Animal Systems Science
GRADES 11-12 | 120 MINUTES DAILY
Industry Recognized Credentials:
Elanco Fundamentals of Animal Science Certification
Canine Care and Training Program
Artificial Insemination Certification
ACT National Career Readiness Certificate
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
Mike Thrasher, Morrison's Custom Feeds
NOFA-VT Board Chair
Sebastian LaTraverse, Spring Brook Farm
Jackie Young, Veterinarian Technician
Elyse Perambo, Green Mountain Farm-to-School
Fern Fontaine, Retired NCCC Animal Science Instructor
Former FFA Advisor, Honoring Stewardship
Ben Leskey, AmeriCorps Farm-to-School Coordinator
CTE Graduate & Former FFA Chapter President
Effie Brown, Retired Dairy Farmer, NEK Rocks!