Animal Science

Associate in Applied Science

Modes of Instruction

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KC’s animal science program provides a blend of animal science courses and practical application, ensuring a well-rounded agricultural education. During the program, students obtain knowledge of current practices in the livestock industry, gaining confidence in being able to raise, produce, or market livestock. Students will focus on management, animal nutrition, animal health, animal handling and stewardship, animal facilities design and function, and waste management. Upon graduation, students are prepared for successful careers, whether they choose to pursue positions in the workplace or on the farm.


What You Can Do

Upon successful completion of this degree students will be prepared for employment in the following fields:

  • Feed Sales Specialist
  • Animal Food Industry Employee
  • Animal Health Technician
  • Veterinarian Assistant
  • Meat or Milk Inspection Technicians
  • Animal Breeding and Reproduction Specialists

Program Details


Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Explain Animal Science industry best-practices. 
  • Apply key concepts of Animal Science to provide solutions to common industry challenges in animal agriculture.
  • Demonstrate the use of technological advancements and applications in Animal Science. 
  • Complete a successful Supervised Occupational Experience.  Additionally, students will identify, develop, and support their knowledge of career opportunities in Agriculture through intra- and extracurricular exposure to career pathways.

Students completing this degree must also complete curriculum requirements aligned with General Education Student Learning Outcomes.

Agriculture Contacts

Aaron Heinzmann

Professor Agriculture

Phone  |  618-545-3381

Location  |  Main Campus

Office  |  Agriculture Ed. Center, AEC 110A


Phone  |  618-545-3040

Fax  |  618-545-3393

Location  |  Main Campus

Office  |  Health and Business, HB 100

Agriculture Faculty

Aaron Heinzmann

Aaron Heinzmann

Professor Agriculture
William Waggoner

William Waggoner

Associate Professor Agriculture
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