Introduces the key concepts that a businessperson needs to understand. Learners explore three primary financial statements: the balance sheet, the income statement and the cash flow statement. Application of accounting processes: cash and accrual methods, recording business transactions, making a trial balance, creating financial statements and keeping records. Examination of various benchmarks utilizing financial statements.
Participate in surgical procedures including dog and cat sterilization surgeries. Other surgical procedures may occasionally be performed as needed. Learners will participate as anesthetists, sterile surgical assistants, and non-sterile assistants throughout the course.
Explores infectious and non-infectious disease processes of livestock. Emphasis will be placed on bovine diseases, however certain diseases of sheep, goats, camelids, cervids, and swine may also be covered. Disease etiology, symptoms, transmission, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control will be covered. Population dynamics and the financial impact on herds will be evaluated. Proper reporting requirements of federally regulated diseases will be discussed. Zoonotic diseases that are of concern for people working with livestock species will be accentuated.
Develop an understanding of terms and abbreviations used in the practice of veterinary medicine. Through reading, writing, and speech, learners will master combining forms as they relate to bodily structures, and word parts for the understanding and definition of medical procedures, treatments, and conditions.
Examine the body systems of warm-blooded vertebrates, through both microscopic and macroscopy anatomy and physiology, learning activities include animal dissection. Specific topics covered throughout this course are cell structures, mitosis & meiosis, body tissues, integumentary system, skeletomuscular system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, and digestive system. Avian anatomy and physiology will also be explored. This course is part of a two-course series that establishes the essential framework required for becoming a veterinary technician.
Learner is highly recommended to have completed two semesters of high school chemistry and biology or one semester of college chemistry and biology with a "C" or better.
Explores basic entrepreneurial concepts, identifying resources that may assist the agriculture business and family in meeting their goals. Applies theory in the development of a business plan: managing risk, budgeting, financial resource acquisition and business structure. Learners explore various techniques and alternatives used in operating an agriculture business.