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Academy of Agriscience Technology

What is the Academy of Agriscience Technology?
The Academy of Agriscience Technology is designed to give students an overview of animal sciences in the field of Veterinary Assisting and in Agriscience in the field of Agriculture. Students will acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills required for animal care and plant sciences. Students will gain an understanding of planning, management, technical and product skills, principles of technology, labor and community issues, and health, safety and environmental issues.

 
Why an Academy?
An Academy integrates college-preparatory curriculum with a career theme. In other words, an Academy offers:
  1. "career-focused curriculum" to a subset of students (school within a school)
  2.  by involving teachers from different subjects (college-prep academics)
  3. working together as a team and providing students with exposure (work-place experience)
  4. to their chosen career field (partnerships with local businesses)
Students learn marketable career skills integrated with a rigorous academic program that incorporates technology into the classroom.

The Benefits....
The Academy of Agriscience Technology targets students who like to work with animals and plants and have an interest in agriculture-related careers. Benefits include:
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"Hands-on" technical training in large and small animal care using state-of-the-art equipment and laboratory facilities
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Rigorous and relevant curriculum that meets Florida's Bright Futures Gold Seal Scholarship program
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Being part of a "select team" to accomplish similar career and academic goals
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Opportunity for national industry certification
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Participation in nationally recognized academic and agricultural competitions
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"Real world" experiences reflecting desired career choice

Meets requirements of 4-year college enrollment
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Marketable job skills enabling students to enter workforce upon graduation
 
 

Career Options

Animal Geneticist
Veterinary Technician
Animal Scientist
Veterinarian
Aquaculturalist

 

Academy Certifications

Certified Veterinary
Technician

 

 


Business & Community Partner Support
A combined commitment of leaders in business, education, and the community partners may:
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Serve as Advisory Board members
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Provide experiences helping to shape the future workforce
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Serve as mentors or speaks and provide one-day shadowing experiences or field trips
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Provide scholarships, special project funding, or in-kind contributions
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