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Agricultural Technology (Ag-Tech) and Life Sciences Academy

Under the guidance of professional staff, students will: 

  • Apply and extend classroom learning to unknown situations and problems through inquiry based projects;
  • Develop critical thinking, applied mathematical, and scientific skills by solving real-world problems;
  • Recognize, understand, and explain interrelationships between animal systems, plant systems, natural resources, and human impacts; and
  • Complete and present a culminating end of program project.

 


             


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Construction
Transportation
Human Services
Agriculture, Life and Health Services
Advanced Manufacturing
Arts & Creative Design
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Units of Study

  • History and Use of Animals
  • Animal Handling and Safety
  • Animal Physiology
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Reproduction
  • Genetics
  • Animal Health
  • Animal Marketing and Selection
  • Use of Plants and Plant Industries
  • Soils
  • Plant Media and Hydroponics
  • Plant Anatomy and Physiology
  • Taxonomy
  • Environmental Growing Requirements
  • Plant Genetics
  • Plant Reproduction
  • Diseases and Pests
  • Production and Marketing
  • History of Biotechnology
  • Lab Procedures
  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology (DNA)
  • Protein Technologies
  • Genetically Modified Organisms
  • Plant Applications
  • Animal Applications
  • Environmental Applications
  • Research Methods
  • Ag Research and Development
  • Project Research and Management
  • Identifying Problems and Solutions
  • Research Methodology
  • Data Reporting
  • Communication
  • Agribusiness Foundations
  • Starting a Business
  • Managing Finances
  • Risk Management
  • Business Planning and Implementation

 

Certifications

Ag Tech and Life Science Academy students earn the following certification in high school:

  • OSHA CareerSafe
  • CASE

College Articulation

  • Delaware Valley University 
  • Rutgers University

Career Opportunities

  • Animal or Plant Geneticist
  • Biologist
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Environmental / Civil / Physical Engineer
  • Farmer
  • Food Scientist
  • Game Warden
  • Hydroponic Technician
  • Hydrologist
  • Landscape Architect
  • Microbiologist
  • Municipal Forester
  • Naturalist
  • Soil Scientist
  • Veterinarian Assistant
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Zookeeper Assistant

Program Costs

  • Uniform: $18

Instructor:  George Dietrich
Email:  gdietrich@ubtech.org
Phone: 215-795-2911 x233