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Beef Production Certificate

Beef Production Certificate CERT - Certificate

With a certificate in Beef Production, you can be working in your chosen career in one year or less! We offer hands on learning at an affordable price. Our facilities include an on campus feedlot, 15,000 acres of crop and range land, indoor climate controlled arena, state of the art labs and classrooms, and hydraulic chute system for safe and effective cattle handling.


  • Animal Welfare Specialist
  • Animal Sales Specialist
  • Farm Building Salesman
  • Feed Sales/Consultant
  • Research Lab Technician
  • Farm Animal Equipment Sales
  • Animal Care Specialist
  • and Many More!

Courses Offered

General Education Core Courses (6 credits)

    Required Courses (12 credits)

    • ASI 1011 Introduction to Animal Science (1 credit)
    • ASI 1213 Livestock & Carcass Evaluation (3 credits)
    • ASI 1253 Nutrition (3 credits)
    • ASI 1303 Animal Management (3 credits)
    • ASI 2203 Feeds & Feeding (3 credits)
    • ASI 2303 Range Management (3 credits)
    • ASI 2353 Livestock Breeding (3 credits)
    • ASI 2384 Livestock Diseases & Pharmacology (4 credits)

    Advisor Guided Electives (11 credit hours)

    • Total Credi Hours for Certificate (30 credit hours)

    Associated Clubs and Teams

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

    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."