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Agricultural Education

Plant & Landscape Systems
Basic Agriculture Science & Technology
Prerequisite: None

This course is designed as the foundational course for all Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Pathways. The course introduces the major areas of scientific agricultural production and research; presents problem solving lessons and introductory skills and knowledge in agricultural science and agri-related technologies. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities. This course is the prerequisite for all AFNR pathways and is intended for students in grades 8-10.

General Horticulture & Plant Science
Prerequisite: Basic Agricultural Science & Technology

This course is designed as an introduction for the Horticulture-Plant Science Pathway Program of Study. The course introduces the major concepts of plant and horticulture science. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.

Nursery & Landscape
Prerequisite: General Horticulture & Plant Science

This course is designed to provide students with the basic skills and knowledge utilized by the green industry in nursery production and management and landscape design and management. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.

Career Opportunities:

  • Agronomist
  • Farmer/rancher
  • Fruit and vegetable grower
  • Landscape Designer
  • Plant geneticist
  • Seed analyst
  • Nursery/greenhouse manager
  • Golf course manager
  • Soil and water specialist

Samantha Kickbush

Horticulture Instructor

Upcoming Events

July 31

Sims Academy Open House

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM