Animal Science Pathway Courses


Animal Anatomy and Physiology                              Veterinary Science

Animal Anatomy and Physiology
Prerequisites: 10th through 12th grade students

This course focuses the basics of animal anatomy and physiology which are fundamental to all types of work in the care of animals. Students will learn about the various physical components of animals including:

  • Cells and tissues
  • The digestive system
  • The circulatory system
  • The urinary system
  • The nervous system
  • Respiration and reproduction
  • Muscular and skeletal systems
  • Growth and development
  • Species differences


This course qualifies students to participate in all local, state, and national FFA events/activities throughout the  year as an official state and national FFA member.

This course meets AHS 3rd year science graduation credit and UC/CSU “G” credit for admissions

​This course meets CTE Agriscience pathway concentration course credit

Veterinary Science
Prerequisites: 11th and 12th grade students / Animal Anatomy and Physiology Course

This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to study the science of veterinary medicine, including animal anatomy and physiology, animal health, nutrition, and cause/prevention of disease. Students will learn various veterinary laboratory skills, aseptic and surgical procedures, basic radiology, and scientific research and writing skills.

This course qualifies students to participate in all local, state, and national FFA events/activities throughout the  year as an official state and national FFA member.


This course meets AHS 3rd year science graduation credit and UC/CSU “G” credit for admissions

​This course meets CTE Agriscience pathway capstone course credit

This course is a Modesto Junior College 2+2 articulation college credit course

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