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    Instructor: Allyson Lammiman

    REQUIRED COURSES*

    *Students must complete Computer Applications PLUS ONE ADDITIONAL (1) Elective Practical Art (CTE) Credit to graduate - any of the following elective courses will fulfill the Practical Art Credit


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    INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURE (18001) – Elective, Practical Art (CTE); Offered yearly

    This course will explore the agriculture industry, beginning with a basic overview and then a more detailed look at the specific areas within the industry. The areas highlighted will include food science, biotechnology, veterinary science, plant science, and natural resources. An introduction to the FFA and public speaking will also be included All agriculture classes will additionally cover employability skills through monthly professional days and recordkeeping on a student FFA project.  FFA membership is intracurricular, so each student will be an active FFA member attending 2 activities and completing 4 hours of community service per semester.

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    AGRICULTURE LEADERSHIP (18203) – Elective, Practical Art (CTE); Offered yearly

    This course will build employability skills and train the leaders of the Red Lodge FFA chapter.  It is mandatory for all chapter officers, but it is also open to other students with at least one year of previous FFA membership. This class will demonstrate leadership by serving the chapter, school, and Red Lodge community. The projects are student driven and will be determined by the FFA officer team. All agriculture classes will additionally cover employability skills through monthly professional days and recordkeeping on a student FFA project.  FFA membership is intracurricular, so each student will be an active FFA member attending 2 activities and completing 4 hours of community service per semester.

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    WORK EXPERIENCE: AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES (18998) – Elective, Open to grades 11 -12, Offered 2020-21
    Prerequisite: None
    Required Materials: Dependant on the career interest selected

    This course has flexibility to be catered to a student’s area of career interest in agriculture or natural resources. It is recommended that students take this course after they have explored careers through another agriculture course. Students will complete OSHA 10 certification, visit job sites and explore one or more career fields in agriculture through local internships. Students enrolled in this class will be FFA members and there will be am online, recordkeeping component, using a program called AET.


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    ANIMAL PRODUCTION SCIENCE (18101) – Elective, Practical Art (CTE); Offered 2020-21

    This course will explore the animal livestock industry, starting with trends, ethics and then moving onto individual species. This course is open to all students, but is recommended for sophomores, juniors and seniors. Students will identify 75 breeds and equipment. They will learn to perform common practical tasks in handling and veterinary care.  They will run the RLHS school farm, currently consisting of broiler and layer chickens. They will learn to judge livestock and attend the NILE livestock exposition to compete. All agriculture classes will additionally cover employability skills through monthly professional days and recordkeeping on a student FFA project.  FFA membership is intracurricular, so each student will be an active FFA member attending 2 activities and completing 4 hours of community service per semester.

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    EQUINE SCIENCE (18104) – Elective, Practical Art (CTE); Offered 2021-22

    This course will explore the science behind horses, starting first with evolution and moving into functional anatomy. This course is open to all students, but is recommended for sophomores, juniors and seniors.  Students will identify 25 common breeds, 25 colors and 25 tack/ equipment. They will learn to perform common practical tasks in handling and veterinary care.  They will learn to judge horses in preparation for the Montana FFA State Horse Judging contest. All agriculture classes will additionally cover employability skills through monthly professional days and recordkeeping on a student FFA project.  FFA membership is intracurricular, so each student will be an active FFA member attending 2 activities and completing 4 hours of community service per semester.

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    VETERINARY SCIENCE (18105)  – Elective, Practical Art (CTE); Offered 2020-21

    This course will explore the veterinary medical field, with an emphasis on canines and felines. This course is open to all students, but is recommended for juniors and seniors with a previous animal agriculture course. Students will identify over 100 dogs, cats, parasites and medical tools. Students will gain practical skills in handling/ restraining and clinical procedures.  Students will prepare to compete in the Montana FFA State Vet Science competition. All agriculture classes will additionally cover employability skills through monthly professional days and recordkeeping on a student FFA project.  FFA membership is intracurricular, so each student will be an active FFA member attending 2 activities and completing 4 hours of community service per semester.

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    ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE (18053)  – Elective, Practical Art (CTE); Offered 2021-22

    This course will explore the floriculture and nursery plant industry. As the name of the course indicates, we will study “pretty plants.” This course is open to all students, but is recommended for sophomores, juniors and seniors. Students will identify 75 cut flowers and flowering plants. Students will use the elements and principles of design to create floral arrangements. They will also use basic business skills to market the arrangements they create to clients in Red Lodge.  Students will prepare for the Montana FFA State Floriculture contest.  Additionally, Students will learn plant care skills in order to select, propagate, grow, market and sell a horticultural crop for the annual Red Lodge FFA Plant Sale. All agriculture classes will also cover employability skills through monthly professional days and recordkeeping on a student FFA project.  FFA membership is intracurricular, so each student will be an active FFA member attending 2 activities and completing 4 hours of community service per semester.

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    GENERAL HORTICULTURE (18052)  – Elective, Practical Art (CTE); Offered 2020-21

    This course will explore the science behind plant growth and propagation, with an emphasis on common horticulture plants. This course is open to all students, but is recommended for sophomores, juniors and seniors. Students will learn to identify 75 common annuals and perennials. This course will include greenhouse and garden management for Montana. Students will learn plant care skills in order to select, propagate, grow, market and sell a horticultural crop for the annual Red Lodge FFA Plant Sale. All agriculture classes will additionally cover employability skills through monthly professional days and recordkeeping on a student FFA project.  FFA membership is intracurricular, so each student will be an active FFA member attending 2 activities and completing 4 hours of community service per semester.