Feed Science

 

Graduate Certificate | Feed Science

Program Format:   
Entrance Exam: Not required

The Graduate Certificate Program in Feed Science is designed to prepare professionals or current degree program students to work in the feed industry. The program will provide an advanced foundation in feed science technology, animal nutrition and feed formulation, and feed industry leadership. All courses will be delivered by distance education methods.

The objectives of this program are for the student to acquire an understanding of the technical aspects of modern feed and pet food manufacturing, feed mill operations and leadership, feed and ingredient quality assurance, food chain safety, feed industry regulations, animal nutrition and feed formulation, feed product marketing and strategic planning, and how to apply technical and academic skills to the challenges of the global feed industry.

Eligibility

Applicants must have a BS/BA degree or equivalent four-year degree.

Cost

This 12-credit graduate program includes four 3-credit graduate courses. At 2018-19 tuition rates, the cost of these courses is $453 per credit for North Carolina residents and $1,261 per credit for non-residents. Thus, the total estimated cost for the program is $5,436 for North Carolina residents and $15,132 for non-residents. See Online and Distance Education Tuition and Fees for cost details.

Plan of Study

To receive a Graduate Certificate in Feed Science, a student must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average on all certificate coursework. All coursework must be registered through NC State University; transfer credit from other universities is not allowed. All work must be completed in four calendar years, beginning from the time the application is approved by the Director of Graduate Programs.

Twelve credit hours (four courses) from the prescribed course lists below and a grade of 'C‐' or better in each course (with an overall 3.0 or better grade point average in all certificate coursework) are required to earn the certificate.

Required Courses

FM 525 - Feed Manufacturing Technology

Units: 3

Feed mill management, feed ingredient purchasing, inventory, storage, and quality evaluation, computerized feed formulation, feeding programs for poultry and swine, feed mill design, equipment, maintenance, operation, safety, state and federal regulations pertaining to feed manufacture.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2019 Fall Term

FM 580 - Feed and Ingrdient Quality Assurance

Units: 3

The course will teach students the principles of feed and ingredient quality assurance and how to develop a comprehensive quality assurance program. The course will include the development of an approved supplier list, ingredient specifications, feed manufacturing quality assurance procedures, and risk based feed safety programs.

Offered in Fall Only

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2019 Fall Term

PO 515 - Comparative Nutrition

Units: 3

Principles of nutrition, including the classification of nutrients and the nutrient requirements of and metabolism by different species for health, growth, maintenance and productive functions.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2019 Spring Term 2019 Summer Term 1 2019 Fall Term

Elective Courses (choose one)

FM 460 - Feed Mill Operations and Leadership

Units: 3

Principles and current practices of modern feed mill operations. Topics include managing employees, team building, safety, budgets, regulations, and key performance indicators.

Offered in Spring Only

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2019 Spring Term

FM 490 - Feed Science Seminar

Units: 1

Exploration of topics related with current and future potential to influence the feed industry. Guest lectures from feed industry leaders and university representatives will include: vertically integrated and commercial feed production, current research topics, government regulations, trade organizations, and quality assurance.

Offered in Fall Only

FM 594 - Advanced Feed Mill Practicum

Units: 1

This course will teach students the principles of operating a modern feed mill. Students will receive ingredients, grind grain, manufacture feed, and perform quality checks on finished feed products. Students will complete safety, quality assurance, and feed processing training units as part of their training.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2019 Fall Term

FM 790 - Advanced Feed Formulation

Units: 3

Principles of feed and ingredient quality assurance and how to develop a comprehensive quality assurance program. The course will include the development of an approved supplier list, ingredient specifications, feed manufacturing quality assurance procedures, and risk based feed safety programs.

Offered in Fall Only

YEAR: Offered Alternate Odd Years

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2019 Fall Term

   
Entry Semester Application Deadlines and Details

Dr. Adam Fahrenholz

Program Director, Feed Science

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

919.515.5408
acfahren@ncsu.edu

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Dr. Jesse Grimes

Program Director, Feed Science

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

919.515.5406
jgrimes@ncsu.edu

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Natasha Dillon

Admissions Contact, Feed Science

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

919.515.7255
nmkuleng@ncsu.edu

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