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Students in Caitlin Anderson’s Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources class have been studying the poultry industry and embryology. First, the students incubated chicken eggs and followed the daily process of the anatomical development inside the shell until day 21 when the egg hatched. Pictured with hatched chicks are Iris  Aguilar, Michael Parks, Marcelino Beiza and Dylan Vincent.Students in Caitlin Anderson’s Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources class have been studying the poultry industry and embryology. First, the students incubated chicken eggs and followed the daily process of the anatomical development inside the shell until day 21 when the egg hatched. Pictured with hatched chicks are Iris  Aguilar, Michael Parks, Marcelino Beiza and Dylan Vincent.

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SHEPHERD — Shepherd ISD Career and Technology Education Program is a great way for students to prepare for the highly technological and competitive workplace of the 21st century. Shepherd CTE Program embraces quality instruction opportunities and experiences to prepare all students for the challenges of post-secondary education, a globally competitive workplace and active citizenship. Our program provides students with various avenues to develop an individual pathway for academic and career-oriented instruction and success.

Programs of Study that Shepherd ISD offers:

• Agricultural, Food, and Natural Resources, including Agribusiness, Animal Science, Applied Agricultural Engineering, Environmental and Natural Resources, Food Science and Technology, Plant Science

• Architecture and Construction, including Carpentry, Construction Management and Inspection

• Arts, Audio Video Technology and Communications, Design and Multimedia Arts, Digital Communications

• Business, Marketing and Finance, including Accounting and Financial Services, Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Sales

• Education and Training, including Early Learning, Teaching and Training

• Health Science, including Healthcare Diagnostics, Healthcare Therapeutic, Exercise Science and Wellness

• Hospitality and Tourism, including Culinary Arts, Travel, Tourism and Attractions

• Human Services, including Family and Community Services, Health and Wellness

Certifications that are available for students to attain: 

• Certified Phlebotomy Technician

Students acquire this certification in Health Science Clinical through National Healthcareer Association providing entry level jobs.

•Educational Aide

Local certification given through the Ready Set Teach program.

•Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator

Certification through Certiport to help develop a professional portfolio.

•EKG Technician

Students acquire this certification in Health Science Clinical through National Healthcareer Association providing entry level jobs

•Microsoft Office Specialist

Word, Excel, PowerPoint — Recognized business certifications providing entry level job opportunities

•QuickBooks

Certification in a program utilized by numerous small businesses

•Vet Tech

Provided by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association for entry level recognition

•TABC

Allows students to work where alcohol is served or sold

•Interview skills certification through Career Safe

Properly prepares students for interviews

•OSHA 10 and OSHA 30—Safety

Taught in multiple classes with widely recognized by numer-ous employers

•American Welding Society

D9.1 stick, S1.1 MIG, Z49.1 Oxy-Acetylene; AWS welding certifications are Industry Recognized

•Forklift Operator

An OSHA certification recognizing safe operation of forklifts

•NCCER: Construction Technology, Core Curriculum

NCCER is the leading provider in construction certifications.

•Texas State Floral Assistant

Recognized certification in the Floral industry

•Texas Beef Quality Assurance

Provided by the Texas Beef Council

•Texas Hunter Education/ Boater Education

Required by Texas Parks and Wildlife and other states to purchase licenses

•Servsafe Food Protection Handler

Widely accepted certification in the food preparation and serving industry

•Servsafe Food Protection Manager

The next level certification in the food service industry

•Health Care Provider — AED/CPR

The recognized AED/CPR certification in the healthcare business. Our students receive this additionally with the CNA certification

•Certified Nurse Assistant

Provided through a partnership with Angelina College providing entry level jobs in health care

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