Agriculture: Animal Science (ASCI)

ASCI 1  Animal Science

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   

Formerly AGAN 1
A scientific approach to the livestock industry encompassing aspects of animal anatomy, physiology, nutrition, genetics, and epidemiology. Emphasis on the origin, characteristics, adaptations, and contributions of livestock to the modern agriculture industry. Field trips may be required.

ASCI 2  Animal Nutrition

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   

Formerly AGAN 2
Composition of feeds and their utilization by domestic animals including digestive physiology, animal assessment, feed appraisal and compiling of rations.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202227015ASCI:2T11:30am - 2:40pmA. Lopez80-1431

ASCI 2L  Animal Nutrition Laboratory

0.5 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lab: 27
Corequisite: ASCI 2

Animal nutrition laboratory course emphasizing the composition and analysis of feeds and their utilization by domestic animals, including evaluation of economic trends and current feed industry technology.

ASCI 12  Exotic Animal Management

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   

Formerly AGLI 12
Care and management of exotic and alternative livestock species with emphasis on identification, health maintenance, handling techniques, nutrition, and reproduction. Includes analysis of industry trends and principal marketing uses of exotic animals.

ASCI 14  Swine Production

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 54

Formerly AGLI 14
Study of the principles and practices in the purebred and commercial pork production industries; emphasis on the importance of breeds, breeding principles, selection, nutrition, environmental management, health, marketing and recordkeeping to ensure scientifically-based management decisions and consumer product acceptance.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202226993ASCI:14T8:00am - 11:10amA. Lopez80-1431

ASCI 16  Horse Production and Management

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54

Formerly AGLI 16
Selection, utilization, and management of the light horse. Emphasis is on evaluation, health care, and handling skills.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
F8:00am - 11:10amJ. Loredo80-1240

ASCI 17  Sheep Production

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 54

Formerly AGLI 17
Survey of the sheep and goat industries; management of commercial, purebred and small farm flocks; selecting, feeding, breeding, and basic care of small ruminants plus marketing of sheep, goats and their products. Laboratory and field trips required.

ASCI 18  Horse Ranch Management

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54

Formerly AGLI 18
Skills and procedures used in the management of an equine business. Includes business plans and record keeping, staff and financial management, horse care and training, and farm design for a variety of horse operations.

ASCI 19  Horse Hoof Care

2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 18   Lab: 54

Formerly AGLI 19
Proper horse hoof care; shoeing, trimming, and disease recognition and control.

ASCI 20  Horse Behavior and Training

2 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 18   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: ASCI 16

Formerly AGLI 20
Breaking and starting young horses. Concentrates on halter training of foals, ground work on yearlings, and green-breaking two-year-olds and up. Includes lunging techniques, driving, and breaking to a saddle. Training in collection, turning, backing, leads, and trailer loading.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202227142ASCI:20M8:15am - 9:20amS. Smith80-1240
M9:40am - 12:50pmS. Smith80-1240

ASCI 30  Beef Production

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 54

Formerly AGLI 30
Purebred and commercial beef cattle production; emphasis on the importance of breeds, breeding principles, selection, nutrition, environmental management, health, marketing, and recordkeeping to ensure scientifically based management decisions and consumer product acceptance as applied to beef cattle. Laboratory required. Field trips required.

ASCI 34  Livestock Judging and Selection

2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 18   Lab: 54

Formerly AGLI 34
Study of form and appearance of farm animals as related to their function. Includes judging of breeding and terminal livestock as well as carcass evaluation. May require field trip.

ASCI 51  Animal Handling and Restraint

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 54

Formerly AGAN 51
Methods of proper handling for large and small animals including chemical and physical techniques of restraint. Field trips required.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
T8:00am - 11:10amJ. Loredo; J. Phillips80-1240
T11:30am - 2:40pmJ. Loredo; J. Phillips80-1240
W8:00am - 11:10am80-XXXX

ASCI 59  Work Experience in Agriculture

1-4 Units (Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)

Prerequisite: Compliance with Work Experience regulations as designated in the College Catalog

Formerly AGAG 59
This course is designed to provide Animal Science majors with actual on-the-job experience in an approved work station which is related to classroom instruction. A minimum of 75 paid clock hours or 60 non-paid clock hours per semester is required for each one unit of credit. It is recommended that the hours per week are equally distributed throughout the semester. Instructor approval required.

ASCI 70  Pet Shop Management

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   

Formerly AGPE 70
Pet shop operations and the economic aspects of the pet industry. Organization and operation of pet shops, animal care practices, and sound business management practices.

ASCI 71  Canine Management

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   

Formerly AGPE 71
Selection, feeding, housing, breeding and management of dogs, including commercial aspects of the dog as a domestic pet. Laboratory work will include practical experience in the handling and training of dogs. May include field trips.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202227399ASCI:71W9:00am - 12:10pmJ. Smith80-1451

ASCI 72  Feline Management

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   

Formerly AGPE 72
Care and management of cats including breed identification and characteristics, grooming, showing, nutrition, practical care, behavior, breeding, and housing.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202230066ASCI:72R6:30pm - 9:40pmS. Deskin80-1240

ASCI 73  Tropical and Coldwater Fish Management

2 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 36   

Formerly AGPE 73
Care and keeping of marine and freshwater aquarium fishes, plants, and invertebrates. Guidance on setting up aquariums, choosing compatible species, feeding, health care, breeding, and raising fish.

ASCI 74  Reptile Management

2 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 36   

Formerly AGPE 74
Care and maintenance of reptiles and amphibians, including snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises, newts, salamanders and frogs. Identification and characteristics of reptiles commonly kept as pets. Housing, feeding, health maintenance, breeding, and raising of reptiles.

ASCI 76  Aviculture - Cage and Aviary Birds

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   

Formerly AGPE 76
Cage and aviary birds marketed in the wholesale and retail pet trade. Identification, nutrition, breeding, disease prevention and control, and aviary construction. Psittacines, soft bills, finches, game birds, poultry, and ornamental waterfowl.

ASCI 94  Animal Breeding

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   

Formerly AGAN 94
The science of animal breeding including fundamentals of inheritance, reproduction, and breeding systems for domestic animals. Artificial insemination, embryo manipulation, and current topics in reproductive biotechnology will also be included.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202227092ASCI:94W11:30am - 2:40pmJ. Phillips80-1240

ASCI 96  Animal Sanitation and Disease Control

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   

Formerly AGLI 96
Prevention and control of infectious diseases affecting domestic animals including basic disease concepts, transmission of infectious diseases, principles of sanitation, and fundamentals of immunology.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202227123ASCI:96W11:30am - 2:40pmJ. Loredo80-1431

ASCI 96L  Animal Sanitation and Disease Control Laboratory

0.5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lab: 27
Corequisite: ASCI 96 or AGLI 96

Formerly AGLI 96L
Application and development of biosecurity protocols, stressing humane handling and housing, use of disinfectants, and parasite control of domestic animals in the animal sanitation and control lab.

ASCI 97  Artificial Insemination of Livestock

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 54

Formerly AGLI 97
Theory and application of artificial insemination of domestic animals including semen evaluation and processing, heat synchronization, and pregnancy diagnosis.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
R8:00am - 11:10am80-1240
Fall 202229338ASCI:97W8:00am - 11:10amJ. Phillips80-1240
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