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Livestock Production (CRT.LVST)

The specialized Livestock Production certificate is designed to prepare students for employment positions in a variety of livestock areas. These jobs include herdsman positions, A.I. technicians, livestock managers and home farm operators. The SOE internship provides added experience in livestock management and production.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.

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First Year
First Semester

COREAGR-206

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Credit Hours: 3.00

COREAGR-205

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Credit Hours: 3.50

COREAGR-122

Credit Hours: 2.50

GENAGR-040

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Credit Hours: 3.00

First Year
Second Semester

COREAGR-111

Credit Hours: 2.00

COREAGR-049

Credit Hours: 1.00

COREAGR-123

Credit Hours: 2.50

COREAGR-063

Credit Hours: 2.50

COREAGR-124

Credit Hours: 2.00

COREAGR-064

Credit Hours: 1.50

COREAGR-065

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Credit Hours: 1.00

COREAGR-041

Credit Hours: 3.50

COREAGR-067

Credit Hours: 1.50

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Suggested Electives
AGR-042
Supervised Occupational Exp II

AGR-042
Supervised Occupational Exp II

On the job experience as a full-time employee in selected agriculture occupation. Must be in curriculum that degree is awarded. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

2.5
AGR-053
Integrated Pest Management

AGR-053
Integrated Pest Management

Designed to develop a working knowledge of agricultural chemicals as they are related to herbicides and insecticides. Students should have a working knowledge of calibration and maintenance of agricultural chemical equipment. Identification of major weed species in this area and their control is emphasized.

Course Outline

3.0
AGR-061
Livestock Evaluation

AGR-061
Livestock Evaluation

Detailed study of beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep, and horse selection. This laboratory oriented course allows students to appraise livestock, viewing positive and negative selection points, and pays particular attention to judging.

Course Outline

3.0
AGR-066
Meat Science

AGR-066
Meat Science

Provides a basic understanding of meat classification and grading. Emphasis is placed on the live evaluation of beef, pork, and lamb. Following harvest the carcasses will be evaluated for consumer acceptability.

Course Outline

2.0
AGR-070
Swine Production Skills

AGR-070
Swine Production Skills

Prepares students with the necessary skills required in modern swine production, the different methods and tools used to perform these skills, understanding herd health, and looking at and making swine environmental decisions.

Course Outline

1.5
AGR-090
Principles of Agri Mechanics

AGR-090
Principles of Agri Mechanics

Covers the fundamentals of basic preventive maintenance for tractors and familiarizes the student with setting and adjusting sprayers, tillage equipment, planters, and combines.

Course Outline

2.5
AGR-120
Agriculture Economics

AGR-120
Agriculture Economics

An introduction to basic economic concepts of the agricultural sector with emphasis on costs, revenue, price determination, supply and demand, and farm policy.

Course Outline

3.0
AGR-121
Farm Business Records

AGR-121
Farm Business Records

An introduction into basic farm record keeping. Prepares students to compile records associated with specific farm enterprises. Record analysis is emphasized for farm efficiency measures.

Course Outline

2.5
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Suggested Electives
AGR-042
Supervised Occupational Exp II

AGR-042
Supervised Occupational Exp II

On the job experience as a full-time employee in selected agriculture occupation. Must be in curriculum that degree is awarded. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

2.5
AGR-053
Integrated Pest Management

AGR-053
Integrated Pest Management

Designed to develop a working knowledge of agricultural chemicals as they are related to herbicides and insecticides. Students should have a working knowledge of calibration and maintenance of agricultural chemical equipment. Identification of major weed species in this area and their control is emphasized.

Course Outline

3.0
AGR-061
Livestock Evaluation

AGR-061
Livestock Evaluation

Detailed study of beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep, and horse selection. This laboratory oriented course allows students to appraise livestock, viewing positive and negative selection points, and pays particular attention to judging.

Course Outline

3.0
AGR-066
Meat Science

AGR-066
Meat Science

Provides a basic understanding of meat classification and grading. Emphasis is placed on the live evaluation of beef, pork, and lamb. Following harvest the carcasses will be evaluated for consumer acceptability.

Course Outline

2.0
AGR-070
Swine Production Skills

AGR-070
Swine Production Skills

Prepares students with the necessary skills required in modern swine production, the different methods and tools used to perform these skills, understanding herd health, and looking at and making swine environmental decisions.

Course Outline

1.5
AGR-090
Principles of Agri Mechanics

AGR-090
Principles of Agri Mechanics

Covers the fundamentals of basic preventive maintenance for tractors and familiarizes the student with setting and adjusting sprayers, tillage equipment, planters, and combines.

Course Outline

2.5
AGR-120
Agriculture Economics

AGR-120
Agriculture Economics

An introduction to basic economic concepts of the agricultural sector with emphasis on costs, revenue, price determination, supply and demand, and farm policy.

Course Outline

3.0
AGR-121
Farm Business Records

AGR-121
Farm Business Records

An introduction into basic farm record keeping. Prepares students to compile records associated with specific farm enterprises. Record analysis is emphasized for farm efficiency measures.

Course Outline

2.5
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