The Animal Science program prepares students for a wide range of careers related to the animal care industry,
Students receive instruction in veterinary care, nutrition, animal anatomy, physiology and animal behavior. The classroom houses many domestic and exotic pets. Students operate a grooming parlor that is used as a learning model for the handling and caretaking of animals. At FLTCC equine and veterinarian sciences are studied.
Units of Study:
- Animal Handling and Restraints
- Breed Identification
- Animal Nutrition
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Large Animal Medicine
- Pet First Aid
- Animal Behavior
Teacher: Marina Bartolotta, Ginger Dailey
Teacher Assistant: Emma Walsh, Amanda Venuti
In the Conservation program your “classroom” can be in the forest one day and the local park the next. Students are introduced to the career areas in heavy equipment operation/maintenance and forest management.
Students will learn skills in surveying, landscaping, forestry, fish and wildlife management. Students will also have the opportunity to compete in the annual Conservation competition. Students will earn their OSHA 10 card and forklift certification. If they meet the requirements, they will have the opportunity to prepare for Technical and Career Education a New York State Commercial Driver’s License (CDL Class B). The Conservation Program also runs a successful on-campus greenhouse (WTCC).
Units of Study:
- Heavy Equipment, Operations/Maintenance
- Forest Improvement
- Basic Surveying
- Landscape Design/Construction
- Tree Climbing/Pruning
- OSHA 10 Certification - General Industry
Teacher: Ryan Staychock