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Program Overview

The Applied Animal Science Technology program prepares individuals to select, breed, care for, process, and market livestock and small farm animals. Potential course work includes instruction in basic animal science, animal nutrition, and animal health as applied to various species and breeds; design and operation of housing, feeding, and processing facilities; and related issues of safety, applicable regulations, logistics, and supply.

Employment Opportunities:

Graduates should qualify for entry-level jobs as herd or flock managers, field service persons, feed salespersons, equipment salespersons, feed mill workers, buyers of poultry and livestock, owners/operators, farm managers, department supervisors, field service representatives, and waste management technicians.

Program Contacts:

James Quick

Lead Instructor - Applied Animal Science

Diploma Curriculum

Fall Semester

ACA-111 College Student Success 1
ACM-110 Introduction to Animal Care 3
AGR-139 Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture 3
ANS-110 Animal Science 3
ANS-115 Animal Feeds and Nutrition 3
BUS-137 Principles of Management 3
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
OR
ENG-112 Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3

Spring Semester

AGR-111 Basic Farm Maintenance 2
ANS-120 Beef Production 3
ANS-130 Poultry Production 3
ANS-140 Swine Production 3
ANS-150 Animal Health Management 3
ENG-112 Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3
HUM-110 Technology and Society 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 42 Hours

Certificate Curriculum

Fall Semester

ACM-110 Introduction to Animal Care 3
ANS-110 Animal Science 3
ANS-115 Animal Feeds and Nutrition 3

Spring Semester

ANS-120 Beef Production 3
ANS-130 Poultry Production 3
ANS-150 Animal Health Management 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 18 Hours

This certificate is offered to high school students through the Career and College Promise program (C15280X).

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Applied Animal Science Technology certificate, a graduate should be able to:

  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of fundamental animal husbandry practices.
  • Understand the role of nutrition in animal production.
  • Develop and analyze various production systems for livestock and poultry.
  • Critically evaluate animal production by integrating knowledge of anatomy, physiology, reproduction, health, and genetics on animal management systems and the environment.
  • Identify and solve animal health issues.
  • Communicate effectively about the global, regional, and local impact of agricultural animal production.

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