Student Organizations

FFA: National FFA Organization

Standards and Objectives

Agriculture Standards and Objectives

Career Pathways

Careers in Agriculture


Course Descriptions:

Biology – Agricultural Science                1 credit          Science/CTE                        81663/81664

Introduces students to the world of plants and animals. Basic cell structure, anatomy, reproduction, genetics, and ecosystem principles will be taught. Some of the examples and labs will be related to large agricultural animals. This course is ideally suited for students who would like practical lab experience and those interested in the medical animal science or plant science career fields. All students enrolled in this course are encouraged to be a part of the National FFA Organization which requires dues.

Fulfills the biology science requirement.

Animal Science I                                         1 credit          Science/CTE                        81723/81724

Students will gain a general knowledge of livestock and domestic animals. Topics will include animal physiology, nutrition, disease prevention and control, reproduction and genetics, animal industries and current animal science related issues. Designed to give hands-on experience and prepare students for careers that focus on the animal industry or production area of agriculture. All students enrolled in this course are encouraged to be a part of the National FFA Organization which requires dues.

Prerequisite: Ag Biology or Biology
Fulfills the third science requirement.

Animal Science II                                        1 credit          Science/CTE                        81543/81544

Students interested in a career in the animal industry will have the opportunity to look in-depth at animal health, physiology, and ethical and business related animal issues. Students will gain practical hands-on experience. All students enrolled in this course are encouraged to be a part of the National FFA Organization which requires dues.

prerequisite: Animal Science I
Fulfills the third science requirement.

Natural Resource Management             1 credit          Science/CTE                        81853/81854

Learn the importance of production, management, ecology, fish and wildlife, and conservation of our natural resources. This course also stresses the biological, environmental, and economic importance of our renewable and nonrenewable natural resources. Students will investigate local wildlife native to Utah and learn more about local organizations such as the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, as well as State and National Forests, Parks and National Monuments. Field and laboratory experiences will be emphasized. All students enrolled in this course are encouraged to be a part of the National FFA Organization which requires dues.

Fulfills the third science requirement. Grade 12

Floriculture & Greenhouse Mgt               1 credit          CTE                                         81593/81594

Study the principles and elements of floral design through proper design techniques and preparation of various floral arrangements. Learn greenhouse operations and management practices. Produce commercial plant species in a controlled environment. All students enrolled in this course are encouraged to be a part of the National FFA Organization which requires dues.

Agricultural Science II                               1 credit          Science/CTE                        81610           

This course is a hands-on class that teaches students about all aspects of agriculture, including leadership, animal science, plant science, agronomy, natural resources, processing, agricultural careers and marketing of agricultural products. This course serves as a great foundation for advanced sciences. All students enrolled in this course are encouraged to be a part of the National FFA Organization which requires dues.

Fulfills the third science credit requirement.

Equine Science (Horse Management) 1 credit          CTE                                         81653/81654

This course gives an in-depth understanding of the equine industry in the United States, including anatomy and physiology, basic care, diseases prevention and treatment, genetics and general horse behavior. All students enrolled in this course are encouraged to be a part of the National FFA Organization which requires dues.

Prerequisite: Animal Science or Biology Agriculture Science.

Agricultural Communications & Leadership              

1 credit          CTE                                         81693-81694

This course prepares individuals to apply journalistic, communication and broadcasting principles to the development, production, and transmittal of agricultural information. Leadership concepts will be emphasized including goal setting, public speaking, parliamentary procedure, career preparation and personal growth. All students enrolled in this course are encouraged to be a part of the National FFA Organization which requires dues.

Grade 12 or by teacher approval.

Agricultural Systems & Technology I (Ag. Mechanics)       

1 credit          CTE                                         81123-81124

This is a hands-on class. Students will be taught many useful skills, including: basic plumbing, electrical wiring, carpentry, welding and cutting metal, layout design, fabrication and painting of projects. All students enrolled in this course are encouraged to be a part of the National FFA Organization which requires dues.