Course Descriptions

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsDescriptionCompetencies
AGS101Working with Animals2A hands-on introductory course in skills for proper care and management of domestic animals. Husbandry skills including health observation, animal movement, identification, management procedures, and environmental assessment are covered.Loading...
AGS113Survey of the Animal Industry3An analysis of the livestock industry with emphasis on reproduction, inheritance, performance testing, selection and marketing.Loading...
AGS114Survey of the Animal Industry2Ways domestic animals serve the basic needs of humans for food, shelter, protection, fuel, and emotional well-being. Terminology, basic structures of the industries surrounding the production, care, and marketing of domestic animals in the United States.Loading...
AGS222Aquaculture/Aquarium Sci I3An exploration of aquaculture as it relates to public aquariums, aquatic research facilities and the commercial marine ornamental pet trade. A specific focus on the effects of husbandry, natural habitat mimicry and water quality will be implemented through laboratory exercises and facility site visits.Loading...
AGS225Swine Science3The practical application of technical information to life-cycle swine production, including production systems, breeding and genetics, herd health, housing, marketing, management and nutrition. Prerequisite: AGS 319 or AGS 114 or Instructor permission.Loading...
AGS226Beef Cattle Science3The practical application of technical information to life-cycle beef production with emphasis on calf/cow production and feedlot management. Prerequisite: AGS 319 or AGS 114 or Instructor permission.Loading...
AGS242Animal Health3A survey of diseases of large domestic animals, including discussion of causes, transmission, prevention and control.Loading...
AGS245Introduction to Animal Disease1This course covers the disease processes, primary and contributing causes, treatments and prevention of common medical and surgical diseases in domestic animals. Prerequisite: AGV 120Loading...
AGS249Aquaculture/Aquarium Sci II3This course continues the exploration of aquaculture as it relates to public aquariums, aquatic research facilities and the commercial marine ornamental pet trade. A specific focus on the breeding, spawning and rearing of ornamental marine fishes will be implemented through laboratory exercises and facility site visits. Live food culture and marine invertebrates aquaculture will be studied with hands-on experiences involving both jellyfish and live coral propagations. Prerequisite: AGS 222Loading...
AGS319Animal Nutrition3The identification and study of feed ingredients, nutrients and additives. Determine feed requirements of various livestock classes. Ration balancing and feed formulations are computed.Loading...
AGS323Animal Nutrition II3The practical application of feeding principles. An in-depth study of the various nutrients, their requirements and uses. An analysis of research feeding trials, research procedures and manufacturing terminology. Prerequisite OR Corequisite: AGS 319Loading...
AGS928Independent Study1 Loading...