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
CTE Certification Elements
Standards
California's 2008 CTE Standards (54)
California Academic Content Standards (25)
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

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

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
15 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

Animal Nutrition

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

Classroom
15 Hours

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

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

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

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

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

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