Bakersfield College

Agriculture

Agriculture - Animal Science

Certificate of Achievement

Animal Science Certificate of Achievement Certificate prepares students for entry level employment in food animal production and animal management and care. This program prepares students for careers in Animal Science and entry level production jobs such as feed mill technician, beef technician, swine technician, poultry technician, animal groomer, small animal assistant technician, and pet store employee.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • identify and implement sustainable livestock management practices that will improve livestock quality, provide efficacious management, protect the natural resources, and ensure economic viability of the livestock industry.
  • demonstrate specific skills in animal science such as production, genetics, and nutrition within the animal science discipline needed for employment.
  • demonstrate a working knowledge of animal production life cycles to develop a ranch management calendar that incorporates scientifically based management decisions and the latest technological advances in livestock husbandry.
  • identify and evaluate livestock anatomy and physiology and relate form to function.

Total Units: 33


Required Courses

Course # Name Units
AGRI B1 Agriculture, Environment and Society 3.0
ANSC B1 Introduction to Animal Science 3.0
AGRI B49 Agriculture Leadership Training 2.0
 
ANSC B2 Beef Production 3.0
ANSC B3 Sheep Production 3.0
ANSC B4 Dairy Production 3.0
ANSC B6 Applied Animal Nutrition 4.0
ANSC B7 Animal Diseases 3.0
ANSC B10 Horse Production 3.0
ANSC B11 Livestock Selection and Evaluation 3.0
ANSC B22 Animals and Society 3.0
ANSC B83 Introduction to Veterinary Technology 4.0
ANSC B10 Horse Production 3.0
ANSC B6 Applied Animal Nutrition 4.0
 
ANSC B11 Livestock Selection and Evaluation 3.0
CRPS B2 Forage Crops 3.0
NRES B1 Range Management 3.0
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