London High School Vocational Agriculture
VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE PATHWAY & FFA
529 INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURE (1.0): These courses are designed for 9th grade or higher. Students will be introduced to the exciting field of agriculture through the basic principles of animal science, plant science, biotechnology, mechanical engineering and leadership development. This course is the designed to be the first course in the agricultural education program and the FFA.
531 AG BUSINESS (1.0): Using the problem solving approach students will learn job seeking skills, interviewing, maintaining a job/career, and preparing for college and/or life after high school with finance and consumer education. These courses will also focus on entrepreneurship, sales and service, leadership and advanced record keeping.
519 AG BUSINESS WORK (1.0): Prerequisite: Minimum of 1 year in an agricultural education class earning a 2.0. Student must be enrolled in Ag Business concurrently. This is an option for seniors only. This cooperative work program will allow students the chance to learn job skills while being employed at an agriculturally related business. Students must have a job approved by the agricultural education teacher. Students will be expected to work a minimum of 15 hours per week. GPA of 2.0 must be maintained to stay in this course. Grade checks and job placement records must be maintained.
554 ANIMAL SCIENCE (1.0): These courses are designed to introduce students to the various species of domestic livestock to develop a deeper appreciation of animal agriculture industry and animal sciences. Topics include animal anatomy and physiology, genetics, nutrition, management, animal health, and current issues. Students will conduct a hands-on nutrition study with chickens. Anatomy and physiology will be discussed using pig dissection. Students interested in pursuing a career as a veterinarian, vet assistant/tech, or animal care professional should enroll in this course.
552 FOOD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (1.0): Laboratory-based courses designed to introduce students to the food science industry. Students will apply principles of chemistry and microbiology through the processing, preservation, packaging, storing and delivering of food products. Students will also have hands-on opportunities to research and develop food products. Food safety, sanitation and quality assurance topics will also be addressed.
553 MECHANICAL PRINCIPLES (1.0): Prerequisite: Students need to have been enrolled in an agricultural education program or teacher approval. Students will engage in the mechanical principles utilized in animal and plant production systems. They will learn electrical theory, design, wiring, along with applying principles of welding metals in relation to hot and cold metals. Students will identify, diagnose, and maintain small engines. Throughout the course, students will learn critical components of site and personal safety, as well as communication and FFA leadership skills. Cost - Course fees.
Our district has a thriving FFA Chapter in which they develop their potential for leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.