Division Chair

Doug Smith, Ph.d.,  Associate Professor

Faculty

Terri Jo Bek, Professor

Joanna Hergenreder, Assistant Professor

Mission

The APS Animal Science/Ag Ed division is dedicated to the development of innovative individuals for the equine and livestock industry.

The APS Animal Science/Ag Ed major prepares students for lifelong careers in agriculture and its allied industries. Graduates of this major gain technical knowledge necessary for success in agriculture and obtain the necessary skills for lifelong learning and community leadership.

Associate of Applied Science Options

  • Equine Industry Management
  • Livestock Industry Management

Bachelor of Applied Science Degree

A to B Transfer Association of Science degree from Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and
Bachelor of Applied Science Degree from University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)

Online bachelor’s degree completion option

Associate of Science Options (Transfer)

  • Agriculture Education/Extension
  • Animal Science
  • Grazing Livestock Systems

Minor

  • Agriculture Production Systems

Certificate

  • Beef Production
  • Equine Training Management

Farm/Ranch Ownership Programs

Internship

Students within the APS Animal Science/Ag Ed major complete a 12-week internship working full-time in the agriculture industry. Students are permitted to complete their internship after completing a minimum of 3 eight week instructional periods with a minimum 2.0CGPA.

Ag Production Systems Core Courses

The following courses are required for all Associate of Applied Science degree options of the Ag Production Systems major.

ABM 2903ENTREPRENEURSHIP3
or AGR 2943 FARM AND RANCH CAPSTONE
ABM 2963Farm, Ranch, and Small Business Record Keeping3
or ACT 1103 ACCOUNTING I
ASI 2906INTERNSHIP6
ABM 2854FARM & RANCH MANAGEMENT4
ECN 1103INTRODUCTION TO AG ECONOMICS3
or ECN 1203 MICROECONOMICS
Total Credit Hours19

options

Equine Industry Management

Associate of Applied Science Core
Complete requirements20-22
Credit Hours Subtotal: 20-22
Ag Production Systems Core
Complete requirements19
Credit Hours Subtotal: 19
Equine Industry Core
ASI 1011INTRO TO ANIMAL SCI1
ASI 1253NUTRITION3
ASI 1263BASIC EQUITATION3
ASI 1303ANIMAL MANAGEMENT3
ASI 1432EQUINE CARE2
ASI 1442EQUINE PRACTICUM I2
ASI 1501EQUINE SAFETY1
ASI 2303RANGE MANAGEMENT3
ASI 2433EQUINE INDUS MNGT I3
ASI 2442EQUINE PRACTICUM II2
ASI 2443EQUINE INDUS MNGT II3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 26
Equine Industry Specialization Focus
Select 7 hours of the following:7
RATION FORMULATION
ADVANCED EQUITATION (P)
INTERMEDIATE TRAINING
ADVANCED PERFORMANCE TRAINING
LG AN DISEASE & PHARM (P)
EQUINE MARKETING TECHNIQUES
COLT STARTING
LIVSTCK ANAT & PHYSO
EQUINE REPRODUCTION
MGT CONCEPTS
RETAIL MARKETING
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
Credit Hours Subtotal: 7
Advisory Guided Electives
Complete requirements3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 3
Total Credit Hours75-77

Livestock Industry Management

Associate of Applied Science Core
Complete requirements20-22
Credit Hours Subtotal: 20-22
Ag Production Systems Core
Complete requirements19
Credit Hours Subtotal: 19
Livestock Industry Management Core
ASI 1011INTRO TO ANIMAL SCI1
ASI 1203FEEDLOT SYSTEMS3
or ASI 2753 BEEF PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
ASI 1213LIVESTK & CARC EVAL3
ASI 1253NUTRITION3
ASI 1303ANIMAL MANAGEMENT3
ASI 2384LG AN DISEASE & PHARM4
MKT 2203AG MARKETING3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 20
Livestock Industry Specialization
Select 11 credits of the following:11
AG FINANCE
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
ACCOUNTING II
EQUIPMENT PRINCIPLES
EQUIP PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE
IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT
ADV LVSTK EVAL/JUDG
LIVESTOCK JUDGING I
ART INSEM BEEF CATTL
EQUINE CARE
FEEDS & FEEDING
RANGE MANAGEMENT
LIVESTOCK JUDGING II
RATION FORMULATION
LIVESTOCK BREEDING
MEAT SCIENCE
LIVSTCK ANAT & PHYSO
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
ADVANCED REPRODUCTIVE PHYSIOLOGY
MGT CONCEPTS
HUMAN RESOURCES MGT
Credit Hours Subtotal: 11
Advisor Guided Electives
Complete Requirements5
Credit Hours Subtotal: 5
Total Credit Hours75-77

Agriculture Education, Associate of Science Degree Transfer

Associate of Science Core
Complete requirements27-29
Credit Hours Subtotal: 27-29
Agriculture Education Specialization Focus Courses
Select 24 hours of the following:24
CRITICAL THINKING
ACCOUNTING I
ACCOUNTING II
INTRODUCTION TO SECONDARY AGRISCIENCE EDUCATION
PLANNING, LEADERSHIP AND EXPERENTIAL PROGRAMS
SMALL ENGINES
WELDING
SOILS LAB
PRINCIPLES OF SOILS
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION
INTRO TO ANIMAL SCI
LIVESTK & CARC EVAL
ANIMAL MANAGEMENT
MEAT SCIENCE
MICROECONOMICS
MACROECONOMICS
Credit Hours Subtotal: 24
Electives
Advisor Guided Electives11
Credit Hours Subtotal: 11
Total Credit Hours62-64

ANIMAL SCIENCE, ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE

Associate of Science Core
Complete requirements27-29
Credit Hours Subtotal: 27-29
Animal Science Specialization Focus
Select 24 hours of the following:24
CRITICAL THINKING
AG FINANCE
ACCOUNTING I
ACCOUNTING II
INTRO TO ANIMAL SCI
FUND OF ANIMAL BIO
LIVESTK & CARC EVAL
NUTRITION
ANIMAL MANAGEMENT
FEEDS & FEEDING
LG AN DISEASE & PHARM
MEAT SCIENCE
LIVSTCK ANAT & PHYSO
ADVANCED REPRODUCTIVE PHYSIOLOGY
MACROECONOMICS
MGT CONCEPTS
HUMAN RESOURCES MGT
Credit Hours Subtotal: 24
Electives
Advisor Guided Electives11
Credit Hours Subtotal: 11
Total Credit Hours62-64

GRAZING LIVESTOCK, ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE

Associate of Science Core
Complete requirements27-29
Credit Hours Subtotal: 27-29
Grazing Livestock Systems Specialization Focus
Select 24 hours of the following:24
CRITICAL THINKING
ACCOUNTING I
SOILS LAB
PRINCIPLES OF SOILS
ANIMAL MANAGEMENT
RANGE MANAGEMENT
MEAT SCIENCE
LIVSTCK ANAT & PHYSO
MICROECONOMICS
MGT CONCEPTS
Credit Hours Subtotal: 24
Electives
Select 11 hours of electives11
Credit Hours Subtotal: 11
Total Credit Hours62-64

Agriculture Production Systems, Minor

Students with majors other than Agriculture Production Systems can earn a minor in Agriculture Production by meeting the requirements of their major, plus taking:

AGR 1103CROP SCIENCE3
or ASI 1303 ANIMAL MANAGEMENT
Select 12 hours of Agriculture Production Stytems courses 112
Total Credit Hours15
1

VTS 1713 PHARMACY-ANESTHESIA and VTS 2733 DISEASES OF VET MED can be used as part of the required twelve hours.

Beef Production Emphasis, CERTIFICATE

Total Required Core Courses
Complete requirements6
Credit Hours Subtotal: 6
Emphasis Area
Select 12 hours of the following:12
INTRO TO ANIMAL SCI
LIVESTK & CARC EVAL
NUTRITION
ANIMAL MANAGEMENT
FEEDS & FEEDING
RANGE MANAGEMENT
LIVESTOCK BREEDING
LG AN DISEASE & PHARM
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Electives
Select 12 hours of electives12
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Total Credit Hours30

EQUINE TRAINING MANAGEMENT, CERTIFICATE

Required Courses
ASI 1263BASIC EQUITATION3
ASI 1432EQUINE CARE2
ASI 1501EQUINE SAFETY1
ASI 1442EQUINE PRACTICUM I2
ASI 2442EQUINE PRACTICUM II2
ASI 2462COLT STARTING2
ASI 2363INTERMEDIATE TRAINING3
ASI 2463ADVANCED PERFORMANCE TRAINING3
ASI 2412EQUINE MARKETING TECHNIQUES2
Credit Hours Subtotal: 20
ASI1002
ANIMAL AGRICULTURE
Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASI1011
INTRO TO ANIMAL SCI

Description: A course that deals with current issues facing the livestock industry, production trends, terminology, animal growth, structure & selection, breeds, and development.

This course is a prerequisite for: VTS 1521

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASI1013
LVST HANDLING & PRODUCTION TEC
Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASI1021
100 BEEF COW OWNERSHIP SEMINAR I

Description: This Seminar is required for students in the 100 Beef Cow Ownership Advvantage Program. During this seminar students wil develp their ;ong term and short term goals and layout their plan for reaching these goals. Tentative partners will be identified. A power point will be developed to explain their plan in an oral presentation given to the class. Prerequisite: 1st year students in the 100 Beef Cow Ownership Advantage Program.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASI1024
FUND OF ANIMAL BIO

Description: Fundamentals of animal biology as it applies to the science of livestock production. Biological principles governing production and consumption of animal products are emphasized in both lecture and laboratory sessions.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ASI1031
RODEO SEMINAR

Description: A course for first year students designed to help the student practice all of the men's and women's National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) events. This course will be taught through actual practice, video review and guest lectures.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASI1111
INTRO LIVSTK ANI MRKT
Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASI1161
INTRO TO HORSEMANSHIP
Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASI1201
SHOOTING SPORTS

Description: The purpose of this class is to offer a variety of trap shooting programs, encompassing leisure recreation and competitive shooting, including leagues and/or collegiate competition while providing a social network for knowledge and training in the shooting sports. Students will learn firearm safety. Students will become familiar with different firearms, their purpose and mode of action. This class may provide opportunity to earn Nebraska hunter safety card.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASI1202
FEEDLOT OPERATIONS
Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASI1203
FEEDLOT SYSTEMS

Description: The main emphasis will be to discuss current trends, problems, or issues related to the feedlot industry. Each profit center of a feedlot will be studied through an internship with a local feedlot. The lab portion will include practical application of common health and processing procedures found in the feedlot industry. It will incorporate low-stress cattle handling, as well as safety procedures. (Pre req: ASI 1253 & ASI 1303)

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LLB

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASI1204
FEEDLOT OPERATIONS

Description: (Pre req: ASI 1253 & ASI 1303) The main emphasis will be to discuss current trends, problems, or issues related to the feedlot industry. Each profit center of a feedlot will be studied through an internship with a local feedlot. The lab portion will include practical application of common helath and processing procedures found in the feedlot industry. It will incorporate low-stress cattle handling, as well as safety procedures.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ASI1213
LIVESTK & CARC EVAL

Description: This course is a comprehensive study of the evaluation of livestock, including beef, lamb, pork, and poultry, and their carcasses and products. This will include study of animal growth and development, measures of animal performance, and use of performance records for selection. Measures of carcass traits and monetary value as well as federal and industry product standards will be reviewed. The relationship to production economics will be considered for all selection processes.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASI1222
ADV LVSTK EVAL/JUDG

Description: An advanced course in livestock evaluation and judging designed to apply principles learned in ASI 1213. This course will teach and develop written and oral communication skills that enable the student to convey in a brief, concise presentation the results of their decisions. Logical and systematic decision making will be taught. This class will involve extensive field trips to livestock producers and travel to national livestock exhibitions. The livestock judging team will be selected from this class to represent NCTA at intercollegiate competitions. (Pre req: ASI 1213 or instructor permission)

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASI1241
RANCH HORSE I

Description: A course for first-year students designed to help the student and their horse learn and practice the skills necessary to be successful in the Collegiate Division of the American Stock Horse Association (ASHA) which includes four events: Stock Horse Pleasure, Trail, Reining, and Working Cow Horse. NCTA was one of the founding institutions of the ASHA Collegiate Stock Horse Versatility Education Program which organizes many of the competitions for the year. Collegiate ASHA has three different rider skill levels which provide each student the opportunity to compete against others at the same skill level whether you are a beginning rider or an accomplished rider. NCTA has a limited number of school horses available by instructor approval. This course will be taught through actual practice, video review, and guest lecture/clinicians.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASI1253
NUTRITION

Description: A study of water, carbohydrates, fat, protein, vitamins and minerals as they apply to animal utilization. Lab will include problems involving water, protein, and TDN in rations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASI1263
BASIC EQUITATION

Description: (Pre req: ASI 1161 and ASI 1501) This course is a study and application of basic equitation principles for the novice rider. Basic horse handling practices, safety issues, and adapting dressage maneuvers towards Western and English performance is emphasized.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASI1303
ANIMAL MANAGEMENT

Description: Animal Management is a course that deals with current issues facing the livestock industry, production trends, terminology, animal growth, structure, selection breeds, and development. Principles of managing animals in typical production systems through their life cycle for economic and efficient production will also be suited.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASI1312
LIVESTOCK JUDGING I

Description: A continuation of ASI 1213. (Pre req: ASI 1213 and ASI 1222)

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASI1341
RANCH HORSE II

Description: A course for second-year students designed to help the student and their horse practice and refine the skills necessary to be successful in the Collegiate Division of the American Stock Horse Association (ASHA) which includes four events: Stock Horse Pleasure, Trail, Reining, and Working Cow Horse. NCTA was one of the founding institutions of the ASHA Collegiate Stock Horse Versatility Education Program which organizes many of the competitions for the year. Collegiate ASHA has three different rider skill levels which provide each student the opportunity to compete against others at the same skill level whether you are a beginning rider or an accomplished rider. NCTA has a limited number of school horses available by instructor approval. This course will be taught through actual practice, video review, and guest lecture/clinicians.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASI1351
ART INSEM BEEF CATTL

Description: This course trains individuals in the techniques of artificial insemination of cattle.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASI1432
EQUINE CARE

Description: A study of the working horse, emphasizing utilization in the feedlot. Health, nutrition, and proper care of equipment will be covered. Animal safety as well as safety of personnel in the feedlot, will be evaluated. Common lameness problems and hoof trimming will be covered.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASI1442
EQUINE PRACTICUM I

Description: This course will introduce first year Equine Industry Management students to hands-on equine activities of care, feeding, grooming, and barn management. Students enrolled in this course will work at the horse barn with the NCTA horses.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASI1462
COMPET EQUITATION
Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASI1471
HORSE SHOW TEAM I
Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASI1501
EQUINE SAFETY

Description: This horsemanship safety class will help develop safe habits for horse and rider when on the ground and in the saddle. A format of lectures and actual hands-on handling of horses both on the ground and in the saddle will be used.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASI1752
RAISING POULTRY FOR PROFIT: SMALL-SCALE PRODUCTION

Description: An overview of small-scale poultry production for meat and eggs. Topics include species, breeds, management of young and mature birds, housing, pasturing, feeding, breeding, harvesting, food safety, basic health care, and marketing.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASI1991
INDEPENDENT STUDY

Description: Individual or group projects in research, literature review, or extension of course work under the supervision and evaluation of a Major faculty member who is willing and available to contract with the student. (Pre req: Approval of project by Instructor, Division Chair, and Advisor)

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASI2021
100 BEEF COW OWNERSHIP SEMINAR II

Description: This Seminar is required for students in the 100 Beef Cow Ownership Advantage Program. Topics to be explored include: Farm/Ranch transitions, legal documents for the farm/ranch business organization, working with family members, working with loaning institutions. Prerequisite: 2nd year students in teh 100 Beef Cow Ownership Advantage Program.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASI2031
RODEO SEMINAR

Description: A course for second year students designed to help the student practice all of the men's and women's National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) events. This course will involve actual practice and video tape review.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASI2133
PROD PHARMACOLOGY
Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASI2203
FEEDS & FEEDING

Description: The study of feedstuffs, feed processing, and feed additives. Lab will include feed evaluation, moisture determination and conversion, feed tag interpretation, ration evaluation, and balancing. (Pre req: ASI 1253 recommended)

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASI2223
EQUINE LAW/FIN MNGT
Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASI2262
EQUINE NUTRITION
Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASI2303
RANGE MANAGEMENT

Description: A study of pasture and range management as it applies to the production system. This class includes the identification of common range plants, and range sites along with determination of range condition from a plant survey. Balanced forage systems are studied including native range, introduced grass pastures, irrigated grass pastures, and the use of annual grasses and crop residues in livestock forage systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASI2312
LIVESTOCK JUDGING II

Description: A continuation of ASI 1312. (Pre req: ASI 1312)

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASI2313
RATION FORMULATION

Description: A continuation of Feeds and Feeding with an emphasis on ration balancing for specific classes of cattle and swine. Computer ration balancing will be used. (Pre req: ASI 1253, ASI 2203, AIT 1053 or permission)

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASI2321
COW-CALF COLLEGE
Course details
Credit Hours:1-2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-2

ACE:

ASI2322
FEEDLOT WRKSHOP
Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

ASI2332
LIVESTOCK JUDGING III

Description: A continuation of ASI 2312. (Pre req: ASI 2312)

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASI2352
LVSTK/ANIM SALES MGT
Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASI2353
LIVESTOCK BREEDING

Description: A course in the principles of genetics and hereditary characteristics applied to livestock production, including production records, selection, and design of mating systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASI2362
ADVANCED EQUITATION

Description: This class addresses the study and application of equine and rider maneuvers basic to performance excellence. Students will be expected to show satisfactory progress toward standards of excellence in Western and English disciplines. (Pre req: ASI 1263 or permission, limited enrollment)

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASI2363
INTERMEDIATE TRAINING

Description: Students will acquire skills in intermediate horsemanship (including equitation and training techniques) and green-breaking. Students, with the aid of the instructor, will set and achieve individual objectives.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LLB

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASI2372
FEEDLOT SEMINAR
Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASI2383
LARGE ANIMAL DISEASE
Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASI2384
LG AN DISEASE & PHARM

Description: Students study the etiologies of animal disease as it relates to the major classes of domestic livestock. The study includes investigation of specific livestock diseases, disease control measures and basic sanitation parasite management, pharmacological principles, antibiotics, and fundamental immunology in domestic animals. Important zoonoses are covered along with the principles of Beef Quality Assurance.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ASI2401
EQUINE IND TOPICS
Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASI2402
EQUINE JUDGING
Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASI2403
MONITORING TECHNIQUES AND DATA COLLECTION

Description: This course emphasizes the importance of keeping accurate range production records and how to gather, store and utilize data. It, also, includes an in-depth use of current monitoring techniques used to gather data on rangelands.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASI2411
EQUINE MARKETING

Description: This course will cover a range of topics pertaining to the marketing and sales of horses. This will include the fitting of horses for sale, handling techniques and taking appropriate photgraphs and videos. Proper use of the farrier, as well as appropriate advertising will also be covered.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASI2412
EQUINE MARKETING TECHNIQUES

Description: This class is designed to give students the experience of creating a sale from start to finish. It includes working with horses to creating the sale catalog.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LLB

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASI2433
EQUINE INDUS MNGT I

Description: A study of the light horse production with emphasis on nutrition, reproduction, management, and principle usage of light horses. Courses such as horse production, Equine care, Advertising and Merchandising opens doors to a variety of careers in the horse industry.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASI2442
EQUINE PRACTICUM II

Description: This course will introduce second year Equine Industry Management students to hands-on equine activities of care, feeding, grooming, and supervisory barn management. Students enrolled in this course will work at the horse barn with the NCTA horses.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASI2443
EQUINE INDUS MNGT II

Description: This course of study is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in horse production. The curriculum involves both classroom and applied study primarily aimed at the production aspect of the horse industry. At the end of the program students will be tested to demonstrate competencies needed for success in the chosen area of horse production.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASI2453
SEEDSTOCK PREPARATION AND MARKETING

Description: This course is designed for students to develop the skills of marketing seedstock such as cattle, sheep, and swine. Students will learn various methods of preparing seedstock for live/video auctions. The student will have hands on experience of preparing livestock for sale.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASI2462
COLT STARTING

Description: This course is an application in basic colt starting principles for the advanced rider. Basic young horse handling practices and safety issues will be studied and applied. (By Permission)

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASI2463
ADVANCED PERFORMANCE TRAINING

Description: Students will acquire sills in the correction of bad habits and advanced training techniques leading toward an area of specialization. Students, with the aid of the instructor, will set and achieve individual objectives.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LLB

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASI2471
HORSE SHOW TEAM II
Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASI2513
MEAT SCIENCE

Description: This course covers physical and chemical aspects associated with structure and composition of meat. Conversion of muscle to meat and principles relative to fresh and processed meats, storage, microbiology, palatability, and nutritive values will be discussed in depth. Hormonal influence on growth, development, and final product will also be covered. (Pre req: ASI 1303)

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASI2514
MEAT PROCESSING

Description: Meat processing is designed to show students how to properly process livestock carcasses. Understanding of HAACP, BQA, PQA, and management of the various species will be stressed. This is a career applied course which could lead to working in the processing industry or owning their own business.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ASI2523
MUSCLE BIOLOGY

Description: This course will provide an advanced education in understanding the muscles and the biology surrounding the muscles of livestock species for the purpose of providing high quality carcasses.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASI2603
LIVESTOCK ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

Description: Livestock Anatomy and Physiology is a combined lecture and laboratory course dealing with the anatomy and physiology of common domestic livestock. The course studies basic tissues utilizing a systems approach to the organs of the body. Also a review of basic cellular biology with the intent of applying it to individual organ tissues is covered.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASI2604
LIVSTCK ANAT & PHYSO

Description: Livestock Anatomy and Physiology is a combined lecture and laboratory course dealing with the anatomy and physiology of common domestic livestock. The course studies basic tissues utilizing a systems approach to the organs of the body. Also a review of basic cellular biology with the intent of applying it to individual organ tissues is covered.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ASI2611
EQUINE REPRODUCTIONCrosslisted with VTE 2611

Description: (Lab 1 hr) This course trains individuals in the techniques of Equine artificial insemination, semen collection, semen handling and shipping, as well as record keeping and various breed association requirements.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASI2612
EQUINE REPRODUCTION

Description: A study of the anatomy and physiology of the stallion and mare, the hormones of reproduction, and breeding systems and methods, including artificial insemination. The student will also be introduced to breeding farm management.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASI2673
BEEF PRODUCTION SYSTEMS (ONLINE)

Description: The economics, breeds, selection, nutrition, breeding and management of beef cattle is the focus of this course. This course will be taught via online without the lab component and credit for laboratory time.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASI2753
BEEF PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

Description: (Recommended pre req: ASI 1253 & ASI 2203) The economics, breeds, selection, nutrition, breeding and management of beef cattle. About 20% of the course will be lab.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LLB

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASI2773
ADVANCED REPRODUCTIVE PHYSIOLOGY

Description: (Pre req: Anatomy & Physiology w/ 70%; Animal Management; AI of Beef Cattle0 The objective of this course is to promote an understanding of reproductive processes in domestic animals. The students will understand the processes of reproduction in the various livestock species.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASI2774
BEEF PROD SYSTEMS
Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ASI2804
SWINE PRODUCTION
Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ASI2861
BRAND INSP & SAFETY
Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASI2862
FEEDLOT SAFETY SEMINAR
Course details
Credit Hours:1-2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-2

ACE:

ASI2864
NEBR RANCH PRACTICUM

Description: The Nebraska Ranch Practicum is a three-season, hands on educational program designed to give the participants the skill and education needed in today's complex ranching industry. This unique class consists of eight, day long sessions, from June through January held at the West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte and the Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory near Whitman, Nebraska. Students must register for this class as well as apply and be accepted into the program. This application is available at www.panhandle.unl.edu/ranchpracticum. (Pre req: Advisor permission only)

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ASI2906
INTERNSHIP

Description: The internship provides job experience in your field of study at an approved work location. Official agreements are entered into between the student, employer, and the college. Full-time employment for 2 weeks is equivalent to 1 credit hour. A written journal plus an oral presentation required upon returning from internship. (Pre req: Approval by Division Chair)

Course details
Credit Hours:6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:6

ACE:

ASI2991
INDEPENDENT STUDY
Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASI2992
INDEPENDENT STUDY

Description: Individual or group projects in research, literature review or extension of course work under the supervision and evaluation of a Major faculty member who is willing and available to contract with the student. The student will present his/ her independent study proposal to the Major Division Chair and faculty for their approval.(Pre req: Approval of project by Instructor, Division Chair, and Advisor)

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

Program Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to effectively communicate in oral and written form.
  2. Students will be able to gather, assimilate and process information to reach sound logical conclusions.
  3. Students will be able to apply economic principles of accounting, marketing and budgeting to agricultural enterprises.
  4. Students will be able to exhibit required knowledge and skills consistent with their chosen field of study.
  5. Learning outcomes specific to livestock area options (Livestock Industry Management and Equine Industry Management).
    • Students will be knowledgeable in the areas of modern livestock husbandry and management practices.
  6. Learning outcomes specific to transfer options.
    • Students will demonstrate a basic knowledge in the areas of biology, chemistry, mathematics, and oral/written communication along with a basic understanding of agriculture consistent with standards set for baccalaureate degrees.

Equine Industry Management

Learning outcomes specific to Livestock Industry Management and Equine Industry Management Options.

  • Students will be knowledgeable in the areas of modern livestock husbandry and management practices.

Livestock Industry Management

Learning outcomes specific to Livestock Industry Management and Equine Industry Management Options.

  • Students will be knowledgeable in the areas of modern livestock husbandry and management practices.

Associate of Science Degree Transfer

Learning outcomes specific to APS transfer options.

  • Students will demonstrate a basic knowledge in the areas of biology, chemistry, mathematics, and oral/written communication along with a basic understanding of agriculture consistent with standards set for baccalaureate degrees.