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

View Suggested Sequence of Study & Course Cost

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
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians $30,800 $47,900 $56,400
Agricultural Inspectors $34,400 $49,800 $57,500
Animal Breeders $24,500 $30,900 $34,100
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers $50,800 $71,800 $82,300
Farmworkers $23,500 $31,400 $35,300

Source: 2018 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

Contact Us

Admissions Email us 319-296-4000 Hawkeye Center 114
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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
Administrative Assistant 319-296-4009 Buchanan Hall 128
Dean Dave Grunklee Email me 319-296-4042 Butler Hall 131A
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