2023-2024 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
    Jul 20, 2024  
2023-2024 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Program Pathway

Agriculture Animal Science, AS-T

The Associate in Science for Transfer degree in Animal Science provides students with an introductory foundation of major themes in animal science and husbandry. It prepares students to transfer to a CSU campus and major in the Agriculture Animal Sciences. Potential careers in the field include: livestock herdsman and ranch manager, livestock production facility auditor, extension educator, animal nutrition sales and consulting, quality assurance specialist, USDA meat inspector and grader, and animal pharmaceutical sales and service. The completion of this degree provides students with preparation for upper-division coursework required within a baccalaureate degree program in animal science from a California State University (CSU).

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate real-world skills in animal husbandry in the areas of management, production, breeding, nutrition, health, safety and handling.
  2. Explain and demonstrate methods and ethical practices used in preparing animals for both the commercial and exhibitions markets.
  3. Identify and explain production parameters associated with efficient livestock and animal management (i.e. feed conversion rates, normal rates of gain, growth rates, reproduction rates etc.).
  4. Explain the role of government agencies in regulating and monitoring various factors associated with livestock and animal production.
  5. Demonstrate the use of sound animal husbandry and quality assurance practices as they relate to the production of a safe animal protein supply in the human food chain.

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Area 1 - Animal Production

Complete 3 units selected from:

Area 2 - Animal Health

Complete 3 units selected from:

Minimum Major Units Required: 20

Complete all courses with a grade of “C” or better.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major or area of emphasis to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of both major/area of emphasis and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60

For more information:

Contact the Agriculture Transfer and Career Pathway (TrAC)