Agriculture/Bioscience Pathway

11th and 12th Graders


Successful completion of this pathway could provide students with the tools to address feeding the growing world population, designing pharmaceuticals, and working in agriculture, medicine, environmental, or veterinary fields with a capstone course taking a molecular view through biotechnology. Embedded in this pathway is the Nebraska Department of Education Pathway Level Program of Study, “Plant systems: Biotech.”

Student Experience & Projects

Students will participate in FFA meetings, community garden programs, composting, farmer’s markets, farm-to-table programs, rain gardens, drip irrigation, the reduce-reuse-recycle program, community service events, industry tours, service learning projects, job shadows, and internships.

Possible Careers

  • Biotechnology Labs
  • Agriculture Field Work
  • Environmental Management
  • Landscaping
  • Horticulture
  • Livestock Production
  • Agribusiness Firms
  • Federal Government

Field Trips

  • Gene Seek
  • Zoetis
  • Prairieland Dairy
  • Licor
  • Teledyne Isco
  • UNL Plant Pathology
  • Great Plain Livestock Consulting
  • Grow With The Flow Aquaponics
  • Deer Springs Vineyard

Guest Speakers

  • Ed Woeppel, Nebr. Co-Op Council
  • UNL Beef Lab
  • UNL Crop Sensor
  • Nebraska Pork Producers
  • Mat Halbrock, Ag
  • Community Crops

Recommended Classes to Take at Your Home High School

Recommended pre-TCA courses to take at your home high school

Highly Recommended: Agribusiness (if offered)
Encouraged: High School Chemistry

Dual Credits Available
Year 1 Classes
Junior (or Senior if pathway is not full)
Year 2 Classes
Returning TCA Senior

First Semester

Second Semester

First Semester

Second Semester

AGRI 1003 (3.0)
Intro to Ag and Natural Resource Systems

BIOS 1010 (4.0)
General Biology

AGRI 1131 (3.0)
Crop & Food Science

AGRI 1152 (1.0)
Crop & Food Science Lab

CHEM 1050 (4.0)
Chemistry and the Citizen

AGRI 1010 (4.0)
Fundamentals of Animal Biology

BIOT 1400 (4.0)
Intro to Biotechnology I w/Lab

AGRI 1211 (4.0)
Fundamentals of Ag Marketing

BIOT 2441 (3.0)
Quality Assurance for Biosciences

Additional high school courses taken at TCA to meet graduation requirements

(Students earn 30 LPS credits per year toward the 245 LPS credits required for graduation).

Year 1 Classes Year 2 Classes

First Semester

Second Semester

First Semester

Second Semester

11th LPS
Government and Politics
(5 LPS credits)

12th LPS
(5 LPS credits)

11th LPS
(5 LPS credits)

12th LPS
(5 LPS credits)

Senior English Seminar
(10 LPS credits)

Course completed over two semesters earning 5 credits each semester

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Related AA/AAS Degrees Offered at SCC

AA/AAS Degrees: Agriculture Business & Management Technology, Energy Generation Operations, Horticulture & Turfgrass Management
Certificates/Diplomas: Precision Agriculture

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