Plants, Animals, Agriculture, Science

Students studying programs in this area at Tolles concentrate on plant and animal products, environmental science, agriculture, horticulture, pets, and natural resources.

Outdoor Careers

  • Prepare for careers in natural resources, environmental management, urban forestry, landscape and horticulture, turf management, water resource management, soil and water conservation, habitat reconstruction and many more.
  • Students will oversee real-life indoor-and-outdoor projects, have the opportunity to learn on state-of-the-art equipment, and be connected to industry-leaders to provide them with the best environmental sciences education and training possible.
  • Students have the opportunity to gain practical experience on the expansive Tolles campus, which boasts a 10-acre woods, creek, two-acre pond, large vernal pool, one-hole golf course, and large natural areas for study.
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Core Courses:
  • Natural Resources
  • Parks and Recreation Management
  • Urban Forestry
  • Environmental Sciences
Mr. Mike Liston, Instructor

Mike Liston

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Program Fuel:
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 15% growth in environmental science/specialist careers, 14% in landscape architects, and 13% in groundskeeping through 2020.
  • Students have ample opportunities to enter the workforce at various green industry companies, golf courses, farms, and more, while also having the option to further their studies in college at places such as The Ohio State University and Columbus State.
  • College Credits & Industry Credentials Available.
Quick Facts:
  • Estimated Supply/Uniform Costs: $250-400 (over the course of two years)

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Animal Management & Services


  • Prepare for careers in animal research, training, breeding, agriculture, grooming, pet store management.
  • Train in a lab that is immersed with various animals and operates an animal grooming facility open to the public.
  • Opportunities to study alongside industry experts and on various community and business projects that provide hands-on learning in the areas of equine science, vaccinations, and more.
Core Courses:
  • Small Animal Science (Year One)
  • Animal Science & Technology (Year One)
  • Zoo & Aquarium Management (Year Two)
  • Business Management for Agricultural & Environmental Systems (Year Two)
Mrs. Linda Shuler, Instructor

Linda Shuler

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Program Fuel:
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics expects 15% growth in these careers through 2020.
  • Graduates have found employment at PetSmart, Petland, various groomers, various veterinarians, and more.
  • College Credits & Industry Credentials Available.
Quick Facts:
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