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Agriculture and Animal Services

Animal Science

Animal Science at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center

Animal Science at 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

After Graduation

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

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

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


Robin Curley

Instructor, Animal Science
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center

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Outdoor Careers

Outdoor Careers Ohio Hi-Point Career Center

Outdoor Careers at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center


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

Required Courses

landscape systems
landscape hardscapes
Turf Science management


landscape design

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


You will graduate this program with the following certifications:

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


Cole Carpenter

Outdoor Careers Instructor
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center

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