Animal Science

AAS Technical Degree

The JWCC animal science degree program is designed to prepare an individual for a career in the world of animal agriculture by providing skills and knowledge attractive to a wide variety of employers. The program reflects changes in the growing area of animal care and currently emphasizes a strong background in the sciences of behavior, genetics, breeding, reproduction, nutrition and health. Two four-credit-hour internships offer JWCC students the opportunity to explore and apply their knowledge in an actual work setting.

University of Illinois Beef Center

Benefits

Workforce Preparation:  Ready to enter a career in the world of animal agriculture by providing skills and knowledge attractive to a wide variety of employers.

Transferability:  Many courses are accepted by other state university agriculture programs.  Check with the agriculture transfer advisor at a chosen university.

Leadership Development:  Leaders are developed through coursework, Post-Secondary Ag Student (PAS) competitions and involvement in student-driven campus organizations. 

Financial Assistance:  In addition to traditional financial aid options, JWCC has an extensive agriculture scholarship program.  JWCC’s agriculture students receive over $25,000 in scholarship awards annually.

Department Advisor:  Students work one-on-one with an agriculture program advisor for class scheduling and university transfer coordination.