Certificate of Achievement in Animal Science

Division: Agriculture

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.

Program Outcomes

  • 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.     

Career Opportunities

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 COURSES21
AGMT 103Intro to Agriculture Business3
ASCI 001Intro to Animal Science3
ASCI 103Livestock Feeding & Nutrition3
ASCI 110Swine Science3
ASCI 111Beef Cattle Science3
ASCI 112Small Ruminant Science3
WEXP 193 FAgriculture Wrk Exp-1st Sem3
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RESTRICTED ELECTIVES3
Select one of the following courses:
ASCI 002Livestock Selection/Evaluation3
ASCI 022Horse Husbandry3
ASCI 104Animal Diseases & Sanitation3
ASCI 113Farm Animal Biology3
ASCI 123Horse Production3
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TOTAL24

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.