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AEST Strayhorn High School

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Strayhorn FFA

Agriculture and Environmental Science and Technology (AEST)

Concepts of Agriscience is the foundation course for the Agricultural and Environmental Science and Technology program. All students must complete Concepts of Agriscience before being allowed to enroll in the advanced courses of the program. The course serves as an introduction to the sciences, technologies, and applied practices of the progressive agriculture/agriscience industry. Emphasis is on an active learning environment enriched with technology and science-based applications. The course focuses on providing an opportunity for students to explore the different fields of the agricultural sciences and develop foundation skills and knowledge needed for advancement in other courses and programs. Concepts of Agriscience may be taught to students in grade 9 or 10. The course carries one Carnegie unit of credit that can count as a science elective credit for high school graduation.

AEST Science of Agricultural Animals Level I is the pathway within the agricultural and environmental science and technology (AEST) program that concentrates on the production and management of animals in the agriculture industry. All students must complete the Concepts of Agriscience course before being allowed to enroll in the advanced courses of the program, such as the Science of Agricultural Animals Level I. This course focuses on genetics, reproduction, and animal growth as it relates to producing market or breeding animals. The course highlights technologies and applied practices of the progressive animal-agriculture industry. Emphasis is on an active learning environment enriched with technology, as well as hands-on, science-based applications. The course focuses on providing an opportunity for students to explore the areas of animal science and develop foundational skills and knowledge needed for advancement in other courses and programs. The Science of Agricultural Animals Level I course may be taught to any student who has successfully completed the Concepts of Agriscience course. The course carries one-half Carnegie Unit of credit that can count as an elective credit for high school graduation.

AEST Science of Agricultural Animals Level II is the upper level course for the agricultural and environmental science and technology (AEST) animal-science pathway. All students must complete both the Concepts of Agriscience and the Science of Agricultural Animals Level I courses before being allowed to enroll in the Level II advanced course of the program. The course is a culmination of in-depth study in the production, management, and evaluation of livestock based upon intended use. The course also addresses livestock facilities and management and guides students to research current issues in animal agriculture. Emphasis is on an active learning environment enriched with technology and hands-on, science-based applications. The course carries one Carnegie Unit of credit that can count as a science elective credit for high school graduation.

The AEST Science of Agricultural Plants Level I course is a 0.5 Carnegie-Unit course within the agriculture and environmental science and technology (AEST) program. A student must successfully complete the AEST Concepts of Agriscience prerequisite course before choosing to enroll in the Level 1 AEST Science of Agricultural Plants course. Once the Level 1 course has been successfully completed, the student may enroll in the advanced Level II Science of Agricultural Plants course. Emphasis in this pathway is centered on agricultural plant growth, production, and management and harvesting. The course provides an opportunity for students to go in-depth regarding plant production in various areas of agriculture, from food and fiber crops to forestry, landscape, and ornamental horticulture and alternative fuel crops. The AEST Science of Agricultural Plants Level I course may be taught to any student who has successfully completed the Concepts of Agriscience course. The Level I course is 0.5 Carnegie Unit, and the Level II course counts as 1.0 Carnegie Unit, which counts as a science elective credit for high school graduation if the student meets all of the requirements for program completion.

The AEST Science of Agricultural Plants Level II course is a 1.0 Carnegie Unit course within the agriculture and environmental science and technology (AEST) program. A student must successfully complete the AEST Concepts of Agriscience prerequisite course, as well as the Level 1 AEST Science of Agricultural Plants course before enrolling in the advanced Level II Science of Agricultural Plants course. Emphasis in this pathway is centered on agricultural plant growth, production, and management and harvesting. The course provides an opportunity for students to go in-depth regarding plant production in various areas of agriculture, from food and fiber crops, to forestry, landscape, and ornamental horticulture and alternative fuel crops. The AEST Science of Agricultural Plants Level II course may be taught to any student who has successfully completed the Concepts of Agriscience course and the Level 1 Science of Agricultural Plants course. The Level I course is 0.5 Carnegie Units, and the Level II course counts as a 1.0 Carnegie Unit science-elective credit for high school graduation if the student meets all of the requirements for program completion.

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