Animal Systems Science & Conservation
GRADES 11-12 | 120 MINUTES DAILY
Industry Recognized Credentials
ACT National Career Readiness Certificate
Elanco Fundamentals of Animal Science Certification
Canine Care and Training Program
Artificial Insemination Certification
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