A.A. - Transfer Degree
This degree encompasses science, production, marketing, research and utilization of animals and animal products in agriculture, entertainment and companionship. It prepares students for careers related to livestock agri-business, production and management. A strong animal sciences curriculum that includes genetics, nutrition and physiology combined a business component that includes economics, marketing, and management to prepare graduates for all phases of the livestock industry.
2 + 2 program to the University of Arizona Animal Production Bachelor's Degree and to allow a pathway for students interested in Veterinarian Medicine or Pre-Professional careers.
- Discuss basic information on the study of germination, emergence, growth, and reproduction of important economic species; and how these plant processes are influenced by the environment, such as soil-water-plant relations.
- Discuss the fundamental principles of soil science, the origin, nature and classification of soils, the chemical, physical and biological properties in relation to growth and nutrition, and problems of saline soils.
- Identify and discuss the processes of meat, milk, eggs, and wool production utilizing the following species: poultry, swine, sheep, goats, and cattle (dairy and beef).
- Demonstrate animal management skills and techniques for beef, swine, sheep, goats, companion animals and horses.
- Demonstrate breeding and development processes for beef, swine, sheep, goats, companion animals and horses.
- Determine animal nutritional needs and feed requirements for major classes of livestock.
- Identify the nutritional effects on carcass yield.
Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements
The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program. For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes.
First Semester: Fall
|ACC 211||Financial Accounting||3||Departmental Requirement|
|ANS 100||Animal Industries||4||Major Requirement|
|BIO 181||General Biology I/GE||4||Elective|
|ENG 101 or ENG 107||Freshman Composition/GE||3||GE- Composition|
|MAT 151||College Algebra/GE||4||GE- Math|
Second Semester: Spring
|ANS 240||Feeds and Feeding||4||Major Requirement|
|ENG 102 or ENG 108||Freshman Composition/GE||3||GE - Composition|
|MAT 270||Applied Statistics/GE||4||Departmental Requirement|
|PLS 100||Plant Science/GE||4||Elective|
Third Semester: Fall
|ANS 130||Livestock Production and Management||3||Major Requirement|
|CHM 151||General Chemistry/GE||4||GE- Physical/Biological Science|
|CIS 120 or CIS 105||Introduction to Computer Information Systems/GE (recommended)||3||Recommended|
|ECN 250||Microeconomics/GE||3||GE - Social/Behavioral Science|
|AGS 101||Agriculture: Solving the Problems of the World/GE||3||GE - Humanities|
Fourth Semester: Spring
|CHM 152||General Chemistry II/GE||4||GE - Physical/Biological Science|
|ECN 240||Macroeconomics/GE||3||GE - Social/Behavioral Science|
|ENG 281||Introduction to Film Studies/GE||3||GE - Arts|
|PLS 211||Soils/GE||4||Major Requirement|
|SPA 101||Elementary Spanish/GE (recommended)||4||Recommended|
|Arizona State University||BA, BS||See program options||None|
|University of Arizona||BS||See program options||2nd Semester Proficiency|