Agricultural Science


Instructor

Robert Bollier

Attended:

  • Arkansas State University-Beebe, AA in Agriculture
  • Arkansas State University, BSA in Agricultural Education

 

Taught At:

  • Lexington Technology Center, Lexington, SC 2014-present
  • Cheraw High School, Cheraw, SC  2005-2014
  • Martin’s Mill ISD. Ben Wheeler, TX  2002-2005
  • Drumright Public Schools, Drumright, OK  1998-2002
  • Wickes Public Schools, Wickes, AR  1993-1998

Courses

Environmental & Natural Resources 1 (LTC)
Grades 11, 10 (2 units)

This course is the first year of a two-year program in Environmental and Natural Resources Occupations. It provides an in-depth combination of subject matter and planned learning experiences focusing on the principles involved in the conservation and/or improvement of natural resources. Topics included are soils, wildlife management, pesticide use and safety, pond management, plant science, plant identification, equipment maintenance and safety, etc. In addition, students gain valuable experience in this field by producing a variety of horticultural crops common to this area.

Environmental and Natural Resources 2 (LTC)
Grades 12, 11 (2 units)

Prerequisite: Environmental and Natural Resources 1

Environmental and Natural Resources Occupations is a two-year course with a combination of subject matter and planned learning experiences concerned with the principles involved in the conservation and/or improvement of natural resources. Instruction emphasizes the conservation of soil, water and forests. Some topics included in the course are: plant, soil and land identification; landscape design; pesticide use and safety; and forest measurements. The horticulture industry is also emphasized as a major part of the course.

 After completing this course, students may be eligible to exempt courses through an articulation agreement at Spartanburg Technical College. Enrollment consideration is given to students who are considering the Agricultural program at Clemson University.

 Nursery, Greenhouse and  Garden Center Technology (GHS, PHS, LTC)
 
Grades 10–12 (1 unit)

This course teaches technical knowledge and skills for entry-level positions in the production, processing and distribution of flowers, foliage and related plant materials. The course focuses on best management practices in field and greenhouse production of flowers and related plant materials and the ornamental arrangement of plant materials.

Landscape Technology (GHS, LTC, PHS)
Grades 10–12 (1 unit)

This course is designed to qualify students for job entry in the landscaping field or to prepare students to continue advanced training in post-secondary education.

A combination of subject matter and activities is designed to teach technical knowledge and skills for entry-level positions in selling, selecting and servicing. Students use a CAD program as well as standard drafting techniques for landscape design.