Science

Agricultural Science

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This competency-based Agricultural Science curriculum is a foundational course. The course introduces the major areas of scientific agricultural production, research, and introductory skills and knowledge in agricultural science and agriculture technologies. Using virtual reality, students will practice crop leaf identification, determining genotypes and phenotypes, determining medication dosages, vehicle maintenance, and financial applications in agriculture. Upon completion of this course, students will be better prepared for the following certification exams: AEST Agritechnology and NOCTI Production Agriculture.

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This competency-based Animal Science curriculum introduces students to the scientific principles of animal behavior, the growth and development of animals, and basic animal body systems. The scientific principles are applied in animal management, proper nutrition, and disease prevention. Using virtual reality and interactive videos, students will practice basic livestock surgical procedures and injection techniques and understand the digestive system and basic animal terminology. Upon completion of this course, students will be better prepared for the Elanco Fundamentals of Animal Science certification exam.

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The Veterinary Science curriculum covers the basics of animal care. This competency-based course covers animal behavior, anatomical structures, animal body systems, safety, disease, parasites, feeding, animal control and restraint, and general animal care. Using virtual reality, students will practice equipment identification, standard veterinary procedures, filling prescriptions, and more. Upon completion of this course, students will be better prepared for the following certification exams: NOCTI Veterinary Assistant and AAVSB Veterinary Technician National.