Agriculture is a broad field. AgFNR courses are designed to prepare students for careers in all areas of agriculture. Students need to obtain academic knowledge and skills, and learn knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities and career entry requirements, and industry expectations. Students have many opportunities to learn, reinforce, apply, and transfer these learned knowledge, skills, and technologies in a variety of settings.
All AgFNR courses allow a student to receive 1 credit per year or ½ credit per year. The length of the course is determined by the instructor, counselor and high school principal.
The Bosqueville AgFNR courses program offers:
Principles of Ag, Food, and This is an introductory course designed to introduce the student to the basics of agriculture. Topics covered
Natural Resources include the scope and history of agriculture, record keeping, leadership training, and basic shop skills. Additional topics include
animal science, soil science, and horticulture. **This course is recommended for entering 9th graders and is a full year one credit
Horticulture Science This course is designed to teach the basics of horticulture. Topics include plant production, landscape design, greenhouse management,
career opportunities, entrepreneurship skills, and employment skills. **This course is recommended for grades 10-12.
Landscape Design and This course teaches the basic principles of landscape design. Topics include landscape design, landscape maintenance, landscape plants,
Turfgrass Management career opportunities, and employment skills. **This course is recommended for grades 10-12.
Wildlife, Fisheries, and This course covers the topics related to wildlife and recreation management. Topics include wildlife species identification, management of
Ecology Management wildlife species, history of wildlife management, laws and legislation regarding wildlife management. *Students may obtain their Hunter & Boater Education Certification in this class. The certifications may require an additional fee to be paid by the student.
Veterinary Medical This course is designed to prepare students for careers in the field of animal science. Students will aquire technical knowledge and skills
Applications related to animal systems and the workplace as well as career opportunities, entry requirements, and industry expectations. **Recommended for students in grades 10-12.
Livestock Production This course is designed to prepare students for careers in the animal science fields. Animal species to be addressed in this course may include, but are not limited to beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep, goats, and poultry.
**Recommended for students in grades 10-12.
Small Animal This course is designed to prepare students for success and opportunities to learn, reinforce, apply and transfer knowledge and skills in small
Management animal care. Animals may include, but not be limited to small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, avian, dogs, and cats. **Recommended for students in grades 10-12.
Agricultural Mechanics and This course is designed to introduce the student to basic mechanical skills. Topics include shop safety, arc welding, oxy-fuel cutting
Metal Technologies and welding, plumbing, and electrical wiring, and basic carpentry. **This is a full year one credit course.**
Agricultural Facilities Design This course teaches the basics of construction of structures. Topics include carpentry, electrical wiring, and plumbing for wood or
And Fabrication metal buildings. **This is a full year one credit course.**
Agricultural Power Systems This is an agricultural industry course designed to prepare students to maintain, repair, and recondition agricultural vehicles and machinery. The course emphasizes basic principles of operation while introducing students to modern high-tech components, systems monitors, on-board computers, etc. **This is a full year one credit course.**
Practicum in Agriculture, This course is designed to give students supervised practical application of knowledge and skills. This course is an Agriculture
Food, & Natural Resources Mechanic Project Construction course. Students must have successfully completed Ag Mechanics & Metal Technologies and Ag Facilities, Design, & Fabrication or have instructor approval before enrolling in this course.
Principles and Elements of This is a course designed to develop skills in the design and arrangement of flowers, foliage, and related plant materials for interior lo
Floral Design locations. In addition, this course is designed to examine floral design in relation to contemporary designs, business practices, specialty items, creativity, and careers in the floral industry. **This course can be used as a Fine Arts credit and is a 1 credit, full year course **
Advanced Animal Science This course teaches students the basics of animal science including selection, health, anatomy and physiology, nutrition, and animal management. **This course can be used as a 4th Science credit and is a 1 credit, full year course**
Advanced Plant and Soil This is a course designed to examine the interrelatedness of human, scientific, and technological dimensions of crop production using
Science the resources of land, soil, water, energy, and living organisms. Instruction is designed to expand one’s knowledge of the scientific and technological dimensions of resources necessary for crop production. **This course can be used as a 4th Science credit and is a 1 credit, full year course **
Professional Communications This course blends written, oral, and graphic communication in a career-based environment. Careers in the global economy require individuals to be creative and have a strong background in computer & technology applications, a strong & solid academic foundation, and a proficiency in professional oral and written communication. **This course can be used as a Communication Application requirement for graduation and is a .5 credit course.
Mathematical Applications This course is designed for the student to apply knowledge and skills related to mathematics, including algerbra, geometry, and data
In Agriculture, Food, & analysis in the context of agriculture, food, and natural resources. **This course can be used as a 4th math credit taken prior to
Natural Resources Algebra 2. It is a one credit, full year course. This class if for 11th or 12th grade only.
Welding This course provides students with the knowledge, skills, and technologies required for employment in metal technology systems. **Students must be in grades 10-12. This course is offered with TSTC Welding Course 1323 – Welding Safety, Equipment, & Tools and TSTC Welding Course 1307 – Welding Processes as concurrent enrollment. Students will receive 3 hours college credit per course. *$25 lab fee applies.
**This is a full year one credit course.**
Advanced Welding This course provides students with advanced knowledge, skills, and technologies as they relate to personal and career development. Students will have opportunities to reinforce, apply, and transfer knowledge and skills to a variety of settings and problems.
**This course is offered with TSTC Welding Course 1430 – Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding. Students will receive 4 hours of college credit to TSTC as concurrent enrollment - $25 lab fee applies. Student must have successfully completed Welding 1 or be approved by the instructor to enroll.** **This is a full year one credit course.**