Do you like animals, plants, or just being outdoors? Then have we got the class for you. Environmental/Veterinary Sciences is focused on animals, plants, and more! Students learn about animal health, reproduction, and anatomy & physiology in class and in our barn. In our greenhouse, students learn how to propagate and care for a variety of plants. Students get to go outdoors to explore a stream, care for gardens and landscapes, and even learn how to tap maple trees to make their own maple syrup! Other exciting opportunities include FFA convention and competitions, beekeeping, and selling and creating beautiful floral arrangements, corsages, and boutonnieres in The Petals Shop.
Second-year students have the option to study any area in more depth such as pet grooming, veterinary science, floral design, greenhouse management, landscape design, and more. Certification in floral design, veterinary assistant, pet grooming, pesticide application, and nursery and landscaping are available. Second-year students who complete their FFA State Degree will also earn six credits from Michigan State University.
For more information on this program download an Environmental/Veterinary Sciences brochure.
- Michigan Certified Florist
- Canine Care and Training Certificate
- Certified Green Industry Professional
- OSHA General Industry 10-hour Training
Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible for the following academic credit (See your high school counselor for more information.): English, Visual Performing & Applied Arts, 20-hour Online Experience.
Articulated College Credit
Students who successfully complete this course may receive articulated college credit to the following schools: Baker College, and Davenport University. For information on how to earn articulated credit contact Mrs. Pulsipher at the MACTC.
Direct College Credit
Students who successfully complete this class may earn direct credit to Muskegon Community College. Those who earn their FFA State Degree may earn six credits to Michigan State University. A list of classes that offer direct credit may be found here.
Meet the instructors
The teachers and parapros at the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) all come from the industry they now teach.
Instructor: Jennifer Glombowski
Bio: Mrs. Glombowski graduated from Elk Rapids High School and went on to earn her BS in Agriscience Education and MS in Agricultural and Extension Education from Michigan State University. She also has her MS in Advanced Content Specialization in Science from Grand Valley State University. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her family and snuggling with her three Pitbulls.
Parapro: Hannah Berry
Bio: Hannah is a graduate of Montague High School and was a Environmental/Veterinary Sciences student at the MACTC from 2012-14. She's currently working on her Agricultural Operations Certificate from Michigan State University while completing her associate degree in Agriculture at Muskegon Community College. In her free time, Hannah enjoys caring for her Holstein x Jersey cows–she has over two dozen!