- ACA 115 Success & Study Skills
This course provides an orientation to the campus resources and academic skills necessary to achieve educational objectives. Emphasis is placed on an exploration of facilities and services, study skills, library skills, self-assessment, wellness, goal-setting, and critical thinking. Upon completion, students should be able to manage their learning experiences to successfully meet educational goals.
- ACM 110 Introduction to Animal Care
This course introduces general concepts of animal care and management. Topics include the history of animal care, humane issues, fundamental care, and the future of the animal care industry. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the issues related to the animal care industry.
- ACM 112 Facility Management
This course covers the design and management of an animal care facility. Topics include facility design, observation and reporting, facility maintenance, general operation, sanitation, and management techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively plan for and operate an animal care facility considering sustainable practices.
- AGR 111 Basic Farm Maintenance
This course covers fundamentals of maintenance and repair of farm facilities and equipment. Topics include safe use of hand tools and farm machinery, carpentry, concrete, painting, wiring, welding, plumbing, and calculating costs and materials needed. Upon completion, students should be able to answer theoretical questions on topics covered and assist with maintenance and repair of farm facilities and equipment.
- ANS 110 Animal Science
This course introduces the livestock industry. Topics include nutrition, reproduction, production practices, diseases, meat processing, sustainable livestock production, and marketing. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of livestock production practices and the economic impact of livestock locally, regionally, state-wide, and internationally.
- ANS 111 Sustainable Livestock Management
This course covers the integration of livestock as part of a sustainable farming system, with emphasis on small-scale production for niche markets and pasture. The course will cover appropriate breed selection, nutrition and living requirements for livestock such as goats, hogs, sheep, poultry, and bees. Upon completion, students will recognize appropriate breeds for their farm needs and demonstrate knowledge of small scale livestock production.
- ANS 115 Animal Feeds and Nutrition
This course covers the fundamentals of animal feeding and nutrition. Topics include nutrient requirements, digestion, feed formulation, and classification. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of nutritional requirements and feeding practices of farm animals.
- ANS 116 Introduction to the Equine Industry
This course provides an introduction to the equine industry. Topics include history, breeds, disciplines, economic impact, and career opportunities within the industry. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the equine industry and as it relates to animal science, production, and management
- ANS 130 Poultry Production
This course provides an introduction to the poultry industry. Topics include anatomy and physiology, reproduction, incubation, environmental issues, and husbandry. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of poultry production and the economic and environmental impact of the poultry industry locally, regionally, state-wide, and internationally.
- ANS 150 Animal Health Management
This course introduces animal diseases and health management. Topics include identification, prevention, management (including integrated pest management), and treatment of diseases. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize disease symptoms, recommend treatments, identify preventive steps, and develop biosecurity procedures.
- BIO 140 Environmental Biology
This course introduces environmental processes and the influence of human activities upon them. Topics include ecological concepts, population growth, natural resources, and a focus on current environmental problems from scientific, social, political, and economic perspectives. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of environmental interrelationships and of contemporary environmental issues.
- CIS 110 Introduction to Computers
This course introduces computer concepts, including fundamental functions and operations of the computer. Topics include identification of hardware components, basic computer operations, security issues, and use of software applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role and function of computers and use the computer to solve problems. !!Coursework cannot be completed on Apple products. Students must use Windows-based machines!!
- ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
This course is designed to develop the ability to produce clear writing in a variety of genres and formats using a recursive process. Emphasis includes inquiry, analysis, effective use of rhetorical strategies, thesis development, audience awareness, and revision. Upon completion, students should be able to produce unified, coherent, well-developed essays using standard written English.
- WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I
This course provides a work-based learning experience with a college-approved employer in an area related to the student's program of study. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with related work experience. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies.