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Animal Science, Beginning

EHS courtyard
Year long course 1.0 credit
dual credit may be available
Occupational Education credit
Grades 9-12


General Description

Prerequisite: Basic science required

The goal of this class will be to provide an overview of the animal science and livestock production industry. We will focus on livestock animals including: dairy and beef cattle, swine, sheep and goats, poultry, horses, aquaculture, companion animals and exotics.  Student leadership development will be an integral portion of the curriculum provided through the FFA chapter. All students enrolled in this program are encouraged to be an active FFA member through activities and events held by our chapter.


Students will learn about:

  • small and large farm operations,
  • nutrition of animals, reproduction,
  • animal health and diseases,
  • cell structures and functions,
  • anatomy and physiology,
  • behavior, welfare and rights,
  • as well as business and marketing operations.

Theory of Action

Career and Technical education courses introduce students to a variety of high demand and high skill career pathways and connect the student's future career goals to innovative learning environments.  With an emphasis on real world, real life skills, Career and Technical Education takes students where they need to go to be prepared for their future. Through integrating and applying 21st century skills, technical knowledge, and core academic learnings,  our goal is that every student will graduate from EHS prepared for the job market and postsecondary education. Whether students plan to go to work straight out of high school or eventually earn a PhD, whether they have a set clear career goal or just want to learn something practical and new, all students benefit from participating in CTE courses and programs of study.