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Agriculture - Meat Science and Food Technology

Associate of Science Degree

Be a leader in the shift of our country's food systems!

Today's consumer wants a face behind their food.  To support the revision of the meat economy, the meat science program will train the next generation of butchers to be able to invigorate and establish a refreshed meat processing and marketing system supported by small to mid-scale, locally-minded meat enterprises. Learn to offer personal service to customers and to the livestock producers that supply it.

This program puts emphasis on internships and professional development by utilizing co-op work experience in the community.

This degree is intended for transfer to a four-year institution. 

Course NumberCourseCredits
AGEC 2020 Farm and Ranch Business Management 4
ANSC 1010 Intro to Animal Science 4
ANSC 2010 Domestic Animal Metabolism 3
BADM 1020 Business Communications 3
BIOL 1010 General Biology I 4
BIOL 2020 General Biology II 4
CHEM 1000 Intro to Chemistry 4
COMM 2010 Public Speaking 3
ECON 1010 Macroeconomics 3
FDSC 1410 OR
FDSC 2040

Food and Our Well Being OR
Principles of Meat Animal Evaluation
MATH 1400 College Algebra 4
STAT 2050 OR
STAT 2070
Fundamentals of Statistics or Intro. Statistics/Social Sciences 4

Students must choose a minimum of 3 credits from the following course options:

Course Number CourseCredits
AECL 1000 Agroecology 4
AGEC 2010 Farm and Ranch Business Records 3
ANSC 2020 Feeds and Feeding 4
REWM 1000 Intro to Range Management 1


Students must complete general education requirements that will provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC.

Writing Level I 3
American & Wyoming Government  3
University Studies 1

The student must complete six (6) credits of General Education courses distributed over two (2) different general education areas:

Arts 3
Humanities 3


Total Credit Hours: 61


The Meat Processing Certificate II is designed to provide training for the student who wants a job in the meat fabrication industry. The student will learn about food safety, harvesting and fabrication of beef, swine, sheep/goat, poultry, and wild game animals.

Course Requirements

Course NumberCourseCredits
FDSC 1410 Food and Our Well Being 3
FDSC 1500 Meat Animal Fabrication 9
FDSC 1510 Livestock Harvest 3


Meet your professors

Amanda Winchester

Instructor of Agriculture and Meat Science

Amanda Winchester is an instructor of agriculture and meat science faculty