Agriculture and Animal Services

Explore the incredible natural world around you while developing a further understanding of Agriculture and Animal Services.

Animal Science at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center

For the love of animals

Students enrolled in the animal science program learn about animal breed identification, grooming, vaccination procedures, pet store management, training, animal research, and gain an understanding of a variety of animal behaviors.

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.

My instructor has been amazing and helped me get on the right path

Ohio Hi-Point Career Center FFA Animal Science
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center Animal Science Turtle
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center Animal Science Students

Practical Learning Experiences

The program is a networking opportunity of a lifetime for students interested in animal careers.

Students have the opportunity to learn and interact one-on-one with the nation’s top biologists and zoologists during study trips to the Cincinnati and Columbus zoos.

You'll also learn:

  • Behavior and condition of animals
  • Animal breed identification
  • Entrepreneurship development
  • Grooming technologies
  • Provide care to animals
  • Nutrition, reproduction and disease recognition, prevention, and control

Local College Options

Hocking College
  • Wilderness Horsemanship

  • Ag Business
  • Dairy Cattle Production & Management
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Horse Production & Management
  • Horse Science
  • Livestock Production & Management
  • Livestock Science

  • Columbus State
  • Veterinary Technology
  • Instructor

    Robin Curley

    Instructor, Animal Science
    Ohio Hi-Point Career Center

    Required Courses

    Zoo And Aquarium
    Animal Health
    Animal Science
    Vet Science
    Companion Animal

    Career Pathways

    Animal Care
    Biology (Conservation, Research)
    Natural Resource and Wildlife Management
    Marine Conservation
    Veterinary Technician (Large and Small Animals)


    Ohio Hi-Point FFA

    Outdoor Careers Ohio Hi-Point Career Center

    Great Outdoors, Great Education

    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!

    Ohio Hi-point has given me the opportunity to start my career while i was still in high school

    Ohio Hi-Point Career Center Outdoor Careers
    Ohio Hi-Point Career Center Outdoor Careers program
    Ohio Hi-Point Career Center Outdoor Careers machinery operation

    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. Click here to listen to Cole Carpenter speak about traveling to Provo, Utah!


    Cole Carpenter

    Outdoor Careers Instructor
    Ohio Hi-Point Career Center

    Required Courses

    Landscape Systems
    Landscape & Hardscapes
    Turf Science Management


    Landscape Design




    Hands-On Learning




    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
    • Gain an understanding of sales, estimation, installation, operation, assembly, and identification of important outdoor projects
    • Have the opportunity to travel!


    • 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
    • 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


    You will graduate this program with the following certifications:

    • Ohio nursery landscape technician
    • 10-hour OSHA
    • Ohio Applicator License
    Ohio Hi-Point Career Center Outdoor Careers students

    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
    Ohio Hi-Point Career Center Outdoor Career working

    Retaining Wall Installation

    Ohio Hi-Point Career Center Outdoor Careers

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
















    Outdoor Careers Greenhouse

    Ohio Hi-Point Career Center Outdoor Careers Greenhouse


    Ohio Hi-Point FFA

    Students in this program take part in FFA.

    Rise to your full potential - apply to the Agriculture & Animal Services programs at Hi-Point.

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