Dairy Science

A.A.S. Degree and/or Certificate
Dairy students complete the 13 core Agriculture classes and five additional Agricultural courses, as well as the general education requirements of Kaskaskia College. The four dairy courses focus on the area of dairy production. They include live animal evaluation, diseases, waste management and physiology of reproduction and lactation.
Field Internship
Students enrolled in the Dairy Program in the Agriculture Department at Kaskaskia College complete a total of 600 hours of Supervised Occupational Experience.

Representative Job Titles
  • Professional Farm Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Livestock Production Manager
    (Swine, Beef, Dairy, Poultry, Sheep)
  • Feed Sales/Management
  • Livestock Equipment Sales/Mgt.
  • Livestock Procurement
  • A.I. Breeding Technician
  • Livestock Feedlot Operator
  • Livestock Marketing Specialist
Semester Offerings

Since many of the AGRC courses are offered only once each year, students should attempt to follow the program schedule as closely as possible.

Approved Substitution

Course substitutions will be handled on an individual basis. All course substitutions must be approved by the appropriate dean or vice-president.

First Semester
AGRC 121 Soils and Soil Supplements 3
AGRC 101 *Introduction to Animal Science 4
AGRC 213 *Computer in Agriculture 4
AGRC 291 *Ruminant Production Laboratory 2
  Area GenEd Elective 3

Second Semester
AGRC 102 *Animal Nutrition 3
AGRC 124 Agriculture Crop Production 4
AGRC 223 *Plant and Animal Disease 3
AGRC 115 *Introduction to Agriculture Employment 1
AGRC 230 *Supervised Occupational Experience 2
AGRC 158 *Introduction to Dairy Science 2
AGRC 160 *Dairy Heifer Management 3

Summer Semester
AGRC 227 Supervised Occupational Experience 4

Third Semester
AGRC 219 Agriculture Finance 3
AGRC 221 Agricultural Marketing 3
AGRC 122 *Agriculture Economics^ 3
AGRC 217 World Agriculture 3
  Area GenEd Elective 6

Fourth Semester
AGRC 225 *Physiology of Lactation and Reproduction 2
AGRC 224 *Waste Management 3
  AGRC Elective 3
  Area GenEd Elective 8

*Courses required for certificate
^Courses count as Area C Electives

Minimum Requirements
Certificate 32 credit hours
AAS Degree 72 credit hours

Approved AGRC Electives (Choose 2 Courses):
AGRC 233Managing & Ag Business3
AGRC 125Field Crop Scouting3
AGRC 218Precision Agriculture3
AGRC 210Agriculture Sales3

Suggested General Education Electives (but not limited to):
Area A (6 credit hours required)
AGRC 212Agriculture Math3
CHEM 103/104General Chemistry8
CHEM 111/112Inorganic/Organic10
MATH 3-5
Area B (6 credit hours required)
ENGL 101/102English Composition6
SPCH 103Fundamentals of Speech3
Area C (3 credit hours required)
PSYH 101Psychology3
SOCO 101Sociology3
POLS 101Political Science3
Area D (2 credit hours required)
HTLTH 102Human Health3
HTLTH 208First Aid3

Every student must enroll in and successfully complete one of the following courses to receive a degree (to meet requirements of Illinois Public Act 87-581):
  • ETHICS 120

NOTE: The program requirements presented here are effective Fall 2014. Previous versions of the KC Catalog are available in their entirety at our catalog archive. If you are uncertain about which catalog you should reference, please contact an academic advisor. Please contact an academic advisor with questions regarding course registration or degree/certificate completion.
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