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Dept. of Biotech & laboratory

Animal Science implements a series of education that is concerned with the production, utilization, processing and distribution of a variety of animals, while the importance of biological resources is increasing. This major aims to train skilled experts who can advance in the animal industry. We enforce a type of education that involves the real world and the creation of a highly valued academic curriculum that focuses on pets, experimental animals, and wild animals so that it can be carried on into the industries involving animals. We also cultivate individual skills that will help obtain a fixed career and help actively cope with the information society of today.

Subject Overview

Life Science
This course studies the principles of a variety of life’s phenomenon that happens in the bodies of living organisms. We especially concentrate on animals and try to grow an understanding about them. This course cultivates the ability and temperament that can be applied in managing and breeding animals. Life Science teaches characteristics of living organisms, structures and functions of cells, cell cycle and division process, metabolism and energy conversion, transmission of breeding data, generation and differentiation, structures and functions of living organisms, the reciprocation between living organisms and their environment, and last but not least the evolution and lineage classification of living organisms.
Animal Anatomy and Physiology
Students systematically acquire basic knowledge about physiological functions and about the shapes and structures of the organs that are found within animals. This course cultivates the ability and temperament that can be applied in managing and breeding animals. The outline of this course consists of learning the names of animals’ body parts, muscles and frame, and classifying the digestive, respiratory, circulatory, immunity, urinary, reproductive, endocrine, sensory, and nervous systems. Students learn about each system’s composition, shape, physiological functions and the systematic role it has on manifesting life’s phenomenon.
Animal Genetics and Breeding
Students get to search for the genetic functions and phenomenon that appear in animals. On the basis of theory of genetics, they learn the skills necessary for improving the pedigree and the skills needed for breeding such as the selection process and mating methods. Students obtain the knowledge that can be applied in raising and managing animals. This course teaches about the essential factor in genetics, DNA and it’s structure and functions, the manifestation process and control of heredity, the structure and roles of chromosomes, chromosomal abnormalities and hereditary diseases, Mendell’s law of genetics, the reciprocation of a non allele gene, special use of genetics, genetic phenomenon related to the sex, connection and crossovers, the creation of a genetic plan, the reciprocation between genetics and the environment, and finally, the advancement of superior animals and their mating methods.
Animal Reproduction
Students cultivate the skills that are applicable in raising and managing animals, for the purpose of preserving and multiplying, by acquiring the basic knowledge about breeding symptoms and mating actions that happen inside the body. This course will cover the following topics: development of sexual organs, process of gender differentiation, the functions and structures of the male and female reproductive organs, the formation of sex cells, the form and physiological functions of sex cells, the function of endocrine gland secretions that control the sexual phenomenon, the role of sex hormones, sex maturation and cycle, mating and artificial insemination, fertilization and conception, pregnancy and labor, lactation physiology and milking, and breeding disorders.
Animal Nutrition
Students cultivate the skills that are applicable in raising and managing animals by learning about nutritional characteristics that are required for breeding, production, maturation and preservation. This course covers: nutrition and the concept of nutrients, the structure of the digestive tract and digestive physiology, classification of nutrients and biochemical traits, metabolism, symptoms of nutrient deficiency, labeling methods of feed’s nutritional value, kinds and characteristics of the breeding standard, and proper supply of nutrients according to the animal’s maturity level.
Feeds and Feeding
Based on the basic knowledge about animal nutrition, students cultivate the skills that are applicable in raising and managing animals by learning about the characteristics and manufacturing procedures of feeds that are necessary in sustaining the lives of animals. Students study about the different kinds and specialties of feeds, classification of additives in feeds and the effectiveness of its use, the analysis of the ingredients found in the feed and its quality, labels of ingredients and breeding standards, calculating the combination of feed and how to do it, the shapes of feeds and the distribution method, the process for making feed and storing skills.
Animal Disease
Students cultivate the skills that are applicable in raising and managing animals by learning about the diseases that are discovered during the process of raising animals. Students learn the causes of diseases, symptoms, diagnosis, prevention and treatment methods. This course covers the following topics: diseases related to the digestive, respiratory, circulatory, urinary, reproductive, nervous, and endocrine systems, muscle, bone and skin related diseases, eye, nose, teeth, oral cavity diseases, tumor, external wounds, burns and addictions to feed or medicine.
Public Hygiene
In the process of raising and managing animals, we are able to assimilate the influences animals have on the public well being and the effects it has on health by learning about how to manage sanitary conditions in animal raising environments, and studying the different kinds of countermeasures for diseases that can develop between animals and human beings. In this course students learn about Zoonosis, different kinds of contagious diseases and preventive countermeasures, immunity generation and methods of vaccination, classification and control methods of microorganisms, methods of disinfection and sterilization, sanitary maintenance of feeds, and safe and healthy environments including the contamination of air and water.
Farm Information Processing
In order to be able to learn the skills for using automated office software that can be used in the animal industry, students study the basic functions of the spreadsheet software program, Excel, and the presentation software program, Powerpoint. After becoming familiar with these programs, students take some data that is an example of actual data and practice using the software.
Farm Information Processing II
Having the background in computing management skill that was acquired in the previous course as the basis, students will study the basic concepts and use of database and database software programs like Access. This course cultivates the ability to use and gather information about the animal industry sector, and how to collect data using the internet and methods of efficient data management.
Marketing
Students study the marketing strategies that can be used for product development and sales focusing on example situations and they determine the needs and demands of consumers of the animal industry market. Students cultivate the basic knowledge and temperament that is demanded from a marketer in the animal industry. Through this course students will study creative ideas and development process for new products, factors that determine what consumers purchase, examination of the market and analysis of data, price determining methods, strategies to promote sales, company publicity and product PR.
Companion Animals I
Students establish the knowledge from a basic course related to animals. Students learn the ways of choosing a pet, which are often referred to as our companions, that suits him/her the best and also the ways of raising their pets the right way. In order to cultivate the ability and temperament that is demanded of a skilled persons in the pet industry and improve upon the quality of life for people, this course focuses on the most common types of pets, dogs, to study the history of pets, classifications of the use of household pets, the variety and characteristics of breeds, diet and breeding management according to level of maturity, mating, labor and breeding management, disease prevention and health maintenance, and basic training.
Companion Animals II
Students establish the knowledge from a basic course related to animals. Students learn the ways of choosing a pet, which are often referred to as our companions, that suits him/her the best and also the ways of raising their pets the right way. In order to cultivate the ability and temperament that is demanded of a skilled persons in the pet industry and improve upon the quality of life for people, this course focuses on the most common types of pets, cats, to study the history of raising cats, the similarities and differences in cats and dogs, the variety and characteristics of breeds, diet and breeding management according to level of maturity, mating, labor and breeding management, disease prevention and health maintenance, and how to manage raising pets.
Pet Trimming I
By learning the basic pet grooming skills that are demanded from the view of maintaining daily hygiene in pets, students cultivate the skills that are applicable in raising and managing pets. Students study the history and need for pet grooming, names of the body parts, definitions of the vocabulary related to grooming, characteristics of the sections of the skin and fur, combing and brushing, shampooing and rinsing, sacking and drying, ear cleaning, eye care, nail trimming, teeth care, grooming of the area near the anus, and docking.
Pet Trimming II
This course is based on the knowledge and skills gained from Pet Trimming I and takes the grooming methods learned to another level. Students cultivate the temperament and knowledge needed as a pet groomer and learns the grooming skills in a systematic way. Students study the different kinds of grooming tools and their usages, methods of treating accidents and emergencies during the trimming process, scissoring, clipping, cutting, gripping, blending, plucking, thinning, stripping, raking, wrapping, fur dyeing, nail art, etc.
Animal Behavior and Training
Students cultivate the ability and temperament to be able to train and raise animals in an effective way by understanding the characteristics and manifestation process of an animals’ responsive behavior to internal and external stimuli. Students study the structures and functions of the nervous system and sensory organs, the response mechanisms of animals from external stimuli, the psychological state and behavior habits of animals that appear individually or collectively, variety of training tools and their usages, lead training, house breaking, socializing, adjusting to the environment, basic obedience training, quantity of toys, analysis of the causes of abnormal behavior and adjustment methods, and other animal training strategies.
Animal Nursing
Students learn the skills that are demanded for assisting in medical examinations, and other medical related duties in animal hospitals, and they acquire the basic knowledge that is required of veterinary nurses in handling animals with injuries or diseases. Students cultivate applicable abilities they can use in raising animals and managing them and they also learn how to adapt to the real world. Students study how to conduct medical and physical examinations, treat sick animals, how to prepare, and administer medication, prepare for surgery and how to assist, monitor hospitalized animals, internal medicine and surgery, and the overall duties as a veterinary nurse.
Animal Clinical Pathology
Dairy and Beef Cattle Production teaches basics of body structure, reproduction, nutrition and feeding management of ruminants, focusing specifically on cattle. This course also builds up capability to effectively manage dairy and beef cattle production.
Wild Animals
Wild Animals builds up students' nature as a breeder of zoo and wild animals by lecturing on theory and on-site training. Overall biological characteristics, feeding management, and the utilization of wild animals such as mammals, reptiles, and birds are studied. Especially, cultivation of technical human resources will be focused in this course to maintain and develop natural ecosystems by respecting animals in all aspects of animal protection and preservation.
Pet Trimming
Pet Trimming provides the basic qualities as a pet trimmer by systematically training pet trimming based on different pets.
Laboratory Animals
Laboratory Animals teaches types, characteristics, breeding, feeding management and methods of animals that are raised for laboratory purposes. This course also builds up quality and aptitude required in laboratory animal breeding and animal experiments, and masters feeding managements of laboratory-raised animals. So, this course cultivates capabilities to successfully perform breeding and care of other animals.
On-the-Job Training
On-the-Job Training cultivates the ability to apply basic knowledge learned from school to companies by experiencing on-the-job training in the animal companies for two weeks. The goal is to increase the adaptive capability of students who are going to follow their profession in various fields of the animal industry. This course attempts to provide a smooth landing for employment by reviewing students' aptitude for their career.
Pet Birds
Pet Birds builds students' skills and qualities as technical manpower in the related industry. It lectures on theory and practice regarding biological characteristics, reproduction, feeding management, operational states and method of bird shop operation. It focuses on pet birds such as parakeet, paddybird, peacock that are raised in the home for life quality improvement.
Deboning & Trimming
Through lectures and practice of processes that produce fresh meat particularly grade evaluation, deboning, trimming and primal cuts. Deboning & Trimming cultivates students' talents and qualities as technical manpower to work in meat purchasing and processing industry. This course also helps to acquire the license needed to be a meat-processing technician.
Marketing
Marketing is a study in economical livestock distribution, packaging, delivering grades based on demand and supply. This course specifically implants new recognition regarding distribution and agricultural marketing and increases practical adaptation abilities by lecturing on related laws and regulations.
Swine and Poultry Production
Swine and Poultry Production cultivates the capability to effectively manage hog raising and poultry farming by teaching related knowledge such as physical structure, reproduction, nutrition, and feeding management of swine and poultry.
Animal Experiment Techniques
By training and lecturing on basic methods such as restraint, identification, handling, narcosis, injection, blood-collection, and urine taking of animals as required in the design and implementation of animal experiments, Animal Experiment Techniques cultivates quality as an animal experiment technician as well as the practical abilities required in acquiring a license of second-class experimental animal technician.
Horse Management and Riding
Horse Management and Riding teaches basics of the physical structure, physiology, ecology and behavior of the horse. This course builds up students' aptitude required in actual riding or racing sites through training of feeding management, instruction and riding.
Practice in Veterinary Hospital
Practice in Veterinary Hospital builds up students' basic qualities and adaptive capabilities required in job performance at veterinary hospitals by practicing and lecturing on basic clinical diagnosis, emergency handling and clinical pathology techniques that are necessary for assistants working in a veterinary hospital.
Feed Analysis
Feed Analysis cultivates the practical adaptation capability for the students who are going to work in a related field after graduation by lecturing on feed analysis methods for analyzing feed nutrient containment

Career Options

Pet groomer, pet breeder, trainer, veterinary nurse, zookeeper, animal nutritionist, pet shop business, lab animal breeder, animal experiment technician, bio-technician, feed sales, animal medicine sales, equipment sales, government employee in livestock