Course Syllabus



Advanced Animal Science| CC1243, 1 credit, Grade 11 or 12

Campus: AISD Agricultural Science Center | 2212 Michigan Avenue, Dalworthington Gardens, TX 76013

Classroom: Ag3

Teacher: Ms. Morse | | (682) 867-9529








“A” Day







No classes at CTC or ASC

Livestock Production

Advanced Animal Science

Livestock Production


“B” Day







No classes at CTC or ASC

Advanced Animal Science

Livestock Production

Livestock Production



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Students will examine the interrelatedness of human, scientific, and technological dimensions of livestock production through both field and laboratory investigations using scientific methods and equipment. They will study principles of breeding, reproduction, genetics and heredity; anatomy and physiology of different livestock species; nutritional requirements of ruminant and non-ruminant animals; and animal diseases and parasites. This course satisfies a high school science graduation requirement.  This course will count towards eligibility to be involved with Arlington FFA.

Prerequisite: Biology and Chemistry or IPC; Algebra and Geometry; Small Animal Management, Equine Science, (Animal Science), or Livestock Production; Veterinary Medical Applications is recommended.



  1. A positive attitude
  2. Pen or pencil
  3. Notebook Paper
  4. 1 ½ -2 inch 3 ring binder
  5. 3 sets of 5 notebook dividers



Classroom work: 1X

Quizzes and lab work: 2X

Tests: 3X


Late Work:

Students will have until the next class day to turn in any late assignments. (Example: an assignment

that is due 2nd period is not turned in; the student will have until the next A Day to turn it with a 30% penalty). If an assignment is not turned in after this 2-day window, the assignment will not be

accepted and will be counted as a 0.


Make-up Work:

Students will have one class day for each day missed plus one additional class day for excused absences only. Example:  If a student is absent on Monday, he/she will have until Wednesday to get their missing work and then must have it turned in by Friday. If class is missed because of a medical/family emergency or extracurricular activity, students must take the initiative to get information about assignments missed. Missed work from unexcused absences may not be made up.

Retake policy:

The AISD Ag Science department will not allow retakes on any assignments or examinations. Students are expected to appropriately prepare for assessments and complete assignments per class requirements the first time.


Academic Integrity:

Cheating will NOT be tolerated! Students participating in academic dishonesty will immediately

receive a zero for the assignment.



  1. Students are expected to maintain a professional attitude and conduct while in class and on campus
  2. Be Ready (have materials ready to work before the tardy bell rings)
  3. Be Respectful (treat others and their belongings better than you want to be treated)
  4. Be Responsible (take ownership of your actions)
  5. Follow directions the first time & work during all work times
  6. No sunflower seeds, tobacco products or anything that resembles these
  7. Do not leave the classroom without permission
  8. Use professional, respectful language and tone when conversing with others
  9. Cell phones and head phones may be used only with teacher permission and at a low volume
  10. Follow other posted classroom and safety guidelines as well as the AISD student code of conduct
  11. Students will be expected to follow AISD dress code policy and have IDs visible at all times



This class is designed for two distinct purposes: to teach students basic agricultural principles and

practices, as well as prepare them for the “real world.” In this perspective, it is paramount that

students understand the importance of professionalism in the classroom and work place. Students enrolled in this course will be instructed in professionalism and manners throughout the year. Students are expected to follow AISD dress code policy and have IDs visible at ALL TIMES when on any AISD campus. There will also be times (i.e. during labs and when working with animals) when students will be required to wear long pants and close-toed shoes.



  1. Written/verbal warning
  2. Email/phone call to parents
  3. Referral to office at student’s home campus
  4. Major infraction (for example fighting or destruction of property) will result in an immediate referral and removal from the Agricultural Science Center.

* All other matters will be handled according to the student handbook.

Course Summary:

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