5008 Animal Science

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2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum
Counts as: 
A directed elective or elective for all diplomas
Course Description: 

Animal Science is a two-semester program that provides students with an overview of the animal agriculture industry. Students participate in a large variety of activities and laboratory work including real and simulated animal science experiences and projects. All areas that the students study may be applied to both large and small animals. Topics to be covered in the course include: history and trends in animal agriculture, laws and practices relating to animal agriculture, comparative anatomy and physiology of animals, biosecurity threats and interventions relating to animal and human safety, nutrition, reproduction, careers, leadership, and supervised agricultural experiences relating to animal agriculture.

Local Learning Opportunities
Recommended Grade: 
Grade 10
Grade 11
Industry or Service: 
Health Sciences
Program Type: 
Next Level Programs of Study Courses
Course Code: 
Required Prerequisites: 
Principles of Agriculture
Recommended Prerequisites: 
Introduction to Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Fulfills a science course requirement for all diplomas. Fulfills a physical science requirement for General Diploma.