Students learn about agriculture and greenhouse systems; animal anatomy, physiology, nutrition, and care; create floral arrangements; and harvest honey from bee hives. Animal Science, CPR, Canine Care and Training, Green Industry Professional, Michigan Certified Florist, and OSHA certification, in addition to English and college credit, are available. Related careers include, but are not limited to, agriculture engineer, bee keeper, biologist, conservation officer, landscape designer, veterinarian, and water quality specialist
Download the Environmental/Veterinary Science brochure.
Students who successfully complete this course may receive articulated college credit to the following school: Davenport University. Students who successfully complete their FFA State Degree may earn six credits to Michigan State University. For information on how to earn articulated credit contact Lindsay Pulsipher at the CTC.
Students who successfully complete select CTC courses may receive direct college credit to specific colleges and universities. Direct credit is currently unavailable for this program. Our direct credit flier has a list of all participating classes.
Tour the classroom
Enjoy this tour of the Environmental/Veterinary Sciences classroom featuring large workspaces for practicing skills such as plant identification, floral design, and animal anatomy identification. The space also boasts a large greenhouse where students start seedlings for their outdoor raised garden.
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.
Paraprofessional: Mikayla Gerwig
Bio: Mikayla is a graduate of Ravenna High School. After graduation she attended Michigan State University to study Livestock Industries. She is currently attending Muskegon Community College to complete her associate degree in agriculture. In her free time she raises club lambs, exhibition poultry, and show pigs. She enjoys showing animals and hanging out with her family.
State of Michigan Curriculum Segments
- Animal Anatomy & Physiology
- Animal Genetics and Reproduction
- Domestic Animal Production
- Animal Health & Nutrition
- Plant Anatomy Physiology
- Soils & Plant Nutrition
- Plant Culture and Propagation
- Natural Resource Systems
- Environmental Service Systems
- Agricultural Business & Marketing
- Career Readiness & Leadership