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2023-2024 General Catalog 
2023-2024 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Animal Science, AAS

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In the animal science program you will focus on understanding the life cycle of companion and production animals through study of the fundamentals of behavior, growth and development, lactation, genetics and breeding, nutrition, reproduction, and management principles and techniques which will be practical to real life situations. Graduates of our program will be knowledgeable about sustainable animal production practices that also ensure animal health and well-being and stewardship of natural resources. Within the animal science program, students will gain a broad-based education in courses such as beef production, equine science, swine production, animal nutrition, animal health, forage crop management, livestock management, farm business management and more. In addition, students will receive practical experience with some of the largest agricultural businesses in the Midwest. Upon the completion of this Associate of Applied Sciences program, students may seek full-time employment in areas of livestock production and other animal science-based careers.

Enrollment Date: Fall and/or Spring Semester
Minimum Required Credits: 63
Campus: Fort Dodge
Department: Career and Technical Education
CIP#: 01.01020200

Program Outcomes:

  1. Enhance our partnerships with local industry to fulfill their employment and training needs.
  2. Students will possess the skills needed to be gainfully employed in their chosen career path.
  3. Students will demonstrated competency in the skills needed to satisfy their educational goals.

Program of Study

First Semester

Total Hours: 15

Total Hours: 15

Summer Session

Total Hours: 3

Third Semester

Total Hours: 15

Total Hours: 15

AAS Degree Total Hours: 63


The following courses are Third or Fourth semester classes only: AGS 401 - Swine Production  , AGS 553 - Beef Production  and AGA 271 - Advanced Corn & Soybean Production  

Ag Tech electives must be chosen from the list below.

Footnotes for Degree Requirements:

1 Required general education course.

2 Required elective course.

3 Institutional requirement.

4 May be substituted with a course from the same category on the General Education Course List  .

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of Iowa Central Community College not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identify, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status. 

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact the Vice President of Human Resources, Iowa Central Community College, One Triton Circle, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501; Telephone: 515-574-1138, Email: concerns@iowacentral.edu, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov. 

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