Animal Science

Program Description

This Tech Prep program prepares students for career success, college studies, and industry credentials of animal science. Students will study small and large animal anatomy, physiology, nutrition, and care and management. Students will earn OSHA Career Safety certification and participate in FFA activities and competitions.

Program Content

    Personal Management and Employability Skills
    Technical Communications
    Career Research and Development
    Animal Safety
    Entrepreneurship & Management
    Ethics and Responsibility
    Leadership and Teamwork
    Principles of Animal Science
    Animal Anatomy, Physiology, and Nutrition
    Animal Health and Diseases
    Food Animal Technology
    Companion Animal Technology
    Scientific and Lab Animals
    Veterinary Technology
    Clinical & Hospital Procedures
    Vet Office Management
    Laboratory Techniques
    Animal Reproduction and Husbandry

Special Features

Students may participate in FFA, a national organization that provides opportunities to develop premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Students will be able to participate in various leadership, team-building, and skills contests.

11th and 12th grade students will complete and present Capstone projects.

Work-based learning

Tech Prep Program


2.5 cr. Animal Science
0.5 cr. Communication & Composition
1 cr. Zoology I


2.5 cr. Animal Science
1 cr. Problem Solving in Mathematics
0.5 cr. Communication & Composition
Credit Visual, Performing, and Applied Arts requirement

CTE Program Completers can exchange:
Credit World Language

College Credit

Program completers may qualify for articulated college credit from the following colleges and universities.

Animal & Veterinary Science

Institution Program Articulated Course(s)
Davenport University Environmental Technologies Pathway BUSN210 (Professional Ethics)

COMM120 (Presentation Techniques)

GNNS (General Natural Science Credit)

SOSC201 (Diversity in Society)

GNBS (General Business Credit)


Student Certifications

Personal Management & Employability Skills, CareerSafe Safety Education Training

Program Requirements

“C” or better grades in science and math courses
Interest in learning about and working with animals
Interest and willingness to participate in FFA leadership activities and skills competitions
Willingness to work with and handle animals
Text reading level: 11th grade

Career Possibilities

Agricultural Educator, Animal Caretaker, Animal Chiropractor, Animal Nutritionist, Animal Scientist, Agriculturalist, Breeding Physiologist, Dairy Producer, Equine Manager, Feed Sales Rep/Feed Sales Specialist, Feedlot Specialist, Livestock Buyer, Livestock Inspector, Livestock Producer, Pet Shop Clerk/Manager/Owner, Poultry Manager, USDA Food Inspector, Veterinarians, Veterinary Assistant, Veterinary Technician, Wildlife Biologist, Wildlife Research