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The Animal Science program provides you the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge required to enter a career in animal science or transfer to a four-year college to continue your education.
You will learn the complete life cycle of beef and swine from pasture to plate, and gain hands-on skills and knowledge in:
Learn from instructors who bring real-world experience from their education, everyday farming, and professional lives. Instructor certifications include:
Hawkeye’s 400-acre Farm Lab: Work with beef and swine to learn their complete life cycle and as well as production and farm management.
Meat Lab: Learn how to cut, process, and grade meat; use meat processing equipment including saw, grinder, stuffer, deli slicers, tumbler, and small smokehouse; and USDA sanitation rules and practices.
Fistulated Steer: Learn about the digestive system, and track, test, and analyze the digestibility and nutrition of food.
Field Trips: Visit meat processing plants and various size farming operations to learn how your skills and knowledge can be applied in a variety of work environments.
Conferences: Expand your knowledge and leadership skills at the Postsecondary Agricultural Student (PAS) Conference and the Iowa Pork Congress.
An articulation agreement allows you to transfer your Animal Science coursework to the Animal Science/Pre-Veterinary Medicine program at Iowa State University. Hawkeye also has transfer relationships with Northwest Missouri State University, South Dakota State University, and University of Wisconsin—Platteville.
If you plan to transfer, work closely with a program advisor to ensure courses transfer and you meet program requirements.
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Take a closer look at the Agriculture programs at Hawkeye and hear from agriculture students about their experiences. Then tour Hawkeye's state-of-the-art Meat Lab that provides students with real-world hands-on experience they can use in their future careers.
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The Veterinary Assisting program is a three-semester diploma option of the Animal Science program.
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Graduates find employment working in:
Source: 2016 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development
The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:
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