This course covers the fundamentals of animal feeding and nutrition. Topics include nutrient requirements, digestion, feed formulation, and classification. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a knowledge of nutritional requirements and feeding practices of farm animals.

This course provides an introduction to the beef cattle industry. Topics include reproduction, cattle management, marketing, anatomy and physiology, and pasture management. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of beef cattle production practices and the economic impact of the beef cattle industry in North Carolina.

This course is designed to expand topics covered in ANS 140. Emphasis is placed on management techniques as they relate to breeding, farrowing, nursery, and grower/finisher. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and respond to management and production problems as they occur on the farm.

This course introduces animal diseases and health management. Topics include identification, prevention, management (including integrated pest management), and treatment of diseases. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize disease symptoms, recommend treatments, identify preventive steps, and develop biosecurity procedures.

This course provides an opportunity to explore areas of current interest in specific program or discipline areas. Emphasis is placed on subject matter appropriate to the program or discipline. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the specific area of study.

This course introduces records and record keeping systems utilized in the livestock industry. Topics include heritability, cattle performance data, swine performance data, and poultry production. Upon completion, students should be able to select animals based on performance records, evaluate performance of operations, and complete production records.

This course covers principles of reproductive physiology and their practical farm applications. Emphasis is placed on cattle and swine reproduction. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize reproductive anatomy, describe hormone function, and be able to breed animals naturally and artificially.

This course introduces the basic principles of print reading.  Topics include line types, orthographic projections, dimensioning methods, and notes.  Upon completion, students should be able to interpret basic prints and visualize the features of a part or system.

Competencies

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Interpret symbols, abbreviations, and line types.
  2. Identify and describe types of projection and use of views.
  3. Draw freehand sketches.
  4. Calculate measurements of features.
  5. Identify and interpret dimensioning and tolerancing.