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Agricultural and Poultry Science

Program Length

Four Semesters 

Degree(s) Offered

Transfer

A program that focuses on the application of biological and chemical principles to the production and management of poultry animals and the production and handling of poultry products. Includes instruction in avian sciences, nutrition sciences, food science and technology, biochemistry, hatchery design, and related aspects of human and animal health and safety.

If you are interested in in obtaining a B.S. in Poultry Science please review the following information

Career Opportunities Incude

Management
Research
Education
Production

Two Plus Two

Recommended course of study

How to Enroll

  • Step 1 - Complete a Jones Admissions Application. Applications can be completed online or mailed to: Jones County Junior College, Admissions Office, 900 South Court Street, Ellisville, MS 39437. 
  • Step 2 - Send an official copy of the final high school transcript, previous college transcript, and/or GED scores to the Jones Admissions Office.
  • Step 3 - Submit ACT/SAT scores to the Jones Admissions Office.

Jeff Keeton 
Chairperson
Life Science Building Room 219
jeff.keeton@jcjc.edu
(601) 477-4233

AGR 1214 – Animal Science
A prerequisite to all animal husbandry, dairy science, and poultry courses. Fundamental principles and practical application of livestock, dairy, and poultry science. Origin, history, characteristics, market classes, and grades of the major breeds of livestock and poultry. Four semester hours credit.

AGR 1314 – Plant Science
Scientific principles as the basis for practice in producing, handling, processing, marketing, and utilizing agronomic and horticultural crops. Four semester hours credit.

AGR 2113 - Poultry Production Internship
A course to provide students with an opportunity to utilize skills and knowledge of poultry production and integration. The student will work closely in a structured, poultry division to earn internship hours and experience.

AGR 2123 - Poultry Processing Internship
A course to provide students with an opportunity to utilize skills and knowledge of poultry production and integration. The student will work closely in a structured, poultry division to earn internship hours and experience.

AGR 2253 – Livestock Judging and Evaluation
Evaluation and judging of representative groups of livestock from the standpoint of the breeder and the market. Three semester hours credit.

AGR 2314 – Basic Soils
A general course in soils designed to give the student a basic understanding of all important phases of the subject, including soil genesis, morphology, classification, and the physical, chemical and biological aspects of soils as applied to soil fertility. Soil management, including fertilization and liming of soils, is also included. Four semester hours credit.

AGR 2413 – Farm Management
Decision making in the organization and operation of the farm business. Basic principles of farm management, including records, finance, taxation, and budgeting. Three semester hours credit.

AGR 2713 – Principles of Agricultural Economics
Economic principles applied to production, value, prices, credit, taxation, land tenure, marketing, international trade, and related problems affecting agriculture. Three semester hours credit.