Swine Science Online
Have you ever wanted to focus on swine science? Concentrating on specific courses designed for continued education in courses such as swine management, sales, production or communications? If your answer is yes, then Swine Science Online may be the undergraduate program just for you!
The first-ever undergraduate program of its kind, Swine Science Online offers students who have a specific interest in swine science an opportunity to pursue a specific undergraduate degree. Swine Science Online is an educational and training program for future pork professionals who will help benefit the pork industry by inspiring career interest through academic exercise and application.
The vision of Swine Science Online is to ensure the pork industry is led and managed by individuals who have a broad educational and production experiences which have prepared them for these roles. Swine Science Online teaches scientific principles and management skills involved in pork production for an efficient and sustainable operation. Swine Science Online courses are delivered via distance education to universities across the country through AG IDEA.
The ultimate goal of the Swine Science Online Program is to have more academically trained students entering the pork industry. After completing required and elective courses students will be able to apply for a Swine Science Online Certificate that is administered by the U.S. Pork Center of Excellence.
Click to view the SSO Course Listing 2016 – 2018
For a list and descriptions of the Swine Science Online courses, click here!
Meet the instructors:
What careers might I pursue with a Swine Science Online certificate?
- Swine Genetic Sales Consultant
- Regional Swine Sales Manager
- Swine Communications Coordinator
- Swine Building Construction
- Swine Pharmaceuticals
- Swine Production Management
- Swine Feed Sales
*Find more career information from the U.S. Pork Center of Excellence and National Pork Board:
www.porkgateway.org or Careers in Pork Production
Who is AG IDEA?
Can I test out of a course if I have already taken it elsewhere?
It is possible that a student may have already taken one or more of these courses or their equivalent for another degree or certificate program. The student must obtain approval by submitting a request to the SSO Policy Committee. Requests should be sent to USPCE, Attn: Chelsey Van Genderen or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I apply for the USPCE Swine Science Online Certificate?
I’d like to ask a different question about Swine Science Online. Whom do I contact?
Program Manager – US Pork Center of Excellence