Agriculture & Natural Sciences

Plant Soil I, Plant Soil II

Plant and Soil Science covers topics such as plant classification, physiology, reproduction, plant breeding, biotechnology, and pathology. Students will learn about soil management, water, pests, and equipment as well as cultural and harvest practices. Students will get the chance for plenty of hands-on, real-life experiences selecting, growing, and harvesting their own crops. Students will also have the opportunity to earn the industry recognized credential- the Bayer Crop Science/Plant Science Certification that can help young people find skilled employment and give them the option of later returning to school for a higher degree.

PLANT &SOIL I

Grade: 9-11

Year – 10 credits

Meets UC/CSU “D” and “G” requirement

The Plant and Soil Science course is designed to use the theories of scientific experimentation as it applies to the plant and soil science world.  Students will learn the principles of plant growth and physiology while maintaining garden beds in both soil and soilless forms.   Students will practice advancements in technology by creating and maintaining gardens in aquaponic systems and using the process of experimentation to discover the successes and restrictions of such systems.

PLANT & SOIL II

Grade: 10-11

Year – 10 credits

Meets UC/CSU “D” and “G” requirement

The Plant and Soil Science II course is designed to use the theories of scientific experimentation as it applies to the plant and soil science world.  Students will build upon the principles of plant growth and physiology as learned in Plant and Soil Science I while maintaining garden beds in both soil and soilless forms.   Students will practice more advancement in technology by creating and maintaining gardens in hydroponic systems and using the process of experimentation to discover the successes and restrictions of such systems.  Students will be given the chance to investigate the science of plants and the botanical world, including the classification, cellular structure and life processes, physiology, nutritional requirements, and reproduction. They will also examine plant ecology, plant genetics, plant evolution, and taxonomy. Students will be able to apply the knowledge they gain in the on-site greenhouse facility 


FLORAL DESIGN

Grade: 9-12

Year – 10 Credits

Meets UC/CSU “F” requirement

This course focuses on the historical trends of floral design and the current design features of floral products.  Major units of study will cover historical connections of usage of foliage, floral preservation, and current day trends.  Students also learn agribusiness concepts in merchandising, advertising, sales, and operating a retail floral business.  Improving computer and workplace skills will be a focus.

This course is designed to provide the student with theories and principles related to fine arts. Students will apply their knowledge in a series of design elements and laboratory experiments understand the impact of the world economy on the floral industry