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Dairy Science Technical Diploma

Turn your passion for raising animals into your profession. Apply today! 

Program Code: 310905

Turn your passion for raising animals into your profession. The Dairy Science technical diploma will prepare you to work in entry-level dairy industry positions. You’ll become proficient with dairy management techniques and animal husbandry skills. As a grad, you may be employed as a feed technician in a milk parlor or as an assistant herdsperson. You’ll be skilled in assessing basic herd health standards, providing calf care, administering shots, assisting in herd health checks, providing artificial insemination, effectively communicating to maintain continuity between dairy farm shifts, and maintaining herd records. You may also be prepared for positions in the feed industry or animal health industry.

Follow Your Path

All credits from this technical diploma apply toward the following associate degree(s):

Farm Production-Dairy Science, 100905

Employment Potential

A graduate of the program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

  • Milking parlor
  • Feed technician
  • Assistant herdsperson
  • Herd health standards assessor
  • Maternity pen assistant
  • Feed industry
  • Animal health industry
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Requirements for Program Entry

  • Completed application.
  • High school transcript or equivalent (for a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.)
  • To be admitted to this program, learners must achieve a prior cumulative high school or college grade point average of 2.6 or higher OR a satisfactory academic skills assessment score. College grade point average must be based on 15 credits or more. To learn more about starting this program, please contact an academic advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
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Curriculum
Curriculum: Students following the study plan below will complete the Dairy Science technical diploma in the number of semesters shown.
First Semester
Semester Total
13
Second Semester
Semester Total
15
Total Credits
28

Program Outcomes

  • Maintain herd records
  • Provide artificial insemination
  • Assist with herd health checks
  • Assist in the maternity pen
  • Provide calf care
  • Assess basic herd health standards
  • Use effective oral and written communication skills
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