Do you like animals, plants, or just being outdoors? Then have we’ve got the class for you.
Environmental/Veterinary Sciences is focused on animals, plants, and more! Students will participate in projects to learn about animal health, anatomy & physiology, and reproduction in class and our barn. In the greenhouse, students experience plant propagation and learn how to properly care for plants. Students go outdoors to explore a local stream and even learn how to tap maple trees to make their own maple syrup! Experience landscaping in our own student designed flower beds. Other exciting opportunities include basic beekeeping, egg collection from our chickens, basic rabbit showmanship, and creating and selling beautiful floral arrangements, corsages, and boutonnieres in The Petal Shop.
All students are members of the National FFA Organization which allows them to apply their knowledge beyond the classroom. Members get the opportunity to travel across the state and beyond for the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis or to the Washington Leadership Conference in Washington DC. Students can win multiple awards and qualify to apply for over $2 million in scholarships.
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. Students may also participate in job shadows and internships with local employers.
Certification in floral design, 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 - Agriculture 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 school: 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
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 Pit Bulls.
Parapro: Hannah Berry
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. In her free time, Hannah enjoys traveling and camping. She also loves to care for her Holstein x Jersey calves- she has over two dozen of them!