The Applied Animal Science Technology program will give you the foundation you need to begin a career in the animal science industry. Animal Science is the science and business of producing livestock such as beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, goats, and swine.
As a student, you will learn through a combination of classroom and lab experiences, including summer Work-Based Learning work that gives students practical experience, an opportunity to earn money, and potential full-time employment upon graduation.
10 – 15
The demand for animal science technicians is high and students usually have a job before graduation. Livestock and poultry production are some of the biggest industries in our area!
Opportunity to transfer to the University of Mount Olive to complete a Bachelors of Science in Agricultural Production Systems. Check out more details (PDF).
Animal Science Certifications
Beef Quality Assurance certification
Pork Quality Assurance + certification
Master of Beef Advocacy certification
Employment: As a graduate, you will qualify for a variety of jobs in the livestock and poultry industries. Examples of employment opportunities include equipment sales, feed sales, agricultural supply sales, herd or flock manager, field service supervisor, hatchery manager, feed mill management, farm owner/manager, livestock or poultry operations manager, grain elevator operator/manager, processing facility supervisor, poultry or livestock buyer, and lab technician/manager.
Salary: Entry-level salary ranges from $20,000 to $30,000.
$30 per semester for icevonline.com access in lieu of textbooks.
Tuition for students taking fewer than 16 semester hours is $76.00 per semester hour for in-state students and $268.00 per semester hour for out-of-state students. Students enrolled for six or more semester hours credit will be charged a $30 student activity fee and a $16 technology fee; those enrolled for less than six semester hours will be charged a $15 student activity fee and an $8 technology fee. No student activity will be charged during the Summer Term.
Applied Animal Science Instructor