Certificate of Achievement in Animal Science
This certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of Animal Science. Students completing this certificate will acquire skills in animal restraint, veterinary terminology, herd health, livestock care and handling, nutrition, management, and reproduction.
- Define, explain, and demonstrate, utilizing appropriate industry software if necessary, proper nutrition for livestock species covered in courses of this certificate.
- Recognize and diagnose appropriate treatment for four common diseases and parasites in species of livestock covered by courses required in this certificate.
- Demonstrate proper management and handling techniques for livestock covered by courses in this certificate.
- Incorporate hands-on production skills with sound economic principles to optimize economic returns in a changing global economy.
Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for employment in the following fields: livestock operator, animal health technician, meat inspectors and/or grader, or sales, and service staff for a pharmaceutical or livestock focused company.
|Required Certificate Courses (21 Units)||21|
|Intro to Agriculture Business|
|Intro to Animal Science|
|Livestock Feeding & Nutrition|
|Beef Cattle Science|
|Small Ruminant Science|
|Agriculture Wrk Exp-1st Sem|
|Restricted Electives (3 Units)||3|
|Select one of the following courses:|
|Animal Diseases & Sanitation|
|Farm Animal Biology|
The Certificate of Achievement requirements include completion of the certificate courses with a “C” or better grade in each course. Required and support courses may be substituted with the approval of the Agriculture Division Chair.