Lehi Agriculture Education Department
Courses Offered in the Lehi High School Agriculture Education Department
Biology Agriculture Science and Technology
Agriculture Biology is a core biology class that uses agricultural examples to teach the following biology principles: Cell Structure & Function, Mitosis, Plant Anatomy/Physiology, Scientific Process, Genetics, Evolution, Cellular Reproduction, Animal Anatomy/Physiology, Ecosystems. Students interested in animals/agriculture and/or would like to be a member of the FFA should take this Biology class. This class is part of an integral agriculture program.
Agriculture Science and Technology
Students will develop knowledge and skills that will provide a foundation for courses in animal science, plant science, horticulture, natural resources, agricultural systems and technology, or Agricultural Science II. Topics covered will be basic animal, plant, and soil science; natural resources; food science technology; agribusiness; personal and leadership development; and agricultural career awareness. Through this course, students will develop agricultural literacy.
Natural Resource Science and Management
Students will develop knowledge and skills related to production management and conservation of natural resources. Major units will include ecology, range resources, waste management, and land use. Field and laboratory experiences will be emphasized.
Animal Science and Technology
This course will learn about a wide range of scientific principles as related to livestock and companion animals. Scientific topics will include: genetics, anatomy, physiology, nutrition, disease, pests, and management practices. Students will be exposed to the various livestock production industries such as beef, sheep, dairy, and swine industries. Learning activities are varied with classroom, laboratory, and field experiences emphasized. This class is part of an integral agriculture program. This class is part of an integral agriculture program.
Equine Science and Technology
This course provides the opportunity for students to explore the field of equine science. Core curriculum includes: Equine science careers, horse anatomy & physiology, nutrition & feed rations, equine diseases and parasites, general care & maintenance, genetics, reproduction, behavior/training principles, and horse judging. This class is part of an integral agriculture program.
This class is one semester and teaches skills in floral design including making corsages, boutonnieres, bud vases, table arrangements, and introductions to wedding flower construction and the floral design industry. Students will spend some time in the high school greenhouse growing potted flowers and designing container gardens and hanging baskets.
Plant and Soil Science
The class works extensively in the school greenhouse to plant, grow, and market all of the spring bedding plants. Students can expect to learn to identify flowers, propagate plants, understand plant anatomy & physiology, and learn to maintain a home landscape and vegetable garden. This class is part of an integral agriculture program.
Agriculture Mechanics & Technology I
Students will learn basic skills related to welding and agricultural mechanics. Students will develop skills in the areas of working hot and cold metal including welding processes such as oxy/acetylene, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding (MIG), and project construction. Students will also learn to maintain, repair, and operate small gas engines. Additional basic skills may be taught including: plumbing, painting, measurements and tool identification. Emphasis will be placed on safety and proper use of tools and equipment. This class is part of an integral agriculture program.
Agriculture Mechanics & Technology II
Students will learn advanced techniques in welding processes including out of position welds, and advanced metal fabrication techniques. Additional skills will be taught in equipment management involving: basic tractor maintenance and repair, tire maintenance, cooling systems, drive assemblies, and hydraulic systems. Additional skills may be taught including, working with concrete, AC and DC circuits, and battery maintenance. Emphasis will be placed on safety and quality workmanship. This class is part of an integral agriculture program.