This curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in the production, processing, and distribution of livestock, swine, and poultry and their products according to scientific principles essential to efficient and profitable operation.
Students should learn skills necessary for the operation of efficient and profitable livestock, swine, and poultry enterprises. Coursework includes production practices, animal health, nutrition, reproduction, and management.
Graduates are qualified for entry-level jobs as herd or flock managers, field service persons, feed salespersons, equipment salespersons, feed mill workers, buyers of poultry and livestock, owners/operators, farm managers, department supervisors, field service representatives, and waste management technicians.
This program prepares individuals to select, breed, care for, process, and market livestock and small farm animals. Potential coursework includes instruction in basic animal science, animal nutrition, and animal health as applied to various species and breeds; design and operation of housing, feeding and processing facilities; and related issues of safety, applicable regulations, logistics, and supply.
TYPICAL COURSE SEQUENCE COURSE AND HOUR REQUIREMENTS
- ACA 122 College Transfer Success may be taken in lieu of ACA 115 Success & Study Skills
- CIS 110 Introduction to Computers may be taken in lieu of CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy
- COM 231 Public Speaking may be taken in lieu of ENG 115 Oral Communications
- MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy may be taken in lieu of MAT 110 Math Measurement & Lit.
- WBL 111 Work-Based Learning AND WBL 112 Work-Based Learning I may be taken in lieu of WBL 113 Work-Based Learning I
- SPA 120 Spanish for the Workplace may be taken in lieu of SPA 111 Elementary Spanish I