Alvirne High School

Career and Technical Education Center

AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY


A241-HEAVY DUTY MECHANICS I (Juniors)

(2 credits)

This course is designed to give students an understanding of large diesel and gasoline engines, as related to construction and agricultural equipment. Subject areas include equipment operation and maintenance, theory of engine operation, engine overhaul, hydraulics, power train, operation, welding, diagnostics, and troubleshooting. Safety will be stressed in all aspects of the course. Students will apply what they learn by gaining practical experience in the heavy equipment shop. Students can apply what they learn to help them with careers in mechanics, agriculture, construction, or trucking. Students MUST successfully complete all year one competencies to advance to year two.

Note: This course runs every day for a full year.

A246-HEAVY DUTY MECHANICS II (Seniors)

(2 credits)

This course allows students to apply and expand upon skills and knowledge gained in the first year of the program. Students will work on construction and agricultural equipment performing repair, overhaul, diagnostics, and troubleshooting. Students will become independent through projects requiring record keeping, disassembly, analysis, replacement of parts, and final reassembly to a working condition. Students will troubleshoot basic diesel engine malfunctions using the latest computer technology. This course will help prepare students for an entry-level job in heavy equipment maintenance or a technical program in mechanics.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Heavy Duty Mechanics I

Note: This course runs every day for a full year.

A101-VETERINARY SCIENCE I (Juniors)

(2 credits)

The first year of this two-year program introduces students to the applied principles and practices used in small and large animal related business with a special emphasis on veterinary medicine. Students will explore concepts through hands-on experiences working with Alvirne’s kennel animals such as chinchillas, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, rodents, and birds along with our large animal species including donkeys, dairy cattle, and horses. Topics will also include safety, animal behavior, breed and species identification, animal health, welfare and client relations. Through continuous exposure to animals on the school farm and small animal facility, students will develop hands on skills in handling, restraint, grooming, feeding, cleaning/ disinfection, training, and record keeping. Students will develop skills in professional telephone etiquette and customer service. Students will also be required to complete 12 hours of community service in an animal related service project. The Veterinary Science curriculum will also enable students to develop their leadership skills and veterinary skills and opportunities through their involvement in the State and National Youth FFA organization including participation the Veterinary Science Career Development Event (Competition). This course will provide students with entry levels skills and knowledge for employment as veterinary assistants, pet shop workers, humane society assistants or assistant groomers.

Prerequisites- A Biology course taken previously or concurrently is strongly recommended for Veterinary Science I. Students MUST successfully complete all first-year competencies to advance to the second year of this program.

Note: This course runs every day for a full year.


A106-VETERINARY SCIENCE II (Seniors)

(2 credits)

In the second year of the Veterinary Science program, students will continue to build on their knowledge and skills gained in the first year. Using the kennel’s small animals and large animal species, advanced topics in veterinary science II will include nutrition and anatomy, health and disease and veterinary medical terminology and entrepreneurship. Hands-on skills will be developed in feed selection, laboratory procedures (i.e. fecal analysis, blood and urine analysis), animal health and disease prevention, such as vaccinations, deworming, grooming, physical exams, office skills, equipment identification and business management. Students will also be required to complete 12 hours of community service in an animal related service project. The Veterinary Science curriculum will also enable students to develop their leadership skills and veterinary skills and opportunities through their involvement in the State and National Youth FFA organization including participation the Veterinary Science Career Development Event (Competition). With the completion of this program, a student’s potential for success in post-secondary education /an entry level job and/or in an animal science field is greatly enhanced. Students successfully completing Veterinary Science I and II with a C+ or better can earn 2 college credits at Great Bay Community College through Project Running Start or may earn articulation credits toward SUNY at Cobleskill.

Prerequisites- Successful completion of Veterinary Science I.

A chemistry course taken previously or concurrently is strongly recommended for Veterinary Science II.

Note: This course runs every day for a full year.


AIR FORCE Junior ROTC

The mission of Air Force Junior ROTC is to develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community. As such, the focus is on citizenship and the courses are not considered a military recruiting effort. Students will be held to a high standard of behavior and personal conduct. No student is under any obligation whatsoever to join the military if they enroll in Junior ROTC. At Pelham High School, the Air Force Junior ROTC program is a 2-year program for high school students. Each year is divided into two broad fields of study: Aerospace Academics and Leadership Education. Aerospace Academics includes history, science, space, and global cultural studies. Leadership education include Air Force customs and courtesies, cadet group activities, study habits, time management, communication skills, life skills, leadership and management studies, and wellness and healthy lifestyles training. Students are required to wear military uniforms one day per week, and participate in drill and ceremonies practice. The uniforms are provided by the Air Force, and students are only responsible for cleaning the uniform while it is in their possession. Upon graduation from high school, students who choose to enlist in any branch of the service and who have completed 2 years of Junior ROTC will be enlisted at a higher rank (E-2 versus E-1). Students may also compete for scholarships to college through the services college-level ROTC programs or service academy appointments.

A110-AIR FORCE JROTC 1 (Junior)

(1 credit)

This is the entry-level course for Junior ROTC, and runs in conjunction with Air Force JROTC 2. Aerospace Academics focus on the history of aviation. The study of aviation pioneers and strong military leadership complements the history lessons. Leadership education is designed to help freshmen adapt to the high school environment, and include time management, fitness and wellness, flag etiquette, and customs and courtesies of the Air Force.

Note: This course runs every day for a full year in conjunction with Air Force JROTC 2; students must select both classes.

A111-AIR FORCE JROTC 2 (Junior)

(1 credit)

This course runs in conjunction with Air Force JROTC 1 and is still taught at an introductory level. Aerospace Academics focus on the science of aviation, covering topics such as basic aerodynamics, aviation physiology, meteorology, and navigation. Additionally, topics in space studies are covered to include the solar system and the development of the U.S. Space Program. The Leadership Education is designed to improve student communication skills, and include speaking and writing assignments, study of individual and group behavior, and basic leadership concepts.

Note: This course runs every day for a full year in conjunction with Air Force JROTC 1; students must select both classes.

A112-AIR FORCE JROTC 3 (Senior)

(1 credit)

Aerospace Academics for this course is focused on Global Studies. This is a customized course about the world’s cultures. The course is specifically created for the US Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force Junior ROTC programs. It introduces students to the world’s cultures through the study of world affairs, regional studies, and cultural awareness. The course delves into history, geography, religions, languages, culture, political systems, economics, social issues, environmental concerns, and human rights. It looks at major events and significant figures that have shaped each region. Leadership academics are designed to study and improve student management skills, choosing a career path, how to apply for and fund college, skills inventory and resume writing.

Prerequisite: Air Force JROTC 1 & 2

Note: This course runs every day for a full year in conjunction with Air Force JROTC 4; students must select both classes.

A113-AIR FORCE JROTC 4 (Senior)

(1 credit)

Cadets in this class will be held to the highest academic and behavioral standards. Cadets in JROTC 4 will be charged with the management and leadership of the Alvirne High School cadet organization. Returning JROTC students must have an excellent academic record of performance, an exemplary record of behavior and classroom conduct, not only in JROTC but in all Alvirne classes, in order to enroll in JROTC. Students not meeting that standard may be denied enrollment in JROTC 4. The leadership Education academics are all designed to study and improve student management skills. Students from JROTC classes may be assigned to supervise JROTC 1 classes.

Prerequisite: Air Force JROTC 1 & 2

Note: This course runs every day for a full year in conjunction with Air Force JROTC 3; students must select both classes.