The Large Animal Sciences Certificate focuses the Agricultural student on the care, maintenance, and reproduction of efficient, highly productive farm animals. This certificate builds on the Large Animal Sciences Short-term Certificate, and also has the potential to provide the student with outside certification in Bovine Artificial Insemination.
Students graduating with a certificate in Large Animal Sciences will have the opportunity to be certified in Bovine Artificial Insemination and will be able to assist in the successful management of an animal production operation. The career opportunities that are available to these graduates are: Breed Specialist, Farmer, Farm Manager, Feed Store Manager, Farm Bureau Representative, and Farm Banking. Transfer to a 4-Year college and successful completion of an agricultural degree would lead to further opportunities as an Extension Agent, USDA employment, and a Reproductive Specialist.
The courses offered within this certificate are almost all OTM courses and will be easily transferred to another institution. We hope to interest the University of Findlay in also granting transfer credits for the Large Animal Handling and Husbandry, Large Animal Reproduction, and Large Animal Nutrition classes, as they are designed to mirror classes offered there.
Students entering the program from a Tech Prep affiliated school will be offered a credit for VET 1100, if they have successfully completed an environmental science, agricultural science, veterinary science, or equine science program of study.
There is an outside certificate in Bovine Artificial Insemination that will be offered within the Large Animal Reproduction course.
Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program: View the Gainful Employment Information
|AGR 1160||Introduction to Agriculture Science||1|
|BIO 1111||General Biology I||4|
|BIO 1117||Lab for General Biology I||0|
|BIO 1211||General Biology II||4|
|BIO 1217||Lab for General Biology II||0|
|BIS 1120||Introduction to Software Applications||3|
|BIS 1400||Customer Service||3|
|(COM 2206 OR COM 2211 OR COM 2225)||3|
|ENG 1101||English Composition I||3|
|MAN 1107||Foundations of Business||3|
|(MAT 1120 OR MAT 1130 OR Ohio Transfer Module: Mathematics Elective)||3|
|VET 1100||Introduction to Animal Careers||1|
|VET 1120||Introduction to Large Animal Sciences: Handling & Husbandry||3|
|VET 2220||Principles of Large Animal Reproduction||3|
|VET 2225||Principles of Large Animal Nutrition||3|