AG1: Fundamentals of Agriscience

Fundamentals of Agriscience (AG I) Curriculum

Course # 420101

Fundamentals of Agriscience is a one-credit course that provides students with a fundamental overview of the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources cluster, which contains five pathwaysPower, Structure, and Technical Systems; Environmental and Natural Resources Systems; Animal Systems; Plant Systems; and Agribusiness Systems. Students are involved in classroom and laboratory activities in each of the five pathway areas. The emphasis for Fundamentals of Agriscience is based around the NCCER Core Curriculum including basic safety, construction math, hand tools, power tools, construction drawings, basic rigging, communication skills, employability skills, and materials handling.

Content standards for this course are not intended to serve as the entire curriculum. Teachers are encouraged to expand the curriculum beyond the limits of these content standards to accommodate specific community interests and utilize local resources.

Fundamentals of Agriscience is a part of four courses that comprise the General Agriscience Program. This course should be offered in series along with Intermediate Agriscience, Advanced Agriscience, and Applied Agricultural Mechanics. It is strongly encouraged that Fundamentals of Agriscience be a required pre-requisite for the other courses in the program.

Career and technical student organizations are integral, co-curricular components of each career and technical education course. These organizations serve as a means to enhance classroom instruction while helping students develop leadership abilities, expand workplace-readiness skills, and broaden opportunities for personal and professional growth.

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Fundamentals of Agriscience-Content Standards.pdf