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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 (17 credits)

    Agricultural Production Systems Core (15 credits)

    • AGR 2982 APS Capstone (2 credits)
    • ACT 1103 Accounting I (3 credits)
    • AGR 2903 Internship (3 credits)
    • ASI 2854 Farm and Ranch Management (4 credits)
    • ECN 1203 Microeconomics (3 credits) or ECN 1103 Intro to Ag Economics

    Livestock Industry Management Core (19 credits)

    • ASI 1203 Feedlot Systems or ASI 2753 Beef Production Systems (3 credits)
    • ASI 1213 Livestock & Carcass Evaluation (3 credits)
    • ASI 1253 Nutrition (3 credits)
    • ASI 1304 Animal Management (4 credits)
    • ASI 2383 Large Animal Diseases (3 credits)
    • MKT 2203 Ag Marketing (3 credits)

    Livestock Industry Specialization (Select 12 credits)

    • ASI 1222 Advanced Livestock Evaluation & Judging (2 credits)
    • ASI 1312 Livestock Judging (2 credits)
    • ASI 1351 Artificial Insemination of Beef Cattle (1 credit)
    • ASI 1501 Equine Safety (1 credit)
    • 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 2433 Equine Industry Management I (3 credits)
    • ASI 2443 Equine Industry Management II (3 credits)
    • ASI 2513 Meat Science (3 credits)
    • ASI 2604 Livestock Anatomy & Physiology (4 credits)
    • ASI 2773 Advanced Reproductive Physiology (3 credits)

    Advisor Guided Electives (4 credits)

      Total Credit Hours for Degree (67 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."