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Ohio Hi Point- Career Center

Agriculture and Animal Services

Animal Science

Animal Science Ohio Hi-Point Career Center

Discover your future in Animal SCIENCE!

Students enrolled in the Animal SCIENCE program learn about animal breed identification, grooming and vaccination procedures and understand the behavior conditionals of a variety of animals.

The program is a networking opportunity of a lifetime for students interested in animal careers. As part of their study trips, students have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with the nation’s top biologists and zoologists during field trips to the Cincinnati and Columbus zoos during the year.

Immediate employment opportunities include operation of small animal shelters, pet shops, grooming facilities and animal caretaker in research facilities or as a veterinarian’s assistant. Students from this program often pursue degrees in wildlife, nature interpretations, equine sciences and other biological sciences. Students in this program take part in the Ohio Hi-Point FFA Chapter.

Courses (must complete all required courses for program completion)

Required Courses:

Zoo and Aquarium
Animal Health
Animal Science
Vet Science
Companion animal
Capstone

After Graduation

  • Veterinary assistant
  • Lab animal caretaker
  • Continue education to earn degrees
  • Kennel Technician
  • Groomer

Local College Options

  • Hocking College
    • Wilderness Horsemanship
  • OSU ATI
    • Ag Business
    • Dairy Cattle Production & Management
    • Environment & Natural Resources
    • Horse Production & Management
    • Horse Science
    • Livestock Production & Management
    • Livestock Science
  • Columbus State
    • Veterinary Technology

What Will I Do?

  • Observe behavior and condition of animals
  • Animal breed identification
  • Entrepreneurship development
  • Grooming technologies
  • Provide care to animals
  • Learn about nutrition, reproduction and disease recognition, prevention and control

With Further Training

  • Animal care and service workers
  • Veterinarian
  • Marine biologist
  • Conservation Biologist
  • Certified Vet Technician
  • Research Biologist

Ready To Get Started?

Outdoor Careers

Outdoor Careers at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center

Outdoor Careers Ohio Hi-Point Career Center

ENJOY AN EDUCATION IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS!


The Outdoor Careers program engages students through a variety of pathways including parks and recreation, landscape and design, Equipment operation, and business management.

Students gain hands-on experiences through landscaping, turf management, and natural resources. Students also learn to operate heavy machinery. Working on the Hi-Point grounds, students work on a variety of community service projects throughout the year. The green industry is an ever-changing field and Hi-Point Career Center can prepare you for a successful career. The opportunities are very broad within this field and you could find yourself working in a variety of work environments that truly make a difference. Do you enjoy doing different jobs throughout the year and continuously learning something new? Enrollment in our Outdoor Careers program might be the perfect fit for the career of your dreams!

Partnerships for continued education include Clark State Community College and Rhodes State College. Students in this program take part in the Ohio Hi-Point FFA Chapter, compete in national events, and have the opportunity to travel.

Required Courses

landscape systems
landscape hardscapes
Turf Science management

Electives

landscape design
capstone

What's Next?

What Would I Be Doing?

  • Parks and recreation
  • Wildlife management
  • Heavy equipment operation and safety
  • Landscape design and installation
  • Turf and landscape operations
  • Business management and entrepreneurship
  • Design and build
  • Seasonal work
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Commercial installation
  • Snow Removal
  • Irrigation and Water Conservation
  • Seasonal Decor and Lighting
  • WHAT CAN I DO WITH FURTHER TRAINING
    • Landscape architect
    • Agricultural engineers
    • Forest and conservation worker
    • Grounds maintenance worker
    • Highway technician
    • Transportation Manager
    • Transportation Engineer
    • Survey Technician
    • Bridge Inspector
    • Safety Officer

Local College Opportunities:

  • Hocking College
    • Landscape Management
    • Timber Harvesting
    • Tree Care and Heavy Equipment Management
  • OSU ATI
    • AgriBusiness
    • Agronomy
    • Environmental and Natural Resources
    • Greenhouse and Nursery Management
    • Horticultural Science
    • Landscape Horticultural
    • Power Equipment
    • Professional Golf Management
    • Sports and Commercial Turf Equipment
    • Turf Grass Management

  • Clark State - Horticulture Industries
    • Ag Business
    • Golf Course Operations
    • Nursery Operations
    • Parks & Recreations Operations
    • Turf & Landscape Operations
  • Columbus State
    • Landscape Design & Management
  • Owens Community College
    • Landscape & Turf Grass Management

Certifications

You will graduate this program with the following certifications:

  • Ohio nursery landscape technician
  • 10-hour OSHA
  • Ohio Applicator License

Let's Get Started

Agribusiness & Production Systems*

Satellite Program*

Agribusiness and Production Systems programs are available at:

  • Graham High School
  • Kenton High School
  • Marysville High School
  • Upper Scioto Valley High School

Consists of a series of classes that can be taken during grades 9 through 12.

  • Agriculture, food and natural resources
  • Animal science and technology
  • Plant and horticulture science
  • Veterinary science
  • Animal and plant biotechnology
  • Agriculture and industrial power
  • Energy systems management
  • Communications and leadership
  • Business management


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