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Principles of Agriculture Plant Science (ASP)

Course Number: 8540
Subject: Environmental, Agriculture & Natural Resources
Major/Program of Study: CASE (Curriculum for Agricultural Science)
Course Length: 5 periods/week/semester
Credit: 1 credit (CTE credit)
Dual Enrollment: No
AP Designation: No

The course is structured to enable all students to have a variety of experiences that will provide an overview of the field of agricultural science with a foundation in plant science. Students will work in teams, exploring hands-on projects and activities, to learn the characteristics of plant science and work on major projects and problems similar to those that plant science specialists, such as horticulturalists, agronomists, greenhouse and nursery managers and producers, and plant research specialists face in their respective careers. Students will develop skills to investigate, conduct experiments, and document projects that solve real life problems. Students will communicate their solutions through reports and presentations to their peers and members of the professional community.