Animal Scienceis a two-year Career and Technical Education program designed to explore the diverse field of animal science.
The Animal Science program is for students who have a desire to work with large or small animals.
Throughout the program students will recognize the important roles animals play in society from individual ownership to scientific research with far reaching implications.
This technical course teaches specialized and advanced skills in areas such as veterinary assisting,care and handling of animals in a laboratory or veterinary setting, dog grooming, and kennel/pet shop management.
This course provides students with the opportunity to care for and be exposed to a wide variety of animals within the classroom and community setting.
This science-based program will teach skills in areas such as animal handling, anatomy and physiology, grooming, pet first aid, health and disease, clinical practices, veterinary terminology, and safety and sanitation.
Students will operate a grooming parlor that is used as a learning model for the handling and caretaking of animals.
They will use the tools of the trade, including diagnostic and grooming equipment.
Upon successful completion of this program, students may receive college credits pending established procedures.
Areas of Study
Anatomy and Physiology Basic Grooming
Animal Behavior Breed Identification
Animal Handling and Restraints Hospital Procedures
Animal Medicine Laboratory Techniques
Animal Nutrition Pet First Aid
Animal Reproduction Veterinary Terminology
How to Enroll
Orleans/Niagara BOCES partners with local school districts to provide exciting hands-on career and technical training during a normal school day.
To learn more, speak with your high school counselor.