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Technical Program - Livestock Production - Lake Land College, Mattoon, IL

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Technical Program

Livestock Production (CRT.LVST)

Certificate

The specialized Livestock Production certificate is designed to prepare students for employment positions in a variety of livestock areas. These jobs include herdsman positions, A.I. technicians, livestock managers and home farm operators. The SOE internship provides added experience in livestock management and production.

 


Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by the student's degree audit.


For more information contact:
Ryan Orrick
217 234 5360
sorrick@lakeland.cc.il.us

* There are prerequisites or course requisites for this course
** Electives must be approved by Ryan Orrick
one cross Course only offered fall semester
Footnote 2 Course only offered spring and summer semester
Footnote 3 Course only offered spring semester
Footnote 4 Courses offered in odd numbered years only
Footnote 5 Courses offered in even numbered years only
Footnote 6 SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective
Footnote 7 Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course
1 Course offered in Summer Term Only
2 N/A




First Year
First Semester
AGR 040
Applications of mathematics as it applies to the operation of grain and livestock farms, agriculture business and agriculture mechanization.

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Agriculture Math +
2.5
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No description available

or
Math 116 or higher *
 
AGR 052
Designed to develop needed skills involved in production of the major field crops in central Illinois and Indiana. Plant growth, crop choice, tillage, planting and sowing for maximum yields are emphasized.

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Crop Production +
3
AGR 060
Prepares students with a basic understanding of livestock care, production and management from selection through breeding and marketing of beef and dairy cattle, swine and sheep. Emphasis is placed on confinement plans and new trends.

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Animal Husbandry +
3
AGR 050
Planned learning activities and experiences designed to cover soil development, functions of soil minerals, soil types, and their class. A major study of soil types in Illinois and Indiana and their conservation practices are included.

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Soils +
3.5 - 4
AGR 205*
No description available

or
Soil Science +++
 
AGR 122*
No description available

Farm Managment +
2.5
AGR 061
Detailed study of beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep, and horse selection. This laboratory oriented course allows students to appraise livestock, viewing positive and negative selection points, and pays particular attention to judging.

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Livestock Evaluation +
3
  Total Semester Hours:
17.5 - 18
 
Second Semester
AGR 111
Use of computers in farm and agri-business management with emphasis on commercially available software for accounting, budgeting, record keeping and market analysis.

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Introduction to Ag Software +++
2
AGR 049
Provides an intensified study into agricultural machinery safety. Focuses on why agriculture machinery accidents happen, how they can be prevented, and how to create a safe working environment. Visual aids are utilized to display effect.

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OSHA Ag Machinery Safety +++
1
AGR 123
An introductory course covering farm marketing strategies, futures markets, cash markets for livestock and grain, and general problems in pricing major agricultural commodities.

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Agriculture Marketing +++
2.5
AGR 063
Covers fundamental principles of livestock nutrition with an understanding of the mono-gastric and ruminant digestive system, essential nutrients, feed ingredients and additives, and balancing of rations. Private and commercial feed sales implications are included.

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Animal Nutrition +++
2.5
AGR 124
An introduction to financing statements, capital and credit needs of farmers, sources of credit, and problems of borrowers and lenders.

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Farm Credit and Finance +++
2
AGR 064
Prepares students with the necessary skills required in modern cattle production, the different methods and tools used to perform these skills and a close inspection of handling facilities.

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Beef and Dairy Skills +++
1.5
AGR 070
Prepares students with the necessary skills required in modern swine production, the different methods and tools used to perform these skills, understanding herd health, and looking at and making swine environmental decisions.

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Swine Skills +++
1.5
AGR 065
Provides a basic understanding of reproductive physiology and trains individuals to artificially inseminate beef or dairy cattle. Explains and gives hands-on experience in actual insemination producers.

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Beef A.I. +++
1.5
AGR 071
Trains individuals to understand reproductive physiology, semen collection and artificial insemination.

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or
Swine A.I. +++
 
AGR 041
On the job experience as a full-time employee in selected agriculture occupation. Must be in curriculum that degree is awarded. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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S.O.E. I +++
3
  Total Semester Hours:
17.5
 
Summer Term
AGR 120
An introduction to basic economic concepts of the agricultural sector with emphasis on costs, revenue, price determination, supply and demand, and farm policy.

Course Outline


Agriculture Economics 1
3
No description available

Elective
2
  Total Semester Hours:
5
 

Suggested Electives
AGR 066
Provides a basic understanding of meat classification and grading. Emphasis is placed on the live evaluation of beef, pork, and lamb. Following harvest the carcasses will be evaluated for consumer acceptability.

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Meat Science +++
2
AGR 053
Designed to develop a working knowledge of agricultural chemicals as they are related to herbicides and insecticides. Students should have a working knowledge of calibration and maintenance of agricultural chemical equipment. Identification of major weed species in this area and their control is emphasized.

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Integrated Pest Management 1
3
AGR 121
An introduction into basic farm record keeping. Prepares students to compile records associated with specific farm enterprises. Record analysis is emphasized for farm efficiency measures.

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Farm Business Records +++
2.5
AGR 090
Covers the fundamentals of basic preventive maintenance for tractors and familiarizes the student with setting and adjusting sprayers, tillage equipment, planters, and combines.

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Agriculture Mechanics +
2.5
AGR 042
On the job experience as a full-time employee in selected agriculture occupation. Must be in curriculum that degree is awarded. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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S.O.E. II 1
2
   

Total Program Hours: 40 - 40.5

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