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

Scott Tager

Courses

Agricultural Science and Technology (LTC)
Grades  12, 11, 10, 9    2 units
This course addresses essential concepts and practices related to plant and animal life. These include biotechnology, conservation of natural resources, and the impact of agriculture on the environment. Personal and community leadership, safety, and agricultural mechanical technology are also included. This course paired with two credits in either Environmental and Natural Resources, Animal and Plant Systems, or Horticulture completes a major.

Agricultural Science and Technology (GHS, PHS)
Grades 10, 11, 12    1 unit
This course is designed to teach essential concepts and understanding related to plant and animal life including biotechnology, the conservation of natural resources, and the impact of agriculture and natural resource utilization on the environment. Emphasis is placed on the role of agriculture in society and the importance of agriculture to the welfare of the world. Personal and community leadership, safety and agricultural mechanical technology are also covered. Each student is expected to design and participate in a supervised agricultural experience.

Agricultural Mechanics and Technology (GHS, PHS)
Grades 10, 11, 12    1 unit
Prerequisite: Agriculture Science and Technology
Agriculture Mechanics and Technology is designed as an introductory course to the Agriculture Mechanics Career Pathway. In addition, it provides development of general mechanical skills which are required in all areas of Agricultural Education.  Typical instructional activities include hands-on experiences in surveying, woodworking, metalworking, welding, small engine maintenance, basic farm and homestead improvements, participating in personal and community leadership development activities, planning and implementing a relevant school-to-work transition experience, and participating in FFA activities.

Animal Science (LTC)
Grades 12, 11, 10, 9    2 units
Prerequisite: All Students are required along with Parent/Guardian to complete Medical Information and Release Form.
Animal Science is designed to teach technical knowledge and skills for careers in an animal production enterprise. Students develop competencies including selection, breeding, physiology, nutrition, health, housing, feeding, and marketing of farm and companion animals. Courses that complete this major include Agricultural Science and Technology, Small Animal Care, and Introduction to Veterinary Science.

Environmental & Natural Resources 1 (LTC)
Grades 12, 11, 10, 9    2 units
This course offers a combination of topics addressing conservation and/or improvement of natural resources such as air, soil, water, and land for economic and recreational purposes. Instruction emphasizes the establishment, management, and operation of land. Activities include constructing a model watershed, analyzing the biological and physical aspects of the environment, and measuring soil, air, water, noise and solid waste at a selected site. Paired with this course, Agriscience and Technology, Wildlife Management, Forestry, and Outdoor Recreation complete a major.

Forestry (GHS, LTC, PHS)
Grades 12, 11, 10    1 unit
This course is designed to teach technical knowledge and skills for entry-level positions in the production, protection and management of timber and specialty forest resources. Typical instructional activities include: hands-on experiences with assessing environmental factors affecting forest growth; cruising timber; planting trees; managing an established forest; selecting, grading and marketing forest raw materials for conversion into a variety of consumer goods; harvesting timber or pulpwood; operating and maintaining equipment; managing forests for multiple-purpose uses such as game preserves and recreation; participating in personal and community leadership development activities; and planning and implementing a relevant school-to-career transition experience.

Greenhouse Technology (GHS, PHS)
Grades 12, 11, 10    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.

Introduction to Horticulture (LTC)
Grades 12, 11, 10, 9    1 unit
This course is an introduction to the Horticulture pathway and is recommended as a prerequisite for all horticulture courses. It includes content and practical experiences related to the culture of ornamental and aesthetic plants. Typical instructional activities include propagating, establishing, and maintaining nursery plants and greenhouse crops; tissue culture techniques; designing landscapes; preparing designs; sales analysis and management; leadership development activities; implementing a relevant school-to-work transition experience; and participating in FFA activities.

Introduction to Veterinary Science (LTC)
Grades 12, 11, 10, 9    1 unit
Prerequisite: All Students are required along with Parent/Guardian to complete Medical Information and Release Form.
This course offers students the opportunity to explore the field of veterinary medicine and study the role of the veterinarian and veterinary technician in the diagnosis and treatment of animal diseases. Topics include veterinary terminology, anatomy and physiology, pathology, genetics, handling and restraint, and physical examinations along with common surgical skills. Students engage in a variety of laboratory activities and participate in shadowing and/or other school-to-work experiences.

Landscape Technology (PHS)
Grades 10, 11, 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.

Small Animal Care (LTC)
Grades 12, 11, 10, 9    1 unit
Prerequisite: All Students are required along with Parent/Guardian to complete Medical Information and Release Form.
The Small Animal Care course prepares students by teaching technical knowledge and skills to those interested in a career as a veterinarian, veterinary technician, or other companion animal industry occupations. Typical instructional activities include hands-on experiences with cats, dogs, rabbits, fish, etc.; personal and community leadership development activities; and a relevant school-to-work transition experience.

Wildlife Management (GHS, LTC, PHS)
Grades 12, 11, 10, 9    1 unit
This course teaches technical knowledge and skills for entry- level positions in the conservation and/or management of wildlife enterprises. Instruction includes: hands-on experiences with analyzing problems and developing site plans, including the essential elements, concepts and skills related to wildlife management; understanding basic ecological concepts; implementing habitat management practices; identifying wildlife and fish species; analyzing policies, laws and regulations; using natural resources for outdoor recreation; participating in personal and community leadership development activities; and planning and implementing a relevant supervised agricultural experience.