The Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) is a program within the Environmental, Agricultural and Natural Resources Career Cluster. The CASE program prepares students to be successful in numerous careers in the agricultural sciences as well as preparing them to further their education at the post-secondary level. This inquiry-based program incorporates classroom learning, FFA leadership and career development, as well as outside of the classroom experiences through Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE) and other internship opportunities. Students who select multiple offerings for CASE: Plant will be given priority scheduling over those students who select single courses as electives. Students must complete all CASE courses (Intro to AFNR, Principles of Ag - Plant, Animal & Plant Biotechnology), CAPSTONE, and 1 additional recommended elective (Landscape Management, Floriculture, Soil & Crop Science, Ag Tech).
A specialization course in the CASE Program of Study, students are provided with experiences in industry appropriate applications of biotechnology related to plant and animal agriculture. Students will complete hands-on activities, projects, and problems designed to build content knowledge and technical skills in the field of biotechnology. Research and experimental design will be highlighted as students develop and conduct industry appropriate investigations.
This course will expose students to the world of agriculture, plant science, and career options. Students will have experiences in various plant science concepts through exciting “hands-on” activities, projects, and problems. Students will learn how to apply scientific knowledge and skills to use plants effectively for agricultural and horticultural production while discovering the value of plant production and its impact on the individual, local, and global economy. Lessons throughout the course will provide an overview of the field of agricultural science with a foundation in plant science while students work in teams and explore hands-on projects.
A course that prepares individuals in the theory and practice of the floriculture industry. Drawing, estimating materials, developing and creating designs, and propagating plants will be practiced in order to maximize floriculture needs in the business world. We will also review job opportunities in the floriculture career field, as well as have guest speakers.
A course that prepares individuals in the theory and practice of landscape management and design. Drawing, estimating planting materials, reading plans, differential leveling, grading, propagating, and combining plants will be practiced in order to maximize landscaping needs in the business world. We will also review job opportunities in the landscaping career field, as well as have guest speakers.
Students will develop an understanding of soil, plant nutrition and fertilization, soil and water management, and soil evaluation. Students will also explore various career options related to soil and crop management in a small and large-scale environment.