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The Agriculture Education Program in Bismarck is designed to give students hands-on instruction in many areas of agriculture. These include Applied Mechanics, Horticulture, Agri-Business, and Agri-Science. Leadership is also stressed through the FFA and Supervised Agriculture Experience Program.


Grade: 10, 11, 12 All year
1 Credit/Semester Block Class (90 minutes)

This course, offered at the CTE Center on the BSC campus, is designed to give hands-on instruction in skills related to nurseries, greenhouses, florist shops, lawn services, landscaping, park and landscape maintenance, gardening, and fruit production.

Alternative Credit: Fulfills up to two science credits for graduation; however, both semesters of this course will fulfill only one college entrance science requirement credit. Successful completion of one semester of botany/horticulture will fulfill the biology requirement for graduation

Applied Mechanics

Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12 All year
1 Credit/Semester Block Class (90 minutes)

This program includes: tool identification, the study of small engine repair, farm engine maintenance and tune up, repair using oxyacetylene, MIG and arc welding, repair of farm machinery and building of small metal projects. Further studies include: agriculture carpentry, building of small & medium wood projects & buildings, surveying, construction techniques and materials, concrete, plumbing, electricity, and utilities. The use of hand and power tools for projects is also included in the mechanics program. Leadership through FFA is an optional part of this course.

(Leather boots, welding gloves, and safety glasses are required and coveralls or old set of clothes is strongly suggested)

Agri Science

Grade: 10, 11, 12 1 Semester
1 Credit/Semester Block Class (90 minutes)

This Agri-Science Technology course is intended to introduce students to with all scientific, production, and mechanical concepts of agriculture and relating it to today's technology. It includes the study of agricultural plants, animals, soils, ag business, horticulture, pesticides, computers, carpentry, mechanics, and food technology. Field trips to various Ag related businesses are taken throughout the semester. Leadership through FFA is an optional part of this course.

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