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Real-world experience

With our roots in rural Oregon, our faculty have first-hand, real-world experience in animal science and animal production industries. At TVCC, you'll learn all aspects of animal agriculture from reproduction, growing, feeding, health and management of breeding and market livestock and ultimately converting livestock to a food (meat) source to feed the world. 

 

Degrees and Certificates

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Agriculture Business
AAS - Associate of Applied Science

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Agriculture Business prepares students for a wide variety of careers in Agriculture Business Management, including managing a farm or ranch,employment in the retail food production, producing fertilizer, or farm equipment sales. The program combines theory with the practical skills required for daily agriculture management operations and other agriculture related supply and service businesses. The degree is not designed to transfer to a four-year institution, although some courses are transferable. Students who wish to transfer coursework are strongly encouraged to work closely with their TVCC advisor to develop a transfer plan and to identify and contact an advisor at their chosen transfer institution. A minimum of 90 credits and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 are needed to graduate.

Agriculture, Business
AS - Associate of Science

This is an Associate of Science degree designed to transfer on to a 4-year College or University. TVCC has worked closely with Oregon State University, Eastern Oregon University and University of Idaho. Please contact the 4-year College or University and ensure that you have an advisor at both TVCC and your future school. If you plan on attending any 4-year school, after TVCC, please make sure you contact that school as early as possible while attending TVCC.

Agriculture, General
AS - Associate of Science

This is an Associate of Science degree designed to transfer on to a 4-year College or University. This degree has been specifically addressed with the University of Idaho, and Oregon State University. Please contact the 4-year College or University and ensure that you have an advisor at both TVCC and your future school.

Animal Science
AS - Associate of Science

This is an Associate of Science degree designed to transfer on to a 4-year College or University. TVCC has worked closely with Oregon State University and University of Idaho. Please contact the 4-year College or University and ensure that you have an advisor at both TVCC and your future school. If you plan on attending any 4-year school, after TVCC, please make sure you contact that school as early as possible while attending TVCC.

Equine Business
AAS - Associate of Applied Science

The Associate of Science degree in Equine Business prepares student for a wide variety of careers in Equine Business Management including Equine Business Owner/Manager, Equine Facility Manager, Equine Riding Instructor and Equine Breeding operations. The program combines theory with practical skills required for daily equine management operations and other equine supply and service businesses.

Horse Production
AAS - Associate of Applied Science

This program prepares students for a variety of careers in horse production including horse trainer, horse breeder, farrier, and small ranch operator. The program combines theory with practical skills needed for daily horse ranch operations. Students will learn the foundations of equine production practices as well as have hands-on experience working with ranch livestock. This degree is designed for students wishing to directly enter the workforce. It is not designed for transfer to a four-year institution, although some coursework may be transferable. Students who wish to transfer coursework are strongly encouraged to work closely with their TVCC advisor to develop a transfer plan and to identify and contact an advisor at their chosen transfer institution. A minimum of 90 credits and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 are needed to graduate with a degree.

Ranch Animal Technician
CERT - Career Pathways Certificate

This Pathways Certificate will prepare the student for entry level positions in agriculture. The successful student will possess applied skills in ranch animal production and management including nutrition and reproduction.

Ranch Management
AAS - Associate of Applied Science

This program prepares students for a wide variety of careers in Ranch Management, including manager of a small ranch, ranch hand, feedlot operator, brand inspector, and artificial inseminator. The program combines theory with practical skills needed for daily cattle operations. Students will learn the foundations of farm business and animal science as well as have hands-on experience working with ranch animals. This degree is designed for students wishing to directly enter the workforce. It is not designed for transfer to a four-year institution, although some coursework may be transferable. Students who wish to transfer coursework are strongly encouraged to work closely with their TVCC advisor to develop a transfer plan and to identify and contact an advisor at their chosen transfer institution. A minimum of 90 credits and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 are needed to graduate with a degree.