Swine Science

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Swine Science

Offered as part of Agricultural Business Diploma A.A.S. degree, the Swine Science Certificate introduces you to livestock handling and husbandry. Topics in the 22 credit hour certificate include animal behavior and well-being, swine reproduction, record keeping, and swine unit management.

This certificate is eligible for state and federal financial aid.

Plan of Study

First Semester

  • AGS-531 - Swine Reproduction and Management (3)
  • AGS-532 - Swine Reproduction and Management Lab (2)
  • AGS-356 - Livestock Behavior and Welfare (3)
  • AGS-357 - Livestock Behavior and Welfare Lab (2)
  • AGS-319 - Animal Nutrition (3)

13 Credit Hours

Second Semester

  • AGS-425 - Swine Systems Management (3)
  • AGS-441 - Livestock Housing and Equipment (3)
  • AGS-214 - Domestic Animal Physiology (3)

9 Credit Hours


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