Fundamentals of Agriscience (AG I) Curriculum

Fundamentals of Agriscience Curriculum

Course # 420101

Fundamentals of Agriscience is a one-credit course that provides students with a fundamental overview of

the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources cluster, which contains five pathways—Power, Structure,

and Technical Systems; Environmental and Natural Resources Systems; Animal Systems; Plant Systems;

and Agribusiness Systems. Students are involved in classroom and laboratory activities in each of the five

pathway areas. The emphasis for Fundamentals of Agriscience is based around the NCCER Core

Curriculum including basic safety, construction math, hand tools, power tools, construction drawings,

basic rigging, communication skills, employability skills, and materials handling.

Content standards for this course are not intended to serve as the entire curriculum. Teachers are

encouraged to expand the curriculum beyond the limits of these content standards to accommodate

specific community interests and utilize local resources.

Fundamentals of Agriscience is a part of four courses that comprise the General Agriscience Program.

This course should be offered in series along with Intermediate Agriscience, Advanced Agriscience, and

Applied Agricultural Mechanics. It is strongly encouraged that Fundamentals of Agriscience be a required

pre-requisite for the other courses in the program.

Career and technical student organizations are integral, co-curricular components of each career and

technical education course. These organizations serve as a means to enhance classroom instruction while

helping students develop leadership abilities, expand workplace-readiness skills, and broaden

opportunities for personal and professional growth.