Animal Science Model

by CTE Online Admin

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.

Program Information
Industries / Pathways
  • Agriculture & Natural Resources
    • Animal Science
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
CTE Certification Elements
Course Level
capstone
Total Hours
180
Course Length
2 Semesters
State Certified
No
Board Approval
No
Labor Market Demand
Unknown
Is this course industry certified?
No
Course Type
Career-Technical Preparation
CSU/UC Approval
No

O*NET Occupations

Occupation Name Occupation Code
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 19-4011.00
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 29-2056.00
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 51-3022.00
Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 13-1021.00
Fish and Game Wardens 33-3031.00
Agricultural Technicians 19-4011.01
Farmers and Ranchers 11-9012.00
Animal Breeders 45-2021.00
Animal Control Workers 33-9011.00
Animal Trainers 39-2011.00
Management Analysts 13-1111.00
Aquacultural Managers 11-9011.03
Fence Erectors 47-4031.00
Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers 11-9011.00
Agricultural Inspectors 45-2011.00
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 19-1023.00
Butchers and Meat Cutters 51-3021.00
Veterinarians 29-1131.00
Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 53-3032.00
Animal Scientists 19-1011.00
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 31-9096.00
Range Managers 19-1031.02

Related Occupations

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

19-1020.01 Biologists

31-9096.00 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory 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

Standards
California's 2008 CTE Standards: 62
California Academic Content Standards: 27
Competencies / Outcomes
  • animal anatomy and physiology
  • nutrition
  • reproduction
  • genetics
  • health and welfare
  • animal production
  • technology
  • management and processing of animal products and by-products
  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • FFA purpose and functions; supervised agricultural experiences; California Agricultural Record Book
Units

FFA Issues and Topics

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.

Classroom
10 Hours
Lesson Plans

Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE)

This unit contains lessons about SAE's: what they are, how to begin and manage them, selection, and how SAE's support agricultural learning.

Classroom
5 Hours
Lesson Plans

The California Agricultural Record Book

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.

Classroom
10 Hours

Careers in Agriculture

This unit contains lessons in career exploration, job applications, job descriptions and qualifications and requirements, education and training, and experience methodologies.

Classroom
5 Hours
Lesson Plans

Animal Nutrition

This unit contains lessons about nutrient flow, balanced rations, digestive processes and the influence of physiology on animal nutrition.

Classroom
15 Hours
Lesson Plans

Animal Reproduction and the Function of Reproductive Organs

This unit contains lessons on reproductive topics such as conception, gestation and fetal development, partruition, artificial insemination and embryo transfer, and production breeding systems.

Classroom
15 Hours
Lesson Plans

Animal Inheritance and Selection Principles

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.

Classroom
15 Hours
Lesson Plans

Causes and Effects of Diseases and Illnesses in Animals

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.

Classroom
15 Hours
Lesson Plans

Rangeland Management Practices

This unit contains lessons on rangeland roles, management practices, and animal grazing vs. wildlife habitat issues.

Classroom
10 Hours

Animal Waste Management

This unit contains lessons on animal waste treatment and disposal, enviornmental impacts, and health/safety regulations.

Classroom
10 Hours
Lesson Plans

Animal Welfare Concerns

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.

Classroom
10 Hours
Lesson Plans

Large and Small Animal Production

This unit contains lessons for assimilating all the aspects of animal production to produce optimum results and the use of production and management records.

Classroom
15 Hours
Lesson Plans

Specialty Animal Production

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.

Classroom
10 Hours

Animal Products and By-Products Processing and Marketing

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.

Classroom
15 Hours
Lesson Plans