Agricultural Careers

Animal Science

Program Goal:

The Animal Science program prepares students for a wide range of careers related to the animal care industry,

Curriculum:

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: Kristin Hanggi
Teaching Assistant: Marina Bartolotta

Conservation

Program Goal:

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.

Curriculum:

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: Jerry Butler
Teaching Assistant: Ryan Rector

Farm to Table Sustainable Agriculture Academy

Program Goal:

Students who have the desire to learn how to grow crops, fruits, vegetables and livestock for ecology, food and fiber in a sustainable manner will engage in an interdisciplinary study with several other programs on campus including Animal Science, Culinary Arts, Carpentry, Conservation, and Diesel Technology.

Curriculum:

Striving to supply our basic needs while providing sufficient natural resources for future generations is the focus of all classwork.

Come join us in learning about this dynamic and fast growing part of Agriculture while spending time in our greenhouse, aquaponics and hydroponic centers, campus gardens, program barn and chicken coop and so much more!

Units of Study:

  • Agroecology
  • Animal Production
  • Apiaries
  • Aquaponics
  • Ag Technology
  • Composting
  • Crop Production
  • Farm Business Management
  • Food Products and Processing
  • Gardening
  • Hydroponics
  • Orchard Care
  • Vermiculture
  • Viticulture
Teacher: Amy R. Jones