Poultry course offered at Scottish Agric College
The Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) has launched a new Higher National
Certificate (HNC) course in poultry production.
The HNC Poultry Production
course aims at meeting the demands and
requirements for employment in the poultry industry, says Lorraine Hannah,
lecturer/adviser of studies. It has also been designed to prepare for further
vocational training to develop and advance a career in this sector.
The course is structured over one year of full-time study, or can also be
taken on a part-time basis. It includes lectures, practical classes and
tutorials, with farm/industry visits.
There are 12 mandatory course units, covering the range of skills and
knowledge needed by today's poultry industry:
â€¢ Poultry Meat
â€¢ Poultry Egg Production Systems
â€¢ Poultry Welfare and Behaviour
Nutrition and Feed Formulation
â€¢ Avian Physiology
Production and Incubation of Hatching Eggs
â€¢ Poultry Buildings and
â€¢ Pollution and Waste Management - an Introduction
â€¢ Business Management - an Introduction
Technology Applications Software 1
â€¢ Graded Unit (project)
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