Agriculture and Animal Services

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




Animal Science

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.

Mrs. Curley has done everything to help me get to where I want to be.

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

Required Courses

Below are the career-technical classes offered during this two-year program. Students may also choose to add electives to their schedule.

Year One
Companion Animal Selection, Nutrition, and Management
Animal Health

Year Two
Livestock Selection, Nutrition, and Management
Veterinary Science
Animal Science Capston

Industry Certifications

10-hour OSHA
Safe Land
CPR/First Aid

College Partnerships

Clark State Community College
Hocking College
Ohio State University- ATI
Mt. St. Joseph’s
Wilmington

*Partnerships continue to evolve. Talk to the instructor for the most up-to-date partnerships and credit options.

Salary Potential

$30,000 (Veterinary Technician)
$47,500 (Zoologist)
$51,000 (Wildlife Biologist)


CAREER TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION

Ohio Hi-Point FFA

Instructor

Robin Curley

Instructor, Animal Science
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center







Outdoor Careers

The green industry is an ever-changing field and Hi-Point can prepare you for a successful career. The Outdoor Careers students learn about a variety of pathways such as parks and recreation and landscape design. Hands-on experiences take place on campus in the greenhouse and around campus as well as through community service projects and competitions. Students also learn safety and the operation of heavy machinery.

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.

Practical Learning Experiences

Hands-on experiences take place on campus in the greenhouse and around campus as well as through community service projects and competitions.

You'll learn:
  • Parks and recreation
  • Wildlife management
  • Heavy equipment operation and safety
  • Landscape design and installation
  • Turf and landscape operations
  • Business management and entrepreneurship
  • Hydroponics

Required Courses

Below are the career-technical classes offered during this two-year program. Students may also choose to add electives to their schedule.

Year One
Landscape Systems Management
Landscape Hardscapes

Year Two
Turf Science and Management
Landscape Design

Industry Certifications

Ohio Certified Nursery Technician-Landscape
Forklift Certification
10-hour OSHA
CPR/First Aid

College Partnerships

Clark State
Columbus State
Hocking College
OSU ATI

Owens Community College

*Partnerships continue to evolve. Talk to the instructor for the most up-to-date partnerships and credit options.

Salary Potential

$58,000 (Landscape Architect)
$62,600 (Landscape Account Manager)
$70,000 (Landscape Business Owner)

CAREER TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION

Ohio Hi-Point FFA

Instructor

Cole Carpenter

Outdoor Careers Instructor
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center