• Instruction

    Classroom instruction is the core component of the Killingly Agricultural Education Program.  We utilize a myriad of resources and facilities to bring the curriculum to life by using hands-on, real world situations.  Our facilities include: food science lab, production greenhouse, animal lab, aquaculture lab, and an ag mechanics lab at Killingly High School.  We also are fortunate to have a 25 acre Agricultural Education Land Lab which includes farm and forest land adjacent to the Killingly Intermediate School in Dayville.  The Land Lab includes a barn and storage which houses our farm equipment. 

    Freshman Exploratory Curriculum:
    The Freshman year is an exploratory year of instruction including a unit on the FFA (student leadership organization).  The FFA Unit is followed by a four unit rotation through classes in animal science, horticulture, agricultural mechanics, and aquaculture/natural resources.  The final three weeks of the school year, students are asked to choose the area they would like to major in over the next 3 years.  The Freshman year course is weighted as a General level class. 

    Sophomore/Junior/Senior Year Curriculum:
    Students major in one of the areas explored in their freshman year.  Classes for Sophomores meet every day, and for Juniors and Seniors meet every other day during both semesters and are weighted as College Prep level classes (some as AP level courses, depending on UConn ECE Courses offered).  The curriculum is outlined below for each of the content areas.

    Animal Science Units: Animal Science Class
    • Dairy & Poultry Products
    • Food Science
    • Veterinary Technology
    • Anatomy & Physiology
    • Genetics & Reproduction
    • Animal Nutrition
    • Animal Health
    • Ag Communications
    • Advanced Animal Selection
    • Meat Products
    • Food Production
    Plant Science Units: greenhouse
    • Landscape Maintenance
    • Introduction to Horticulture (for UConn College Credit)
    • Floral Design (for UConn College Credit)
    • Landscape Drawing & Design
    • Greenhouse Management
    • Turf Grass Management
    • Plant Propagation (Vegetable, perennial, etc.)
    • Ag Chemicals
    • Sustainable Agriculture
    • Soil Science
    • Christmas Tree Production
    Agricultural Mechanics Units: Ag Mechanics Class                                                                          
    • Electricity
    • Welding
    • Tractor Safety
    • Hydraulics
    • Electrical Controls
    • Equipment Operations
    • Tractor Operation
    • Advanced Welding
    • Diesel Engines
    • Machinery Repair
    • Structures
    Aquaculture/Natural Resources Units: aqua lab
    • Water Quality
    • Soil & Water Management
    • Forestry
    • Renewable & Non-Renewable Energy
    • Wildlife Identification
    • Wildlife Management
    • Fish Health Management
    • Map, Compass, & GPS
    • Sustainable Resource Use
    • Tilapia Production
    • Outdoor Recreation