The Animal Science program at Dawson Community College prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, with a focus on animal science, food, fiber, and natural resource industries.
Students will gain a basic understanding of the role of livestock in agriculture and basic concepts of animal nutrition, growth, health, behavior, reproduction, and genetics. Additionally, students will have an introduction to commercial applications, including ration formulation, disease, prevention, AI, genetic selection and crossbreeding systems, and agriculture business and technology.
The two-year Associate of Applied Science in Animal Science trains students for employment in traditional, broad-based animal agriculture, such as livestock production, business, and services related to livestock. Additional professional opportunities include ranching, extension, livestock consulting, market livestock analysis, meat grading, and animal recreation.
The one-year Certificate of Applied Science in Livestock Technology is designed for the person who plans to return to the farm or ranch to pursue a career working in the livestock production industry. The curriculum stresses production techniques that can be applied immediately to the livestock enterprise. Basic academic courses are included to provide a well-rounded education.
|AGBE210||Economics of Ag Business||3|
|ANSC100||Intro to Animal Science||3|
|ANSC202||Livestock Feeding and Nutrition||4|
|ANSC205||Intro to Meat Evaluation||3|
|ANSC262||Range Livestock Production||3|
|ANSC265||A&P of Domestic Animals||3|
|ANSC266||A&P of Domestic Animals Lab||1|
|BIOB102||Discover Biology Lab||1|
|BMGT237||Human Relations in Business||3|
|CAPP131||Basic MS Office||3|
|COMX111||Intro to Public Speaking||3|
|M105||Contemporary Math or higher||3|
|NRSM101||Natural Resource Conservation||3|
|WRIT101||College Writing I||3|
Explore the Dawson Community College catalog for suggested plans of study and course descriptions.