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Taylor HS Courses

James E. Taylor Agriculture Courses


Taylor High School offers many classes that are in conjunction with FFA! Here is where you can learn a little bit about the classes, and the advisors that teach these courses!

Principles and Elements of Floral Design

In this course, students apply principles and techniques of floral design as they develop an understanding of the management of floral enterprises. Analyzing artistic floral styles and historical periods, students learn traditions and contributions of diverse cultures. of the management of floral enterprises. They will analyze artistic floral styles and historical periods and learn traditions and contributions of diverse cultures. Students will classify and identify plants used in their arrangements and floral designs for special occasions.


Advanced Animal Science

This course examines the interrelatedness of human, scientific, and technological dimensions of livestock production. Instruction allows for the application of scientific and technological aspects of animal science through 40% field and laboratory experiences.


Intro to Ag Mech

This course develops students’ understanding of agricultural mechanics as it relates to safety and skills in tool operation, electrical wiring, plumbing, carpentry, fencing, concrete, and metal working techniques. Students are expected to plan and perform cost-effective construction techniques including analyzing sites, plan for equipment and tools, and permit requirements.


Agriculture Structures

Students will explore career opportunities, entry requirements, and industry expectations. To prepare for careers in mechanized agriculture and technical systems, students must attain knowledge and skills related to agricultural structures design and fabrication. To prepare for success, students need opportunities to learn, reinforce, apply, and transfer their academic knowledge and technical skills in a variety of settings.


Agriculture Equipment

Students will acquire knowledge and skills related to the design and fabrication of agricultural equipment. To prepare for careers in mechanized agriculture and technical systems, students must attain knowledge and skills related to agricultural equipment design and fabrication. To prepare for success, students reinforce, apply, and transfer their academic knowledge and technical skills in a variety of settings.


Practicum in AFNR (Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources)

The practicum course is a capstone experience for students participating in a coherent sequence of career and technical education courses in the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Career Cluster. Recommended prerequisite: a minimum of one credit from the courses in the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Career Cluster. Students shall be awarded two credits for successful completion of this course.


Small Animal Management

Students will acquire knowledge and skills related to small animals and the small animal management industry. Small Animal Management may address topics related to small mammals such as dogs and coats, amphibians, reptiles, and birds.



Equine Science

Students learn skills related to animal systems and develop knowledge related to career opportunities. Animal species studied in this course include: horses, donkeys, and mules.



Wildlife

This course examines the management of game and non-game wildlife species, fish, and aqua crops and their ecological needs, as related to current agricultural practices. Certification options include the opportunity for Boater and Hunter Education licenses upon successful completion of the course and licensure examination.











 

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