Animal Science I

 

Animal Science

Grades: 10, 11, 12    Credit: 1.0 Applied Science or CTE     Prerequisite: None


Students will gain a general knowledge of livestock, domestic animals and will view the animal industry as a whole. Topics of instruction will include: animal physiology, nutrition, disease prevention and control, reproduction and genetics, animal industries and current animal science related issues. The class is designed to prepare students for careers that focus on the animal industry or production area of agriculture. Students will gain practical, hands-on experience. Students will also study and gain leadership experience through the FFA. All students enrolled in this course will have the opportunity to be a part of the National FFA Organization and should be prepared to pay for their local, state, and national FFA dues. This course fulfills the third science credit required for graduation or a CTE credit.