Career Cluster:  Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources CTE Program:  Veterinary Assisting
Career Cluster Pathway:  Veterinary Assisting Industry Certification:  Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA)
16 CORE CURRICULUM CREDITS 8 ADDITIONAL CREDITS
ENGLISH 

4 credits

MATH 

4 credits

SCIENCE

3 credits,
2 with lab

SOCIAL
STUDIES

 3 credits

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES
FINE ARTS (1 cdt)
PHYSICAL EDUCATION (1 cdt)
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION COURSES RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES
(Aligned with Community College & State University System Programs)
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  • Students are encouraged to explore careers and postsecondary options at "http://fldoe.org/academics/college-career-planning.
  • Students are also encouraged to participate in dual enrollment courses which may be used to satisfy high school graduation or Bright Futures Gold Seal Vocational Scholars course requirements.
  • One course within the 24 credit program must be an online course. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for 24 credit program
9 English I Algerbra I Earth Science American History Fine Arts (1 cdt) Agriscience Foundations  
10 English II Geometry Biology World History Physical Education (1cdt) Veterinary Assisting 1 Foreign Language for SUS admission or other elective appropriate for student's career and education plan.
11 English III Algebra II Chemistry American Government/Economics   Veterinary Assisting 2  
12 English IV Additional Math Anatomy and Physiology Psychology or Sociology   Veterinary Assisting 3  
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Based on the Career Cluster of interest and identified career and technical education program, the following postsecondary options are available.
TECHNICAL CENTER PROGRAM(S)

COMMUNITY COLLEGE PROGRAM(S)

St. Petersburg College

UNIVERSITY PROGRAM(S)

University of Florida

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Sample Career Specialties
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers, - Veterinary Technologists and Technicians Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers, - Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
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Articulation and CTE Dual Enrollment Opportunities
Career and Technical Student Association
National FFA Organization
Internship/Work Experience Recommendations
50 hours of work experience in a related area is recommended.