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Discipline: Certificate: Pet Science - T0104
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Animal Breeding AGAN 94 (VOC)
  • 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
Animal Handling and Restraint AGAN 51 (VOC)
  • 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.
Animal Nutrition AGAN 2 (VOC)
  • 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.
Animal Science AGAN 1 (VOC)
  • 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
Aviculture - Cage and Aviary Birds AGPE 76 (VOC)
  • 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.
Canine Management AGPE 71 (VOC)
  • 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.
Feline Management AGPE 72 (VOC)
  • 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.
Pet Shop Management AGPE 70 (VOC)
  • 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.
Principles of Business BUSM 20 (VOC)
  • I am able to list and explain the foundations upon which business is built and the economic challenges facing the United States
  • I am able to explain the global dimensions affecting businesses today and in the future
  • I am able to describe and explain social responsibility and business ethics
Reptile Management AGPE 74 (VOC)
  • 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.
Tropical and Coldwater Fish Management AGPE 73 (VOC)
  • 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).