UMHS is proud to announce the addition of Agricultural Education courses to the offerings for the 2017-2018 school year.
Course offerings will include:
Agricultural Science: is available to all students who have never taken a vocational agriculture class. The course introduces students to the basic elements of plant science, animal science, agriculture business, California agriculture, leadership, and the FFA. Students will have the opportunity to gain field experience through the development of a supervised agricultural experience. As a vehicle for developing leadership skills students will be exposed to the FFA and its many opportunities.
Agricultural Mechanics: teaches basic skills related to the mechanical activities involved with agricultural production/service. Instruction includes field and laboratory application of the concepts taught. Students will develop skills in the areas woodworking, electrical, tool reconditioning, plumbing, painting, bill of materials, small gas engines, and basic welding. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about and participate in FFA and career events.
Ag Leadership: is designed to improve the leadership skills of students interested in agriculture. In addition to exploring different leadership styles, this course will improve students’ skills in the areas of Goal-setting, Organization, Communication, Time and Resource Management, Public Speaking, Career Development, and Conflict Resolution. This course will combine the areas of classroom, FFA, and supervised occupational experience programs.
Agricultural education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources systems.
Through agricultural education, students are provided opportunities for leadership development, personal growth and career success. Agricultural education instruction is delivered through three major components: