AG-Animal Science Pathway
Nevada Union High SchoolCTE- Agriculture BusinessThe Animal Science pathway, students study large, small, and specialty animals. Some of which will take place at NJUHSD’s Ranch and learning lab. The pathway includes the study of animal anatomy and physiology, nutrition, reproduction, genetics, health and welfare, animal production, technology, and the management and processing of animal products and by-products.
Sample occupations associated with this pathway can include but are not limited to Veterinarian Technician, Animal Caretaker/Kennel Operator, Animal Breeder, Ranch Manager, and Feed Nutritionist.

CTE Career Pathway: Animal Science Pathway 2022-23

Course I

Course II

Course III
*Proposed 2023-24

Agriscience #7131(Intro)

Anatomy and Physiology of Animals
#7141 (concentrator)

Adv Animal Science
#7142 (Capstone)
+Dual Enrollment Sierra College

AGRI0200 Intro to Animal Science

* Receives CSU/UC, A-G credit
+ College Credit Option


  • Grade Levels: 9-12
  • Repetitions for Credit: No
  • Prerequisites: Previous or concurrent enrollment in Algebra I
  • *CSU/UC “D” Physical Science Credit
This class combines an interdisciplinary approach to laboratory science and research with agricultural management principles. Using skills and principles learned in the course, students design systems and experiments to solve agricultural management issues currently facing the industry. Additionally, students will connect the products created in this class with industry activities to link real-world encounters and implement skills demanded by both colleges and careers. The course culminates with an agriscience experimental research project in which students design and conduct an experiment to solve a relevant issue. Final projects will be eligible for Career Development Event competition at FFA events. Throughout the course, students will gain experience through leadership development, Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE) projects and career exploration in the area of agriculture.

Ag Science I

Anatomy and Physiology of Animals

  • Grade Levels: 10-12
  • Repetitions for Credit: No
  • Prerequisites: Agriscience (NU) or Ag Science I (BR) or teacher recommendation
  • *CSU/UC “D” Physical Science Credit
This course is designed to prepare students with relevant knowledge and competencies associated with animal science disciplines within agriculture.  Students will analyze both the structure and function of living things, both animals and plants through specifically focusing on species used for agricultural production.  This course will also provide a study of common diseases of both small and large animals, the causes and means of prevention.  Emphasis is placed on mammals that are most important to human culture as we know it.  Systems of focus include the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, integumentary, reproductive, immune, and digestive systems.  Students will do so through dissections, labs, simulations, research projects, and hands-on experience.  As a part of this course, students will be studying environmental changes, nutrition requirements, and behavior.  This course will meet life science graduation requirements and will serve as part of the animal science pathway.  Due to the co-curricular nature of FFA (Future Farmers of America) and SAE (Supervised Agriculture Experience), students will be required to participate in both FFA activities and SAE involvement, both of which are graded components of the course.  Tests will be given regularly and students will be expected to participate in assignments, class discussion, and other structured activities.  Students will be expected to complete individual, and group projects as well as long-term assignments.