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Animal Science

Courses

Core Courses

  • Ag Computers
  • Survey of the Animal Industry
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Swine Science
  • Beef Cattle Science
  • Issues Facing Animal Science
  • Domestic Animal Physiology
  • Accounting
  • Employment Experience
  • Electives - Choose from agriculture and science electives to meet your career and transfer needs and interests.

The Veterinary Assisting program is a three-semester diploma option of the Animal Science program.

Program Details

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Required number of credits: 69
Program Start: Fall, Spring, Summer

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Careers

Positions

Graduates find employment working in:

  • Livestock production
  • Livestock sales and marketing
  • Livestock processing
  • Animal genetics
  • Small and large farm operations

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Farmworkers $21,400 $27,600 $30,600
Animal Breeders $23,400 $32,700 $37,400
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians $23,500 $34,900 $40,600
Agricultural Inspectors $31,500 $47,000 $54,800
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers $51,600 $77,100 $89,800

Source: 2016 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development

Employers

The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:

Business Location
ADM Alliance Nutrition Quincy, IL
Heartland Co-op West Des Moines, IA
JBS USA Marshalltown, IA
Tyson Foods, Inc. Waterloo, IA
USDA Food Safety Inspection Service

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Contact Us

Student Success Specialist Laurie Plum Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1065 Bremer Hall 124
Program Advisor Ole Cleveland Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1414 Bremer Hall 111C
Program Advisor Dresden Wulf Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1084 Bremer Hall 111D
Department Secretary Dianne Lellig Email me 319-296-4011 Butler Hall 131
Dean Dave Grunklee Email me 319-296-4042 Butler Hall 131A
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