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Animal Systems Program of Study

Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2 Semesters)
Students will develop knowledge and skills regarding career and educational opportunities, personal development, globalization, industry standards, details, practices, and expectations.

Small Animal Management (1 Semester)
Students will acquire knowledge and skills related to small animals and the small animal management industry. Small Animal Management may address topics related to small mammals such as dogs and cats, amphibians, reptiles, and birds.


Equine Science (1 Semester)
Students will acquire knowledge and skills related to equine animal systems and the equine industry. Equine Science may address topics related to horses, donkeys, and mules.

Livestock Production (2 Semesters)
Students will acquire knowledge and skills related to livestock and the livestock production industry. Livestock Production may address topics related to beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep, goats, and poultry.

Veterinary Medical Applications (2 Semesters)
Students will acquire knowledge in topics relating to veterinary practices, including practices for large and small animal species.

Practicum of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2 Semesters)
Designed to give students supervised practical application of knowledge and skills. Practicum experiences can occur in a variety of locations appropriate to the nature and level of experiences such as employment, independent study, internships, assistantships, mentorships, or laboratories. The practicum course is a paid or unpaid capstone experience for students participating in a coherent sequence of career and technical education courses in the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Career Cluster®.

Program of Study Teacher:

  • Laycee Smith (Canutillo High School)
  • Ron Gil (Canutillo High School)
Career and Technical Student Organizations:

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