Beef Production

Program of Study
The Animal Science Technology Beef Production Option is designed to provide a student with the basic skills needed to pursue a variety of agriculture careers.


Our Animal Science Technology Beef Production Option, offered at the Raymond Campus, will provide you with the basic skills needed to pursue a variety of agriculture careers. These skills include livestock management, agribusiness management, basic maintenance technology, and human relations. All of which can open up several career opportunities for you, including farm and ranch manager, agribusiness manager, agriculture supply representative, equipment sales, livestock sales, chemical sales, research assistant, soil conservation technician, food processing supervisor, and other entry-level management positions.

Regardless of the beef production career, you’re pursuing, Hinds Community College is where you can begin. Any job in animal science technology will require numerous skills, all of which are offered to you during your time here. The education you’ll receive will widen your options as your career moves forward.

Quick Facts

Program Name
Beef Production
Degree / Certificates
  • Associate of Applied Science: 60–63 hrs.
  • Career Certificate: 30–31 hrs.
  • Technical Certificate: 45–46 hrs.
  • Raymond
Delivery Mode
  • Face-to-Face
*Select courses required for this program are available online.
Location & Tours

You’re invited to T. H. Kendall, III Agricultural Complex on our Raymond Campus, where all of our agriculture-related programs are offered. To schedule an appointment or tour of our Ag Complex, please call 601-857-3334 or 601-857-3792.

Sample Curriculum

Course Hours
Technical English or English Composition I 3–4
Public Speaking I or Interpersonal Communication 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Mathematics/Science Elective 3–4
Total Hours 60–63
Course Hours
Survey of Agricultural Technology or Survey of Agriculture 1
Applied Principles of Animal Production or Animal Science 4
Applied Principles of Plant Production or Plant Science (w/lab) or Botany I (w/lab) 3–4
Applied Soils – Conservation and Use or Basic Soils (w/lab) 4
Principles of Agricultural Management 3
Principles of Agricultural Marketing 3
Agricultural Records 3
Approved Electives (see college catalog) 9
Total Hours 30–31
Course Hours
Animal Reproduction 3
Forage & Pasture Crops 3
Applied Animal Nutrition 3
Approved Electives (see college catalog) 6
Total Hours 45–46

The degree plan provides the courses recommended for students seeking to transfer in this area of study. Students should consult the Mississippi Articulation Agreement for specific course requirements at specific Mississippi universities. Students can also use MATT (MS Articulation & Transfer Tool).


Wayne Boshart
Agriculture Cluster Coordinator
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