Animal Science Certificate Agriculture & Natural Resources Total Units: 32.0

Term Effective: Fall 2006

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2010

Previous Versions:

Animal Science - effective Fall 1981


The Animal Science Certificate of Achievement provides training related to the selection, feeding and management of livestock and dairy cattle.

This program of study is also available as an Associate degree major option. Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, can view the recommended course sequence. For more information see the Agriculture Department website.

California needs over 8,000 additional trained people each year for employment in agriculture. The training program at SRJC prepares the student for a choice of jobs on the farm as well as related jobs off the farm. Working conditions in agricultural positions are ideal for those individuals who enjoy working with animals.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Animal Science program are:

  • Complete 32.0 units from
    • Animal Science Certificate Requirements

Animal Science Certificate Requirements - complete 32.00 units
AGBUS 7Agricultural Economics3.00
AGBUS 50Introduction to Agribusiness3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
AGRI 20Introduction to Plant Science3.00
ANSCI 91Rangeland Management3.00
ANHLT 2Veterinary Practice3.00
ANSCI 20Basic Animal Science3.00
ANSCI 26Livestock Evaluation3.00
ANSCI 27Beef Cattle Science3.00
ANSCI 30Meat Technology0.50-3.00
ANSCI 61Livestock Feeding and Nutrition3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 2.00 units from the following:
AGMEC 51Agriculture Mechanics 13.00
AGMEC 52Agriculture Mechanics 22.00
AGMEC 60Agricultural Machinery & Equipment Skills2.00
WELD 70ABeginning Welding- Introduction to Basic Fundamentals2.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
AGRI 20Introduction to Plant Science3.00
ANHLT 120Small Animal Veterinary Assistance and Nursing3.00
ANSCI 28Sheep Science3.00
ANSCI 29Dairy Cattle Industry/Dairy Cattle Science3.00
ANSCI 80Livestock Fairs and Expositions2.00
ANSCI 91Rangeland Management3.00

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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