the value and importance of proper marketing and selling techniques utilized in career pathways while creating a written marketing plan and professional sales pitch/presentation. In addition, students will also have the opportunity to enhance their professional communication skills and networking abilities. MECHANICS/TECHNOLOGY STRAND POWER TECHNOLOGY Course Length: 1 Semester Credits: 1 Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 This is a course that focuses on areas of technology that professionals in agriculture and horticulture, as well as home owners, can use. Students will study basic engine theory and work on small engines to troubleshoot and repair various types of 2 and 4 cycle engines commonly used in landscape and agricultural applications. In addition, students will also explore the techniques of electrical systems through hands-on experiences in a shop setting.

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