Charles City High School
|ENG-105 Composition I||Trudy McKeag||3|
|AGS-109 Animal Science||Bret Spurgin||3|
|AGA-154 Fundamentals of Soil Science||Jim Lundberg||3|
|BUS-130 Intro to Entrepreneurship||Todd Forsyth||3|
|SPC-112 Public Speaking||Trudy McKeag||3|
|SDV-160 Career Decision Making||C. Weiser||2|
|AGB-133 Intro to Ag Business||Jim Lundberg||2|
|ENG-106 Composition II||Trudy McKeag||3|
|SPC-112 Public Speaking||Trudy McKeag||3|
|BUS-161 Human Relations||Todd Forsyth||3|
|AGA-114 Principles of Agronomy||Bret Spurgin||3|
|SDV-135 Job Seeking Skills||Jen Knudson||2|
AGA-114 Principles of Agronomy (3 s.h.)
Topics covered include: plant anatomy and physiology; plant classification and ID; pest classification and ID; and pesticides, pest management, application equipment, calibration, laws/regulations. Students will take the Iowa Core Manual examination as a requirement for this course. (38-15) Equivalent to 90-160, AGAS-701.
AGA-154-Fundamentals of Soil Science
Introduction to the physical, chemical, and biological properties of soils with and emphasis on the functions of the soil as a medium to support plant life. A review of the sources and functions of major and minor plant element, fertilizers and their properties, soil acidity, liming materials, and soil conservation. (38-15-0-0) Equivalent to 90-186, AGAS-703
AGS-109 Animal Science I (3 s.h.)
This course is designed to provide students with a general overview of the livestock industry. It identifies the ways in which domestic animals serve the basic needs of humans for food, fiber, shelter, protection, fuel and emotional well-being. Students will develop an understanding of and be able to apply the basic principles of animal selection, breeding, genetics, feeding, health, and husbandry practices. As a student, you will become familiar with the economic and social issues that confront the livestock industry. (45-0) Equivalent to 70-112, AGSS-701.
AGB-133 Introduction to Ag Business
This course is designed for students seeking an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Agriculture. Basic economic concepts, principles, and practice reflected in agriculture will be outlined. Students will also reflect on the major components of an agricultural business organization, and the economic fundamentals involved in organizing, operating, and managing an agricultural business.
BUS-130 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3 s.h.)
This course introduces the concept of Entrepreneurship beginning with identifying characteristics of the Entrepreneur, evaluating opportunities, feasibility, financing, and planning for success. Students will also understand the need for a contingency plan as well as an exit strategy. (45-0)
BUS-161 Human Relations (3 s.h.)
Human Relations is a course designed to improve the student’s ability to function in the workplace. This class will work on increasing the student’s sefl-awareness and improving their ability to get along with customers, coworkers, and supervisors Equivalent to 15-241, BUSN-105
ENG-105 Composition I (3 s.h.)
Improvement of skills in reading, writing, and listening with an emphasis on expository methods of development and personal experience as supporting material. Students may be requested to use word processors and the Writer’s Workbench analyses programs, the Writer’s Workbench STEPS programs, and the structuring sentences video series. Students must meet minimum competency requirements in writing to receive a grade of C or higher. (45-0) Equivalent to ENGL-104, ENGL-101, 30-101, ENG-102.
ENG-106 Composition II (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: ENG-105, Composition I, or ENG-102, Composition & Speech I. Students must have earned a C or higher grade in Composition I or Composition & Speech I before enrolling in Composition II. A continuation of ENG-105 Composition I, with an emphasis on argumentative and persuasive writing, on research methods, and on language. Students may be requested to use word processors, Writer’s Workbench analyses, Writer’s Workbench STEPS, and sentence structuring videos. (45-0) Equivalent to ENGL-102, ENGL-105, 30-102, ENG-103.
SDV-135 Job Seeking Skills
Develop skills necessary to enter the job market and experience long-term career growth. Students learn basic job seeking techniques, job keeping skills, and strategies for continued growth.
SDV-160 Career Decision Making (2 s.h.)
Introduction to a structured career decision-making process, including self-awareness, career and educational information, economic information, and related activities/projects. (30-0-0-0) Equivalent to 89-152, SDEV-106.
SPC-112 Public Speaking (3 s.h.)
Students will study the theory and practice of public speaking as an intellectual tool for use in argumentation and persuasion in a democratic society. This course prepares the student for a variety of speaking situations, both formal and informal, with an emphasis on speech preparation, organization, support, delivery, and audience analysis. (45-0-0-0)