Career Pathways offer new ways to achieve your education goals. Instead of studying just one program, the Career Pathways model links related academic programs in a sequence. Each program offers direct job preparation AND a path to the next higher academic program.

Dairy

The Dairy program provides you with the educational background and training in business management, livestock, crops, feeding, breeding and milking. You will gain the knowledge to maintain a productive, healthy dairy herd, learn computerized records analysis and study genetics.

PATHWAY CERTIFICATE

A Pathway Certificate is an initial set of courses taken from an already approved degree that provides you with a set of specific skills to prepare you for entry-level employment. All credits earned in the pathway certificate can be applied to the diploma.

Investment = Education

Reproduction Technician 10 Credits

How fast can I complete a certificate?

  • 1 semester = 8 credits/semester

Return = Job

Job Title Examples
Reproduction Technician

1 YEAR TECHNICAL DIPLOMA

A diploma is a set of course taken from an already approved degree that provides you with a set of specific skills to prepare you for a job in demand by local employers. All credits earned in the diploma can be applied to the degree.

Investment = Education

Dairy Technician 32 Credits

How fast can I complete this AFTER finishing the Certificate:

  • 6 semesters = 4 credits/semester
  • 3 semesters = 8 credits/semester
  • 2 semesters = 12 credits/semester

Return = Job

Job Title Example
Dairy Technician

2 YEAR TECHNICAL DIPLOMA

A two-year, post-high school program with specific course requirements.

Investment = Education

Dairy 65 Credits

How fast can I complete this AFTER finishing the diploma?

  • 6 semesters = 6 credits/semester
  • 3 semesters = 11 credits/semester
  • 2 semesters = 17 credits/semester

Return = Job

Job Title Example
First-Line Supervisor of Animal Husbandry

*Source: EMSI based on annual salary as of April 1, 2016.