Skill Certificate in Dairy Science

Division: Agriculture

Students completing this certificate will acquire skills in and knowledge of dairy computer applications, dairy cattle nutrition, husbandry and breeding, and selection of cattle.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate skills needed to successfully manage the modern dairy herd.
  • Implement an effective reproductive management plan.
  • Evaluate dairy cattle based upon their dairy characteristics and type and understand the selection of cattle based on reproduction and reproduction traits.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for employment in the following jobs: dairy technician, dairy retail sales, dairy pharmaceutical sales, dairy breeders/assistants, dairy feeders, cattle handlers.

Required Certificate Courses (17 Units)17
AG Business Computer Apps
Introduction to Dairy Science
Commercial Dairy Herd Mgmt
Breed/Select of Dairy Cattle
Dairy Nutrition
Agriculture Wrk Exp-1st Sem
Total17

The Skill Certificate 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.