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Animal Care & Management: Course Descriptions

ACM- Animal Care & Management Courses

ACM 101 Introduction to Animal Care and Management
3 credits/3 contact hours
This course covers a study of basic scientific fundamentals of production, including feeding and nutrition, reproductive physiology, selective breeding, health, management, and marketing of livestock, equine and companion animal breeds as well as job opportunities in the animal care and management industries.

ACM 105 - Topics in Animal Studies
3 credits/3 contact hours
This course investigates special topics related to the study of animal studies. Topics discussed will be outside of those found in the catalog on a regular basis. The course may be repeated for credit when the topic varies.

ACM 110 Animal Business Concepts
3 credits/3 contact hours
This course serves as an applied approach to using business and management tools needed to function in small businesses in animal related industries. Course content includes basic bookkeeping, insurance, tax planning, marketing, advertising, personnel management and effective decision-making. The principles covered apply to equine, dairy and small animal businesses.
Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in MAT 098 or appropriate Mathematics Placement Exam score.

VET 110 Animal Nutrition 
2 credits/2 contact hours
This course will cover aspects of nutrition for large and small animals. The digestive process will be studied as well as the utilization of nutrients by animals. The importance of vitamins, minerals, proteins, fiber and other forms of energy will be covered. Students will study how feed rations are calculated and practiced for large and small animals diets. These concepts will be applied to both animal management and veterinary care environments covering the Essential Skills required by the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities for Veterinary Technician students.
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MAT 098 or appropriate Mathematics Placement Exam score