VirtualApprentice2070
Orientation
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Virtual Apprentice 2040 has requirements. You must have access to livestock and to appropriate animal housing and fencing structures.

You may find it very helpful to complete the AGR1040: Introduction to Animal Basics CTS course and AGR2020: Animal Husbandry & Welfare CTS course before you start this course. You may have done so through Virtual Apprentice 1040 and Virtual Apprentice 2020 on the ctsanimals.ca website.
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This Virtual Apprentice 2040 website will help you complete the course requirements for the AGR2040: Livestock1 CTS course. In this course, you will explore the overarching question, What approved best practices ensure the welfare of livestock?
Course Goals
In this Virtual Apprentice 2040 course for AGR2040: Livestock1, you will:
  • Consider the welfare of livestock and requirements for humane and safe production practices
  • Focus on basic anatomy and physiology, breeds of livestock, physical care requirements, environmental influences and housing and fencing options.
AGR2040: Livestock1 is worth one credit and generally takes between 17 and 25 hours to complete, although that time may vary, depending on your learning needs and preferences.
What To Do
  1. Start with the Introductory Learning Tasks. There, you will explore your interests and potential career choices and select either beef cattle or sheep to work with.

    Introduction Save this Livestock1 2040 Learning checklist in your portfolio. The Learning checklist is set up so you can keep track of, and check off, each apprenticeship task as you complete it. Review the checklist and select the inquiry topic you want to start with

  2. Next, the Apprenticeship Learning Tasks will guide you through learning tasks that ask you to apply and demonstrate your understandings and skills.

  3. The Final Project will ask you to bring what you’ve learned together.
Assessment
You will be assessed on the completion of your apprenticeship learning tasks and your choice of one final project.

You will:
  • Complete six Apply learning tasks and four Demonstrate learning tasks. Apply learning tasks ask you to work with information. Demonstrate learning tasks focus on livestock care and handling skills. Completion of these learning tasks will help you with your final project.

  • Select and complete ONE of three final projects. Find a Project planning guide in
    Final Project.

  • Write a 200-word personal statement that should become part of your career portfolio. Your responses to reflection questions found in each inquiry topic will help you construct this statement.
How to Use the Course Icons
These icons signal different types of learning resources that you will find and use.

Introduction These Introductory learning resources introduce the course and include learning tasks. Some tasks can be directly inputted into the resource, saved and printed.
need to do These Need to Apply resources provide apprenticeship learning tasks and questions. Some tasks can be directly inputted into the resource, saved and printed.
need to do These Need to Demonstrate resources provide checklists that will help you demonstrate your skills.
need to know These Need to Know resources provide information you need to know about each animal to complete the apprenticeship learning tasks.
need to do This is an Image Bank visual that will help you complete a task.
need to do This signals a Video Link that will help you complete the learning tasks.
graphic organizer These are Graphic Organizers that you can use to complete tasks.
weblinks These indicate Weblinks that provide additional information.
projects This is the Project Planning Guide. It outlines three final project options and includes planning templates.
reflect This is a Reflect question to which you should respond after you finish each inquiry topic.