Animal Systems Science

Students will examine the fundamental principles of animal science including; genetics, anatomy and physiology, growth, reproduction, artificial insemination, lactation, nutrition, animal disease, and animal research. Instruction is designed to allow for the application of scientific and technological aspects of animal science through field and laboratory experiences. For at least 40% of the time, students will conduct field and laboratory investigations using safe, environmentally appropriate and ethical practices. These investigations involve actively obtaining and analyzing data with physical equipment and may also involve experimentation in a simulated environment as well as field experiments using large animals. Students must be able to work with large animals.

This is a one-year program. Students completing one year of Animal Systems Science must continue to Health Sciences 1 to be considered an NCCC Completer.



  • Science

Industry Recognized Credentials:

  • Elanco Fundamentals of Animal Science Certification

  • Canine Care and Training Program

  • Artificial Insemination Certification

  • ACT National Career Readiness Certificate