This Marketing program is aimed at learning to successfully grow your own business. We'll examine convincing people to try out, create, or keep using products or services. Part of the problem is that everyone thinks they are a Branding or Marketing expert just because they have an opinion. Unfortunately, having an opinion is not a professional qualification. I might have an opinion on whether or not I need surgery. I can certainly research the procedures online, download medical books on my Kindle®, even ask all my best friends what they think, but I’m not going to perform the operation on myself. I’m going to leave that to a skilled surgeon. Rarely do people apply this same logic to marketing their product, service or business. This course is to provide your with that needed logic.

This program provides a current, dynamic education. Students learn the scientific basis for consuming a diet based primarily on whole foods, and learn how to practically apply sound principles of nutrition. The program offers a variety of courses including food systems, food systems production management, food science, advanced food science, nutritional science, nutritional assessment, medical nutrition therapy, nutritional counseling and education, nutrition in the lifespan, wellness, functional foods and nutraceuticals, nutrition and genetics, and biochemical nutrition.

Agriscience is an introductory science course that prepares students for biology, subsequent 

science and agriculture courses, and postsecondary study. This course helps students understand the 

important role that agricultural science and technology serves in the 21st century. In addition, it serves 

as the first course for all programs of study in the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Cluster. 

Standards in this course are aligned with Tennessee Common Core State Standards for English Language 

Arts & Literacy in Technical Subjects, Tennessee Common Core State Standards in Mathematics, and

Tennessee state standards in Anatomy and Physiology, Biology I, Biology II, Chemistry I, Chemistry II, 

Environmental Science, Physical Science, Physics, and Physical World Concepts, as well as the National 

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Career Cluster Content Standards.

This course is designed to introduce students to pre-veterinary science. Students will learn nutrition requirements for healthy pets, gain an understanding of anatomy & physiology of different species & breeds of animals specifically kept as pets. In addition, students will be introduced to grooming techniques, care, & careers related to small animal science.