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AGSC 100 Elements of Livestock Production (3 credits)
Fundamental concepts in care, management, and economics of food producing animals. Includes contributions of the Nevada and U.S. animal industries in providing food on an international basis. (Formerly ANSC 100.)

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AGSC 101 Agriculture Orientation (0.5 credits)
A survey of the agriculture industry examining different jobs, working conditions, employment structure, and employee-employer relationships. Each student will begin to build a personal job portfolio to include a resume, references, and cover letter for job applications. Student will learn skills that will assist them in accomplishing their collegiate goals. (Formerly AGR 100, Agriculture Orientation)

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AGSC 102 Agriculture Communication and Organization (1-3 credits)
Designed for students interested in pursuing an agriculture career. Prepares students for leadership positions on the college campus and throughout the community. Includes leadership skill development including communication, leadership roles, and proper administration of Robert's Rules of Order, delegation, responsibility, time management, evaluation, and goal setting. As this course offers variable credit, students must complete fifteen (15) contact hours for one credit, thirty (30) contact hours for two credits, and forty-five (45) contact hours for three credits for their respective credit hour(s). This is a repeatable course to a total of six credit hours. (Formerly AGR 105)

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AGSC 105 Livestock Production Systems (3 credits)
Designed to instruct students in the various essential production systems in animal agriculture. These systems will include all aspects of production including reproduction, nutrition, animal preventative maintenance, treatment delivery systems of animal health, and environment. Consumer related issues will be discussed, as they relate to the production of animal agriculture. (Formerly ANSC 105.)

Prerequisite: Must have completed AGSC 100.

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AGSC 110 Introduction to Agriculture Management (3 credits)
Introduces agriculture management and will focus on the development of personal leadership skills as they relate to agriculture business. Students will investigate, develop, and demonstrate personal leadership skills as related to critical agriculture issues on the regional, state, and national levels. (Formerly AGR 110, Introduction to Agriculture Management)

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AGSC 111 Agriculture Credit and Finance (3 credits)
This course covers types of loans and sources of credit used in agribusinesses. Financial analysis of farm and ranch operations including costs of credit, future and present value techniques, evaluation of agricultural investments, and financial capital markets and leasing is discussed. Recommended prerequisite: AGSC 110.

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AGSC 122 Intercollegiate Rodeo (2 credits)
Course designed for men and women interested in rodeo as a knowledgeable spectator, producer, or participant. Lecture includes rodeo history, current rules, equipment use, and physical and mental conditioning. (Formerly ANSC 122B, Intercollegiate Rodeo.)

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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AGSC 163 Horsemanship (2 credits)
Course will lay the foundation for good, basic, and effective horsemanship that can later be developed into more specialized riding. Topics include safety, handling, grooming, saddling, stabling, feeding, health, exercise, and riding. All levels of ability welcome as lab assignments are tailored to the skill levels of both student and horse. (Formerly ANSC 163.)

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AGSC 198 Special Topics in Agriculture (1-6 credits)
Selected agricultural topics offered for general interest in the agricultural community. Not a program requirement. No prerequisite. Repeatable to a maximum of nine credits. (Formerly AGR 198)

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AGSC 201 Agricultural Issues (3 credits)
Students will investigate current topics causing change in the agriculture industry. Students will research and report on trends as diverse as animal rights, chemical and foods, land use, water rights, and governmental subsidies as well as regional, state, and national topics. (Formerly AGR 210)

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AGSC 205 Rudimentary Farrier (2 credits)
Introductory course in horseshoeing, including the physiology of the equine feet and legs, unsoundness, hoof care, shoeing equipment, and the actual shoeing of live horses. This course provides an individual with the skills to properly care and complete basic farrier work on their horses. (Formerly ANSC 205).

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AGSC 206 Fundamentals of Animal Nutrition (3 credits)
The science of animal nutrition is the basis for livestock feeding and nutrition. The fundamentals of digestion and absorption in both ruminants and non-ruminants are discussed. The nutritive value of feeds as they relate to the formulation of livestock rations will be emphasized including by-product feeding. (Formerly ANSC 211.)

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AGSC 209 Physiology of Livestock Reproduction (3 credits)
Designed to provide students with an understanding of the process of reproduction in cattle, sheep, swine, and horses. This course will provide information covering both the physical mechanics of reproduction as well as the endocrine system controlling livestock reproductive process. Various mating systems will be discussed with an emphasis placed on artificial insemination (A.I.) and embryo transfer (E.T.). (Formerly ANSC 209.)

Prerequisite: Must also be enrolled in AGSC 210.

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AGSC 210 Livestock Reproduction Lab (1 credits)
Provides an understanding of the reproductive technologies in cattle, horses, and swine. Pregnancy detection and semen handling labs provide students with livestock experience. Various mating systems discussed with an emphasis on artificial insemination (A.I.) and embryo transfer (E.T.). A field trip component of the course focuses on A.I. techniques. (Formerly, ANSC 210.)

Prerequisite: Must also be enrolled in AGSC 209.

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AGSC 275 Animal Health and Sanitation (3 credits)
A study of common beef, sheep, and horse diseases in our area. Special attention is given to sanitation, prevention, control, and eradication of diseases. Disease cause, symptoms, treatment, cure, and prevention will be addressed throughout all illnesses. (Formerly ANSC 275.)

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AGSC 290 Cooperative Work Experience (1-6 credits)
Students may earn college credit for work experience related to their college major and/or occupational goals. Students should meet with their Ag Faculty advisor to design an appropriate supervised, on-the-job, educationally directed work experience. Repeatable up to six credits. (Formerly AGR 290.)

Prerequisite: Must have completed AGSC 110.

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AGSC 413 Range-Livestock Interaction (3 credits)
Emphasis on species and breed selection, physiological considerations, and alleviating detrimental effects on livestock with a review of interactions among livestock, wildlife, and plant communities. (Formerly ANSC 413.)

Prerequisite: Must have completed AGSC 100 or BIOL 191.

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AGSC 416 Agriculture Internship (1-6 credits)
Coordinated work study programs in industry or government under the direction of a faculty member. Written progress reports are prepared periodically and at the conclusion of the internship. May be repeated up to six credits. (Formerly AGR 416.)

Prerequisite: Must have junior standing or higher. Instructor consent required.

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AGSC 496 Agriculture Capstone (3 credits)
Advanced study in specialized area of agriculture management. Interdisciplinary topics within an emphasis area will be selected by student and academic advisor. Students will also produce a comprehensive portfolio. (Formerly AGR 496.)

Prerequisite: Must have senior standing in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Agriculture Management emphasis area.

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