The Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources program of study is committed to preparing students for careers and life skills through education and training in agricultural commodities and natural resources. Horticulture, Veterinary Science and Animal Science are available programs on campus and can get students out of the classroom and enjoying the outdoors. Students can receive certifications in Floral Design, Veterinary Science, or Animal Science. The Benz School of Floral Design Principles of Floral Design Certification verifies individuals have acquired the knowledge and skills to pursue a sustainable career in the floral industry. The Texas Veterinary Medical Association Level 1 Certified Vet Assistant will educate veterinary assistants in the essential skills and knowledge needed to become effective contributors to the veterinary medical care team. The Elanco Fundamentals of Animal Science Certification verifies individuals have acquired the foundational knowledge and skills to pursue a career within the animal science industry. The Bayer Crop Science Plant Certification verifies individuals have acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in a variety of plant, natural, and environmental science related fields.
CTE Cluster Strand Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Certification Endorsement AGRICULTURE, FOOD, & NATURAL RESOURCES Veterinary Science Principles of Agriculture Livestock Production Veterinary Medical Applications Practicum Certified Veterinary Assistant Business & Industry Animal Science Principles of Agriculture Livestock Production Equine Sciences/Small Animal Management Advanced Animal Sciences OSHA 30 Business & Industry Plant Science Principles of Agriculture Floral Design Landscape Design & Management / Turf Grass Management Practicum TSFA Tx Floral Design L1 Business & Industry Horticulture Science
Certified Veterinarian Assistant Level 1
The TVMA Veterinary Assistant Training Program is standardized and documents the basic skills and competencies required for animal care and assistance. The program will educate veterinary assistants in the essential skills and knowledge needed to become effective contributors to the veterinary medical care team. The best thing about this program is it can be completed either in a clinic or a TVMA approved educational program.
OSHA 30 Hour General Industry
The OSHA Outreach Training Program provides workers with basic and more advanced training about common safety and health hazards on the job. Students receive an OSHA 30-hour course completion card at the end of the training.
Texas State Floral Association Level 1 Floral Certification
The Texas State Floral Association Level One Floral Certification exam includes competencies such as understanding industry-specific vocabulary, plant identification, and common and scientific names of plants. In addition to the written exam, testers will be asked to complete a nine carnation triangle hands on design and a rose boutonnière hands on design. The following principles and elements of floral design should be considered as a tester designs the hands-on projects for the certification; Balance, Mechanics, Proportion/Scale, Depth/Rhythm, Focal Point, Dominance, Skeleton, Foliage, Unity, Form and Line.