Skill Certificate in Dairy Science
Students completing this certificate will acquire skills in and knowledge of dairy computer applications, nutrition, health and husbandry, breeding and reproduction, housing and facilities, selection of cattle, and calf care.
- Demonstrate skills needed to successfully manage the modern dairy herd, including basic computer application skills.
- 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.
Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for employment in the following jobs: dairy technician, assistant herdsman, dairy retail sales, dairy pharmaceutical sales, dairy breeders/assistants, dairy feeders, cattle handlers, calf feeders, calf technicians.
|REQUIRED CERTIFICATE COURSES|
|AGMT 108||Ag Business Computer Applications||3|
|ASCI 103||Feeds and Feeding||3|
|ASCI 118||Introduction to Dairy Science||3|
|ASCI 119||Breeding and Selection of Dairy Cattle||3|
|WEXP 193F||Agriculture Work Experience – First Semester||2|
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.