A.S. Livestock Management Industry
Why Livestock Management & Industry?This two-year (65 credit) emphasis provides students with a foundation in the biological and natural sciences. Students will learn reproductive physiology, animal breeding, nutrition, and livestock management. This option incorporates courses in economics and business to prepare graduates to manage livestock enterprises, or to be employed by companies producing and marketing livestock, animal feeds and health products. Students should consult the catalog of the institution to which they expect to transfer and select appropriate courses in consultation with their advisor.
Upon completion of this program, graduates will demonstrate:
|First Year - Fall Semester     15 Credits||Credits|
|Intro to Ag & Env Resources||1|
|Introduction to Animal Science||3|
NRSM 101NRSM 101 - Natural Resource Conservation
This course is designed to introduce students to the benefits of range management and illustrate how the science of range management can be used on the farm or ranch. Range economics, range management plans, improvement and repair of rangeland and ecosystems will be covered. Co-requisite: NRSM 102.
|Natural Resource Conservation||3|
|Montana Range Plants||1|
|Principles of Living Systems & Lab||4|
WRIT 101WRIT 101 - College Writing I
This is an introductory writing course with emphasis on writing to a targeted audience. College Writing I prepares students for success in a wide variety of academic and vocational writing concerns. The writing process, formal voice, audience concerns, close reading strategies, effective styles and techniques, and the use of the computer as a writing tool are covered. Asserting and supporting a central claim and using MLA documentation and format are addressed. Pre-requisite: appropriate placement.
|College Writing I||3||First Year - Spring Semester     16 Credits||Credits|
|Introduction to Public Speaking||3|
AGED 140AGED 140 - Leadership Development for Agriculture
Process of developing and managing individuals by providing leadership and guidance at all levels of personal development. Self-concepts developed through situational leadership and management, principles of people management, goal setting, and belief systems. Collaborative learning and field experience utilized.
|Leadership Development for Agriculture||(3)|
ANSC 222ANSC 222 - Livestock in Sustainable Systems
The role of livestock in balanced sustainable and organic systems will be explored with a focus on incorporating targeted grazing systems. The principles of sustainable animal production and the regulations associated with organic animal production will be presented. Pre-requisite: ANSC 100.
|Livestock in Sustainable Systems||3|
M 121M 121 - College Algebra
This course covers the concept of functions; complex numbers; and solving systems of equations, sequences, and series. Functions investigated include linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic. Students who enter this class with lower than a grade of “B-” in the Pre-requisite course will be required to enroll in a regularly scheduled two hours per week of supplemental instruction and academic support (NC 021) where attendance and participation will be part of the student’s grade in M 121. Pre-requisite: M 095 or appropriate placement.
WRIT 201WRIT 201 - College Writing II
This course provides experience in writing essays based on close readings of more demanding texts. Students will come to understand more fully the intellectual demands of an academic discourse community by preparing essays designed to meet more rigorous expectations. WRIT 201 is designed to prepare transfer students to succeed in their junior- and senior-level courses by exposing them to Modern Language Association (MLA) and American Psychological Association (APA) documentation, critical thinking strategies, and logical construction of arguments. Students will complete developed essays that emphasize writing as a process of drafting and revising. Pre-requisite: WRIT 101.
|College Writing II||3|
WRIT 121WRIT 121 - Intro to Technical Writing
This course is designed to prepare students for job-related writing. Students learn to communicate information in order to do a job or make a decision. Topics covered include adapting messages to audiences, organizing paragraphs, revising for style, summarizing information, using definitions in reports, outlining, explaining a process, and researching. Specific applications are individualized according to students' career plans and are chosen from several categories, including effective letter writing, short report writing, proposal writing, research writing, and formal report writing from analyzed data. Pre-requisite: appropriate placement.
|Intro to Technical Writing||(3)|
|Humanities & Fine Arts Core Requirement||3||Second Year - Fall Semester     18 Credits||Credits|
ACTG 201ACTG 201 - Principles of Financial Accounting
Principles of Financial Accounting. This is an intensive course sequence in the fundamental principles of accounting emphasizing the accounting cycle, journalizing, posting, trial balance, financial statements, plant and intangible assets, depreciation, inventories, accounting systems, payroll, and taxes. Pre-requisite: CAPP 120/120A, M 090, or M 108. is an intensive course sequence in the fundamental principles of accounting emphasizing the accounting cycle, journalizing, posting, trial balance, financial statements, plant and intangible assets, depreciation, inventories, accounting systems, payroll, and taxes. Pre-requisite: CAPP 120/120A, M 090, or M 108.
|Principles of Financial Accounting||4|
ANSC 265/266ANSC 265/266 - Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals & Lab
This course is designed to be an overview of the form (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the normal body of common domestic animals. It will cover: digestion, circulation, production, reproduction and environment of common farm animals. This class is a core class in the Animal Science program and will provide an overview of the terminology of anatomy and insight in to how the healthy body functions. Lab will focus on hands-on application of ANSC 265 primarily through dissections. Pre-requisites: ANSC 100 and BIOB 101/102 or BIOB 160/161 or BIOB 170/171. Co-requisite: ANSC 266.
|Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals & Lab||4|
CHMY 121/122CHMY 121/122 - Intro to General Chemistry & Lab
This is an introductory general chemistry course. Topics covered include measurement systems, atomic structure, chemical periodicity, bonding, chemical reactions, acid-base chemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Prerequisite: M 090 Introductory Algebra or M 100 Introduction to Technical Math, or M 111 Technical Mathematics, ACT score of 18 or higher in Math or Compass Placement score of 44 or higher on the Algebra section. Co-requisite: CHMY 122.
|Intro to General Chemistry & Lab||4|
ECNS 201ECNS 201 - Principles of Microeconomics
This course focuses on model building, production possibilities, frontiers, economic systems, and resource allocation. Market structures will be examined by comparing perfect competition to monopoly, oligopoly, and monopolistic competition. Market power, labor, and public choice will be covered.
|Principles of Microeconomics||3|
NRSM 240NRSM 240 - Natural Resource Ecology
The class will focus on the physical and biotic processes of ecosystem function, including natural and managed ecosystems such as rangelands, wildlife habitat, watersheds, and disturbed environments. This course includes an embedded lab. Pre-requisite: NRSM 101/102 or BIOB 101/102 or BIOB 160/161 or BIOB 170/171.
|Natural Resource Ecology||3||Second Year - Spring Semester     16 Credits||Credits|
|Intro to Organic & Biochemistry & Lab||4|
|Livestock Feeding & Nutrition||3|
|Introduction to Statistics||3|
ECNS 202ECNS 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics
This course introduces the economic way of thinking and examines the macro economy of the United States. Measurement of the economy in terms of price level, unemployment and Gross Domestic Product will be covered. International trade issues in a globalized world, the banking system, and fiscal and monetary policy actions used to manage the economy will be explored. Supply-side theories and determinants of economic growth will be presented. Pre-requisite: ECNS 201.
|Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|Humanities & Fine Arts Core Requirement||3|
Please refer to the the Current Catalog for specific program details.