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Dairy Science

Associate in Applied Science

Modes of Instruction

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Our Dairy Science program will provide you with solid training in areas important to a successful career in the dairy industry. Whatever your plans are: Planning a dairy enterprise. Seeking a bachelor’s degree in dairy science or its related disciplines. KC's program will prepare you, no matter your choice.

While a student in the Dairy Science Program you will receive training in areas such as:

  • Live animal evaluation
  • Diseases
  • Waste management
  • Physiology of reproduction and lactation


Program Outcomes

Field Internship

While enrolled in the Dairy Program at Kaskaskia College, you will complete a total of 450 hours of Supervised Occupational Experience.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain Dairy Science production and industry best-practices.
  • Apply key concepts of Dairy Science to provide solutions to common industry challenge and basic farm management.
  • Demonstrate the use of technological advancements and applications in Dairy Science and how it impacts dairy output and efficiency.
  • 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.

What You Can Do

Upon successful completion of this certificate you will be prepared for employment in the following fields:

  • 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

Program Details


Agriculture Faculty

Aaron Heinzmann

Aaron Heinzmann

Professor Agriculture
William Waggoner

William Waggoner

Associate Professor Agriculture

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

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