Agricultural Science Academy
Agricultural Science Academy
Courses offered by South Central College
Principles of Animal Science
Principles of Plant Science
Agricultural Business
University of Minnesota, Introductory Animal Science
Introduction to Agriculture

STUDENTS WILL FOLLOW ST. PETER HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE FOR THE FOLLOWING CLASSES


1810 Principles of Animal Science
Grades 11-12
Elective Fall Semester 1 credit

Through hands-on activities, projects, and problems, students will become involved with the study of animal anatomy, physiology, nutrition, reproduction, health, selection, and marketing. Livestock species are used for examples for each topic area. This course will also expose students to the impact of agriculture and the career options it provides. Advanced technology, real world field experiences, and interaction with animals are integrated into the course on a regular basis. Science credit is available.


1811 Principles of Plant Science
Grades 11-12
Elective Spring Semester 1 credit

This course will expose students to the world of agriculture, plant science, and related career options. Through hands-on activities, projects, and problems, students will study plant anatomy, physiology, classification, and the fundamentals of production and harvesting. Students will discover the value of plant production and its impact on the local, national, and global economy. Field experiences, working in our school garden, and labs are integrated throughout the course. Science credit is available for this class.


1813 Agricultural Business
Grade 12
Elective Spring Semester 1 credit

Students will become involved with the concepts that help create strong agricultural businesses. Product marketing, grain marketing and merchandizing, entrepreneurship skills, agricultural law, business models, interpreting financial records, and analysis through simulations will be some topics covered within the course. Students will develop agricultural business plans, visit with area professionals, and manage our school’s 70 acres of crop land. Career exploration and integration of real world opportunities within this field will be stressed throughout this course. Having a previous agriculture class is encouraged.


1814 University of Minnesota, Introductory Animal Science
Grades 11-12
Elective Fall Semester (4 college credits available) 1 credit

ANSC 1101 is a College in the Schools course offered in conjunction with the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with successful completion of the course gaining four credits of college credit from the University. This course provides a thorough introduction to the fundamental concepts of animal breeding, physiology, nutrition and management as they apply to the production of beef, dairy, horses, poultry, sheep, goats, swine and other livestock. Prerequisites: Earning an A or B in the Principles of Animal Science course, or having a GPA within the top 50% of your class.


Introduction to Agriculture
Grades 9-12 1/2 credit

This is a two week summer school offering in St. Peter. This course satisfies requirements to be able to become a member of Future Farmers of America (FFA).