Center of Excellence 2021 Courses
Earn 9 credits for each summer session.

Daily Lecture Time: Morning Session, Monday - Friday
Daily Lab Time: Afternoon Session, Monday - Friday



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

Poultry Products Technology
May 17 - May 28, 2021
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.

Avian Physiology
May 31 - June 11, 2021
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).

Breeder Flock & Hatchery Management
June 14 - June 25, 2021
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.

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

Poultry Nutrition
May 17 - May 28, 2021
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.


Avian Health
May 31 - June 11, 2021
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.


Poultry Enterprise Management
June 14 - June 25, 2021
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.