Animal and Laboratory Science
Our qualifications in science provide an excellent foundation for careers in science, technology and human/animal health.
Courses have a strong emphasis on practical work, and clinical/work placements are a key feature. Your learning will be guided by tutors with diverse skill sets and extensive industry experience and connections.
Our Science facilities are located at our City campus in Christchurch.
We offer a range of hands-on, industry-relevant programmes in: animal science and laboratory science.
Our science laboratories are appointed with the same equipment you’ll use in the workplace.
- Advanced instrumentation for chemical analysis
- Animal science diagnostic x-rays with animal room facilities
We work closely with businesses and organisations to ensure our programmes will equip you with the skills employers need. These relationships also enable us to facilitate work experience opportunities.
You can be confident that a qualification from Ara gives employers a clear signal that you have the skills, knowledge and practical experience needed to be effective in the workplace from day one.
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