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ANIMAL SCIENCE

ASCI 5      
RODEO SKILLS AND MANAGEMENT (1)

Class Hours:  1 Lecture

Animal Science 5 is designed to acquaint the  student with the sport of rodeo, its origin and development as well as rodeo fundamentals including rule interpretation and rodeo judging. This course will also focus on goal setting and the importance of a positive mental attitude for a successful performance.  May be taken two times for credit.  (AA,CSU)

ASCI 6      
RODEO PRODUCTION AND PROMOTION (1)

Class Hours:  1 Lecture

Animal Science 6 provides experience in the production of a rodeo.  Students will participate on a committee which will deal with staging an actual rodeo from start to finish product.  May be taken four times for credit. (AA, CSU)

ASCI 7      
INTERCOLLEGIATE RODEO (2)

Class Hours:  10 Laboratory, Prerequisite:  Medical approval from a licensed  physician. Enrollment limited to those qualified to compete in intercollegiate rodeo. Corequisite: ASC 5 or ASCI 6

Animal Science 7 provides the opportunity for students to further their rodeo skills and utilize them in intercollegiate competition.  This course includes adaptation techniques of various rodeo events.  May be taken two times for credit. Material Fee $100.00.  (AA, CSU)

ASCI 8       ADVANCED INTERCOLLEGIATE RODEO (2)

Class Hours:  10 Laboratory,  Prerequisite:  Medical approval from a licensed  physician.  Enrollment limited to those qualified to compete in intercollegiate rodeo.

Animal Science 8 provides the opportunity for students with previous experience to further their rodeo skills and utilize them in intercollegiate competition. May be taken four times for credit. Material Fee  $100.00.  (AA, CSU)

ASCI 10     FITTING AND SHOWING LIVESTOCK (2)

Class Hours:  1 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Animal Science 10 deals with the feeding and preparation of stock for show.  Grooming, training and fitting will be stressed. Demonstration of current showmanship techniques and equipment will be practiced by the students.  May be taken three times for credit.  (AA, CSU)

ASCI 12    
GENERAL ANIMAL SCIENCE
(3)

Class Hours:  2 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Animal Science 12 is a survey of the livestock industry, supply of animal producers and their uses.  A special emphasis on the origin, characteristics, adaptation and contributions of farm animals to the agriculture industry. Analyze the economic trends and career opportunities in animal agriculture.  (AA, CSU, UC)

ASCI14
LIVESTOCK SELECTION/MEAT ANIMAL EVALUATIONS (3)

Class Hours:  2 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Animal Science 14 studies the basic factors involved in selection and evaluation of livestock; relationships of live market animal traits to carcass cutability and quality. May be taken two times for credit.  (AA, CSU, UC)

ASCI 20
FEEDS AND FEEDINGS (3)   
Class Hours:  2 Lecture, 3 laboratory Strongly Recommended Preparation:  ENG 51A or  equivalent.

Animal Science 20 is the science of animal nutrition as the basis for "Feeds and Feeding." The fundamentals of digestion and absorption in both ruminants and non-ruminants are discussed.  The nutritive value of feeds as they relate to the formulation of livestock rations will be emphasized including by-product feeding.  (AA, CSU)

ASCI 21
BEEF PRODUCTION
(3)

Class Hours:  2 Lecture, 3 Laboratory. Strongly Recommended Preparation:  ENG 51A or equivalent.

Animal Science 21 is a study of the principles and practices 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.  (AA, CSU)

ASCI 30/60
ANIMAL SCIENCE EXPERIMENTAL COURSES
(.5-3)

Class Hours:  18 Lecture hours or 54 Laboratory hours for each semester unit.

All courses numbered 30/60 are designed to permit department to meet an immediate student or community need, to explore newer methods in teaching a subject, to offer courses which are innovative, and to provide curriculum variety and flexibility.  A required course description identifies each course subject.  These courses may be taken for CR/NC.

ASCI 32    
ANIMAL HEALTH AND SANITATION (3)

Class Hours:  2 Lecture, 3 Laboratory, Prerequisite:  ASCI 12

Animal Science 32 will provide instruction in basic diseases and in fundamentals of immunity. It also will include coverage of the livestock worker's role in promoting health and disease-control programs.  (AA, CSU)

ASCI 49/99
DIRECTED STUDY (1-2)

Class Hours:  54 Laboratory for each semester unit.  No more than 2 units per semester per 49/99 series.

Agriculture 49/99 is designed for students who wish to undertake special projects related to particular field. Students, under instructor guidance and acknowledgement, may pursue individual exploration after completing or while currently enrolled in at least one course in the department of directed study. (AA, CSU)

ASCI 5
BASIC STOCK DOG TRAINING (.5)

Class Hours:  3 Laboratory (9 weeks)

Animal Science 59 covers stock dog breeds, selection of herding dogs, training techniques, methods of handling cattle and sheep, plus nutrition for stock dogs.  May be taken four times for credit.  (AA)

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