Agriculture Education

Career and Technical Education

Animal Science Systems Pathway

Available at Martha Layne Collins High School and Shelby County High School

Instructors:
Mr. Todd Stephens, Martha Layne Collins High School

Mr. Kerwin Ewing, Shelby County High School


This pathway focuses on the scientific principles that underlie the breeding, care, and management of agricultural animals and the production, processing, and distribution of agricultural animal products. This includes developing better, more efficient ways of producing and processing meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products, as well as studying genetics, nutrition, reproduction, growth and development of animals.


Course Sequence: (Completed in order)

  1. Principles of Agriculture
  2. Animal Science
  3. Small Animal Technology
  4. Equine Science
  5. Veterinary Science
  6. Advanced Animal Science



Available Certification(s):

iCEV Elanco Fundamentals of Animal Science

iCEV Elanco Veterinary Medical Applications

NAVTA Veterinary Assisting Certification


End of Program Assessment: YES

Post Secondary Articulated Credit Agreement:

Upon successful completion of the career pathway courses with a GPA or letter grade of "B" or higher and a passing score on the End of Program Assessment, the following institutions will grant the student 3 hours of articulated credit in Agriculture:

Western Kentucky University, Eastern Kentucky University, Kentucky State University, Morehead University, Murray State University


Dual Credit Partners:

Qualifying students in this career pathway may elect to take focused dual credit courses during high school at the following institution:

Murray State University


Career Possibilities:

Minimum Doctoral or Professional Degree:

Veterinarian: $48,000-$150,000

Minimum Bachelor's Degree:

Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary: $33,000-$86,000

Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers . $43,000-$126,000

First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers: $28,000-$75,000

Animal Breeder: $34,000-$126,000

Agricultural Inspectors: $29,000-$55,000

Minimum Associate's Degree:

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians: $18,000-$49,000

High School Diploma:

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretaker: $17,000-$33,000

Horticulture and Plant Science Systems Pathway

Available at Martha Layne Collins High School and Shelby County High School

Instructors:

Mr. Todd Stephens, Martha Layne Collins High School

Mr. Kerwin Ewing, Shelby County High School


This pathway focuses on the scientific principles that underlie the breeding, cultivation, and production of agricultural plants, and the production, processing, and distribution of agricultural plant products. Includes instruction in the plant sciences, crop cultivation and production, and agricultural and food products processing.


Course Sequence: (Completed in order)

  1. Principles of Agriculture
  2. Greenhouse Technology
  3. Landscape
  4. Turf Management



Available Certification(s):

iCEV Bayer Crop and Plant Science

KY Department of Agriculture Pesticide Operator Certification:

Category 1A - Agricultural Pests

Category 2 - Forest

Category 3 - Turf and Ornamental Plants

Category 18 - Golf Course

Category 19 - Interior Plantscape

Category 20 - Athletic Turf


End of Program Assessment: YES

Post Secondary Articulated Credit Agreement:

Upon successful completion of the career pathway courses with a GPA or letter grade of "B" or higher and a passing score on the End of Program Assessment, the following institutions will grant the student 3 hours of articulated credit in Agriculture:

Western Kentucky University, Eastern Kentucky University, Kentucky State University, Morehead University, Murray State University


Dual Credit Partners:

Qualifying students in this career pathway may elect to take focused dual credit courses during high school at the following institution:

Murray State University


Career Possibilities:

Minimum Doctoral or Professional degree required:

Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary: $33,000-$58,000

Minimum Bachelor's degree required:

Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School: $39,000-$56,000

High School Diploma required:

Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers: $43,000-$126,000

Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse: $19,000-$38,000

Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers: $18,000-$26,000

Agricultural Equipment Operators: $22,000-$29,000