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Ohio Hi Point- Career Center

Agriculture and Animal Services

Satellite Program Opportunities are denoted with an *
They can be found per district here

Animal Science

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)


Zoo and Aquarium
Animal Health
Animal Science
Vet Science
Companion Animal


  • 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

What can I do after I graduate
  • Veterinary assistant
  • Lab animal caretaker
  • Continue education to earn degrees
  • Kennel Technician
  • Groomer

What can I do with further training
  • Animal care and service workers
  • Veterinarian
  • Marine biologist
  • Conservation Biologist
  • Certified Vet Technician
  • Research Biologist

Outdoor Careers

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 can prepare you for a success career.

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.

Courses (must complete 4 courses for program completion)


Landscape Systems
Landscape Hardscapes
Turf Science & Management


Landscape Design

  • Ohio Nursery Landscape Technician
  • 10-hr OSHA
  • Ohio Applicator License

What would I do in this pathway?
  • Parks and recreation
  • Wildlife management
  • Heavy equipment operation and safety
  • Landscape design and installation
  • Turf and landscape operations
  • Business management and entrepreneurship

What can I do after I graduate
  • Forest and conservation worker
  • Grounds maintenance worker

What can I do with further training
  • Landscape architect
  • Agricultural engineers

Agribusiness & Production Systems*

  • 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
  • Satellite programs 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.

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