This curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in the production, processing, and distribution of livestock, swine, and poultry and their products according to scientific principles essential to efficient and profitable operation. Students should learn skills necessary for the operation of efficient and profitable livestock, swine, and poultry enterprises. Coursework includes production practices, animal health, nutrition, reproduction, and management.

Graduates should qualify for entry-level jobs as herd or flock managers, field service persons, feed salespersons, equipment salespersons, feed mill workers, buyers of poultry and livestock, owners/operators, farm managers, department supervisors, field service representatives, and waste management technicians.

Program Information

  • Animal Science Technology
  • Poultry Management Technology
  • Introduction to Animal Care
  • Introduction to Animal Science Industry
  • Introduction to the Equine Industry
  • Beef Production
  • Poultry Production
  • Sheep and Goat Production
  • Sustainable Livestock Management
  • Swine Production
  • Animal Health Management
  • Livestock Industry Mechanization
  • Soil Science
  • Basic Farm Maintenance
  • Animal Feeds and Nutrition
  • Facility Management
  • Farm Business Management
Graduates of the WCC Applied Animal Science Technology Program will: 

  • Understand basic animal husbandry practices.
  • Evaluate production, management, and marketing decisions and be able to effectively communicate those decisions.
  • Understand the impact the livestock and poultry industries have on local, state, national, and international levels.
  • Identify and describe different production systems for livestock and poultry.
  • Recognize the effects of animal health, management, genetics, environment, and nutrition in livestock production and their interactions.

Contact Information

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Matt Greene, BS
Lead Instructor - Animal Science/Agribusiness
Phone: 336-838-6226
mpgreene628@wilkescc.edu
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Frank Blevins, BS
Instructor - Animal Science/Horticulture
Phone: 336-838-6188
fdblevins615@wilkescc.edu
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Stacie Taylor, BS
Chair of Applied Engineering Tech Area
Phone: 336-838-6551
sbtaylor965@wilkescc.edu
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Ronald Dollyhite, MA
Dean of Applied Career Technologies (ACT)
Phone: 336-838-6149
radollyhite367@wilkescc.edu
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