Strom Thurmond Career Center FFA
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Agricultural Science and Technology

The Agricultural Science and Technology course is designed to teach essential concepts and understanding related to plant and animal life including biotechnology, the conservation of natural resources, and the impact of agriculture and natural resource utilization on the environment.  Emphasis is placed on the role of agriculture in our society and the importance of agriculture to the welfare of the world.  Basic personal and community leadership and safety, and agricultural mechanical technology are included as a part of the instructional program.  Each student is expected to design and participate in a supervised agricultural experience. 

Important Forms & Documents



  • SAE Quarterly Report (Fillable Form)

1st Quarter 3rd Quarter

2nd Quarter4th Quarter




  • Daily Bell Ringer Questions

Class Lectures

  • AgriScience and Technology

  • General Agriculture Safety

  • FFA History

  • Soil Science

  • Plant Science

  • Animal Science

  • Cattle Production

  • Equine Science

  • Wildlife

  • Poultry Science

  • Vegetable Production

  • Pomology

  • Tool Identification

  • Agriculture Careers

  • South Carolina Agriculture

  • Biotechnology

  • Horticulture

  • Forestry

  • Small Animal Care

  • Turfgrass

  • Landscaping

  • Welding

Horticulture I

The Horticulture I course is designed to be an introduction to the Horticulture pathway. It is recommended as a prerequisite for all other horticulture courses.  This course  includes organized subject matter and practical experiences related to the culture of plants used principally for ornamental or aesthetic purposes. Instruction emphasizes knowledge and understanding of the importance of establishing, maintaining, and managing ornamental horticulture enterprises.

Important Forms & Documents



  • SAE Quarterly Report (Fillable Form)

1st Quarter 3rd Quarter

2nd Quarter4th Quarter




  • Daily Bell Ringer Questions

Class Lectures

  • Introduction to Horticulture 

  • General Agriculture Safety

  • FFA

  • Horticulture Industry & Strom Thurmond Career Center Plants

  • Soil Science/Growing Medias

  • Tools & Equipment in Horticulture

  • Plant Anatomy & Physiology

  • Plant Identification

  • Plant Nutrition vs. Plant Fertilization

  • Plant Growth Regulators

  • Landscape Pests & Disorders - IPM

  • Nursery/Landscape Production

  • Vegetable Production

  • Pomology

  • Greenhouse Structures

  • Asexual & Sexual Reproduction

  • Careers in Horticulture

  • Propagation – Seeds, Cuttings & Grafting

  • Light, Temperature, Air & Water Effects on Plants

  • Taxonomy

  • Turfgrass

Horticulture II

Horticulture II is the second level course designed for programs involved in the Horticulture Career Pathway.  The course is a combination of subject matter and planned learning experiences on the principles involved in the related to the culture of plants used principally for ornamental or aesthetic purposes.  Instruction emphasizes knowledge and understanding of the importance of establishing, maintaining, and managing ornamental horticulture enterprises.

Important Forms & Documents



  • SAE Quarterly Report (Fillable Form)

1st Quarter 3rd Quarter

2nd Quarter4th Quarter




  • Daily Bell Ringer Questions

Class Lectures

  • Lesson #1

  • Lesson #2

  • Lesson #3

  • Lesson #4

  • Lesson #5

  • Lesson #6

  • Lesson #7

  • Lesson #8

  • Lesson #9

  • Lesson #10

Environmental & Natural Resource Management

The Environmental and Natural Resource Management course is designed to be introductory course for the Environmental and Natural Resources pathway.  The course is a combination of subject matter and planned learning experiences on the principles involved in the conservation and/or improvement of natural resources such as air, soil, water, land, forest, and wildlife for economic and recreational purposes.  Instruction also emphasizes such factors as the establishment, management, and operation of land for recreational purposes.

Important Forms & Documents



  • SAE Quarterly Report (Fillable Form)

1st Quarter 3rd Quarter

2nd Quarter4th Quarter




  • Daily Bell Ringer Questions

Class Lectures

  • General Safety

General Safety Exam Review

  • Outdoor Safety

  • Leadership and the FFA

  • Supervised Agricultural Experience

  • Exploring Natural Resources

  • Understanding Ecology and Ecosystems

  • Comprehending Natural Resource Conservation

  • Nature of Soils

  • S.C. Wildlife Plant Identification

  • Hunter's Education

  • Understanding the Water Cycle

  • Identifying Water Sources and Quality Standards

  • Maintaining Water Sheds

  • History and Importance of Wildlife Management

  • South Carolina Large Game

  • South Carolina Small Game

  • South Carolina Furbearers

  • Defining Forests

  • Recognizing Important Tree Species and their Products

  • Examining the Structure of a Tree



Wildlife

The Wildlife course is designed to teach technical knowledge and skills for entry-level positions in the production, protection, and management of timber and specialty forest resources.

Important Forms & Documents



  • SAE Quarterly Report (Fillable Form)

1st Quarter 3rd Quarter

2nd Quarter4th Quarter





  • Daily Bell Ringer Questions

Class Lectures

  • General Safety

General Safety Exam Review

  • Leadership and the FFA

  • Supervised Agricultural Experience

  • Forest Fires

  • Harvesting Forest Trees

  • Reforestation Practices

  • Forest Disorders (Disease and Insects)

  • Transplanting and Care of Trees

  • Pruning Trees

  • Wetlands Ecology

Turf & Lawn Management

Turf and Lawn Management course is designed to teach technical knowledge and skills for entry-level positions in the turfgrass industry.  The principles and practices involved in establishing, managing, and maintaining grassed areas for ornamental and/or recreational purposes are studied.

Important Forms & Documents



  • SAE Quarterly Report (Fillable Form)

1st Quarter 3rd Quarter

2nd Quarter4th Quarter




  • Daily Bell Ringer Questions

Class Lectures

  • General Safety

General Safety Exam Review

  • Leadership and the FFA

  • Supervised Agricultural Experience

  • Outdoor Safety

  • Introduction to Turfgrass

  • Turf Grass Morphology

  • Selecting Lawn Grasses

  • Weed Identification and Management

  • Small Engines

  • Maintaining the Lawn

Sports Turf Management

Sports Turf Management course is designed to teach technical knowledge and skills for entry-level positions in the Sports Turf Management career field.  The principles and practices involved in establishing, managing, and maintaining grassed areas for recreational purposes are studied.

Important Forms & Documents



  • SAE Quarterly Report (Fillable Form)

1st Quarter 3rd Quarter

2nd Quarter4th Quarter




  • Daily Bell Ringer Questions

Class Lectures

  • Lesson #1

  • Lesson #2

  • Lesson #3

  • Lesson #4

  • Lesson #5

  • Lesson #6

Agricultural Mechanics & Technology

The Agriculture Mechanics and Technology course is designed as an introductory course to the Agriculture Mechanics Career Pathway.  In addition it provides development of general mechanical skills which are required in all areas of Agricultural Education.

Typical instructional activities include hands-on experiences in woodworking, metal working, welding, small engine repair, basic farm and homestead improvements, participating in personal and community leadership development activities, planning and implementing a relevant school-to-work transition experience, and participating in FFA activities. 

Important Forms & Documents



  • SAE Quarterly Report (Fillable Form)

1st Quarter 3rd Quarter

2nd Quarter4th Quarter



  • Daily Bell Ringer Questions

Class Lectures

  • General Safety

General Safety Exam Review

  • Leadership and the FFA

  • Supervised Agricultural Experience

  • Personal Safety in Agricultural Mechanics

  • Arc Welding Safety

  • The Oxyacetylene Torch

  • Applying Heat Treating Processes

  • Basic Electrical Wiring

  • Small Engine Theory

  • Basic Diesel Engine Theory

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