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|
|AGMT 103||Intro to Agriculture Business||3|
|ASCI 001||Intro to Animal Science||3|
|ASCI 103||Feeds and Feeding||3|
|ASCI 110||Swine Science||3|
|ASCI 111||Beef Cattle Science||3|
|ASCI 112||Small Ruminant Science||3|
|WEXP 193 F||Agriculture Wrk Exp-1st Sem||3|
Select one of the following courses:
|ASCI 002||Livestock Selection/Evaluation||3|
|ASCI 130||Equine Evaluation||3|
|ASCI 022||Horse Husbandry||3|
|ASCI 104||Livestock Disease & Sanitation||3|
|ASCI 113||Farm Animal Biology||3|
|ASCI 123||Horse Production||3|
|ASCI 126||Meat Science||3|
|ASCI 202||Applied Food Safety Mgmt||3|
|ASCI 224||Livestock Merchandising||2|
|DSCI 101||Introduction to Dairy Science||3|
|VT 109||Intro to Veterinary Technology||3|
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.