COLLEGE TECH PREP

URBAN AGRICULTURE

 

PROGRAM OUTCOMES:

Successful completion of the program will provide the student with:

 

KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS

· Organic fruit production

· Organic vegetable production

· Livestock health and nutrition

· Livestock selection and genetics

· Raising and harvesting food from chickens

· Raising and collecting fiber from goats and rabbits

· Soil health and ecology

· Water and air quality

· Pollution control

· Pesticide use and safety

· Legal issues in agriculture

· Workplace safety

· Food safety and sanitation

· Tool use including hand and power tools

· Small engine repair

· Communication and public speaking skills

· Entrepreneurial and leadership skills

 

POSSIBLE CERTIFICATIONS:

OSHA Workplace Safety (10 hour)

National Association of Interpretation, Certified Interpretive Guide

EPA Commercial Pesticide Applicator License

Forklift Operator Certificate

Equipment and Engine Training Council Two Stroke Gasoline Engines and Electrical Test

Equipment and Engine Training Council Four Stroke Gasoline Engines and Electrical Test

Equipment & Engine Training Council Compact Diesel Test

Red Cross CPR and First Aid

 

OTHER PROGRAM INFO:

Student Organization: Future Farmers of America

 

Program Fees: 

Program fees for this program have not been

determined at this time.

*Fees subject to change based on the needs of the program.

 

Suggestion Preparation:

Basic high school science, math, social studies, and English

 

Junior Year:

Field work to grow basic and specialized crops

Interpretive project to be presented at community events

Basics of soil ecology and plant biology

Fundamentals of livestock health, genetics, and nutrition

Livestock growth and development

 

Leadership and entrepreneurial skill development

Workplace experience in a community supported agriculture environment

 

Senior Year:

Field work to grow basic and specialized crops

Interpretive project to be presented at community events

Advanced livestock health, genetics, and nutrition

Leadership and entrepreneurial skill development Workplace experience in a community supported agriculture environment

Small engine maintenance and repair

 

Academic Day:                    

Students will work at Memorial School in specialized urban agricultural facilities for program time only. Students return to their home schools for academics.

 

Related Occupations:

Urban farm entrepreneur

Urban farmer

Gardener/ Grower

Extension educator

Greenhouse worker

Forklift operator

Agricultural education specialist

Small engine & power equipment maintenance/repair

Students who have successfully completed the program and met the requirements for college credit can earn up to:

12 COLLEGE CREDIts

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Serving Euclid, Mentor, and Wickliffe

Contact Us

Tel: 440-974-5336

Email: jglavan@mentorschools.org

Address

6477 Center Street

Mentor, OH  44060