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Swine Management Technology Diploma

Swine Management

A15150

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 should qualify 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 focuses on the application of biological and chemical principles to the production and management of swine animals and the production and handling of meat and other products. Potential course work includes instruction in animal sciences, range science, nutrition sciences, food science and technology, biochemistry, and related aspects of human and animal health and safety.

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE
A15150
Hours
PrefixCourse #Course TitleClassLabCredit
FIRST SEMESTER
ACA 115Success &Study Skills 021
ANS 110Animal Science 303
ANS 115Animal Feeds and Nutrition 223
ANS 140Swine Production 223
CIS 111Basic PC Literacy 122
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry 303
11815
SECOND SEMESTER
ANS142Swine Records and Analysis223
ANS143Swine Health Management223
ANS144Swine Housing & Waste Mgt.404
ENG115Oral Communications303
Social/Behavioral Science Elective*303
14416
THIRD SEMESTER
WBL113Work-Based Learning I0300
0303
FOURTH SEMESTER
AGR 150Ag-O-Metrics 303
AGR 214Agricultural Marketing 303
ANS 130Poultry Production 223
ANS 240Swine Production Issues 202
BUS 115Business Law I 303
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective** 303
16217
FIFTH SEMESTER
AGR 212Farm business Management 303
ANS 120Beef Production 223
ANS 150Animal Health Management 303
BUS 153Human Resource Mgt. OR 303
BUS 137Principles of Management
MAT 110Math Measurement & Literacy 223
SPA 111Elementary Spanish I OR303
SPA 120Spanish for the Workplace
16418
*The Social/Behavioral Science elective must be chosen from the following:
ECO 151Survey of Economics 303
ECO 251Principles of Microeconomics 303
GEO 111World Regional Geography 303
PSY 150General Psychology 303
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology 303
SOC 220Social Problems 303
**The Humanities/Fine Arts elective must be chosen from the following:
ART 111Art Appreciation 303
ART 114Art History Survey I 303
ART 115 Art History Survey II 303
ART 116Survey of American Art 303
HUM 110Technology and Society 303
HUM 121The Nature of America 303
HUM 122Southern Culture 303
HUM 230Leadership Development 303
MUS 110Music Appreciation 303
MUS 112Introduction to Jazz 303
MUS 210History of Rock Music 303
REL 110World Religions 303
REL 211Introduction to Old Testament 303
REL 212Introduction to New Testament 303
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT: 69

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