Human Resource Management
Introduction and the strategic link; An overview of labour legislation; The labour relations act; The employment relationship; Procurement of human resources; Remuneration; Collective bargaining / Negotiation; Employment equity; Training and development
Feasibility Study A
Students are given a hypothetical topic on which they must do a survey of literature and / or a process of information gathering. The document to be handed in should be approximately 5-6 pages in length. The students each give a short presentation on their topic.
Agricultural Engineering (Civil A)
Sourcing and provision of water; Conservation of agricultural resources act (43 of 1983); National water act (36 of 1998); Farm construction; Irrigation.
Planning, drawing and labeling of farm office plan; Calculating quantities of materials and itemized costing
Land Use Planning IIA
Climate and mapping; Assessment of natural resources; Map reading; coding of crop and veld ecotopes; assessment of climate; Slope mapping; Demarcation of management units; Run-off control planning; Veld condition assessment; Farm planning procedures; Estimation of crop yields; Herd / flock composition.
Farm Business Management II (Financial Management)
Farm management; Farm management information; Analysis of management information; Farm budgets; Subsidiary budgets; Capital budgets; Sources and use of credit
Crop Production IIA (Nursery Management)
Growing media used in nurseries; Protective structures (green houses) - materials, heating and cooling systems; Plant propagation - seed and vegetative techniques; Basic flower production; Management - planning, production and marketing
Nursery Management Project
The students learn and get practical experience in the different propagation methods. These include : seed propagation, propagation by cuttings, grafting and sudding, layering.
Crop Production IIB (Agronomy - General Crops)
The principles of crop production; Maize production; Dry beans production; Soyabean production; Sunflower production; Potato production; Cotton production.
Students carry a project related to the general crops that they study in the theory subject (Crop Production IIB (Agronomy - General Crops). Students, on their own, prepare the land, plant crops and manage crops until harvesting.
Computer Applications II
Quattro Pro (Entering formulas; Sorting data; Editing worksheets; Display and printing of formulas in spreadsheet; Creating charts; Printing of spreadsheet and charts; Importing spreadsheets and graphics to Word Perfect and Presentations; Presentations (Creating a slide show; Drawing); Advances in Computer Technology (E-mail; Internet)
Animal Production IIA (Beef)
Introduction to the beef industry; Breeding and selection systems; Management; Nutrition; Production systems; Marketing.
Feeding, weighing, training and steer management.
Animal Production IIB (Pig Production)
Introduction; Pig breeds; Stress in pigs; Housing; Breeding and genetics; The sow - Improving her efficiency; Nutrition; Management; Carcass and meat quality; Death in transit; New pork classification system; Record Systems; Pregnant sow management; rearing of piglets; lactating sow management; dry sow management; record-keeping.
Dry-sow management; pregnant sow management; farrowing house management; piglet management; heat detection; nutrition; assisted mating - report submitted
Introduction to basic ecological principles; Ecology of main grazing lands of South Africa; Classification of natural resources in KZN; The effect of defoliation an plant communities; The animal as a management factor; The domestic grazing animal; Soil erosion; Veld resting; Veld burning; Economic aspects of veld management; Alien plant control.
Students do species identification, by collecting species and mounting them. A write-up has to be handed in on the agricultural significance of different species. Evaluation and assessment is done of veld.
Food Product Development II
Meat; Fish; Gelatin; Milk; Dairy products; Eggs; Food preservation; Food additives; Vegetable Proteins.
Food Product Development Project II
Using different cooking methods for different meat (red and white) and eggs; Food preservation.
Human Ecology IIA
Family and household resource management (decision-making; Intra-household decision-making patterns; Participation in solving practical problems, etc.); Management and the ecosystem; Management of rural household as an enterprise; resources, appropriate technology; Strategies for support - community extension.
Clothing Production IIA
Marketing (Strategic planning and the marketing management process; Marketing environment; Marketing research; Designing Product; New product development and product life cycle strategies; Pricing products; Placing products; Placing products; International marketing; Marketing services.