Agriculture and Natural Resources

Animal Science

Are you interested in a career caring for or researching animals? Learn how to promote the longevity and quality of life for animals while developing a deeper understanding of agriculture and our living natural resources.

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Animal Science I

Learn animal physiology, breeding, nutrition, health, and management practices to prepare for a career in animal science while developing leadership and employability skills.

Animal Science II - Food Animal

Learn animal anatomy, physiology, digestion, reproduction, housing and facilities, management, and genetics of the food animal industry.

Animal Science II - Companion Animal

Learn about animal welfare, safe handling practices, nutrition, digestion, breeding, grooming, care, classification, and the history of the companion animal industry.

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North Carolina Beef Quality Assurance

This certification program aims to ensure consumers are confident that cattle are raised with animal welfare and food safety in mind.

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Found your passion? These courses relate to this career pathway and may align to your career and college goals. Find out which of these may be available at your school and consider adding them to your Course Plan in Xello.

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Browse enhancement courses:

  • Agriculture Applications
  • Equine Science I
  • Foundations of Health Science
  • Veterinary Assisting

Earn College Credit

Get a head start on your college education by taking advantage of dual credit opportunities. There are CTE courses that can articulate to the community college, meaning they will award college credit. Also, the Career & College Promise (CCP) program allows eligible high school students to enroll in community college classes.

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Agriculture and Natural Resources

Careers focused on the production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products or resources.