Livestock Industry Management

Livestock Industry Management AAS - Agricultural Production Systems

Students majoring in Livestock Industry Management will be knowledgeable in the areas of modern livestock husbandry and management practices. Students in this program will engage in hands on learning activities. Our facilities include an on campus feedlot, cow calf herd, state of the art hydraulic chute system and access to 15,000 combines acres of crop and range land.

Careers

  • Agricultural Insurance Specialist
  • Agricultural Finance Specialist
  • Agricultural Finance Specialist
  • Animal Welfare Specialist
  • Animal Care Specialist
  • Animal Sales Representative
  • Artificial Insemination Technician
  • Breed Analyst
  • Breed Association Sales/Promotion
  • Animal Nutrition Specialist
  • and Many More!

Courses Offered

Associate of Applied Science (19-21 credits)

    Agricultural Production Systems Core (19 credits)

    • ABM 2903 Entrepreneurship or AGR 2943 APS Capstone (3 credits)
    • ABM 2963 Farm Records or ACT 1103 Accounting I (3 credits)
    • AGR 2906 Internship (6 credits)
    • ASI 2854 Farm and Ranch Management (4 credits)
    • ECN 1203 Microeconomics (3 credits)

    Livestock Industry Management Core (20 credits)

    • ASI 1011 Introduction to Animal Science (1 credit)
    • ASI 1203 Feedlot Operations or ASI 2753 Beef Production Systems (3 credits)
    • ASI 1213 Livestock & Carcass Evaluation (3 credits)
    • ASI 1253 Nutrition (3 credits)
    • ASI 1303 Animal Management (3 credits)
    • ASI 2384 Large Animal Diseases & Pharmacology (4 credits)
    • MKT 2203 Ag Marketing (3 credits)

    Livestock Industry Specialization (Select 11 credits)

    • ABM 2403 Finance (3 credits)
    • ACT 1203 Accounting II (3 credits)
    • AEQ 1153 Equipment Principles (3 credits)
    • AEQ 2303 Equipment Preventative Maintenance (3 credits)
    • AGR 2383 Irrigation Management (3 credits)
    • ASI 1222 Advanced Livestock Evaluation & Judging (2 credits)
    • ASI 1351 Artificial Insemination of Beef Cattle (1 credit)
    • ASI 1432 Equine Care (2 credits)
    • ASI 2203 Feeds & Feeding (3 credits)
    • ASI 2303 Range Management (3 credits)
    • ASI 2312 Livestock Judging II (2 credits)
    • ASI 2313 Ration Formulation (3 credits)
    • ASI 2353 Livestock Breeding (3 credits)
    • ASI 2403 Monitoring Techniques & Data Analysis (3 credits)
    • ASI 2412 Equine Marketing Techniques (2 credits)
    • ASI 2452 Seedstock Preparation and Marketing (2 credits)
    • ASI 2513 Meat Science (3 credits)
    • ASI 2604 Livestock Anatomy & Physiology (4 credits)
    • VTS 1404 Anatomy and Physiology (4 credits)
    • ASI 2773 Advanced Reproductive Physiology (3 credits)
    • MGT 2103 Management Concepts (3 credits)
    • MGT 2503 Human Resource Management (3 credits)

    Total Credit Hours for Degree (75 credits)

      Associated Clubs and Teams

      • Rodeo Team
      • Livestock Judging Team
      • Ranch Horse Team
      • Collegiate Cattlemen
      • Women in AG
      • Collegiate 4-h/FFA

      Featured Student

      Bailey Hinrichs Animal Science Major
      "I chose NCTA because I really like the small town atmosphere and the hands on experience. NCTA has multiple options to assist in furthering your knowledge in the field of agriculture."