• Mr. Clark's Syllabi



    Agricultural Department Syllabus


    Course:                       Veterinary Science

    Instructor:                  Mr. Clark



    Course Outline:


    Basic Cell Biology:

    ü     Cell Makeup

    ü     Cell Structure

    ü     Cell Functions

    ü     Mitosis and Cancer

    ü     Mammalian Reproduction


    Anatomy, Physiology and Clinical Practices of the Following Systems:

    ü     Tissues

    ü     Musculoskeletal

    ü     Circulatory

    ü     Respiratory

    ü     Digestive

    ü     Reproductive

    ü     Nervous

    ü     Immune


    Species Comparison:

    ü     Animal nutrition

    ü     Pet food labels

    ü     Equine nutrition and fiber digestion

    ü     Ruminant nutrition and fiber digestion



    ü    Vaccines

    ü    Prevention

    ü    Zoonotic diseases

    ü    Diagnosis


    Principles of Surgery:

    ü     Suturing

    ü     Laceration Healing

    ü     Surgical Considerations



    Course:      Animal Bioscience

    Instructor:           Mr. Clark



    Course Outline:


    Physiological Occurrences in Livestock:

    ü     Describe cellular function

    ü     Classify organisms

    ü     Use Binomial Nomenclature

    ü     Detail animal growth and development

    ü     Explain transition from muscle to meat

    ü     Fertilization, gestation, parturition and lactation

    ü     Behavior differentiation


    Application of Physiology for Livestock Management:

    ü     List livestock breeds

    ü     Employ breeding systems

    ü     Develop feeding programs

    ü     Identify and prevent diseases

    ü     Provide appropriate housing

    ü     Preservation of meats

    ü     Dairy product contents


    Evaluation of Livestock w/ Performance Data:

    ü     Describe judging contest format

    ü     Interpret performance data

    ü     Evaluate livestock species by sight

    ü     Examine pedigrees

    ü     Use linear evaluation


    Industry Organizations, Issues and Careers:

    ü     Explain industry organizations

    ü     Debate current industry issues

    ü    Investigate industry career opportunities


     Course:                      Fish and Wildlife

    Instructors:                Mr. Clark



    Course Outline:


    Importance of Wildlife:

    ü     Wildlife resources, conservation, management, organisms, populations, and biodiversity.

    Wildlife Industry:

    ü     Careers

    ü     Role of Research

    ü     Safety

    History of Wildlife Conservation:

    ü     The beginning

    ü     Policies

    ü     Conservation and Management

    ü     Productivity

    Animal Wildlife:

    ü    Identify common animal wildlife

    ü    Nutrition and Food

    ü    Population Status

    Plant Wildlife:

    ü     Identify common plant wildlife

    ü     Native Forests

    ü     Tree Species

    Endangered Species:

    ü     How wildlife is endangered


    ü     SPORT

    ü     Controls, equipment, safety, procedures and harvesting


    ü     Industry, regulations, safety

    ü     Equipment and supplies


    ü     Importance

    ü     Regulations

    ü     Equipment and procedures



    Course:          Agriscience

    Instructor:           Mr. Clark



    Course Outline:

    The Scope of Agriscience in our Lives:

    ü     Agriscience and relation to other sciences

    ü     Develop an agriscience research project

    ü     Examine biotechnology

    ü     Identify agriscience careers


    Plant Science:

    ü     Identify components of a soil profile

    ü     Identify plant parts and functions

    ü     Determine how plants make food

    ü     List methods of plant propagation

    ü     Plan, plant, manage home garden


    Animal Science:

    ü     Maintaining animal health

    ü     Manage small animals, dairy, horses and livestock

    ü     Describe physiological differences in digestive systems


    Food Science:

    ü     Explore the food industry

    ü     Identify commodities

    ü     Analyze operations within the food industry

    ü     Career opportunities

    ü     Food products from animals

    ü     Processing, preserving, and storing foods


    SAE/FFA Leadership:

    ü     Complete a SAE project book

    ü     Describe the FFA history

    ü    Examine Career Development Events offered in FFA



    Course:                 Environment and Ecology

    Instructor:                  Mr. Clark



    Course Outline:


    Watersheds and Wetlands:

    ü     Hydrologic Cycle

    ü     Pennsylvania watersheds and basins

    ü     Freshwater ecosystems

    ü     Wetland impacts


    Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources:

    ü     Earth’s resources

    ü     Availability of resources

    ü     Distribution and management of natural resources

    ü     Management of soil waste


    Environmental Health:

    ü     Analyze pollutions and human health

    ü     Detect pollutants

    ü     Describe biodiversity and environmental health


    Agriculture and Society:

    ü    Types of food production

    ü    Food and fiber systems in the United States

    ü    Farming methods

    ü    Technology in agriculture


    Ecosystems and Their Interactions:

    ü     Identify different ecosystems and biomes

    ü     Cycles in ecosystems

    ü     Ecological succession




    Course:                 Exploratory Agriculture

    Instructor:                  Mr. Clark  -  mclark@greenwoodsd.org


    Course Outline:


    Agriscience in a Changing World:

    ü     Careers

    ü     Biotechnology

    ü     Meaning of Agriculture


    Plant Science and Technology:

    ü     Plant life cycle

    ü     Plant parts

    ü     Plant reproduction

    ü     Climatic impacts


    Animal Science and Technology:

    ü     Animals and their body features

    ü     Where animals live

    ü     Animal health

    ü     Animal environments

    ü     Biotechnology in the animal industry


    Food and Fiber Technology:

    ü    Marketing (technology, functions, and infrastructure)

    ü    Consumer demands

    ü    Processing

    ü    Food spoilage and preservation


    Introduction to FFA:

    ü     History of FFA

    ü     Purpose of FFA

    ü     Organizational Structure

    ü     Awards, events, and opportunities for members



Last Modified on August 21, 2017