THE ANIMAL SCIENCE PROGRAM prepares students for success in a wide range of careers in the animal industry. The program focuses on the science, care, and production of numerous species of animals. Agricultural education instruction is conveyed through three major components:
Required & Recommended Courses
PROGRAM REQUIRED COURSES:
PROGRAM RECOMMENDED COURSES:
Animal Systems IV*
*College credit available
Credentials & Certification
Work-Based Learning Requirement
In our increasingly complex global society, CTE students are expected to be prepared to enter the workforce of the future by participating in a continuum of purposeful Work-Based Learning (WBL) activities that align with their CTE Programs. WBL experiences can include an industry project, a school-based enterprise, a service-learning project, or an internship.
WBL connects the CTE Program with the real world of work by providing students with the opportunity to interact with professionals in business and industry while applying what they are learning in the classroom. Through their involvement in WBL activities, students will also develop and demonstrate essential employability skills, such as responsibility, collaboration and communication, that are applicable in all work environments.
National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)
The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) recognizes outstanding student achievement in Career and Technical Education (CTE) and encourages educational excellence, skill development, and workforce readiness.
Animal Science Eligibility Criteria:
Overall unweighted GPA of 3.0 or greater
Program unweighted GPA of 3.5 or greater
Enrolled in a CTE Program
Successfully completes three CTE courses (2.5 - 3 credits) in the Animal Science Program and is currently enrolled in the fourth level course.
A score of Proficient on the appropriate Precision Exam
Complete eighty cumulative hours of Work-Based Learning (WBL)
Maintains an advisor-approved SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience)
Special recognition at Graduation
Other unique member privileges