Animal Systems Science

Animal Systems





Industry Recognized Credentials:

Elanco Fundamentals of Animal Science Certification

Canine Care and Training Program

Artificial Insemination Certification

ACT National Career Readiness Certificate

Animal Systems Science Instructor

Emily Dehoff

802-334-5469 x 3358

Class Overview

Students will examine the fundamental principles of animal science including; genetics, anatomy and physiology, growth, reproduction, artificial insemination, lactation, nutrition, animal disease, and animal research. Instruction is designed to allow for the application of scientific and technological aspects of animal science through field and laboratory experiences. For at least 40% of the time, students will conduct field and laboratory investigations using safe, environmentally appropriate and ethical practices. These investigations involve actively obtaining and analyzing data with physical equipment and may also involve experimentation in a simulated environment as well as field experiments using large animals. Students must be able to work with large animals. 

This is a one-year program. Students completing one year of Animal Systems Science must continue to Health Sciences 1 to be considered an NCCC Completer.

Program Advisory Committee

Sarah Damsell: Orleans County Natural Resources, Conservation District Manager 

Maria Young: Northwoods Stewardship Center, Executive Director 

Mike Thrasher: Morrison's Custom Feeds NOFA-VT, Board Chair 

Sebastian LaTraverse: Spring Brook Farm, Co-Owner

Jackie Young: NCCC Graduate, Veterinarian Technician 

Elyse Perambo: Green Mountain Farm-to-School, Manager

Fern Fontaine: NCCC Animal Science Instructor, Retired 

Ben Leskey: AmeriCorps Farm-to-School, Coord./CTE Graduate & Former FFA Chapter President 

Effie Brown: Dairy Farmer, Retired/NEK Rocks!, Community Member