Pet Science, AS

Natural Sciences Division
Degree S0104

The program of courses in Agriculture is designed to enable students to prepare for a career in this essential and diverse profession. The Department offers a comprehensive Agricultural Sciences Program and is unique in that most courses provide hands-on experience designed to give the student a combination of practical skills and technical knowledge.

The following programs list all courses needed to satisfy major requirements. Students may obtain certificates upon completion of required courses listed. It is recommended that all students consult with the department chairperson, counselor or advisor to file an educational plan.

These programs are intended to prepare students for employment following graduation. Students desiring a bachelor’s degree should consult with the department chairperson, counselor or advisor to discuss transferability of courses. The curriculum is flexible in nature to allow for previous experience and specialization in a given area of agriculture and agricultural business.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

Course PrefixCourse NameUnits
AGAN 1Animal Science3
AGAN 2Animal Nutrition3
AGAN 51Animal Handling and Restraint3
AGAN 94Animal Breeding3
AGLI 96Animal Sanitation and Disease Control3
AGPE 70Pet Shop Management3
AGPE 71Canine Management3
AGPE 72Feline Management3
AGPE 73Tropical and Coldwater Fish Management2
AGPE 74Reptile Management2
AGPE 76Aviculture - Cage and Aviary Birds3
Total Units31

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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  • Be able to identify the common species & breeds of livestock.
  • Be able to identify common breeds of small animals.
  • Be able to address animal welfare requirements when designing and implementing an animal management system.

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