LCCC Catalog 2021-2022 
    
    Oct 20, 2021  
LCCC Catalog 2021-2022

Animal Science, AS


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The Associate of Science Animal Science program equips students in applied sciences and management to meet the challenges in producing domestic livestock species and features a robust experience working with beef cattle, horses, sheep, and swine. This program is designed to allow students the option to transfer to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at a university. The Animal Science program can lead to future specialization including genetics, reproduction, nutrition, pharmaceuticals, toxicology, metabolism, and welfare. Rewarding career opportunities are available in business, industry, government, education, and research.

Contact Information

Contact information is available on the Animal Science website.

Map your individual academic plan of courses with your College Advisor.

If students choose to transition to another program within the Ag & Equine pathway, they should be particularly aware of the choice points that indicate when a decision to branch off into another program must be made to ensure credits and time are not lost.

Coursework common to all degrees within this pathway is indicated by CAC, Common Academic Coursework, in the program map.

Competencies


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Apply critical thinking with the appropriate academic and technical skills to problems faced by the animal agriculture industry.
  2. Work productively in teams in the classroom and the agriculture community to ensure safe and progressive animal handling practices.
  3. Apply the scientific method to improve processes and decision making in livestock management.
  4. Design proper animal nutrition to achieve desired outcomes for performance, development, and reproduction for economic sustainability.
  5. Apply financial management principles to animal agriculture enterprises.
  6. Design methods that balance livestock production goals with environmental effects.

First Semester


Choice Points


  • Students choosing to pursue degrees other than the AS in Animal Science should make the appropriate course selections.

Course Requirements


Milestones


  • Completion of Math and English requirements as prerequisites for other courses.

Semester Total: 17 Credits


Second Semester


Choice Points


  • Consult with advising team to make the best choice of Chemistry based on prior academic preparation and plans for future transfer.

Course Requirements


Milestones


  • Completion of the first year of the AS Animal Science program of study.

Semester Total: 17 Credits


Third Semester


Choice Points


  • Consult with advising team to make the best choice of Chemistry based on prior academic preparation and plans for future transfer.

Milestones


  • Completion of third semester of AS of Animal Science.

Semester Total: 15 Credits


Fourth Semester


Course Requirements


Milestones


  • Graduation with AS degree in Animal Science.
  • Completion of the LCCC general education core and eligible for the Interstate Passport.

Semester Total: 14 Credits


Program Credit Hour Total: 63 Credits


Program Comments

The information below is intended to be a guide, and does not guarantee regional job placement, job availability, or a specific wage after completion of the program.

The Animal Science program is intended for students who are wishing to transfer to a university and obtain a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. Most of the potential jobs listed below require you to transfer and continue your education at the next level.

Potential job opportunities for individuals with degrees in animal science may include agricultural scientists, agriculturists, animal geneticists, animal nutritionists, assistant general manager, barn manager, beef cattle nutritionists, dairy bacteriologists, dairy scientist, extension educator, feedlot manager, food preservation scientists, food processing scientists, food safety scientists, food scientists, food technologists, livestock buyer, livestock manager, meat inspector, poultry scientists, ranch foremen, sale representative, swine genetics researchers, and viticulturists.

Additional information on careers in Animal Science is available through Career Coach.

Transfer Information

LCCC courses may transfer to institutions in addition to those with which there are formal articulation agreements. Students are strongly encouraged to determine the degree requirements and transfer policy of the specific college/university and program to which they plan to transfer. Students should consult with their advising team regarding questions about articulation.

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