First Year

Sustainable Agriculture Biology (UC/CSU Life Science & Grad. Requirement)
Length of Course: Year
This course is a laboratory science course, designed for the college-bound student that deals with the life functions and interrelationships of plants and animals. The course focuses on growth and reproduction, genetics, animal behavior, animal and plant taxonomy, nutrition, health and diseases and the ecological relationship among plants, animals and humans. The student will be involved in an agriculture projects as a "hands-on" activity. Participation in FFA activities is an integral part of this course. This course satisfies the life science graduation requirement.

Second Year

Agriculture Soil Chemistry (UC/CSU Physical Science & Grad. Requirement)
Length of Course: Year

This course explores the physical and chemical nature of soil as well as the relationships between soil, plants, animals and agricultural practices. Students examine properties of soil and land and their connections to plant and animal production. Using knowledge of scientific protocols as well as course content, students develop an Agriscience research program to be conducted throughout both semester of the course. The result of this research program is an in depth research and experimentation paper that is technically written, and based on scientific protocol. Additionally, students develop and present a capstone soil management plan for agricultural producers, demonstrating their knowledge of the soil chemistry content learned throughout the course.


Third Year - Honors Option

Advanced Interdisciplinary Science for Sustainable Agriculture (UC Honors Course & Grad. Credit)
Length of Course: Year

This integrated class combines an interdisciplinary approach to laboratory science and research with agricultural management principles. Using skills and principles learned in the course, students design systems and experiments to solve agricultural management issues currently facing the industry. Additionally, students will connect the products created in this class with industry activities to link real world encounters and implement skills demanded by both colleges and careers. The course culminates with an agriscience experimental research project in which students design and conduct an experiment to solve a relevant issue. 


Third/Fourth Year: Animal Science Specialty

Veterinary Science (UC/CSU Life Science)
Length of Course: Year

This course provides a study of anatomy and physiology of small and large animals; proper health maintenance; sanitation and the symptoms, treatments and prevention of common diseases. Course work will include animal nutrition, safe handling and restraint and the control of parasites and diseases. The student will gain practical experience in veterinary medicine by conducting hands-on activates with livestock and will have the opportunity to investigate the field of veterinary medicine. This course satisfies the life science graduation requirement.


Third/Fourth Year: Plant Science Specialty

Sustainable Horticulture (UC/CSU Life Science)
Length of Course: Year
This course exposes students to the art and science of growing plants, shrubs, trees, flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Provide information regarding the care and propagation of plants, flowers, trees, and shrubs, but place a special emphasis on those used for decorative and aesthetic purposes. Covering a wide variety of topics, including greenhouse and nursery operations, soils and media mixtures, fruit and vegetable production, turf/golf course management, interior and exterior plant-scaping, irrigation systems, weed and pest control.


Fourth Year

Agriculture Economics– (UC/CSU Social Science & Grad. Requirement)

Length of Course: Year
This course focuses on the vast business structure that comprises California's largest industry. It will include, for the student, a thorough understanding of the economics, marketing, management, government services and international implications of this state's agriculture industry. The nature of the American economy and the role of the consumer within the economic system will be studied as well as examining general functions and current problems of our economic system and their effects on the agriculture industry.



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