Diploma in Animal Science and Technology - Kisii University | Educartis

Kisii
3 years
Diploma
On Campus

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Course Overview

The three years program leading to the Diploma in Animal Science and Technology is aimed at producing diplomates with thorough theoretical knowledge and practical skills in nutrition, breeding, reproduction, management aspects of ruminant and non-ruminant animals and livestock health management.In addition to animal science training, the student is exposed to courses in agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, crop science, range management and extension.Basic science courses such as anatomy, physiology, genetics, organic chemistry and biochemistry are taught during the first and second year in preparation for more specialised animal science and technology courses during second and third year. The practical training is carried out in laboratories and University farms, which are run as demonstration units. Animals raised in these farms include cattle, sheep, goats, camels, donkeys, horses, pigs, poultry, rabbits, bees, silkworms and fish.These animals provide facilities for practical training in all aspects of animal science.

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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

The diploma curriculum is designed with the following objectives: Understanding and appreciation of the role of animal agriculture in the national economy and especially in relation to its importance to human nutrition and in support of both consumption/use of finished products. Appreciate the role of proper livestock management to improve the efficiency of production in view of increasing human population and diminishing resources throughout the world. Acquire current and practical knowledge/skills in the major areas of livestock production such as nutrition, reproductive physiology, livestock products (meat, milk, honey, wool/hair, hides and skins) and routine management and livestock health management through appropriate technologies.Provide a broad academic base in basic and applied courses to enable diplomates to further their studies in the field of animal production. Prepare diplomates for careers in public and private sectors dealing primarily with the livestock production and processing livestock products. Prepare diplomates to be able to engage themselves in income-generating activities as well as generate jobs in the rural sector.
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Admission Criteria

All candidates admitted to the diploma programme must satisfy the minimum entry requirements and must have an aggregate of at least grade C in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary of Education (KCSE) or its equivalent.In addition, the applicants must have passes with at least C in English or Kiswahili and two science subjects in the cluster of Biology and Chemistry/Physical Science. Alternatively, admission may be granted to certificate holders who have passed with credit and above or their equivalents in Agriculture, Animal Health, Range, and Wildlife Management and related disciplines from institutions recognised by Kisii University Senate.

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