Ag Classes
AG BIOLOGY 
This college pre course follows a fundamental approach to biology as it relates to agri-science. Topics of study include organisms and their environments, plant science and animal science. Laboratory experiments will reinforce classroom concepts. Due to the co-curricular nature of FFA and SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) students will be required to participate in both FFA activities and SAE involvement, both of which are graded components of the course. CSU/UC (d) GRAD CREDIT: Life Science 9 th –12th grade 

ADVANCED AG BIOLOGY 
This accelerated rigorous course is designed for Honors/Gate agriculture students who are college-bound. This course involves in-depth study of cellular organization and processes, reproduction of plants and animals, genetics, evolution, physiology of agriculture plant and animals and ecology. Emphasis will be placed on investigation, analysis, and critical thinking of course contents through labs and agriculture research projects. Due to the co-curricular nature of FFA and SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) students will be required to participate in both FFA activities and SAE involvement, both of which are graded components of the course.CSU/UC (d) GRAD CREDIT: Life Science 9 th –12th grade  

AG CHEMISTRY
This is a college preparatory course for students interested in pursuing agricultural science programs in college, with emphasis on chemistry's applications to the environment and agricultural practices. Due to the co-curricular nature of FFA and SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) students will be required to participate in both FFA activities and SAE involvement, both of which are graded components of the course. Students will also develop and present a contentrelevant research project. Prereqisite: Successful completion of Ag Biology or instructor approval. CSU/UC (d) GRAD CREDIT: Physical Science 10th -12th grade 

INTRO TO ANIMAL AGRICULTURE 
This course provides a survey of the livestock industry, including the supply of animal products and their uses. A special emphasis is placed on the origin, characteristics, adaptation and contributions of farm animals to the agriculture industry. Students have the ability to have hands on experience with livestock animals within this course. There will be a main focus on animal industry history, external anatomy, breeds, feeding, showing and general care and veterinary practices. Due to the co-curricular nature of FFA and SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) students will be required to participate in both FFA activities and SAE involvement, both of which are graded components of the course. CSU/UC (g) GRAD CREDIT: Elective 9 th -12th grade 

ANIMAL SCIENCE 
This advanced course in Animal Science will focus on livestock management practices. Included in this course will be livestock breeds, health care, handling facilities, anatomy and physiology, artificial insemination and breeding practices, judging and many other hands-on activities. Due to the co-curricular nature of FFA and SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) students will be required to participate in both FFA activities and SAE involvement, both of which are graded components of the course. Prerequisite: Completion of Intro to Animal Agriculture or instructor approval. CSU/UC (g) GRAD CREDIT: Elective 10th –12th grade 

VETERINARY SCIENCE
This course provides a basic overview of the veterinary field covering career skills, career opportunities, sanitation, various species of small animals, anatomy and physiology, nutrition, disease control, lab skills, pharmacology, emergency procedures, radiology, and common surgery procedures. Due to the co-curricular nature of FFA and SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) students will be required to participate in both FFA activities and SAE involvement, both of which are graded components of the course. Prerequisite: Completion of Animal Science or instructor approval. CSU/UC (g) GRAD CREDIT: Elective 11th –12th grade 

INTRO TO POWER MECHANICS
This introductory course will focus on small engines. The subjects that will be covered are internal combustion, electrical systems, fuel and fuel systems, hydraulics, maintenance and repair. The class will emphasize hands- on experience. Due to the co-curricular nature of FFA and SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) students will be required to participate in both FFA activities and SAE involvement, both of which are graded components of the course. GRAD CREDIT: Elective 10th –12th grade 

INTRO TO AG MECHANICS 
This course is designed to provide students with basic skills and knowledge in the areas of shop safety, ropework, cold metal, plumbing, electrical, wood working, and welding. Students will receive classroom instruction as well as “hands on” experience. Each unit of instruction includes a required project that is designed to allow the student to apply those skills learned in the classroom to a practical application and will be shown at the Stanislaus County Fair. Due to the cocurricular nature of FFA and SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) students will be required to participate in both FFA activities and SAE involvement, both of which are graded components of the course. GRAD CREDIT: Elective 9 th –12th grade 

ROP POWER MECHANICS 
This is a project-based course where students will learn the fundamentals of operations and engine diagnostics. Students will perform engine assembly and disassembly. Due to the co-curricular nature of FFA and SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) students will be required to participate in both FFA activities and SAE involvement, both of which are graded components of the course. Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Intro to Power Mechanics, or instructor approval. GRAD CREDIT: Elective 11th –12th grade 

INTRODUCTION TO PLANT PRODUCTION 
This class will focus on how to grow and care for house plants and plants used for landscaping. Students will learn how to reproduce plants, provide fertilizer, pest control, marketing and operate a greenhouse through hands-on experience. If you like plants, this is the class for you. Due to the co-curricular nature of FFA and SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) students will be required to participate in both FFA activities and SAE involvement, both of which are graded components of the course. GRAD CREDIT: Elective 9 th –12th grade 

ROP PLANT PRODUCTION
This two-period course deals with landscape design, installation and maintenance. Topics of study include: landscape design, study of color, location of lawns, trees, shrubs, walks, driveways, patios, planters, and other landscape structures for home and parks. A great deal of the class consists of hands-on-activities. Due to the co-curricular nature of FFA and SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) students will be required to participate in both FFA activities and SAE involvement, both of which are graded components of the course. GRAD CREDIT: Elective 11th –12th grade 

AG WELDING  
Students will learn how to arc weld, oxy-acetylene weld, cut, braze, and MIG (wire feed) weld. Students will get experience in basic project construction. All completed projects will be shown at the Stanislaus County Fair in Turlock. Due to the co-curricular nature of FFA and SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) students will be required to participate in both FFA activities and SAE involvement, both of which are graded components of the course. Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Intro to Ag Mechanics, or Instructor Approval. GRAD CREDIT: Elective 10th –12th grade

ROP WELDING
This two period course is for the development of advanced welding skills. Students learn advanced skills in arc welding, MIG (wire feed), oxyacetylene welding and cutting, plasma cutting, and TIG (Tungsten and Inert Gas welding). Students will further develop job-related skills by becoming self-starters and acquiring necessary materials for projects, while developing safety and fire prevention attitudes. Students will earn college credits at Modesto Junior College if they complete the class and enroll at MJC. They will be prepared for a job in a welding shop. All completed projects will be shown at the Stanislaus County Fair. Due to the co-curricular nature of FFA and SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) students will be required to participate in both FFA activities and SAE involvement, both of which are graded components of the course.GRAD CREDIT: Elective 11th –12th grade  

ROP WELDING FABRICATION II
This two period course, Welding & Fabrication provides serious students with entry-level skills at the completion of the course. Instruction is provided in advanced Shielded Metal and Gas Metal Arc Welding (M.I.G.) and advanced OxyAcetylene Welding. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (T.I.G.) is also covered. Students are required to develop skills in welding overhead and completing welding certification tests, along with refining skills in operating the Air Carbon Arc, Plasma Arc, and Oxy-Acetylene cutting units. Students receive instruction in safety, hand and power tool usage, planning, and material selection and usage as related to the construction of items used around the shop and home. Students experiment with their own ideas and methods in the design and fabrication of an individual project. Students are allowed one semester to complete this task. If taken a second year, students are able to work on more complex projects that are more intense in design and fabrication. Students are encouraged to exhibit their projects at the local county fair and the California State Fair. Due to the co-curricular nature of FFA and SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) students will be required to participate in both FFA activities and SAE involvement, both of which are graded components of the course. Prerequisite: Course: ROP Ag Welding. GRAD CREDIT: Elective 12th grade 

ROP INTRO TO FLORICULTURE
This course is designed for students who are interested in the art of floral design. This course will cover flower care and processing, tool identification, flower ID, basic flower arranging, corsage construction, balloon design, and house plant care. The class will do seasonal projects with fresh flowers and dry materials. This class will prepare students for Ag Floriculture (ROP). Due to the co-curricular nature of FFA and SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) students will be required to participate in both FFA activities and SAE involvement, both of which are graded components of the course. (This is a 2+2 class that is articulated with MJC) GRAD CREDIT: Elective 9 th -12th 

ROP AG ADV FLORICULTURE 
The Advanced Ag Floriculture ROP course will give students career experience in floral design and the artistic principles of visual art. Students will create floral arrangements using advanced design principles. Part of the class will be designing and arranging for outside floral sales such as weddings and events. Due to the co-curricular nature of FFA and SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) students will be required to participate in both FFA activities and SAE involvement, both of which are graded components of the course. (This is a 2+2 class that is articulated with MJC) CSU/UC (f) GRAD CREDIT: Fine Art or Elective 11th –12th grade