Feed Milling

 

Undergraduate Certificate | Feed Milling

Program Format:   
Entrance Exam: Not required

The Undergraduate Feed Milling Certificate offers a course of study focused on teaching, developing, and implementing new technology associated with feed milling and animal agriculture in North Carolina, the U.S. and internationally. Requiring 12 credits (four courses), it seeks to provide an educational opportunity to individuals in the feed industry who live and work in remote areas of the country, to increase the technical knowledge of individuals working in the feed and allied industries, to increase awareness of government regulations that apply to the feed industry, and to develop skills of feed mill employees. Like all designated university certificates, this program has gone through an approval process at the university level.

Eligibility

No application for admission is required. Students must be in good academic standing to take courses at NC State University. Students pursuing university certificate programs are considered non-degree studies (NDS) students. Students desiring to earn the certificate should contact the certificate coordinator.

Cost

This 12-credit undergraduate program includes four 3-credit undergraduate courses. At 2018-19 tuition rates, the cost of these courses is $237 per credit for North Carolina residents and $890 per credit for non-residents. Thus, the total estimated cost for the program is $2,844 for North Carolina residents and $10,680 for non-residents. See Online and Distance Education Tuition and Fees for cost details.

Plan of Study

The University Feed Milling Certificate requires 12 credit hours (five courses). Students pursuing university certificate programs are considered non-degree studies (NDS) students for the purpose of university registration; NDS students may register for a maximum of 6 credit hours per semester. Thus, the University Feed Milling Certificate may be completed in as little as two semesters.

Career Prospects

The purpose of the certificate program is to provide feed mill employees with enhanced educational opportunities and technical knowledge, to develop their skills, and to increase their awareness of government regulations that apply to the feed industry.

The Feed Milling Certificate requires 12 undergraduate credit hours (five courses), as follows:

Required courses

PO 425 - 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 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 480 - Feed Quality Assurance & Formulation

Units: 3

Introduction to the principles of ingredient and feed quality assurance and how to develop a comprehensive quality assurance program. The course will include the development of approved suppliers, ingredient specifications, feed manufacturing procedures, and formulation based on dynamic ingredient matrices.

Offered in Fall Only

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2019 Fall Term

FM 494 - Feed Mill Learning Experience

Units: 1

Hands-on laboratory teaching students how to safely operate feed mill equipment and manufacture feed using a computer system.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2019 Summer Term 1 2019 Fall Term

Elective Course - choose one

PO 415 - 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

ANS 225 - Principles of Animal Nutrition

Units: 3

This online Principles of Animal Nutrition course is designed for non-Animal Science majors and off-campus students. It includes: feed classification, gastrointestinal tract anatomy of domestic mammals, nutrients and their functions, digestion and metabolism, feed regulations, and feeding/nutrition of cattle, small ruminants, horses, swine, poultry, dogs, cats, and rabbits. For on-campus students, ANS 225 counts toward the Animal Science minor but only counts as a Free Elective for Animal Science majors.

Offered in Summer

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2019 Summer Term 1

ANS 230 - Animal Nutrition

Units: 3

Introduction to nutrition, digestion, and absorption in domestic mammals. Major nutrient classes and their functions in the body, feed classification and chemical analysis, feed processing, and nutrient requirements.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2019 Spring Term 2019 Fall Term

Prerequisites may be required in some courses. Students should contact instructors before enrolling to discuss eligibility.
Entry Semester Application Deadlines and Details
FallAugust 20, 2019
SpringJanuary 2, 2020
SummerJune 21, 2019

Dr. Adam Fahrenholz

Program Coordinator

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

919.515.5408
adam_fahrenholz@ncsu.edu