In the Animal Science course, students study large, small, and specialty animals. Students explore the necessary elements--such as diet, genetics, habitat, and behavior--to create humane, ecologically and economically sustainable animal production systems.From CALPADS: Introduction to Animal Science
This course imparts information about the care and management of domestic and farm animals. These courses may cover animal nutrition, health, behavior, selection, reproduction, anatomy and physiology, facilities, product processing, and marketing. Students will be introduced to various species of large and small livestock or they may learn how to care for and maintain livestock as a more inclusive study.
|Occupation Name||Occupation Code|
|Veterinary Technologists and Technicians||29-2056.00|
|Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers||51-3022.00|
|Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products||13-1021.00|
|Fish and Game Wardens||33-3031.00|
|Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers||11-9013.00|
|Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists||19-1023.00|
|Butchers and Meat Cutters||51-3021.00|
|Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers||53-3032.00|
|Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers||31-9096.00|
25-9021.00 Farm and Home Management Advisors
11-9012.00 Farmers and Ranchers
19-1012.00 Food Scientists and Technologists
45-2093.00 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals
19-4011.01 Agricultural Technicians
39-2021.00 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
45-2021.00 Animal Breeders
11-9011.03 Aquacultural Managers
19-1031.01 Soil and Water Conservationists
19-1031.03 Park Naturalists
33-9011.00 Animal Control Workers
53-7064.00 Packers and Packagers, Hand
This unit contains lessons about the aim, purpose, history and structure of the FFA. Other lessons are about the opportunities in FFA such as awards, contests (career development opportunities), leadership opportunities and conferences.
This unit contains lessons about SAE's: what they are, how to begin and manage them, selection, and how SAE's support agricultural learning.
This unit contains lessons on components, entering information, completing the record book as well as how to use the record book for awards and recognition.
This unit contains lessons in career exploration, job applications, job descriptions and qualifications and requirements, education and training, and experience methodologies.
This unit contains lessons on habitat, housing, husbandry tools, feed and water issues for agricultural animals.
This unit contains lessons about nutrient flow, balanced rations, digestive processes and the influence of physiology on animal nutrition.
This unit contains lessons on physiological systems and functions and related animal management practices to enhance those functions.
This unit contains lessons on reproductive topics such as conception, gestation and fetal development, partruition, artificial insemination and embryo transfer, and production breeding systems.
This unit contains lessons about animal evaluation, animal performance data, measuring desirable traits, predicting phenotype and genotype, and the role of mutations and hybrids in animal genetics.
This unit contains lessons on recognizing health vs. illness; disease causing pathogens, vectors, and hosts; prevention, control, and treatment practices; quality assurances in medications and animal handling; disease spread and prevention; and how animal disease impacts consumers and economics.
This unit contains lessons on rangeland roles, management practices, and animal grazing vs. wildlife habitat issues.
This unit contains lessons on animal waste treatment and disposal, enviornmental impacts, and health/safety regulations.
This unit contains lessons on recognizing early warning signs of animal distress and how to rectify the problem; federal and state animal welfare laws and regulations, and humane transport and harvest regulations.
This unit contains lessons for assimilating all the aspects of animal production to produce optimum results and the use of production and management records.
This unit contains lessons for assimilating all the aspects of specialty animal (fish, pack animals, working dogs, etc.) production to produce optimum results and the use of production and management records.
This unit contains lessons regarding animal harvest, inspection and grading, and processing; meat and dairy classifications and data; meat-based products; nonmeat products; marketing; and by-products use in nonagricultural industries.