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Agriculture Pathways (CTE)

There are two course pathways that a student can follow within the Agriculture Department at Southeast High School. The pathways must be completed in order, unless approval is attained from the instructor.

Agriculture Science Pathway

A partnership with Fort Scott Community College, Fort Scott, Kansas

School-based agricultural education (SBAE) is an essential educational program delivered to over 10,000 students engaged in 172 Agricultural Education programs taught by over 190 instructors in school districts across the state of Kansas.

The Mission of Agricultural Education

Agricultural education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber, and natural resources systems.

To Accomplish this Mission

The complete agricultural education program will target students through:

  • Contextual, inquiry-based instruction and learning through an interactive classroom and laboratory.
  • Premier leadership, personal growth and career success through engagement in FFA activities and programs.
  • Experiential, service and/or work-based learning through the implementation of a supervised agricultural experience program.

We aspire for excellence as we recruit, prepare and encourage individuals to pursue agricultural careers in life skills through agricultural education.

We serve the community and inform them about agriculture, its needs, opportunities and challenges, as well as provide life long career skills.

Agricultural Education programs will respond to community needs and Kansas’ agriculture needs. It will prepare students to be College and Career Ready and to participate as leaders and managers in a global economy.

Courses Required

  • Intro to Agriculture – Introductory Level – 1 credit
  • AgriScience A – Technical Level – 1 credit
  • Plant & Animal Science – Technical Level – 1 credit
  • Ag Leadership & Communication – Application Level – 1 credit

Power, Structural, & Technical Systems Pathway

A partnership with Fort Scott Community College, Fort Scott, Kansas

Introduction to Power, Structural, & Technical Systems

School-based agricultural education (SBAE) is an essential educational program delivered to over 10,000 students engaged in 172 Agricultural Education programs taught by over 190 instructors in school districts across the state of Kansas.

The Mission of Agricultural Education

Agricultural education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber, and natural resources systems.

To Accomplish this Mission the complete agricultural education program will target students through:

  • Contextual, inquiry-based instruction and learning through an interactive classroom and laboratory
  • Premier leadership, personal growth and career success through engagement in FFA activities and programs
  • Experiential, service and/or work-based learning through the implementation of a supervised agricultural experience program.

We aspire for excellence as we recruit, prepare and encourage individuals to pursue agricultural careers in life skills through agricultural education.

We serve the community and inform them about agriculture, its needs, opportunities and challenges, as well as provide life long career skills. Agricultural Education programs will respond to community needs and Kansas’ agriculture needs. It will prepare students to be College and Career Ready and to participate as leaders and managers in a global economy.

Courses Required

  • Intro to Agriculture – Introductory Level – 1 credit
  • AgriScience A – Technical Level – 1 credit
  • Ag Mechanics – Technical Level – 1 credit
  • Ag Fabrication – Application Level – 1 credit
  • Ag Leadership & Communication – Application Level – 1 credit

Course Descriptions

Ag Fabrication – Application Level – 1 credit

Courses provide students with the skills & knowledge that are specifically applicable to the construction, maintenance, and repair of structures integral to the agricultural industry, including but not limited to animal enclosures, irrigation systems, & storage facilities. In these courses, students typically study design, planning, & construction knowledge & skills (such as survey, carpentry, plumbing, concrete, & electrical systems), in addition to the safe operation of tools and machines.

Ag Leadership & Communication – Application Level – 1 credit

Agricultural Leadership courses help students develop leadership skills with a focus on opportunities in the food, fiber, and natural resources industries. Topics may include but are not limited to human relationships and effective communication, decision-making and problem-solving, leadership qualities and styles, and ensuring successful completion of group activities.

Ag Mechanics – Technical Level – 1 credit

Agriculture Mechanics/Equipment/Structures courses provide students with the skills and knowledge that are specifically applicable to the tools and equipment used in the agricultural industry. While learning to apply basic industrial knowledge and skills (engine mechanics, power systems, welding, and carpentry, among others), students may explore a broad range of topics, including the operation, mechanics, and care of farm tools and machines; the construction and repair of structures integral to farm operations; a study of electricity and power principles; and safety procedures.

AgriScience A – Technical Level – 1 credit

Agriculture – Comprehensive courses cover a wide range of agricultural topics, including plant and animal science, production, and processing; agricultural mechanics, including tool and machine operation and repair; construction and repair of farm structures; business operations and management; and the careers available in the agricultural industry. They may also include topics such as chemical and soil science, ecology, agricultural marketing, and veterinary science.

Intro to Agriculture – Introductory Level – 1 credit

Introduction to Agriculture courses survey a wide array of topics within the agricultural industry, exposing students to the many and varied types of agriculture and livestock career opportunities and to those in related fields (such as natural resources). These courses serve to introduce students to the agricultural field, providing them an opportunity to identify an area for continued study or to determine that their interest lies elsewhere. They often focus on developing communication skills, business principles, and leadership skills.

Plant & Animal Science – Technical Level – 1 credit

Agricultural Production courses combine content related to animal and plant production, providing comprehensive coverage of the production functions of the agricultural industry. These courses typically cover such topics as care and management of farm animals, crop production and harvesting, plant and animal insect and disease control, efficient resource management, and farm management.

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