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Discipline: Agricultural Sciences
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Advanced Landscape Design AGOR 14
  • Students completing this course will be technically proficient at computer aided design (cad)
  • Students successfully completing this course will be able to make a professional landscape design presentation to a customer
Agricultural Calculations AGAG 91
  • Calculate the amount of cement, sand, and gravel to mix concrete of a given area
  • Completers will be able to calculate the area of a pasture to determine acreage, fertilizer and seed quantities
Anat & Phys of Domestic Animals AGHE 86
  • Students completing AGHE 86 will be able to describe the functions of the major organ systems of various domestic animal species
  • Students completing AGHE 86 will be able to identify various clinically relevant anatomical structures of domestic animals.
  • Students completing AGHE86 will be able to describe the flow of blood through the body.
Animal Breeding AGAN 94 (VOC)
  • Course completers should be able to recognize & discuss current topics dealing with artificial insemination, embryo manipulation and reproductive biotechnology
  • Course completers should be able to recognize major breeding systems for domestic animals
Animal Handling and Restraint AGAN 51 (VOC)
  • Students completing this course will be able to correctly place a halter on a horse.
  • Students completing this course will be able to demonstrate the correct restraint method for canine jugular venipuncture.
Animal Nutrition AGAN 2 (VOC)
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of positive and negative aspects of nutritional supplements and additives.
  • 80% of the students will be able to formulate a ration for a livestock animal, utilizing the Parson Square Method.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of nutritional requirements of various life stages of the canine.
Animal Sanitation and Disease Control AGLI 96 (VOC)
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of key nutritional factors that would influence disease conditions.
  • Students will be able to identify poisonous plants that are commonly poisonous to animals.
  • Students will be able to describe appropriate sanitation procedures for animal confinement areas.
Animal Science AGAN 1 (VOC)
  • Course completers should be able to discuss the major current agricultural industry issues
  • Course completers should be able to identify the common species & breeds of livestock
Applied Animal Health Procedures AGHE 84B
  • Students completing AGHE 84B will be able to administer a intramuscular injection in a food animal patient.
  • Students completing 84B will be able to administer a subcutaneous injection to a food animal patient.
  • Students completing AGHE84B will be able to administer a liquid medication to a food animal patient.
  • Students completing AGHE84B will be able to administer a bolus medication to a food animal patient.
  • At the completion of AGHE84B the student will be able to perform a jugular venipuncture on a food animal patient
Artificial Insemination of Livestock AGLI 97 (VOC)
  • Course completers should be able to recognize major breeding systems for various livestock species.
  • Course completers will be able to demonstrate the proper procedural steps of artificial insemination on various livestock species.
Aviculture - Cage and Aviary Birds AGPE 76 (VOC)
  • Students completing this course will be able to assess the difference between normal and abnormal avian behavior.
  • Students will be able to explain and diagram the necessary aviary for a specific breed of bird.
Beef Production AGLI 30 (VOC)
  • Students who complete this course will be able to give a professional quality oral presentation.
  • Course completers should be able to identify all common beef breeds
Canine Management AGPE 71 (VOC)
  • Students will be able to identify various canine behavioral problems and suggest corrective treatment.
  • Students will prepare and present an oral report in class on a certain breed of dog, the presentation will be evaluated by set criteria.
  • The student will describe the most common canine diseases, explain the symptoms and identify the proper preventive vaccinations.
Clinical Pathology AGHE 62A
  • 72% Student will perform a proper direct and fecal float exam for parasite eggs
  • 72% of Students will properly perform a CBC with a differential slide
Clinical Pathology AGHE 62B
  • 72% Students will perform a bacteria sample 4 quadrant plating and then gram stain
  • 72% of Student will perform a complete urinalysis including a specific gravity, multi-reagent strip and sediment exam.
Diesel Engine Repair AGOR 55 (VOC)
  • Students completing this course will learn to measure engine components using various measurement tools (micrometers, calipers, bore gauges, telescoping gauges, etc.)
  • Disassembly, evaluation and reassembly of multi-cylinder liquid-cooled diesel engines
Engine Diagnostics AGOR 56 (VOC)
  • Students completing this course will learn the seven basic steps essential to proper engine diagnosis.
  • Students completing this course will learn to identify and apply practical application of tools and equipment used for proper diagnosis of various engine types and the systems involved.
Exotic Animal Management AGLI 12 (VOC)
  • Students in the Exotic animal class will analyze and differentiate between the different types of pet bird species and their species specific husbandry requirements.
  • Students in the Exotic animal class will analyze and differentiate between the different types of pet reptile species and their species specific husbandry requirements.
Feline Management AGPE 72 (VOC)
  • Students will search the internet and other sources to create an oral presentation on a domestic or wild breed of cat. This presentation will be evaluated by set criteria
  • Students will be able to identify fifteen purebred breeds of cats when given a slide show quiz, which will be evaluated by set criteria.
Food Production, Land use and Politics - A Global Perspective AGAG 1 (VOC)
  • Students completing AGAG 1 will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the interdependence of world agriculture systems.
  • Students completing AGAG 1 will be able to formulate possible solutions to the conflicting demands for land use between suburban development and agriculture.
  • Students completing AGAG 1 will be able to prepare and present an argument in favor of, or in opposition to, a variety of controversial topics in the arena of agriculture.
  • Students completing AGAG 1 will be able to identify and describe the key elements in sustainable agriculture.
  • Students completing AGAG 1 will be able to evaluate the sustainability of current food production systems.
  • Students completing AGAG 1 will be able to explain how water issues impact world agriculture
  • Students completing AGAG 1 will be able to discuss the impact that the endangered species act has on current agricultural practices.
  • GEO - Students completing relevant assignments in Area D2 courses will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • Students completing AGAG 1 will be able to give a brief, coherent presentation of their current event summary in front of the class.
Horse Behavior and Training AGLI 20 (VOC)
  • Students completing AGLI 20 will understand how horses learn.
  • Students completing AGLI 20 will understand the foundations of training common to multiple disciplines.
  • Course completers will describe correct methods for handling young horses.
Horse Hoof Care AGLI 19 (VOC)
  • Students completing AGLI 19 will be able to describe common methods of corrective shoeing and their uses.
  • Students completing AGLI 19 will be able to identify various diseases of the foot.
  • Students completing this course will be able to identify the major functional structures of the equine lower limb.
Horse Production AGLI 16 (VOC)
  • Students completing AGLI 16 will be able to explain the structural changes that occurred during the evolution of the horse.
  • Students completing AGLI 16 will be able to follow the vaccination schedule recommended by the American Association of Equine Practitioners.
  • Students completing AGLI 16 will be able to distinguish between different breeds of the modern horse.
Horse Ranch Management AGLI 18 (VOC)
  • Students completing AGLI 18 will be able to develop a business plan for a proposed equine facility.
  • Course completers will explain laws and legislations regulating horse farms and businesses.
  • Course completers will develop and implement a health plan for a breeding program with the resources available.
Horticultural Science AGOR 1 (VOC)
  • Students completing AGOR 1 will be able to explain concepts related to plant structure and function.
  • Students completing AGOR 1 will be able to describe climatic and microclimate interactions and how they influence plant growth.
  • Students completing AGOR 1 will be able to explain how different types of soils can be managed to improve plant growth
  • Students completing AGOR 1 will be able to correctly identify the nutrients required to correct nutrient deficiencies in plants.
  • GEO- Students completing relevant assignments in Area B courses will evaluate the impact of science on their daily lives.
Hydraulics AGOR 52 (VOC)
  • Students completing this course will be able to identify component and parts of hydraulic systems on farm and landscape equipment
  • will learn to identify hydraulic symbols used in hydraulic schematics
Integrated Pest Management AGOR 24 (VOC)
  • Course completers will be able to formulate and implement a complete Integrated Pest Management program for a specific site.
  • Students completing AGOR 24 will be able to give a professional quality oral presentation
  • Successful completers will be able to identify local pests and disorders of trees, turf, and ornamental landscapes.
  • Students successfully completing this course will be able to demonstrate knowledge of Laws and Regulations of California Department of Pesticide Regulation
Interior Landscaping AGOR 15 (VOC)
  • Course completers will be able to recognize and explain the benefits of plants in the interior.
  • Course completers will be able to identify and explain appropriate irrigation practices for interior applications.
  • Course completers will be able to interact with clients in a professional manner.
  • Students completing AGOR 15 will be able to give a professional quality oral presentation.
Laboratory Animal Medicine and Care AGHE 79
  • Students will be able to correctly describe animal husbandry techniques for given laboratory animals.
  • Working in groups students will develop a protocol for biomedical study
  • Students completing this course will be able to properly demonstrate how to restrain laboratory rodents.
Landscape Construction Fundamentals AGOR 71 (VOC)
  • Identify and correctly use the proper tool needed for landscape projects. Understand basic electrical concepts for low voltage landscape lighting projects
  • Students will prepare site and properly install bricks on sand for a walkway project.
Landscape Design AGOR 13 (VOC)
  • Students completing AGOR 13 will be able to give a professional quality oral presentation.
  • Course completers will be able to evaluate a site and develop a functional design that meets client criteria
  • Students completing AGOR 13 will be able to demonstrate competency in one on one customer relations.
Landscape Hardscape Applications AGOR 72 (VOC)
  • Student will design and estimate materials needed for a block wall project.
  • Completers will calculate electrical loads for a low voltage lighting system.
Landscape Irrigation - Design and Installation AGOR 62 (VOC)
  • Course completers will be able to evaluate a site and develop a functional design that meets client criteria
  • Identify the proper components of a efficient automatic irrigation system
Landscape Irrigation - Drip and Low Volume AGOR 64 (VOC)
  • Course completers will be able to evaluate a site and develop a functional drip/low flow design that meets client criteria
  • Completers will be able to install a proper drip irrigation system. 70% of the completers will be able identify basic components used for drip installations
Landscape Irrigation Systems Management AGOR 63 (VOC)
  • Students will be able to determine the distribution uniformity of an irrigation system.
  • Completers will be able to properly repair a PVC piping system used in Irrigation.
Landscaping and Nursery Management AGOR 32 (VOC)
  • Students completing this course will be able to explain the organizational structure of the nursery industry.
  • Students completing AGOR 32 will be able to demonstrate good customer relations skills.
  • Demonstrate a work ethic appropriate to the plant production industry.
Landscaping Laws, Contracting, and Estimating AGOR 73 (VOC)
  • Students completing AGOR 73 will be able to organize and estimate labor and materials needed to complete a landscape project
  • Students completing AGOR 73 will be able to prepare and implement a Home Improvement Contract.
  • Students successfully completing this course will be able to compose suitable mission and vision statements for their fictitious or actual businesses.
Livestock Judging and Selection AGLI 34 (VOC)
  • Course completers will be able to give a professional quality oral set of reasons for any live animal livestock class.
  • Course completers will be able to identify all the proper external parts of any livestock species.
Medical Nursing and Animal Care AGHE 60
  • 75% Students will place an intravenous catheter in the cephalic vein
  • 75% Student will properly place a robert jones bandage for fracture splinting
Ornamental Plants - Herbaceous AGOR 29 (VOC)
  • Course completers will be able to explain the binomial method of plant nomenclature.
  • Course completers will be able to identify common herbaceous landscape plants
Ornamental Plants - Trees and Woody Shrubs AGOR 30 (VOC)
  • Course completers will be able to explain the binomial method of plant nomenclature.
  • Course completers will be able to identify common landscape trees and woody shrubs
Ornamental Plants for Southwest Climates AGOR 35
  • Course completers will be able to identify common landscape plants for southwest climates
  • Course completers will be able to explain the binomial method of plant nomenclature
Park Facilities AGOR 5 (VOC)
  • Students will be able to evaluate the safe and functional use of equipment, materials and procedures necessary for the proper layout, operation, maintenance and repair of park structures, playground apparatus, campground and surfaced areas.
  • Course completers will be able to successfully develop a maintenance plan for a park facility
Park Management AGOR 4 (VOC)
  • Students completing this course will be able to summarize policies regarding recreational activities, park planning and facility operations.
  • Students completing this course will be able to adequately demonstrate why maintenance management plans are essential to the management and operations of a park system.
Pet Shop Management AGPE 70 (VOC)
  • Students will be able to merchandise over 25 different pet industry products in a small pet shop environment.
  • Students will be able to sketch out a working pet shop layout and label different items such as animal cages, product merchandising, and cashier station.
Plant Propagation/Greenhouse Management AGOR 2 (VOC)
  • Course completers will be able to formulate growing media that is appropriate for use in propagation of plants.
  • Course completers will be able to integrate proper sanitation and disease prevention procedures
  • Course completers will be able to demonstrate commercial plant propagation techniques used in the nursery industry.
  • Students completing AGOR 2 will be able to demonstrate a work ethic appropriate to the plant production industry.
Power Train Repair AGOR 57 (VOC)
  • Students completing this course will learn the various ways power is transmitted including friction, gear and fluid types.
  • Students completing this course will learn to identify and understand the various types of power transmission used to propel, operate, and actuate various types of machinery. This includes clutches, various transmission types, differentials, and final drives.
Reptile Management AGPE 74 (VOC)
  • Students will be able to offer a presentation regarding one North American Reptile including habitat and characteristics.
  • Students will present a 10 minute visual presentation on a specific reptilian disease in front of the class.
Seminar in Registered Veterinary Technology AGHE 85
  • The students will become proficient in taking computer based testing
  • The students who successfully complete this class will pass the examinations
Sheep Production AGLI 17 (VOC)
  • Students will be able to identify major meat and wool breeds of sheep.
  • Students completing AGLI 17 will present on a specific facet of the sheep industry.
Small Engine Repair I AGOR 53 (VOC)
  • Students completing the course will learn component and tool identification
  • Students completing the course will learn engine disassembly, evaluation of components, and reassembly of small air-cooled gasoline engine
Small Engine Repair II AGOR 54
  • Students completing this course will learn component and tool identification as used on larger air and liquid cooled gas and diesel engines.
  • Students completing this course will learn engine operating principles as they apply to the engine systems (cooling, compression, lubrication, ignition, fuel, and governors.)
Soil Science and Management AGOR 50 (VOC)
  • Course completers will be able to evaluate the soil conditions at an existing site and make specific recommendations for the immediate and long-term correction of all problems
  • Course completers will be able to predict the potential effects that certain chemical and physical properties of soils will have on overall plant health.
  • Course completers will be able to identify and explain all aspects of a standard soil test.
Special Projects in Agriculture AGAG 99
  • Students successfully completing this course will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the learning objectives outlined for the specific project.
  • Students successfully completing this course will be proficient in communicating with the project 'customer'
Sports Turf Management AGOR 40 (VOC)
  • Students completing AGOR 40 will be able to give a professional quality oral presentation.
  • Course completers will be able to assess the use of artificial surfaces for sports areas and present an argument in favor of, or in opposition to, the use of artificial surfaces.
  • Course completers will be able to formulate and propose an all-inclusive management program for a sports turf area
  • Course completers will be able to formulate and propose an all-inclusive management program for a sports turf area
Surgical Nursing AGHE 61
  • 75% Students will properly gown and glove sterilely for surgery
  • 75% of the Students will properly connect and set up an anesthesia machine and monitor anesthesia for an 75 dog
Swine Production AGLI 14 (VOC)
  • Course completers should be able to identify all common breeds of swine
  • Course completers will be able to give a professional quality oral presentation
Tractor and Landscape Equipment Operations AGOR 51 (VOC)
  • Students completing this course will be able to demonstrate safe operational skills and practices when operating tractors and other equipment
  • Students completing this course will be able to demonstrate fundamentals of operating tractors and equipment covered in class
Tropical and Coldwater Fish Management AGPE 73 (VOC)
  • Students will be able to identify 20 different species of fish (both tropical and coldwater).
  • Students will be able to write down the appropriate feed necessary for two different species of fish (one tropical and one coldwater).
  • Students will be able to identify 7 different species of fish (both tropical and coldwater).
Turf Management AGOR 39 (VOC)
  • Course completers will be able to identify common turf species and describe their uses
  • Students completing AGOR 39 will be able to give a professional quality oral presentation.
  • Course completers will be able to formulate and implement a complete Turf Management program for a specific site.
Urban Arboriculture AGOR 75 (VOC)
  • Students completing this course will be able to demonstrate proper pruning skills for pruning woody trees and shrubs.
  • Students will be able to explain the nutritional needs of trees.
  • Course completers will be able to describe proper safety techniques for use in arboriculture practices.
  • Course completers will be able to demonstrate proper use of Personal Protective Equipment.
Veterinary Office Procedures AGHE 54
  • Students will be able to generate a medical record for a veterinary patient.
  • Students completing AGHE 54 will be able to communicate effectively with clients who will be experiencing different stages of grief due to pet loss.
  • Students completing AGHE 54 will be able to define medical terms used in veterinary medicine.
Veterinary Pharmacology AGHE 64
  • Students will correctly calculate 10 standard drug calculations used in the hospital situation
  • Student will identify the different trade names of different generic drugs
Veterinary Radiography AGHE 65
  • Students will properly develop a radiographic film from both the manual dip tank and automatic processor
  • Students will perform a proper radiograph of the canine thorax, including measurement, collimation and viewing
Work Experience in Agriculture AGAG 59
  • Employers of Agricultural Science Work Experience Students will rate the technical skills of their students as above average.
  • Employers of Agricultural Sciences Work Experience Students will rate them at 85% or higher for their work habits as above average.
Work Experience in Animal Health AGHE 83A
  • Employers of Animal Health Work Experience Students will rate the technical skills of their students as above average.
  • Employers of Animal Health Work Experience Students will rate the work habits of their students as above average.
  • Students of the Registered Veterinary Technology Program will demonstrate professional conduct in the industry
Work Experience in Nursery Operations AGOR 91
  • Employers of HorticultureWork Experience Students will rate the technical skills of their students as above average.
  • Employers of Horticulture Work Experience Students will rate the work habits of their students as above average.