This course is designed to give students knowledge and experience in the care of small and large animals. Pets are very popular today and it is very important that people understand how to care for their animals properly and to understand the animal welfare issues faced by today’s animal owners. Topics will include physiology, nutrition, health, daily care, breed identification, selection, and training. Labs will be done to demonstrate proper grooming, feeding, handling, and health practices. Field trips and guest speakers, along with raising animals in class will be part of class instruction.
This class has been approved by DPI as a high school science equivalent.
**Earn College Credit:: This class is transcripted through Western Technical College which means you will earn high school and college credit upon successful completion of this course. Please note that the college credit earned through WTC is transferable to other technical colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System.
Western Technical College Class: Animal Science, 10006113, 3.0 credits
Length: (1) Trimester Block
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Students enrolled in this class must have taken at least one other animal science/veterinary science class at their home school.
Cum Laude Points: 0
Career Cluster(s): Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources