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NOCTI and Nocti Business Solutions (NBS) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Animal Systems (1227)

Course Category: 
Location: 
NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.
Length: 
Varies.
Dates: 
September 2010 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: apply knowledge of the basics of animal systems and plant and insect systems; apply knowledge of the basics of soil, water, and air systems; use, maintain, and store tools and equipment appropriately; analyze current issues in the fields of Animal Science, Natural Resources, and Agricultural Biotechnology; apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology to identify, produce, and manage animals in a domesticated or natural environment; provide proper nutrition, handling, and sanitation to maintain animal health; recognize animal behaviors, and employ precautions to facilitate working with animals safely; apply reading, writing, mathematical, and science skills in an Animal Science, Natural Resources, and/or Agricultural Biotechnology environment; discuss the major governing bodies and groups that impact how Animal Science, Natural Resources, and/or Agricultural Biotechnology organizations function (e.g., EPA); discuss economic principles as applied to Animal Science, Natural Resources, and/or Agricultural Biotechnology systems (e.g., supply and demand, profit); define major laws and regulations that impact the Animal Science, Natural Resources, and/or Agricultural Biotechnology industry; identify and practice ethical behavior in the workplace; locate, organize, and reference written information from reliable sources to communicate with coworkers and clients; develop and deliver formal and informal presentations using appropriate media to engage and inform audiences; apply listening skills and interpret verbal and nonverbal behaviors to enhance communication with coworkers and clients; interpret and use tables, charts, and graphics to support written and oral communication; use computers and software to increase general work efficiency; use information technology tools specific to Animal Science, Natural Resources, and/or Agricultural Biotechnology to access and manage information (e.g., GPS); use problem solving and critical thinking skills to locate sources of information about problems and determine appropriate methods for investigating causes; use problem solving and critical thinking skills to determine root causes of problems and suggest solutions; exhibit leadership practices to improve production and quality of work and work environment; work effectively in a team environment to improve the quality of work and the work environment; identify and practice appropriate environmental, health, and safety procedures for Animal Science, Natural Resources, and/or Agricultural Biotechnology occupations; demonstrate appropriate first aid knowledge and procedures for Animal Science, Natural Resources, and/or Agricultural Biotechnology occupations; demonstrate employability skills related to a career in Animal Science, Natural Resources, and/or Agricultural Biotechnology; and pursue career development skills to advance in Animal Science, Natural Resources, and/or Agricultural Biotechnology careers.

Instruction: 

NOCTI and NBS exams assess individuals' end-of-program knowledge and skills in an online proctored proficiency examination format.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Animal Science or Systems (11/13) (11/18 revalidation).

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