This course develops scientific knowledge, management practices, and marketing strategies in small and specialty animal technology. The curriculum includes identification, anatomy, physiology, nutrition, health, selection and care of small animals such as dogs, cats, rabbits, companion birds, ostriches, emus, tropical fish, and fur bearers. Content will be enhanced with appropriate applied scientific laboratory activities and computer applications. Leadership development will be provided through FFA. Each student will be expected to have a supervised agricultural experience program.