Center of Excellence 2017 Courses
Earn 9 credits for each summer session.

Daily Lecture Time: Morning Session, Monday - Friday (Class held on Memorial Day - May 29)
Daily Lab Time: Afternoon Session, Monday - Friday
(Lab held on Memorial Day - May 29)

Click on underlined course titles to view 2016 syllabi.


Summer Session I
This is the curriculum for first year COE students (prerequisite: college level chemistry course.)
Course Offerings:

Animal Sciences 503 (AS 503)
May 15 - May 26, 2017
Introduces systemic physiology of avian species with emphasis on functions related to production; included are endocrine and neural control, special senses, cognition and behavior, thermoregulation, and the major organ systems (cardiovascular, muscular, skeletal, respiratory, renal, and reproductive).

Animal Sciences 511 (AS 511)
May 29- June 9, 2017
Focuses on the production of high quality day-old chicks and poults and the management factors involved with breeder flocks, incubation, and embryology. Aspects of operating a hatchery are also included. Field trip(s) planned.

Animal Sciences 508 (AS 508)
June 12 - June 23, 2017
Explores procurement, processing, and distribution of poultry meat, eggs, and further processed products. Composition, quality measurements, preservation, and economics are related to the biochemistry, microbiology, and technology involved in current processing methods.

Summer Session II
This is the curriculum for second year COE students (prerequisite: college level chemistry course.)
Course Offerings:

Animal Sciences 512 (AS 512)
May 15 - May 26, 2017
Trains students to identify diseases that commonly plague poultry. Instruction on animal well-being, transport regulations, disease surveillance, and methods of disinfection and sanitation are included. Field trip(s) planned.

Animal Sciences 314 (AS 314)
May 29 - June 9, 2017
Develops a conceptual understanding of nutrient requirements for optimal growth and production of commercial poultry species. The use of computer programming for feed formulation is emphasized.

Animal Sciences 315 (AS 315)
June 12 - June 23, 2017
Offers current poultry management priorities presented by industry professionals. Segments of poultry business management that will be featured include: processing plant, feed milling, production complex, flock service personnel, transportation, and construction of large poultry barns, etc.