.Course Description: AEST Science of Agricultural Animals Level I is a 0.5-credit course that focuses on genetics, reproduction, and animal growth as they relate to producing market or breeding animals. The course highlights technologies and applied practices of the progressive animal-agriculture industry. Emphasis is on an active learning environment enriched with technology, as well as hands-on, science-based applications. The course focuses on providing an opportunity for students to explore the areas of animal science and develop foundational skills and knowledge needed for advancement in other courses and programs. Course Description: AEST Science of Agricultural Animals Level II is a 1.0-credit course that is a culmination of an in-depth study in the production, management, and evaluation of livestock based upon intended use. The course also addresses livestock facilities and management and guides students to research current issues in animal agriculture. Emphasis is on an active learning environment enriched with technology and hands-on, science-based applications. The course directs students in further study leading to successful careers in the agricultural industry.