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Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals and happiness. - Thomas Jefferson

Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals and happiness.
- Thomas Jefferson

Agri-Science students spend a lot of time in the labs and in the field, learning many different facets of the industry.

Agri-Science students spend a lot of time in the labs and in the field, learning many different facets of the industry.


Learning Environment
Time is spent in the classroom and in the Agri-Science lab learning to safely operate equipment. Studying agriculture means that you’ll be working in an important industry that is both considered to be fast-moving and high-tech. Courses in animal science, food production, horticulture, property management and environmental preservation
are all areas explored within agriculture.

Agricultural Science

Agri-Science students actively participate in classroom and laboratory activities involving environmental and natural resources, animal and plant systems and agri-business. Topics covered include career opportunities, safety, technology applications, agri-business leadership, environmental science, soil science, plant science, forestry, animal science, aquaculture, wildlife science, pest management and more.

Course Overview

Agri-Science prepares students for a wide variety of careers in agriculture and animal science. Specific areas of study include Plant/Soil Science, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Business Management, Farm Mechanics, Leadership in Agriculture and Greenhouse/Landscape Management. Class work is supplemented by hands-on experience in on-site laboratories, as well as field trips to area farms and businesses.

Course content includes Scientific and Social Implications of Agri-Science; Leadership, Business Education & Career Success; Organization of Living Systems; Animal Industries and Domestic Animal Production; Comparative Animal Systems and Animal Genetics; Animal Health and Nutrition; Plant Physiology; Plant Nutrition; Pests and Pest Management; Soils; Environmental and Energy Systems; and Natural Resources Fundamentals.

Special class features include real-world experience and Work-Based Learning opportunities.

Employment skills for the future include self-directed participation; leadership; teamwork; and critical thinking and problem-solving.


It is if you...

...are good at math and science well with a team or individually
...are self-directed animals
...are interested in the environment
...are good at problem solving
...want to build your leadership skills

Potential Careers
Participation in Agri-Science can help prepare you for jobs in areas like:

  • Veterinarian/Vet. Assistant

  • Horticulturist

  • Agriculture Equipment Operator

  • Truck Driver

  • Conservation Officer

  • Agricultural Lawyer

  • Agriculture Retail Sales Representative

  • Agribusiness Operations Manager

  • Agri-Science Teacher

  • Custom Applicator/Pest Control

  • Farm Manager

  • Agricultural Finance/Accountant

  • Agriculture Technician

  • Food Scientist

  • Water Quality Specialist

Primary Units of Instruction (lecture, demonstration and lab work):

  • Safety

  • Animal Anatomy & Physiology

  • Animal Genetics and Reproduction

  • Domestic Animal Production

  • Animal Health and Nutrition

  • Plant Anatomy and Physiology

  • Soils and Plant Nutrition

  • Plant Culture and Propagation

  • Natural Resource Systems

  • Environmental Service Systems

  • Agricultural Business and Marketing

  • Career Readiness and Leadership

Length of Program:
One Year, two semesters; second year is optional for qualified students

Program Schedule:
A.M. Session - 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
P.M. Session - 12:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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College Partnerships

  • Michigan State University

It is possible to earn articulated college credit through an articulation agreement between CTE and many Michigan community colleges and universities. This credit can only be granted after successful completion of the CTE program and future enrollment at a college or university that has a current articulation agreement with Clare-Gladwin CTE. See your school counselor for more information.

Who’s Up For a Second Helping?
Students interested in returning for the program’s second year must:

  • Have 10 or fewer absences and fewer than three tardies in the second semester of Year One

  • Have a ‘C’ average or better each semester

  • Be an effective and collaborative team member, stay on task, have good work ethics and maintain safety requirements

  • Complete classroom requirements

High School Credit and CTE Certification
Students may earn the state-required fourth-year math-related course credit through
this program. Local schools will award high school credit upon successful completion
of this program. The CTE Certificate of Completion will be awarded to students who
successfully complete their programs.