animal science

ANIMAL SCIENCE

Students interact with animals every day and are exposed to a wide variety of companion and exotic animals like hamsters, sugar gliders, turtles, dogs, birds, chinchillas, and more. Study trips and guest speakers compliment the instruction that is happening in the lab. A grooming salon is open to the public, which provides additional hands-on training for students. Students are members of FFA and compete throughout the year in several event categories.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Provide care to a variety of animals in lab.

  • Learn the behavior and condition your animals.

  • Provide enrichment activities for animals to stimulate their senses.

  • Be knowledgable about animal breed identification and a variety of species.

  •  Run the dog grooming salon on campus.

  • Tend to the pollinator garden on campus.

  • Grow your leadership and entrepreneurship skills through FFA activities.

YOUR COURSES

Year One 

  • Companion Animal Selection

  • Nutrition, and Management

    Animal Health

Year Two 

  • Livestock Selection,

    Nutrition, and Management

  • Veterinary Science

  • Animal Science Capstone

ELECTIVE COURSE

  • Introduction to Zoo and Aquarium

Shelby

YOUR PATHWAY TO SUCCESS

Whatever your pathway, whether it's employment, enrollment, or enlistment, the Animal Science program will provide you the opportunities to reach your goals through valued industry certifications, exposure to our college partners, and taking advantage of our Work-Based Learning program. Several of our graduates go on to become veterinary technician, zoologists, or wildlife biologists. Typical areas of study for students in college include: Equine Management, Nature Interpretation, Wildlife Management, Marine Biology, and Animal Assisted Therapy.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • 10-hour OSHA

  • CPR/First Aid

  • Elanco Fundamentals of Animal Science

  • Elanco Veterinary Medicine Applications

COLLEGE PARTNERS

  • Clark State Community College

  • Hocking College

  • Ohio State University- ATI

  • Mt. St. Joseph’s

  • Wilmington

INSTRUCTOR

Rochelle Conrad
rconrad@ohiohipoint.com
937-599-3010 ext. 1416

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