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Agriculture Dairy

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.

Course AGRC 236 has a Prerequisite of AGRC 230

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 B (Arts & Humanities) Elective 3-4
    16-17

Second Semester
AGRC 124 *Agricultural Crop Production 4
AGRC 160 *Dairy Heifer Management 3
AGRC 102 *Animal Nutrition 3
AGRC 115 *Introduction to Agriculture Employment 1
AGRC 230 Supervised Occupational Experience 2
AGRC 223 *Plant and Animal Diseases
    16

Summer Semester
AGRC 227 *Supervised Occupational Experience 4
    4

Third Semester
AGRC 211 *Business Records & Computer Analysis 3
AGRC 221 *Agricultural Marketing 3
AGRC 161 *Agriculture Credit and Finance 3
AGRC 122 Agriculture Economics 3
  Area A (Natural Sciences & Mathematics) Elective 3
  Area C (Social Science) Elective 3
    18

Fourth Semester
AGRC 236 *Supervised Occupational Experience 2
AGRC 224 *Waste Management 3
AGRC 225 *Physiology of Lactation and Reproduction 2
  Area A (Natural Sciences & Mathematics) Elective 3
  Area B (Arts & Humanities) Elective 3
  Area C (Social Science) Elective 3
  Area D (Health & Personal Development) Elective 2
    19

*Courses required for certificate

Minimum Requirements
Certificate 45 credit hours
AAS Degree 72 credit hours
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
  • PHILOSOPHY 121
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE 101
  • PSYCHOLOGY 101
  • SOCIOLOGY 101
  • MANAGING DIVERSITY 134

NOTE: The program requirements presented here are effective Spring 2008. 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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