Grossmont Union High School District

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Agriculture is California’s most important economic industry and careers in Agriculture and Natural Resources are many and varied. Careers range from turf management at municipal golf courses, operating avocado ranches, working as fish and game wardens to researchers in Biological Sciences. Employees in this industry might work in a lab, on a farm, ranch, dairy, orchard, greenhouse, plant nursery, or in a veterinarian office.

Is this Industry a Good Match for You?

Is this Industry a Good Match for You?

Are you...

  • Interested in the environment?
  • Good at math and science?
  • Good with animals?
  • Interested in the relationship between humans and the environment and natural resources?
  • Interested in nursery, landscaping and/or floral related products?

Do you...

  • Enjoy working outdoors?
  • Want to protect the environment?
  • Like working with people?
  • Have a green thumb?
  • Prefer practical, hands-on problems and solutions?
 
AG Pathways Offered in GUHSD

AG Pathways Offered in GUHSD

Agriscience

In the Agriscience pathway you will study agriculture, agricultural business, agricultural technologies, natural resources, and animal, plant, and soil sciences. Courses satisfy the graduation science requirements and are approved for UC "D" credit for Laboratory Science.
 
Sample occupations associated with this pathway:
  • Research Assistant/Associate
  • Water Quality Specialist
  • Plant Scientist
  • Entomologist

Agricultural Mechanics

The Agricultural Mechanics pathway prepares students for careers related to the construction, operation, and maintenance of equipment used by the agriculture industry.
 
Sample occupations associated with this pathway:
  • Agriculture Equipment Operator
  • Farm Equipment Mechanic and Service Technician
  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Welder
  • Equipment Fabricator 

Agricultural Business

In the Agricultural Business pathway, you learn about agricultural business operation and management. Topics include accounting, finance, economics, business organization, marketing, and sales. Courses satisfy the graduation requirement for Government/Economics and are approved for UC "A" credit for History/Social Studies.
 
Sample occupations associated with this pathway:
  • Agriculture Inspector
  • Farm and Ranch Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Business Controller
  • Agricultural Credit Manager

Ornamental Horticulture (Floral Design)

The Floral Design pathway prepares students for careers in the nursery, and floral industries. Topics include plant identification, plant physiology, soil science, plant reproduction, nursery production, and floriculture. Courses satisfy the graduation requirement for Visual and Performing Arts and are approved for UC "F" credit for Visual and Performing Arts.
 
Sample occupations associated with this pathway:
  • Florist/Floral Designer
  • Hydroponics Grower
  • Botanical Specialist
  • Nursery/Greenhouse Manager
 
All pathways available at El Capitan High School
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