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Animal Science

The Animal Science Program is designed to provide study and training in the areas of livestock science. Those involved in this industry apply various factors to improve reproduction, health, nutrition and animal welfare. Core courses in Animal Science utilize a lab/lecture format on our 600+ acre facility. Our hands-on approach to education greatly enhances your preparation for employment in the Animal Science industry or continued education.

Associate Degree

Refer to the General Education Requirements for specific information regarding general education, unit, and scholarship requirements. Completion of the following program requirements, in addition to the general education and college requirements, qualifies the student for an associate degree.

Course Number



AG 10

Introduction to Agriculture


A SCI 12

General Animal Science


A SCI 14

Livestock Selection and Judging


A SCI 20

Feeds and Feeding


A SCI 21

Beef Production


A SCI 32

Animal Health and Sanitation



Electives taken from the list below





Recommended Electives: AG 15X, AG BUS 15, 24, AG MEC 50, 61, A SCI 10, 59, CRP SCI 6, 11, 13, EQ SCI 1, 2, 4, 7, SL SCI 21, 22

Students who have selected the particular four-year college to which they eventually wish to transfer should use the college catalog of that institution as the principle guide for determining the first two years of their program.

ASSIST is a computerized student-transfer information system that can be accessed over the World Wide Web. It displays reports of how course credits earned at one California college or university can be applied when transferred to another. ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California’s colleges and universities and therefore provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available about student transfer in California.
ASSIST is available at www.assist.org.