Animal Sciences SLOs


Course Number Course Name Objectives
AGAG 91 Agricultural Calculations
  • Calculate the amount of cement, sand, and gravel to mix concrete of a given area
  • Completers will be able to calculate the area of a pasture to determine acreage, fertilizer and seed quantities
AGHE 86 Anat & Phys of Domestic Animals
  • Students completing AGHE 86 will be able to describe the functions of the major organ systems of various domestic animal species
  • Students completing AGHE 86 will be able to identify various clinically relevant anatomical structures of domestic animals.
  • Students completing AGHE86 will be able to describe the flow of blood through the body.
AGAN 94 (VOC) Animal Breeding
  • Course completers should be able to recognize & discuss current topics dealing with artificial insemination, embryo manipulation and reproductive biotechnology
  • Course completers should be able to recognize major breeding systems for domestic animals
AGAN 51 (VOC) Animal Handling and Restraint
  • Students completing this course will be able to correctly place a halter on a horse.
  • Students completing this course will be able to demonstrate the correct restraint method for canine jugular venipuncture.
AGAN 2 (VOC) Animal Nutrition
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of positive and negative aspects of nutritional supplements and additives.
  • 80% of the students will be able to formulate a ration for a livestock animal, utilizing the Parson Square Method.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of nutritional requirements of various life stages of the canine.
AGLI 96 (VOC) Animal Sanitation and Disease Control
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of key nutritional factors that would influence disease conditions.
  • Students will be able to identify poisonous plants that are commonly poisonous to animals.
  • Students will be able to describe appropriate sanitation procedures for animal confinement areas.
AGAN 1 (VOC) Animal Science
  • Course completers should be able to discuss the major current agricultural industry issues
  • Course completers should be able to identify the common species & breeds of livestock
AGHE 84B Applied Animal Health Procedures
  • Students completing AGHE 84B will be able to administer a intramuscular injection in a food animal patient.
  • Students completing 84B will be able to administer a subcutaneous injection to a food animal patient.
  • Students completing AGHE84B will be able to administer a liquid medication to a food animal patient.
  • Students completing AGHE84B will be able to administer a bolus medication to a food animal patient.
  • At the completion of AGHE84B the student will be able to perform a jugular venipuncture on a food animal patient
AGLI 97 (VOC) Artificial Insemination of Livestock
  • Course completers should be able to recognize major breeding systems for various livestock species.
  • Course completers will be able to demonstrate the proper procedural steps of artificial insemination on various livestock species.
AGPE 76 (VOC) Aviculture - Cage and Aviary Birds
  • Students completing this course will be able to assess the difference between normal and abnormal avian behavior.
  • Students will be able to explain and diagram the necessary aviary for a specific breed of bird.
AGLI 30 (VOC) Beef Production
  • Students who complete this course will be able to give a professional quality oral presentation.
  • Course completers should be able to identify all common beef breeds
AGPE 71 (VOC) Canine Management
  • Students will be able to identify various canine behavioral problems and suggest corrective treatment.
  • Students will prepare and present an oral report in class on a certain breed of dog, the presentation will be evaluated by set criteria.
  • The student will describe the most common canine diseases, explain the symptoms and identify the proper preventive vaccinations.
AGHE 62A Clinical Pathology
  • 72% Student will perform a proper direct and fecal float exam for parasite eggs
  • 72% of Students will properly perform a CBC with a differential slide
AGHE 62B Clinical Pathology
  • 72% Students will perform a bacteria sample 4 quadrant plating and then gram stain
  • 72% of Student will perform a complete urinalysis including a specific gravity, multi-reagant strip and sediment exam.
AGLI 12 (VOC) Exotic Animal Management
  • Students in the Exotic animal class will analyze and differentiate between the different types of pet bird species and their species specific husbandry requirements.
  • Students in the Exotic animal class will analyze and differentiate between the different types of pet reptile species and their species specific husbandry requirements.
AGPE 72 (VOC) Feline Management
  • Students will search the internet and other sources to create an oral presentation on a domestic or wild breed of cat. This presentation will be evaluated by set criteria
  • Students will be able to identify fifteen purebred breeds of cats when given a slide show quiz, which will be evaluated by set criteria.
AGAG 1 (VOC) Food Production, Land use and Politics - A Global Perspective
  • Students completing AGAG 1 will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the interdependence of world agriculture systems.
  • Students completing AGAG 1 will be able to formulate possible solutions to the conflicting demands for land use between suburban development and agriculture.
  • Students completing AGAG 1 will be able to prepare and present an argument in favor of, or in opposition to, a variety of controversial topics in the arena of agriculture.
  • Students completing AGAG 1 will be able to identify and describe the key elements in sustainable agriculture.
  • Students completing AGAG 1 will be able to evaluate the sustainability of current food production systems.
  • Students completing AGAG 1 will be able to explain how water issues impact world agriculture
  • Students completing AGAG 1 will be able to discuss the impact that the endangered species act has on current agricultural practices.
  • GEO - Students completing relevant assignments in Area D2 courses will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • Students completing AGAG 1 will be able to give a brief, coherent presentation of their current event summary in front of the class.
AGLI 20 (VOC) Horse Behavior and Training
  • Students completing AGLI 20 will understand how horses learn.
  • Students completing AGLI 20 will understand the foundations of training common to multiple disciplines.
  • Course completers will describe correct methods for handling young horses.
AGLI 19 (VOC) Horse Hoof Care
  • Students completing AGLI 19 will be able to describe common methods of corrective shoeing and their uses.
  • Students completing AGLI 19 will be able to identify various diseases of the foot.
  • Students completing this course will be able to identify the major functional structures of the equine lower limb.
AGLI 16 (VOC) Horse Production
  • Students completing AGLI 16 will be able to explain the structural changes that occurred during the evolution of the horse.
  • Students completing AGLI 16 will be able to follow the vaccination schedule recommended by the American Association of Equine Practitioners.
  • Students completing AGLI 16 will be able to distinguish between different breeds of the modern horse.
AGLI 18 (VOC) Horse Ranch Management
  • Students completing AGLI 18 will be able to develop a business plan for a proposed equine facility.
  • Course completers will explain laws and legislations regulating horse farms and businesses.
  • Course completers will develop and implement a health plan for a breeding program with the resources available.
AGHE 79 Laboratory Animal Medicine and Care
  • Students will be able to correctly describe animal husbandry techniques for given laboratory animals.
  • Working in groups students will develop a protocol for biomedical study
  • Students completing this course will be able to properly demonstrate how to restrain laboratory rodents.
AGLI 34 (VOC) Livestock Judging and Selection
  • Course completers will be able to give a professional quality oral set of reasons for any live animal livestock class.
  • Course completers will be able to identify all the proper external parts of any livestock species.
AGHE 60 Medical Nursing and Animal Care
  • 75% Students will place an intravenous catheter in the cephalic vein
  • 75% Student will properly place a robert jones bandage for fracture splinting
AGOR 4 (VOC) Park Management
  • Students completing this course will be able to summarize policies regarding recreational activities, park planning and facility operations.
  • Students completing this course will be able to adequately demonstrate why maintenance management plans are essential to the management and operations of a park system.
AGPE 70 (VOC) Pet Shop Management
  • Students will be able to merchandise over 25 different pet industry products in a small pet shop environment.
  • Students will be able to sketch out a working pet shop layout and label different items such as animal cages, product merchandising, and cashier station.
AGPE 74 (VOC) Reptile Management
  • Students will be able to offer a presentation regarding one North American Reptile including habitat and characteristics.
  • Students will present a 10 minute visual presentation on a specific reptilian disease in front of the class.
AGHE 85 Seminar in Registered Veterinary Technology
  • The students will become profient in taking computer based testing
  • The students who successfully complete this class will pass the examinations
AGLI 17 (VOC) Sheep Production
  • Students will be able to identify major meat and wool breeds of sheep.
  • Students completing AGLI 17 will present on a specific facet of the sheep industry.
AGAG 99 Special Projects in Agriculture
  • Students successfully completing this course will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the learning objectives outlined for the specific project.
  • Students successfully completing this course will be proficient in communicating with the project 'customer'
AGHE 61 Surgical Nursing
  • 75% Students will properly gown and glove sterily for surgery
  • 75% of the Students will properly connect and set up an anesthesia machine and monitor anesthesia for an 75 dog
AGLI 14 (VOC) Swine Production
  • Course completers should be able to identify all common breeds of swine
  • Course completers will be able to give a professional quality oral presentation
AGPE 73 (VOC) Tropical and Coldwater Fish Management
  • Students will be able to identify 20 different species of fish (both tropical and coldwater).
  • Students will be able to write down the appropriate feed necessary for two different species of fish (one tropical and one coldwater).
  • Students will be able to identify 7 different species of fish (both tropical and coldwater).
AGHE 54 Veterinary Office Procedures
  • Students will be able to generate a medical record for a veterinary patient.
  • Students completing AGHE 54 will be able to communicate effectively with clients who will be experiencing different stages of grief due to pet loss.
  • Students completing AGHE 54 will be able to define medical terms used in veterinary medicine.
AGHE 64 Veterinary Pharmacology
  • Students will correctly calculate 10 standard drug calculations used in the hospital situation
  • Student will identify the different trade names of different generic drugs
AGHE 65 Veterinary Radiography
  • Students will properly develop a radiographic film from both the manual dip tank and automatic processor
  • Students will perform a proper radiograph of the canine thorax, inculding measurement, collimnation and viewing
AGAG 59 Work Experience in Agriculture
  • Employers of Agricultural Science Work Experience Students will rate the technical skills of their students as above average.
  • Employers of Agricultural Sciences Work Experience Students will rate them at 85% or higher for their work habits as above average.
AGHE 83A Work Experience in Animal Health
  • Employers of Animal Health Work Experience Students will rate the technical skills of their students as above average.
  • Employers of Animal Health Work Experience Students will rate the work habits of their students as above average.
  • Students of the Registered Veterinary Technology Program will demonstrate professional conduct in the industry