Outdoor Recreation .5 Credit
Outdoor Recreation focuses on many activities that take place outdoors. It will cover topics in Archery and NASP, quality deer management, water and outdoor safety, survival skills, orienteering, camping, building a fire and careers related to the outdoors. Students that take this course can become certified trappers through the DNR.
Level: 9, 10, 11,12
Wildlife Management .5 Credit
Often with an emphasis on the conservation of natural resources and frequently including outdoor recreation topics, Wildlife Management courses provide students with the opportunity to understand and appreciate the importance of maintaining the land and ecological systems that enable non-domesticated animals to thrive. Wildlife Management courses emphasize how humans and animals may both take advantage of the same land or how to gain economic benefits from the land while not degrading its natural resources or depleting plant or animal populations.
Agriculture Metal and Building .5 Credit
Topics include concrete, masonry, sheet metal bending and introduction to welding. Students will explore building trades related to concrete and masonry as they construct stepping stones, brick walls and chimneys. Students will learn how to account for bends in working with sheet metal. While welding student will gain experience using the ARC, MIG and OXY/Acetylene welders. More advanced student will be introduced to brazing, TIG and Plasma cutting torch. The welding portion of the course is articulated for advanced standing at SWTC.
Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Agriculture Power .5 Credit
Topics include small engines, basic car care, electricity and hydraulics. Student will learn how to completely disassemble and reassemble a small gasoline engine. Students will learn how hydraulics work and construct hydraulic machines. Students will learn how electrical circuits work and use hands on wiring boards and walls to demonstrate. Students will also gain knowledge in automobile ownership and maintenance, tire safety and automobile maintenance.
Advanced Ag Mechanics .5 Credit
These courses examine specific topics related to agricultural mechanics and construction, such as specific vehicles or structures, rather than provide a general study of mechanics and construction Techniques. This course is project based.
Prerequisite: Agriculture Power or Agriculture Metal and Building. Level: 11,12
Small Animal Care .5 Credit
Small Animal Care courses focus on the care and management of small animals. Animal
nutrition, health, behavior, reproduction and breeding, anatomy and physiology, facilities, handling and training, and grooming are typical areas of study. Course topics may include kennel operations and sales. Level: 9,10,11,12
Large Animal Science & Poultry .5 Credit
Animal Production/Science courses impart information about the care and management of
domestic and farm animals. These courses may cover animal nutrition, health, behavior, selection, reproduction, anatomy and physiology, facilities, product processing, and marketing. Students may study a particular species (swine, cattle, horses, fowl, sheep, and so on), or they may learn how to care for and maintain livestock as a more inclusive study. This course is articulated with Southwest Technical College. A grade of B or better may earn the student SWTC college credit.
Agribusiness .5 Credit
Agricultural Leadership courses help students develop leadership skills with a focus on
opportunities in the food, fiber, and natural resources industries. Topics may include but are not limited to human relationships and effective communication, decision-making and problem-solving, leadership qualities and styles, and ensuring successful completion of group activities. Level: 11,12
Woodworking I .5 Credit
Woodworking courses introduce students to the various kinds of woods used in industry and offer experience in using selected woodworking tools. Students design and construct one or more projects and may prepare a bill of materials. Correct and safe use of tools and equipment is emphasized. As students advance, they focus on learning the terminology necessary to use power tools successfully, developing skills to safely use these tools in the workshop and becoming familiar with various kinds of wood-finishing materials. Advanced students typically design a project, prepare bills of materials, construct, and finish proposed projects. Level: 9,10,11,12
Woodworking II .5 Credit
Woodworking courses introduce students to the various kinds of woods used in industry and offer experience in using selected woodworking tools. Students design and construct one or more projects and may prepare a bill of materials. Correct and safe use of tools and equipment is emphasized. As students advance, they focus on learning the terminology necessary to use power tools successfully, developing skills to safely use these tools in the workshop and becoming familiar with various kinds of wood-finishing materials. Advanced students typically design a project, prepare bills of materials, construct, and finish proposed projects.
Prerequisite: Woodworking I Level: 10,11,12
Advanced Ag Woods .5 Credit
Cabinetmaking courses provide students with experience in constructing cases, cabinets, counters, and other interior woodwork. Students learn to distinguish between various types of furniture construction and their appropriate applications, and how to use various woodworking machines and power tools for cutting and shaping wood. Cabinetmaking courses cover the different methods of joining pieces of wood, how to use mechanical fasteners, and how to attach hardware. Initial topics may resemble those taught in Woodworking courses; more advanced topics may include how to install plastic laminates on surfaces and how to apply spray finishes.
Prerequisites: Woodworking I, Woodworking II
Crop and Soil Science .5 Credit
This course is offered for credit with SWTC.
The class starts with an overview of the role that plants and soil play in agriculture production. Students will classify plants, discuss topics such as pollination, germination and photosynthesis. Students will propagate plants sexually and asexually. Soil samples will also be collected and tested. Agronomic practices will be discussed, including growing days and harvesting methods.
Encourage to have: Biology and/or Botany
Level: 11, 12