Considering a career in livestock production? Our program provides training in animal selection and reproduction, nutrition, and management for all species of livestock. Add an occupational internship and you’ll be ready for the job market.

Animal Science

Is This Program Right for Me?

To succeed in this field you need complex problem-solving skills; written and verbal communication skills; the ability to monitor processes, materials or surroundings; attention to detail; independence; and the ability to perform general physical tasks like lifting, balancing, climbing, and stooping.

Classes meet in the Potter-Ewing Agriculture Building, which includes greenhouses, a lab and classrooms. Adjacent land is used for test plots.

If you’d like to become involved in the community, the Ag Club is a great way to do it. The club also promotes leadership, educational advancement and group participation at the local, state and national levels. You also can participate in the Postsecondary Agriculture Students (PAS) Organization at state and national levels.

Occupational Outlook

An AAS degree in Agriculture with Emphasis in Animal Science provides the skills you need for a variety of employment opportunities in animal production, breeding, livestock handling, disease control, and marketing. Salaries range from $19,600 to $26,400.

Data Sources – The website mynextmove.org, which is developed and maintained by the National Center for O*NET Development, under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, and the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC).

  • This program is offered at the Sedalia campus. 

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