Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources (AFNR)

Toreador Metal Works

Pre-requisite: Ag Metals and Welding

Desription: Toreador Metal Works is an advanced metal fabrication entrepreneurship course where students will use metal fabrication and design skills in an entrepreneurial scenario. Custom metal projects will be designed, fabricated and welded by students in the course and sold to the community. Students will gain skills and experience in computer design, operation of plasma CNC table equipment, advanced metal fabrication and business operations.

*Based upon student interest, this class may require an application/interview process.

Precision Ag Technology

Prerequisite: Ag Power and Technology

Description:  Precision Ag Technology is an advanced study course that will provide students with skills and experience in the installation, operation, and troubleshooting of precision ag technology applications including GPS, GIS, auto-steer, and variable rate technology using state of the art equipment and technology in real world settings.

Companion Animal Science

Grades: 10th / 11th / 12th

Prerequisite: None

Course Description: This course is designed to introduce students to the care, management, and science of companion animals - dogs, cats, horses, and other small animal species. It will provide students with skills and concepts in the areas of breeds, anatomy, feeding and nutrition, shelter, grooming, diseases, and general animal care.

AG Power & Technology

Grades: 10th / 1tth /12th

Prerequisite: None

Course Description: Ag Power & Technology will teach students about the fundamentals of agricultural mechanics through inquiry-based exercises filled with activities, projects, and problems that focus upon the form and function of material, machines and tools used in agriculture. Students will apply technical skills for the process that is used to operate, repair, engineer, and design agricultural tools and equipment.

AG Metals and Welding

Grades: 10th / 11th / 12th

Prerequisite: Introduction to Agriculture

Course Description: Ag Metals and Welding will cover shop safety, welding fundamentals and procedures, and metal cutting and fabrication. Students will complete weld lab activities to master basic welding processes including MIG, TIG, and stick welding. The final component of this course has students apply their skills to plan, design, and create a metals project related to the agricultural mechanics field.

DMACC Survey of the Animal Industry

Prerequisite: Students in grades 10-12

Course Description: Veterinary Science introduces students to the scientific principles applied to animal care, health, and production. Students will study a variety of species of food animals including cattle, swine, sheep, and goats and other small animals. This course will cover units including: management, reproduction, genetics, nutrition, selection and evaluation, processing and meats, and distribution of animal products. Students will enroll and receive DMACC college credit for this class.

DMACC Ag Business Management

Prerequisite: Junior or Senior

Course Description: This course introduces modern economic and business principles involved in the organization, operation, and management of agricultural businesses. Students will learn: financial and money management, decision-making, recordkeeping, budgets, risk, marketing, and sales. Projects will include creating a business plan and an ag sales presentation. Students will enroll and receive DMACC college credit for this class.

*This course is taught at BHS by a BHS instructor.  


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