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Agribusiness Science & Technology - Animal Science New

10-006-6 Associate Degree (AAS) 60 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Get ready for a career in the feed, animal nutrition, dairy, farm management and farm supply areas of agriculture with the Agribusiness/Science Technology – Animal Science degree. Through hands-on training, you’ll learn about animal science, artificial insemination, sire selection, animal nutrition and ration balancing, record keeping and herd health, as well as marketing, sales and management. This program will prepare you for a variety of agribusiness careers.

COURSE LIST

*Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.

Technical Studies (45 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Agricultural Crop Production
10-006-119
3
Prepares students to recognize and implement basic crop production management techniques for corn, soybeans, alfalfa, small grains and general forages used on Wisconsin farms. Field preparation, fertility, seed selection, planting and in-season management of specific crops will be emphasized.
Introduction to Agribusiness
10-006-133
3
Provides an overview of, and exploration into career pathways and employment opportunities, in the agricultural industry. Key issues discussed include trends and economic concepts of production, marketing and consumption of agriculture products, principles of management, and financial management.
Animal Science Fundamentals
10-006-140
3
Provides fundamental knowledge of the animal science field. Topics include animal health, animal environments, anatomy and physiology, genetics and reproduction, animal feedstuffs, and job-related safety. Students will experience animal concepts through the completion of hands-on activities.
Animal Health
10-006-170
3
Examines animal health by studying disease etiology, symptoms, transmission, diagnosis, prevention and control. Learners will focus on a variety of species while using proper veterinary terminology as it relates to disease. Additionally, learners will develop a comprehensive preventative medicine plan for a species of interest.
Agricultural Marketing
10-006-103
3
Explores and gives the student an understanding of the basic principles of marketing and the ability to apply these principles to the distribution of farm products.
Dairy/Livestock Herd Management
10-006-145
3
Covers the herd health and reproductive systems of the dairy and livestock animals. The class will cover various herd health problems, including mastitis, milk fever and similar common livestock health problems. A herd health and reproductive management program will be developed.
Dairy Genetics and Reproduction
10-006-148
3
Designed for the student who needs a comprehensive knowledge of dairy genetics and reproduction. Emphasis is on basic genetic principles and sire selection. Students will learn the anatomy and physiology of the bovine female reproductive tract and the management of the estrous cycle in cattle.
Dairy/Livestock Artificial Insemination Records & Management
10-006-169
3
Teaches students about the anatomy and physiology of cattle reproduction and artificial insemination of the bovine species. Topics include estrous cycle and reproductive records management, nutrition, animal fertility, herd health and sire selection. Site visits will be used to practice estrous detection, insemination techniques and computer analysis. Hands-on computer training with Dairy Comp 305 and PCDART will focus on development of herd protocols and their analysis.
Dairy/Livestock Nutrition
10-006-113
3
Acquaints the students with the nutrients essential for livestock growth, production and reproduction. The anatomy and physiology of digestion and nutrient absorption will be discussed for the single stomach and ruminant animal. Proper feed sampling techniques, feed analysis and other nutritional information will be covered in preparing the student for Dairy/Livestock Ration Balancing.
Agribusiness Work Experience
10-006-116
3
Provides independent agribusiness work experience in cooperation with an employer and FVTC. Students are evaluated by the employer and supervised during the work experience by a FVTC instructor. Department consent required.
Dairy/Livestock Records Management
10-006-149
3
Acquaints the students with herd management programs using traditional and computerized herd record keeping systems. Students will have hands-on experience with the latest available programs used in dairy record keeping.
Ag Production Systems
10-006-104
3
Introduces the student to methods and equipment used on farms and agribusiness for facilities, dairy equipment, feed, grain, animal waste storage, and handling systems. Covers the collection, storage, treatment, application and equipment used in nutrient management. Modern robotic milking systems will be covered in the class.
Dairy/Livestock Ration Balance
10-006-114
3
Teaches students the mechanics of balancing livestock rations using the National Research recommendations and other information. Computers will be used to develop rations. The makeup and functions of the nutrients essential for livestock will be discussed in the preparation of dairy and beef rations. The student will complete a cost analysis of all rations.
Agribusiness Management
10-006-151
3
Focuses on developing management skills and concepts that beginning agri-business professionals’ need in today’s changing workplace. Emphasis is given to designing and interpreting agriculture production spreadsheets, interpreting agri-business records, and preparing business and family goals. Complete business management plans will be created.
Nutrient Management Principles
10-006-155
3
Focuses on balancing commercial crop nutrient products and on farm nutrient credits to formulate economical and environmentally safe crop nutrient recommendations. Students will learn how to complete a nutrient management plan utilizing real farm data.

General Studies (15 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Math w Business Apps
10-804-123
3
Covers real numbers, basic operations, linear equations, proportions with one variable, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, applying math concepts to the purchasing/buying process, applying math concepts to the selling process, and basic statistics with business/consumer applications.
Prereq: ACCPL Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT Math >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Written Communication
10-801-195
3
Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-801-196
3
Focuses on developing various communication skills including speaking and listening. Students practice intrapersonal/interpersonal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentations, group activities and written projects.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Economics
10-809-195
3
Provides a foundation of economic concepts and institutions so that students can apply economic thinking to their own decisions as consumers, employees and citizens in a market-oriented economic system. Topics include supply and demand, employment, prices and production, fiscal policy, monetary policy, market structures, and international trade and finance.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Psychology of Human Relations
10-809-199
3
Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and people's everyday lives. Students seek a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others, and to improve their relationships at work, in the family and in society.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.

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