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* Earn your HSED; Artificial Insemination Training and 9 credits toward a degree in any of the following Southwest Tech programs:

Associate Degree

  • Agribusiness Science & Technology–Animal Science

2-Year Technical Diploma

  • Farm Operations & Management–Dairy
  • Farm Operations & Management– Livestock

1-Year Technical Diploma

  • Farm Operations & Management–Dairy Tech
  • Farm Operations & Management–Livestock Tech

Fall

Animal Science

10-006-180 • 3 Credits

This course provides fundamental knowledge of the animal science field. Topics include animal health, animal environments, anatomy and physiology, genetics and reproduction, animal feedstuffs, and job related safety. Participants will experience animal concepts through the completion of hands-on activities.

Career Development in Agriculture

10-006-169 • 2 Credits

Students will develop individual leadership and employment qualities, in addition to exploring the agricultural industry and available careers. Subjects to be covered include; personal evaluation, goal setting, career opportunities, career exploration, current issues in agriculture, employment preparation, and interviewing skills. Also included are units covering workplace regulations, employment seeking, and motivational styles and techniques.

Spring

Artificial Insemination Training

10-006-123 • 1 Credits

This course is designed for the student wishing to learn artificial insemination of cattle as a career choice or to be used for personal farm purposes.

Farm Animal Reproduction

10-006-150 • 3 Credits

The student will learn the physiology and anatomy of the male and female reproductive tract of livestock. Also, covered in this course are hormones that effect the reproductive tract and the estrus cycle of the female. The student will become familiar with the reproductive disease of males and females. Finally an introduction to the common reproductive protocols and technology used within the industry.

HSED Coursework

Courses include Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Social Studies, Science, Health, Civics, and Employability Skills.