Animal & Equine Science Curriculum

Major

Agriculture Animal Science AS-T

The Agriculture Animal Science Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) degree is designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. California Community College students who are awarded an ADT (Associate Degree for Transfer) are guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system.

Agriculture Animal Science AS-T

The curriculum for the Agriculture Animal Science AS-T program is designed to be completed in two years. The Agriculture and Natural Resources department is committed to helping students achieve their degree in a timely manner. Students should follow the recommended course sequence of classes and work with SRJC Counseling to determine an educational plan.

Agriculture Animal Science AS-T Recommended Course Sequence

 

Certificate

Animal Science: Livestock and Equine Management Certificate

Animal Science: Livestock and Equine Management Certificate

 

Classes

The Animal Science program offers twelve Animal Science courses. Questions about the Animal Science courses or when a course will be offered can be emailed to Amy Housman, Animal Science Program Coordinator, ahousman@santarosa.edu. To view the current class schedule, visit classes.santarosa.edu.

ANSCI 2 - Introduction to Farm Animal Health

Introduction to animal health and disease control in livestock animals. Classification of animal diseases, their causes and appropriate treatments with emphasis on preventative medicine.

Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Prerequisites: None

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

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ANSCI 20 - Basic Animal Science

A scientific approach to the livestock industry encompassing aspects of animal anatomy, physiology, nutrition, genetics and epidemiology. Emphasis on the origin, characteristics, adaptation and contributions of farm animals to the agriculture industry. Analysis of economic trends and career opportunities in animal agriculture and a survey of the supply of animal products and their uses.

Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Prerequisites: None

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

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ANSCI 26 - Livestock Evaluation

Detailed analysis of various visual and physical methods of appraising beef, sheep, swine and horses concerning functional and economic value. Written and oral summaries of evaluation will be learned. Specific reference will be made to performance data and factors determining carcass value.

Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Prerequisites: None

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

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ANSCI 27 - Beef Cattle Science

A study of the principles of purebred and commercial beef cattle production throughout the World, United States, and California. Emphasis to be placed on the importance of breeds, breeding principles, selection, nutrition, environmental management, health, marketing, and record keeping to ensure scientifically based management decisions and consumer product acceptance as applied to beef cattle.

Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Prerequisites: None

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

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ANSCI 28 - Sheep Science

A survey of the sheep industry including management of commercial, purebred and small farm flocks; selecting, feeding, breeding and basic care of ewes and lambs plus marketing of lambs and wool.

Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Prerequisites: None

Transfer Credit:

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ANSCI 29 - Dairy Cattle Science

History, development and projections of the dairy industry. General information on the economics of dairying, facts, trends, selection, culling, fitting, showing, judging, pedigrees, feeding and basic management skills; employment opportunities and requirements.

Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Prerequisites: None

Transfer Credit: CSU;UC.

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ANSCI 51 - Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals

An introduction to the fundamental structure and function of four-legged farm animals. Emphasis is placed on the practical aspects of anatomy and physiology of different farm animal species. Discussion will include tissues, organs, and body systems that make up the farm animal so the information can be applied to their daily care and management.

Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Prerequisites: None

Transfer Credit: CSU

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ANSCI 52 - Meat Science

This course is an introduction to the meat industry with a special emphasis on meat products and value added meat processing techniques. It includes concepts of food safety and sanitation, grading and inspection along with preservation and marketing strategies to meet current consumer demands.

Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates

Prerequisites: None

Transfer Credit: CSU

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ANSCI 61 - Livestock Feeding and Nutrition

This course covers the science of animal nutrition, the fundamentals of digestion and absorption in both ruminants and non-ruminants, and basic functions of major nutrient classes. The nutritive value of feeds as they relate to the formulation of livestock rations, including by-product feeding, will be emphasized. Feed processing and nutrient requirements will also be discussed.

Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Prerequisites: None

Transfer Credit: CSU

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ANSCI 91 - Rangeland Management

Basic principles of range management as they apply to various regions and vegetative types. Relationship of range management practices to livestock production, wildlife management, forestry, hydrology and other land uses. Field trip participation required.

Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Prerequisites: None

Transfer Credit: CSU

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ANSCI 153 - Sustainable Agriculture Production Systems with Animals

This course covers the integration of livestock as part of a sustainable farming system with emphasis on small-scale production for niche markets and pasture based systems. Topics included are appropriate breed selection, nutrition and living requirements for livestock such as goats, hogs, sheep, poultry and cattle. Upon completion, student should recognize current applications of sustainable animal agriculture including the challenges of animal production, animal needs, animal welfare and protection of the environment and resources for future food supply systems.

Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Prerequisites: None

Transfer Credit: None

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ANSCI 171 - Livestock Behavior and Humane Management

Introduction to livestock behavior and the evolution of behavioral traits. Introduces practical handling concepts and facilities design, to facilitate low-stress methods of livestock management. Explores the benefits of keeping animals calm, including safer working conditions, higher yields of marketable product, better-quality product, and more humane conditions.

Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Prerequisites: None

Transfer Credit: None

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