Comprehensive Agriculture Science

PATHWAY DESCRIPTION

Animal Systems:  People who work in the Animal Systems pathway work to develop better, more efficient ways of producing and processing meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products. They study genetics, nutrition, reproduction, growth and development of domesticated farm animals. Some individuals inspect and grade livestock food products, purchase livestock or work in technical sales or marketing. Others advise agricultural producers on how to upgrade animal housing facilities properly, lower mortality rates, handle waste matter or increase production of animal products, such as milk or eggs. Animal care workers train, feed, water, groom, bathe and exercise animals. They also clean, disinfect and repair their cages.

Plant Systems:  People who work in the Plant Systems pathway study plants and their growth. This helps producers of food, feed and fiber crops continue to feed a growing population while conserving natural resources and maintaining the environment. Individuals in this pathway also develop ways to improve the nutritional value of crops and the quality of seeds. They use genetic engineering to develop crops resistant to pests and drought.

 

AGRICULTURE, FOOD & NATURAL RESOURCES CAREER CLUSTER DESIGN
Comprehensive Agriculture Science
CIP:  01.9999

2017-18

COURSE CODE LEVEL CREDIT
 Exploratory Agriculture 68001 Introductory 0.5
 Agriscience 18002 Technical 1.0
 Animal Science 18101 Technical 1.0
 Horticulture Science 18052 Technical 1.0
 Advanced Plant & Animal Science 18302 Application 1.0
 Ag Leadership & Communications 18203 Application 1.0
 Internship 18048 Application 1.0

 

Articulation Agreement
Hutchinson Community College
ACHS Requirement HCC Credit Hours
 Animal Science (18101) +
 Advanced Plant & Animal Science (18302)
 FM109 Livestock Management 3
 Horticulture (18052) +
 Advanced Plant & Animal Science (18302)
 AG110 Home Horticulture 2