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Farm & Ranch

Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. 16 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

Learning outcomes and objectives are determined by local occupational need and business and industry trends.

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This is an industry specific Spanish course designed for agricultural students. The scope of this course will include the English to Spanish translation for terminology and phrases associated with production agriculture. The primary goal of this course is to provide students some basic communication skills so that they will be able to interact with Spanish speaking employees in different work environments and under different situations within their specific agricultural fields. 48 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

NOTE: This is not a University Transfer course. This course does not fulfill any core curriculum requirements at NCTC.

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An overview of anatomy and physiology as it relates to animal health. Topics include disease symptoms, basic immunology, diagnosis, prevention, and control of infectious and non-infectious diseases of animals. 48 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

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An overview of the beef cattle industry. Topics include the organization and operation of beef cattle enterprises, selection breeding, reproduction, health, nutrition, management, and marketing. 48 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

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A course to train persons to inseminate cattle. In addition to spending many hours learning the inseminating technique, various management practices to insure a successful overall program will be presented. These subjects include handling of frozen semen and equipment, reproductive problems and diseases, heat detection, cycle control, nutrition and methods of bull evaluation for maximum genetics and conformation progress. 16 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

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This is a training course in the reproductive management and artificial insemination of cattle. Students will become familiar with and learn the anatomy of the cow reproductive tract. This course is designed to acquaint students with the techniques of artificial insemination and pregnancy diagnosis in the cow, and to familiarize students with the collection, evaluation, processing, and handling of semen. The class will also participate in a mock embryo transfer in order to acquaint students with estrus synchronization, drug protocols, and the mechanics of uterine flushing. 16 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

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Study of the role and application of feed nutrients and additives. Topics include comparative aspects of digestion, absorption, and metabolism of nutrients. Emphasis on identification of nutrient requirements and formulation of dietary feeding regiment. 48 lecture hours + 16 hours

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Last updated: 06/28/2017