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|Animal Science Certificate
||Agriculture & Natural Resources
Total Units: 33
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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 Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, the students will be able to:
- Identify and implement sustainable livestock management practices that will improve
livestock quality, provide efficacious management, protect the natural resources and ensure
economic viability of the livestock industry;
- demonstrate a working knowledge of animal production life cycles to develop a ranch
management calendar that incorporates scientifically based management decisions and the
latest technological advances in livestock husbandry;
- name and demonstrate proper use of equipment that humanely confines, treats or protects
- identify and evaluate livestock anatomy and physiology and relate form to function;
- demonstrate knowledge of practical reproductive management of livestock species;
- define livestock nutritional needs and demonstrate proper feeding techniques related to
growth, development and finishing of livestock;
- list common infectious diseases and parasites and explain the role of preventative health; and
- explain marketing strategies and market classification of livestock and their products.
The requirements for the Animal Science Certificate program are:
Complete 33 units from
- Animal Science Certificate Requirements
|Animal Science Certificate Requirements - complete 33.00 units|
|AGBUS 2||Agricultural Computer Applications||3.00|
|AGBUS 7||Agricultural Economics||3.00|
|ANHLT 2||Veterinary Practice||3.00|
|ANSCI 20||Basic Animal Science||3.00|
|ANSCI 26||Livestock Evaluation||3.00|
|ANSCI 51||Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals||3.00|
|ANSCI 61||Livestock Feeding and Nutrition||3.00|
|ANSCI 171||Restraint of Animals||1.00|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:|
|ANSCI 27||Beef Cattle Science||3.00|
|ANSCI 28||Sheep Science||3.00|
|ANSCI 29||Dairy Cattle Industry/Dairy Cattle Science||3.00|
|ANSCI 65||Introduction to Zoo Biology||3.00|
|ANSCI 80||Livestock Fairs and Expositions||2.00|
|ANSCI 150||Poultry Husbandry||3.00|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:|
|AGRI 20||Introduction to Plant Science||3.00|
|ANSCI 91||Rangeland Management||3.00|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 2.00 units from the following:|
|AGMEC 51||Agriculture Mechanics 1||3.00|
|AGMEC 52||Agriculture Mechanics 2||2.00|
|AGMEC 60||Agricultural Machinery & Equipment Skills||2.00|
|WELD 70||Beginning Welding: Fundamentals||2.00|
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.
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.