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Animal Science (AS)

Reedley College
Program overview
4 semesters
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
Spring 2021

Spring 2021

Spring 2021

Program description

Animal Science (AS)

Students completing this program will have the basic animal husbandry skills required for entry-level employment in the livestock industry in areas such as livestock herdsman, animal trainer, livestock fitter, brand inspector, or in occupations within the food animal industry. They will understand animal behavior and have the skills and knowledge to perform safe handling techniques, feeding practices, breeding, environmental management, marketing, health maintenance, nutritional needs and common veterinary procedures.

Admission requirements

International Students

  1. File a completed application with the Admissions Office.
  2. Submit one transcript in English translation of all work completed in high school and college along with the results of any general matriculation or school leaving examinations.
  3. Submit an affidavit of financial support.
  4. Submit evidence of a negative tuberculin skin test taken in the U.S. not more than six months prior to entering college.
  5. Show proof of medical insurance or purchase insurance offered through the college.
  6. Submit a total score of 500 or better on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Please write to the following address to make arrangements to take the test: Test of English as a Foreign Language Educational Testing Service Princeton, NJ, USA 08540

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Animal Science
  • Computer Applications in Agriculture
  • Introduction to Agriculture Business
  • Math
  • Livestock Exhibition and Marketing or Equitation
  • Physical Education

Semester 2

  • Animal Nutrition
  • Cooperative Work Experience
  • Reading and Composition
  • Small Ruminant or Swine Production
  • Health and Wellness

Semester 3

  • Introduction to Plant Science
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Beef Production or Equine Science
  • Livestock Selection and Evaluation or Meat Evaluation and Processing
  • Communications

Semester 4

  • Soils with Lab
  • Humanities
  • American Institutions
  • Western Riding and Horsemanship
  • Machinery Technology

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for out-of-state & international students: $3,480.00 per semester



  • Associate of Science in Animal Science (AS)
  • Certificate of Achievement in Animal Science

Career opportunities

Students with a degree in Animal Science may pursue careers in: Animal Care and Service Workers, Ranch Management, Veterinary Assistant

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About this institute

Reedley College

Reedley College offers an AS degree or Certificates with an opportunity to transfer to 4 year Universities. Our most notable degrees are: Business Administration, Dental Assisting, Certified Nursing Assistant, Forestry & Wildfire Resources, Mechanized Agriculture, Aviation Maintenance, Animal Science, Mechanized...

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Contact info

Reedley College

995 N. Reed Ave
93654 Reedley California
United States of America

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