CTE: Enhancement Courses

The mission of career and technical education is to train a qualified workforce for today's competitive job market. At Forrest County Agricultural High School, we offer six two-year career technical education programs and six enhancement courses to help our students become qualified to meet the job market demands.

Enhancement Courses

Family and Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) education in Mississippi consists of the CORE program and specific career and technical programs. The CORE program prepares students for living in the real world and helps them develop leadership, problem-solving, decision-making, critical thinking, communication, computer, and mathematical skills. The specific career and technical programs focus on career exploration and gaining the skills in a specific profession for entry-level employment or continuation of education. FCS education enhances the leadership potential and essential life skills of its students and encourages life-long learning.

This curriculum consists of four half-credit courses:

1. Family Dynamics

2. Nutrition and Wellness

3. Child Development

4. Resource Management

Introduction to Agriscience

The Introduction to Agriscience course introduces students to the broad field of agriculture, biotechnology, and natural resources, including the production of plants and animals and the management of natural resources. The program includes instruction in the applied sciences related to plant and animal production and natural resource conservation and management, as well as introduces agribusiness management practices and maintenance of facilities and equipment. Students in the course will participate in active learning exercises, including integral activities of the FFA organization and supervised experiences. Students who successfully complete the competencies in this course will possess fundamental knowledge and skills that can be used to secure entry-level employment or as a foundation for continuing their education.

STEM Applications

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Applications is an innovative instructional program that prepares students to engage in future academic and vocational courses of study in high school, community college, and institutions of higher learning. Students in STEM Applications complete study in technology literacy, the design process, emerging technologies, computer‐aided design, sustainable design and technology, power and energy, robotics simulation, financial and economic literacy, and workplace skills for the 21st century.