Currently, Gallatin High School offers several Agricultural Education courses. Below is a complete list of the classes offered at GHS. Due to scheduling, some classes are taught in a rotation so not all of these classes are available each year. Some classes also offer college credit opportunities, or meet additional high school graduation requirements.
Veterinary & Animal Science Program of Study
- Small Animal Science
- Large Animal Science
- Veterinary Science
- Agricultural Business
Agricultural Engineering and Applied Technologies
- Agricultural Mechanics
- Agricultural Engineering
- Greenhouse Management
Agriscience is an introductory lab science course that prepares students for biology & subsequent agriculture courses. This course helps students understand the important role that agricultural science & technology serves in the 21st century. In addition, it serves as the first course for all programs of study in the Agriculture department. You can read the full State Standards here.
Open to Freshmen and Sophomores
Small Animal Science
Small Animal Science focuses on companion animals such as dogs & cats. Small Animal Science also contains objectives to prepare students for careers in managing & caring for specialty & companion animals. This course covers anatomy & physiological systems of different groups of small animals, as well as careers, leadership, & history of the industry. You can read the full State Standards here.
Large Animal Science
Large Animal Science is designed to develop basic understanding of handling, health, maintenance, reproduction, selection & management of different livestock species such as cattle, horses, goats, & chickens. This course covers anatomy & physiological systems of different groups of livestock, as well as careers, leadership, & history of the industry. You can read the full State Standards here.
Veterinary Science (STEM Course)
Veterinary Science is an advanced course in animal science for students interested in learning more about becoming a veterinarian, vet tech, vet assistant, or pursuing a variety of scientific, health, or agriculture professions. This course covers principles of health & disease, basic animal care & nursing, clinical & laboratory procedures, & additional industry-related career & leadership knowledge & skills. You can read the full State Standards here.
Open to Senoirs and Juniors
Prerequisite: Principles of Agriculture or Agriscience, Small Animal Science, AND Large Animal Science
Greenhouse Management is designed to prepare students to manage greenhouse operations. This course covers principles of greenhouse structures, plant health & growth, growing media, greenhouse crop selection & propagation, & management techniques. It provides students with the technical knowledge & skills needed to prepare for further education & careers in horticulture production. You can read the full State Standards here.
Agribusiness is an applied knowledge course that addresses the economic & business principles necessary to operate a successful agribusiness. The course covers a wide range of topics in business, finance, economics, & management. Students apply the principles drawn from these topics toward activities that support business aspirations in the agriculture industry. You can read the full State Standards here.
*Personal Finance Credit*
Leadership Development is a course for students interested in learning more about the attributes & skills of successful leaders in the Agriculture industry. This course covers behavior, management, communication, & leadership topics. Students in this course participate in activities that will assist them in the development of interpersonal skills related to verbal & nonverbal communication & influence. You can read the full State Standards here.
Agricultural Mechanics is a course introducing students to basic skills & knowledge in construction & land management for both rural & urban environments. This course covers topics including welding, basic engine & motor mechanics, land surveying, plumbing, agricultural structures, & basic metalworking techniques. You can read the full State Standards here.