Ohio Hi Point- Career Center

Agriculture and Animal Services

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

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study animals, nature, and resources

Explore natural opportunities.

Animal Science at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center

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

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.

Required Courses

Zoo And Aquarium

Animal Health

Animal Science

Vet Science

Companion Animal


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

2017 Student Pathways

Natural Resource and Wildlife Management
Natural Resources Law Enforcement
Marine Biology
Marine Conservation
Veterinary Technician

After Graduation

  • Veterinary assistant
  • Lab animal caretaker
  • Continue education to earn degrees
  • Kennel Technician
  • Pet Groomer
  • & so much more!

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


Robin Curley

Instructor, Animal Science
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center

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


Ohio Hi-Point FFA

Students in this program take part in FFA.

Outdoor Careers Ohio Hi-Point Career Center

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

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

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

    • 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

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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.

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