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Klein Oak Agriculture Classes offered 2020-2021

Principles of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

A basic course designed to provide an introduction to all aspects in agriculture including agricultural career development, leadership, communications, personal finance, mechanized agriculture, soils, plants, animals, agricultural construction, food science, and supervised agricultural experience programs.

Livestock Production

A technical course designed to develop the students’ knowledge and skills pertaining to the nutrition, reproduction, health and management of domestic livestock. Study of animal systems, animal restraint, business management, and careers are included. Students will be responsible for purchasing materials or assessed a fee associated with this course.

Small Animal Management
Students will be provided with opportunities to learn, reinforce, and apply information in a variety of settings in the areas of small animal, systems/business and associations. Subject areas in this course to be covered are but not limited to: small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds, dogs, cats and species specific information. Study will also highlight ownership, hazards, and welfare of small animals.
Advanced Animal Science
This technical course provides an academically stimulating environment for students wishing to advance their understanding of animal science. This will be a lab-oriented course with emphasis on reproduction, breeding, genetics, anatomy, physiology, nutrition, health, and the marketing and harvesting of domestic livestock. Students will receive advanced grade points for this course.
Equine Science
Students will identify career opportunities, industry expectation, and attain general knowledge of horses, mules and donkeys. Areas of study shall include but are not limited to: breed identification, anatomy and physiology, nutrition, reproduction, diseases, parasites, proper handling, training, confirmation, and selection of horses.
Veterinary Medical Applications
Students will be prepared for careers in the field of animal science. Students will be provided opportunities to demonstrate proper knowledge and skills in the veterinary medicine industry. Topics to be covered in this course are, but not limited to veterinary practices and knowledge as they relate to both large and small animal species. Subject areas include animal behavior, communication, species/breed information, diseases/disorders, parasites, clinical examinations, imaging equipment, hematology, hospital procedures, and surgical assisting procedures. Students will receive advanced grade points for this course.
Practicum for Veterinary Medical Assistant
This course is a continuation of the Veterinary Medical Applications course providing more in-depth opportunities for students to increase their knowledge in animal anatomy, animal disease, treatment techniques, lab procedures, emergency procedures, and clinical operations. Students will be required to participate in clinical rotations, gaining hands-on experiences working in various veterinary assistant positions. This course provides further opportunities for students to explore the veterinary medical field as well as to continue earning possible industry standard certification in veterinary assistant and possible college credits toward certification as a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT). Students must provide their own transportation to the clinical setting. Students will be responsible for purchasing materials or assessed a fee associated with this course. Students will receive advanced grade points for this course.
Wildlife, Fisheries, and Ecology Management

A course designed to examine the importance of wildlife and outdoor recreation with emphasis on using wildlife, fish and natural resources and their management. Hunter, boater, and angler safety instruction are components of this class. Research into occupational opportunities and identification and laws associated with game, non-game, fur bearing and fish species are included.

Principles and Elements of Floral Design
A course designed to develop and examine floral design in relation to arrangement of flowers, foliage, and related plant materials for interior locations. Also incorporates business practices and careers in the floral industry. Students will be responsible for purchasing materials or assessed a fee associated with this course.
Advanced Floral Design
A course designed to develop and examine floral design in relation to arrangement of flowers, foliage, and related plant materials for interior locations. Also incorporates business practices and careers in the floral industry. Students will be responsible for purchasing materials or assessed a fee associated with this course.
Advanced Plant and Soil Science
A course designed to study the exploration of principles related to plant production and the management of soils as related to agriculture. Included in the course are experiments, laboratory explorations, and the study of soil and plant relationships that affect the production of food and fiber.
Agricultural Mechanics and Metal Technologies
A course designed to introduce basic theory and specialized skills in agricultural mechanics. Skills to be developed include identification and safe use of tools, carpentry, electricity, plumbing, masonry, fencing, painting, hot and cold metalworking, and welding processes. Construction of projects will be included in this course. Students will be responsible for purchasing materials or assessed a fee associated with this course.
Agricultural Facilities Design and Fabrication
A laboratory oriented course designed to teach the basic principles of agricultural mechanics, including: blueprint reading and implementation, carpentry and construction, electrical and plumbing systems, concrete and masonry construction, small engine and power systems, metal construction and large project building. Structures constructed in this class could include, but not limited to large and small trailers, wooden structures, outdoor recreational facilities, and other metal fabrication projects. CNC PlasmaCam design and fabrication will be taught and applied in this class. Students will be responsible for purchasing materials or assessed a fee associated with this course.
Practicum in Agricultural Mechanics
A laboratory oriented course designed to teach the basic principles of agricultural mechanics, including: blueprint reading and implementation, carpentry and construction, electrical and plumbing systems, concrete and masonry construction, small engine and power systems, metal construction and large project building. Structures constructed in this class could include, but not limited to large and small trailers, wooden structures, outdoor recreational facilities, and other metal fabrication projects. CNC PlasmaCam design and fabrication will be taught and applied in this class. Students will be responsible for purchasing materials or assessed a fee associated with this course.
Food Technology and Safety
A course designed to examine world food production, governmental regulations regarding foods, and food safety. Methods of processing, preparing, and packaging of foods; exploration of career opportunities, and leadership development are included. Students will be responsible for purchasing materials or assessed a fee associated with this course.
Career and Technical Education for Students with Disabilities (CTED)

Floral Design, Horticulture Science, and Greenhouse Operations and Production.
A laboratory course designed to develop entry-level employment skills in horticultural related careers for special needs students. A laboratory-oriented course designed to develop skills in the various technical areas of the horticulture industry. The major focus is preparing individuals to perform horticulture related skills. The course emphasizes greenhouse and nursery crop production; landscaping; floral design; and fruit, nut, and vegetable crop production. Instruction will include information on career opportunities, leadership activities, and record keeping practices related to the horticulture industry. Students will be responsible for purchasing materials or assessed a fee associated with this course. This course may be taken for more than one year – up to four years.

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