Plant & Animal Science

1 or 2 Year Program

The Plant/Animal Science program will prepare students for careers or further study in the areas of horticulture and animal science. Areas of study include: sustainable agriculture, agri-business, horticulture, greenhouse systems, environmental science, as well as, animal anatomy/physiology, nutrition, reproduction, and health.  Students will raise poinsettias, Easter lilies, annual bedding plants, chickens, pheasants, cattle, pigs, salmon and/or tilapia. Upon completion of the program, students will have a basic awareness of agriculture and animal science and will know how the diversity of products in agriculture leads to future opportunities in the field. All students participate in the Ionia County FFA Chapter and will have opportunities to compete at local, state and national levels.

Success Indicators

Success Indicators are recommendations of benchmarks that students should have to be successful when enrolled in this Career & Technical Education course.

Center Wide Success Indicators

  • Regular Attendance
  • Shows Initiative
  • Willingness to Learn
  • Credit Healthy

Program Specific Success Indicators


  • Landscape Assistant
  • Greenhouse Laborer
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Farm Hand
  • Sales Representative
  • Gardener
  • Animal Caretaker
  • Agriculture Instructor

Additional Info on Careers, Wages & More

Articulated College Credits

Students must complete a full year (2 semesters) in the program earning a B (3.0) or higher grade each semester to be eligible.

Current List of Articulated College Credits

Embedded High School Credits

Career center programs offer the student the opportunity to receive high school academic credit upon program completion. Students MUST be a program completer to earn these credits. A program completer is defined as a student who has completed all 12 segments of the curriculum AND earned a 2.0 (C) or higher GPA per semester in the program. Credits are granted by the student's local high school and determined by their counselor.

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