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  • This program offers a science-based foundation with practical hands-on application to acquire basic skills associated with agriculture, covering everything from landscape and plant identification to animal care and breeding. Student leadership is developed through teamwork and FFA club activities.

    First-year students will learn about animals, natural resources, plant identification, soils, and other sciences. Second-year students enjoy the benefit of enhancing the skills learned and furthering their education in a more specific interest in either plant or animal science.

    Each year, plant science students raise production greenhouse plants for the spring plant sale and create dynamic floral pieces for district events. They also can compete at the Michigan Floral Conference and receive a student certification. Those studying Animal Science will learn to raise market-ready livestock, and all students have the opportunity to raise and compete with livestock at MSU and Jackson County Fair competitions.

    The class may travel to local farms, businesses, and veterinarians. Agriculture industry professionals often speak in class to students about the jobs and college programs that lead to viable careers.

    Students who are successful in this program are often self-motivated, enjoy working outside, getting dirty, and like working with plants and animals. The class requires reading, math, and research skills, and is centered around FFA Club activities.

    Success Indicators

    • Works well in groups and teams

    • Enjoys and is able to participate in rigorous physical activities including search and rescue, rappelling, and basic firefighting activities

    • Textbook and material written at college level

    • GPA of 2.5 or higher is recommended

    • Is motivated to serve their community

    • Willing to work in structured setting, daily uniform


Firefighting/EMS students
  • Instructor

    Jason Morin
    (517) 768-5276  

    Davenport University
    Career Credentials & Certifications
    First Aid
    Firefighting I & II Preparation 
    Emergency Vehicle Driving
    Hazardous Materials Operation