Ag Pathway- Sustainable Agriculture
Nevada Union High SchoolThe Agriscience pathway helps students acquire a broad understanding of a variety of agricultural areas, develop an awareness of the many career opportunities in agriculture, participate in occupationally relevant experiences, and work cooperatively with a group to develop and expand leadership abilities. Students study California agriculture, agricultural business, agricultural technologies, natural resources, and animal, plant, and soil sciences.
Sample occupations associated with this pathway:
  • Research Assistant/Associate
  • Water Quality Specialist
  • Plant Scientist
  • Agriscience Teacher
  • Entomologist

CTE Career Pathway: Agriscience

Course I

Course II

Course(s) III & IV

# 7130 (Intro)

Agricultural Biology
#7132 (concentrator)

Anatomy & Physiology of Plants and Animals
#7132 (capstone)

* Receives CSU/UC, A-G credit
+ College Credit Option


  • Grade Levels: 9-12
  • Repetitions for Credit: No
  • Prerequisites: Previous or concurrent enrollment in Algebra I
  • *CSU/UC “D” Physical Science Credit
This class combines an interdisciplinary approach to laboratory science and research with agricultural management principles. Using skills and principles learned in the course, students design systems and experiments to solve agricultural management issues currently facing the industry. Additionally, students will connect the products created in this class with industry activities to link real worldbencounters and implement skills demanded by both colleges and careers. The course culminates with an agriscience experimental research project in which students design and conduct an experiment to solve a relevant issue. Final projects will be eligible for Career Development Event competition at FFA events. Throughout the course, students will gain experience through leadership development, Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE) projects and career exploration in the area of agriculture.

Agriculture Biology

  • Grade Levels: 9-12
  • Repetitions for Credit: No
  • Prerequisites: Previous or concurrent enrollment in Geometry or teacher approval
  • *CSU/UC “D” Life Science Credit
Agricultural Biology is a one year, laboratory science course designed for the college-bound student with career interests in agriculture. Using agriculture as the learning vehicle, this course emphasizes the principles, central concepts, and interrelationships among the following topics: the molecular and cellular aspects of life; the life functions and interrelationships of plants and animals; focusing on growth and reproduction, genetics, animal behavior, animal and plant taxonomy, nutrition, health and disease, and the ecological relationships among plants, animals and humans. Students will be involved in “hands-on” agriculture activities and projects. This course satisfies the “D” requirement for the UC/CSU.
Anatomy and Physiology of  Plants and Animals
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Sierra College - Sustainable Agriculture AS Degree, Certificate of Achievement
General Courses of Study


(Opportunities directly out of high school)
Occupations in Pathway

Regional Employment

US Forest Service
Sierra Oaks Veterinary Clinic

Regional Employment

Ridge Feed and Supply
Sierra Oaks Veterinary Clinic