Academic Programs Catalog

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Institute of Agricultural Technology

Programs
Livestock Industries

The Livestock Industries certificate program is designed to give students a professional advantage in the livestock production career field of their choice. Students are exposed to a broad spectrum of applied course work and hands-on education at the university’s facilities and an extensive industry internship. Students engage with leading professors, researchers, and future professional colleagues in a manner that is directly applicable to a functioning livestock operation and also develop communication skills while bridging the gap between theory and practical best management practices.

Requirements for Livestock Industries

1. All of the following courses (27 credits):
ABM 130 Farm Management I 3
ANS 110 Introductory Animal Agriculture 4
ANS 111 Livestock Industries Seminar 1
ANS 201 Animal Products 3
ANS 203 Principles of Livestock Feeding 2
ANS 295 Structure and Function of Livestock 2
AT 45 Agricultural Communications 2
AT 71 Technical Mathematics 2
AT 293 Professional Internship in Agricultural Technology 3
CSS 101 Introduction to Crop Science 3
CSS 110 Computer Applications in Agronomy 2
2. One of the following Livestock Clerkships (2 or 3 credits):
ANS 115 Meat Technology Clerkship 3
ANS 122A Feedlot Clerkship 2
ANS 122B Beef Cow Calf Clerkship 2
ANS 151 Poultry Production Clerkship 2
ANS 162 Sheep Production Clerkship 2
ANS 171 Swine Clerkship 2
3. Two of the following Livestock Management courses (6 credits):
ANS 222 Introductory Beef Cattle Management 3
ANS 232 Introductory Dairy Cattle Management 3
ANS 252 Introduction to Management of Avian Species 3
ANS 262 Introductory Sheep Management 3
ANS 272 Introductory Swine Management 3
4. Complete a minimum of 12 credits in the college as approved by the program coordinator in the Institute of Agricultural Technology.
Students who do not demonstrate English proficiency through the IAT-administered Accuplacer placement test or college-level transfer credit must complete AT 045 Agricultural Communications (2 credits) or an equivalent course as approved by the program coordinator.
Students who do not demonstrate math proficiency through the IAT-administered Accuplacer placement test or college-level transfer credit must complete AT 071 Technical Mathematics (2 credits) as approved by the program coordinator.