Call the Technical Academy

217-872-4051 - Attendance
217-872-4050 - Main number
217-876-0918 - Fax

School Hours

Morning: 8:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Afternoon: 12:20 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.

Pre-Vet Studies

Year One

This program will offer experiences in animal science concepts with exciting hands-on activities, projects, and problems. Students' experiences will involve the study of animal anatomy, physiology, behavior, nutrition, reproduction, helath, selection, and marketing.  Hands-on projects and activities will prepare students intereted in entering the filed of animal science specialists including careers such as veterinarians, zoologists, livestock producers, and industry personnel.

Year Two

Veterinary Science covers the basics of anminal care. Topics include disease, parasites, feeding, shleter, grooming, and gneral animal care. Students who plant to continue their education in pursuit of a degree in the Veterinary profession upon high school graduation  will benefit from this program's dual credit component as it is an opportunity to earn elective. Students who plan to enter the wrokforce upon graduation will also benefit from this program as it allows for the development of entry-level skills to become employed. 


Mr. Carlson

Course Location

Richland Community College

Areas of Study

  • Animal Science - Nutrition
  • Plant Science - Horticulture
  • Soil Science
  • Natural Resources
  • Environmental Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Agri-Business Management
  • Agricultural Mechanics
  • Aqua-Cultural Science
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies

Dual Credit  



Tech Academy Program

(High School Credit Earned)

RCC Course

(College Credit Earned)

This Dual Credit is offered every other year:

 Offered in School Year 2019-20;        2021-2022; etc...


Pre-Vet Studies I & II

ACGRIC 235 - Agriculture Business Managment

Credits Earned:  3.0

This Dual Credit is offered the opposite years of the Credit listed above

Offered in School Year 2020-21;         2022-2023; etc... 


Pre-Vet Studies I & II

AGRIC 126 - Small Scale LIvestock Managment

Credits Earned: 3.0