Diploma in Agriculture (Animal Production)

The Diploma in Agriculture with specialization in Animal Production is a three year qualification at NQF level 6 with a minimum of 360 credits. Furthermore, to attain admission to study this qualification it is required that prospective students should have passed matric or grade 12 with relevant science subjects combination and in addition, one must have accrued a total of 24 APS points. .

Year 1

Semester 1

Course Name and Code                                

1 Introduction to Animal Production (AS111)                                     
2 Agricultural Biology (AF112)                                                       
3 Applied Mathematics (AF113)                                                     
4 Communication (AF111)                                                              
5 Computer applications (AF114)                                                    
6 Field Work Practical (FC111)                                                        
7 Introduction to Agric. Economics (AB111)                                      

Semester 2
Course Name and Code                                
8 Animal Breeding and Genetics (AS121)                                      
9 Introduction to Pastures (PS121)                                                  
10 Animal Anatomy & Physiology (AS122)                                      
11 Animal Nutrition AS123 (AF112)                                                
12 Animal Disease I (AH121)                                     
13 Agriculture. Extension (AX121)                                                   

Year 2

Semester 1

Course Name and Code                              

14 Farm Structures (AE211)                                                           
15 Animal Disease II (AH211)                                 
16 Poultry Production (AS211)                         
17 Pig Production (AS212)                              
18 Rangeland and Cultivated Pasture Management (PS211)      
19 Farm Business Management and Human Resource (AB211) 

Semester 2
Course Name and Code                                

20 Small stock Production (AS222)                            
21 Dairy Production (AS223)                                  
22 Beef Production (AS224)                                   
23 Animal Food Products Processing (AS221)                                 
24 Agricultural project (FC221)                                                     
25 Aquaculture (AQ221)                                                              

Year 3

Semester 1

Course Name and Code                               
26 Work Integrated Learning (FC311)           

Semester 2
Course Name and Code                               
27 Work Integrated Learning (FC321)          

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