PROGRAM DESCRIPTION - ANIMAL SCIENCE

The program provides students the opportunity to learn how to care for animals, both at their homes and in veterinary medicine. Students learn the importance of various veterinary procedures and how it influences the care and health of animals. It is a foundational course in veterinary terminology that will prepare students for entry-level positions at a veterinary facility, or other animal-related career.

Course available: Grades 11 - 12

Course length: 2 years

Credits: Up to 4 CTE credits a year

Available high school credits: 1.0 English, 1.0 Science

PROGRAM CONTENT

UNITS of STUDY:

  • Anatomy and Psychology
  • Animal Behavior
  • Exam Skills
  • Grooming
  • Wound Treatment
  • Medical Terminology

COLLEGE CREDITS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Upon successful completion of this program, students may receive college credits pending established procedures.  Students may also receive an industry certification pending successful completion of an industry certification exam.  All students completing this program and passing the appropriate industry certification exam will receive an endorsed high school diploma.  Please see below for college credits and industry certifications available.

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS:

  • NOCTI - Small Animal Science

 ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS:

  •  SUNY Cobleskill

CAREER PATH AND OPPORTUNITIES

Students who complete the program may seek employment or continue their studies in:

  • Veterinary Assistant
  • *Veterinary Technician
  • *Veterinarian
  • Animal Groomer
  • *Animal Trainer
  • Nutritionist
  • Certified Pet Sitter

INSIDE THE CLASSROOM