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College Introduces Animal Science Certificate Program


Surry Community College is launching an Applied Animal Science certificate program for Fall 2019.

The Applied Animal Science Technology is an 18-credit hour certificate that teaches students how to select, breed, care for, process, and market livestock and small farm animals. In 2017, Surry and Yadkin counties ranked in the top 10 counties for farm cash receipts for production of cattle, eggs and diary, according to the United States Department of Agriculture Statistics Services.

The certificate program consists of six classes, three offered in the fall and three offered in the spring. The certificate program is being taught on the college's Dobson campus.

“We are offering this certificate program to support local agricultural endeavors and to fulfill a desire from the county schools where students expressed a strong interest in this certificate based on a student survey, ” said Jeff Jones, Science Division Chair at SCC. “Surry and Yadkin counties have a rich agricultural heritage with an abundance of family farms. It is imperative to continue building on the skills that have been passed down with hands-on education about efficient production practices, market opportunities, and new agricultural trends. ”

The class schedule is as follows: Fall 2019, ACM 110 Intro to Animal Care; ANS 110 Animal Science; and ANS 115 Animal Feeds & Nutrition. Spring 2020, ANS 120 Beef Production; ANS 130 Poultry Production; and ANS 150 Animal Health Management.

High school juniors and seniors can take advantage of this certificate program, tuition free, through the Career & College Promise dual enrollment program, which is available to those attending public, private and homeschools.

The deadline to register for fall classes is Aug. 2. Classes start Aug. 15. For help with college application, financial aid or class registration, contact Student Services at (336) 386-3264 or If you have detailed questions about the program, reach out to Jeff Jones at (336) 386-3391 or

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