Integrated Animal Science

Course Information​

​Available to students ​enrolled at these school districts. ​ ​ ​ ​

Placer Union High School District​Roseville Joint Union High School District​Rocklin Unified School District​Western Placer Unified School District​Placer County Charters

Length of Course

Full Year |   August - June  |   (540 hours)

Section Meeting Times and Locations

1)   7:30 – 10:30am – Lincon High School Farm

2)   1:00 – 4:00pm – Lincoln High School Farm

Course Calendar

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​Instructor Contact Information

    Denise Nelson

​ Student Learning Experiences

  •  Small and large animal health care
  •  Study of common diseases (pathology)
  •  Veterinary procedures
  •  Diagnostic laboratory procedures
  •  Comparative anatomy and physiology
  •  Medical and animal-related terminology
  •  Animal handling and restraint techniques
  •  Client relations and office procedures
  •  Resume writing and job interview techniques

 Recommended Classes and Preferred Prerequisites

  • Biology and Algebra I.  Students must receive a "C" grade or better in both Algebra and Biology to receive the UC  "d" lab science credit for this class.
  • Strong math, reading, and writing skills
  • Animal Science
  • Anatomy/Physiology
  • Agricultural Science

Job Site (Internship) Placement

  • Animal Shelter
  • Exotic Animal Facility 
  • Horse Farm
  • Kennel
  • Veterinary Hospitals
  • Veterinary Office
  • Zoo

Clinical experience at internships may count towards meeting the prerequisite for admission to Veterinary Technician programs and Schools of Veterinary Medicine.

​Related Careers

​ Local Post Secondary Sequences

2+2 College
Articulation Credits
Community Colleges Certificate
A.A./A.S. Programs
4-Year Colleges
B.A./B.S. Programs

YC: VT1 (4)
YC: VT 55 (2) CRC: Animal Science

CRC: Veterinary Technician
FRC: Equine Studies

SHA: Equine
YC: Veterinary  Technician

Chico: Animal Science
CSU Fresno: Animal Science
UC Davis: Avian Science
UC Davis: Animal Science & Management
(SC: Sierra College; ARC: American River College; BC: Butte College; CRC: Cosumnes River College; FRC Feather River College; SCC: Sacramento Community College; SHA: Shasta College; YC: Yuba College) ​ ​

Important Notes/Requirements

​Required Spring Orientation
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​Self-Provided Transportation Required
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Dress Code Requirement
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​Background Check Requirement
Possible if age 18+

​Drug Screen Requirement
Possible if age 18+

​Recommended High School Credits

20 Credits per Semester

​UC a-g Approved?
“d” – Bio Lab Science

​Articulation Credit Available
Yuba College

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