Animal Systems Science & Conservation 





Industry Recognized Credentials

ACT National Career Readiness Certificate

Elanco Fundamentals of Animal Science Certification

Canine Care and Training Program

Artificial Insemination Certification


Emily Dehoff

802-334-5469 x 3358

Class Overview

This program provides students with the scientific and technical knowledge and skills needed for college, and career readiness in the broad field of Animal Sciences. Students explore scientific thinking and methods, cellular and microbiology, anatomy and physiology, nutrition, reproducion, breeding and genetics, herdsmanship, and clinical diagnostic testing. 

Besides working safely and ethically with companion animals, students will be working with 1,500 lb. Holstein cows at the working biological field station in Westfield, Vermont. 

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