Program Lead: Mr. Shawn Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This program will utilize experiential opportunities, including co-op placements, to promote student learning in animal science, crop science, wellness & healthy living, farming practices and participation in the local agricultural and veterinary community. The program focus will include career exploration in the following areas of study: Farming, veterinary technology, animal science, plant science, food, equine studies and the environment.
What classes will I take?
Four focus credits related to Agriculture and Veterinary Studies
Possible co-op placement hosts
McCarthur's Farms - Cash crop farm
Fallbrook Farm - horse trail ride centre
Blooms Away - florist
Whole Circle Farm - biodynamic organic farm
SEMEX - livestock genetics company
Strongs - horse training facility
Ideal Training Centre - horse training facility
Premiere Equipment - John Deere Dealership
Bilt Canada - construction company
Northfield Stables - horse boarding facility
Minshalls - Horse breeding facility
Milton Equine Hospital - referral hospital for horses
Greenhawk - tack store
Who should take this shsm?
Anyone with an interest in working with animals and the environment. Agriculture & Veterinary Studies is a broad field, students will be able to tailor their learning to fit their interests and potential career paths. Students will participate in hands-on experiential learning, learn from people working in the Agriculture and Veterinary sectors and explore potential career options while gaining valuable experience.
We've learned that if you want a job, there is one waiting for you in the Agriculture industry.
Transportation To acton SHSM Programs
Students attending Northern HDSB schools (Milton, Georgetown, Acton) are eligible to attend SHSM programming at any Northern school. Students can stay in their home school to take classes connected to their SHSM and will join their SHSM co-hort on experiential learning days. The transportation to SHSM events will be provided for those experiential days.
Experiential learning and certifications
Large Animal Handling
Small Animal First Aid
Leadership Skills Course
Chainsaw Safety Course