Undergraduate Certificate in Swine Production Management

  • Jennifer Bundy (Iowa State University)
  • Elisabeth J. Huff-Lonergan orcid logo (Iowa State University)
  • Jodi A. Sterle (Iowa State University)
  • Christen G. Jackson (Iowa State University)
  • Laura L Greiner (Iowa State University)
  • Elizabeth Bobeck (Iowa State University)
  • Nicholas K. Gabler (Iowa State University)
  • Steven M. Lonergan (Iowa State University)


Iowa State University (ISU) offers undergraduate certificates to demonstrate completion of a focused study in a specialized area across a variety of disciplines. The certificate has the significant benefit of allowing students to customize their curriculum and document an approved course of study. A Swine Production Management Certificate is now offered within the Animal Science Department at ISU. The certificate requirements are organized to correspond with faculty and employer-defined needs for a successful transition from ISU student to swine industry professional.  

The Swine Production Management certificate will integrate technical topics in animal science with practical considerations in enterprise management. Two critical components to the certificate are the capstone Swine Systems Management course and a required internship with a focus on swine production management. Students that complete the certificate will have the background to identify and address challenges in modern swine production enterprises. Further, the certificate assists employers in identifying students that have shown the interest, discipline, and ability to complete this specialized study program. 

Keywords: Swine Production Management, Curriculum

How to Cite:

Bundy, J., Huff-Lonergan, E. J., Sterle, J. A., Jackson, C. G., Greiner, L. L., Bobeck, E., Gabler, N. K. & Lonergan, S. M., (2021) “Undergraduate Certificate in Swine Production Management”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 18(1): 18765. doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/air.13021



Published on
15 Nov 2021
Peer Reviewed
Public Domain