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Animal Science (AS-T)

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

Spring 2021

Spring 2021

Program description

Animal Science (AS-T)

This program provides a practical course of study emphasizing a mix of hands-on application and academic skills training required for successful employment in the field of animal science. Students will gain knowledge about various aspects of the livestock industry (such as genetics, reproduction, nutrition, evaluation, health, marketing, and meat processing) and be able to apply a variety of technical skills to the responsible production, handling, and marketing of livestock and the products derived from animals

Admission requirements

This pathway is designed for students seeking a two-year degree that will allow them to acquire entry-level positions within the livestock industry.

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
  • Beef Production or Equine Science
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Lifelong Learning and Self Development

Semester 2

  • Reading and Composition
  • Art
  • Small Ruminant or Swine Production
  • Agricultural Economics
  • US History

Semester 3

  • General Chemistry or Introduction to General
  • Chemistry
  • Critical Thinking
  • Oral Communication

Semester 4

  • American Government
  • Art or Humanities
  • Humanities
  • Animal Nutrition

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 in Science Degree for Transfer in Animal Science (AS-T)
  • Certificate of Achievement in Animal Science
  • Certificate of Achievement in CSU GE Breadth

Career opportunities

Those with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science find employment in industries such as: Vet Technicians, Sales/Supplies, Education, Food Safety, Food Processing, Food/Animal Production, Ranching and Government (USDA)

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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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