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Contact: Agricultural SciencesTitle: DepartmentContact: agsci@mtsac.edu
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Natural Sciences Division
The Animal Science Associates Degree focuses on animal behavior, husbandry, production, and services which; are a critical part of animal agriculture and related industries.  The curriculum provides a combination of technical knowledge and practical skills utilizing a hands-on approach to instruction.  Upon completion of the program students will be prepared for entry level employment opportunities and/or transfer to a four year institution. 

Required Courses
 
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    • Agricultural Managers

      Agricultural Managers

      SOC Career Code: 11-9013.00

      Plan, direct, or coordinate the management or operation of farms, ranches, greenhouses, aquacultural operations, nurseries, timber tracts, or other agricultural establishments. May hire, train, and supervise farm workers or contract for services to carry out the day-to-day activities of the managed operation. May engage in or supervise planting, cultivating, harvesting, and financial and marketing activities.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $60.65

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $34,227.77
      Annual Job Openings
      6,974

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers

      Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers

      SOC Career Code: 25-1041.00

      Teach courses in the agricultural sciences. Includes teachers of agronomy, dairy sciences, fisheries management, horticultural sciences, poultry sciences, range management, and agricultural soil conservation. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $88.07

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $109,244.10
      Annual Job Openings
      23,134

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Animal Breeders

      Animal Breeders

      SOC Career Code: 45-2021.00

      Select and breed animals according to their genealogy, characteristics, and offspring. May require knowledge of artificial insemination techniques and equipment use. May involve keeping records on heats, birth intervals, or pedigree.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $38.08

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $45,242.05
      Annual Job Openings
      41

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Farm, Ranch, and Aquaculture Animal Farmworkers

      Farm, Ranch, and Aquaculture Animal Farmworkers

      SOC Career Code: 45-2093.00

      Attend to live farm, ranch, open range or aquacultural animals that may include cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses and other equines, poultry, rabbits, finfish, shellfish, and bees. Attend to animals produced for animal products, such as meat, fur, skins, feathers, eggs, milk, and honey. Duties may include feeding, watering, herding, grazing, milking, castrating, branding, de-beaking, weighing, catching, and loading animals. May maintain records on animals; examine animals to detect diseases and injuries; assist in birth deliveries; and administer medications, vaccinations, or insecticides as appropriate. May clean and maintain animal housing areas. Includes workers who shear wool from sheep and collect eggs in hatcheries.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $23.51

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $29,266.27
      Annual Job Openings
      4,653

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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  • Animal Science, AS

    Natural Sciences Division
    The Animal Science Associates Degree focuses on animal behavior, husbandry, production, and services which; are a critical part of animal agriculture and related industries.  The curriculum provides a combination of technical knowledge and practical skills utilizing a hands-on approach to instruction.  Upon completion of the program students will be prepared for entry level employment opportunities and/or transfer to a four year institution. 

    Required Courses
     
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    ASCI 1Animal Science3
    ASCI 2Animal Nutrition3
    ASCI 14Swine Production3
    ASCI 17Sheep Production3
    ASCI 30Beef Production3
    ASCI 59Work Experience in Agriculture 11-4
    ASCI 96Animal Sanitation and Disease Control3
    ASCI 97Artificial Insemination of Livestock3
    Required Electives: Choose a minimum of six units6
    AGOR 51
    Tractor and Landscape Equipment Operations
    AGOR 53
    Small Engine Repair I
    AGOR 63
    Irrigation Systems Management
    ASCI 12
    Exotic Animal Management
    ASCI 16
    Horse Production and Management
    ASCI 18
    Horse Ranch Management
    ASCI 19
    Horse Hoof Care
    ASCI 20
    Horse Behavior and Training
    ASCI 34
    Livestock Judging and Selection
    ASCI 51
    Animal Handling and Restraint
    ASCI 71
    Canine Management
    ASCI 72
    Feline Management
    ASCI 73
    Tropical and Coldwater Fish Management
    ASCI 74
    Reptile Management
    ASCI 76
    Aviculture - Cage and Aviary Birds
    ASCI 94
    Animal Breeding
    WELD 40
    Introduction to Welding
    Select one course from the following:3
    BUSM 20
    Principles of Business
    BUSM 66
    Small Business Management
    BUSS 35
    Professional Selling
    BUSS 36
    Principles of Marketing
    Total Units31-34

    1 Complete one to four units of ASCI 59 

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