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The Animal Science Program at Sheridan College prepares students for a career in ranch or livestock management. The majority of our students continue on to four-year colleges and universities. We work closely with these schools to make the transfer process as seamless as possible. In fact, our graduates tell us they feel more prepared to complete their bachelors programs than their peers.

Sheridan College lays the groundwork for a fulfilling career in agriculture.  Did you know that our graduates are highly sought after by both the private and public sectors?

In the animal science program you will master core learning objectives:


  • Beef production; marketing, management, economics and genetics of beef cattle.
  • Livestock pathology with emphasis on beef and equine diseases; immunology, parasitology disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Evaluation of equine lameness, soundness and conformation.
  • Livestock Reproduction with emphasis on cattle reproduction; estrous synchronization, artificial insemination, embryo transfer, pregnancy testing, endocrinology and dystocia (calving difficulty) management.
  • Livestock nutrition; identification of the various digestive systems and functions of common farm animals. Analysis of physiological and metabolic complications caused by nutrient excess or deficiency. Analysis of feed nutrients and formulation of reproductive, maintenance, performance and finishing feed rations for different types and classifications of livestock.


Sheridan College Animal Science majors study in the new multi-million dollar facility, the Watt Regional Agriculture Center. Our students have access to state of the art labs, meat processing facilities, a fully computerized greenhouse, irrigated and dry-land labs and the 4,800 acre Purdy Ranch. Additionally, our students benefit from small class sizes and instructors that truly care about their success.
We are proud of the fact that our transfer students consistently exhibit higher GPA’s than their peers who began their college careers elsewhere. If a quality education at an affordable price in a state of the art facility is what you are seeking, please contact us for more information.