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Qualification: Professional Bachelor in Agriculture, Zootechnician in Breeding (LLU)

Professional Bachelor in Agriculture, Zootechnician in Breeding (LLU)

Qualification Information

Acquire knowledge in Agrophysics, Botany, Zoology, Physiology of Plants, Physiology of Animals, Philosophy;
- Ethics, Aesthetics, Foreign Language, Chemistry, Biometrics;
- Ecology and Environmental Protection, Organizational Psychology and Management Studies, Labour Safety and Civil Defence;
- Research Methodology, Microbiology, Theory of Economics, which are the theoretical basis for acquiring professional study courses and obtaining practical skills for profession of zootechnician in breeding.
To carry out Bachelor’s Thesis.



Competences:

1. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of notion:
1.1. processing of the agricultural produce;
1.2. supply and demand of livestock products;
1.3. agricultural policy issues.
2. The KNOWLEDGE at the level understanding:
2.1. biometrics;
2.2. basics of economics;
2.3. applied psychology and management;
2.4. philosophy, ethics and aesthetics;
2.5. science of patenting and standards;
2.6. agrophysics;
2.7. chemistry;
2.8. plant physiology;
2.9. plant genetics and breeding;
2.10. accounting and investment;
2.11. theory of economics;
2.12. microbiology;
2.13. professional terminology in the official language and two foreign languages.
3. The KNOWLEDGE at the level use:
3.1. agricultural resources;
3.2. animal physiology;
3.3. botany;
3.4. zoology;
3.5. animal anatomy and physiology;
3.6. animal genetics;
3.7. quantitative genetics methods of breeding;
3.8. biotech breeding methods;
3.9. livestock and population breeding programs;
3.10. feed materials;
3.11. forage production;
3.12. animal feeding;
3.13. agricultural mechanization;
3.14. research methodology;
3.15. laws and regulations in agriculture;
3.16. animal husbandry and breeding;
3.17. cattle farming;
3.18. pig farming;
3.19. poultry farming;
3.20. horse farming;
3.21. small ruminants;
3.22. obstetrics and gynecology;
3.23. basics of veterinary;
3.24. processing of agricultural produce;
3.25. computer science;
3.26. official language;
3.27. two foreign languages at the communication level.
3.28. legal employment relationship;
3.29. labour protection, fire safety and environmental protection requirements.
3.30. ecology and environmental protection;
3.31. record keeping.



Skills:

1. To use general knowledge of the industry and profession.
2. To solve problems and take decisions according to one's competence, predict and assess the potential impact of decisions on the livestock production.
3. To work creatively, independently and in a team.
4. To work diligently, responsibly and accurately.
5. To work in difficult situations.
6. To work with customers.
7. To observe the rules of conduct.
8. To be able to self-educate, systematically improve one's skills, knowledge and abilities.
9. To use one's knowledge and experience in other companies in practice.
10. To analyse information and draw conclusions.
11. To plan and organize one's work and that of the staff.
12. To apply the laws and regulations of the Republic of Latvia and the European Union in accordance with one's competence.
13. To observe the good agricultural practice and observe animal welfare conditions.
14. To draw up documents in accordance with the document management requirements.
15. To be able to use catalogues of Latvian animal varieties.
16. To recognize the most common animal diseases.
17. To apply proper animal feeding and housing technology.
18. To be able to determine feed quality.
19. To be able to apply modern methods of animal farming.
20. To use the software related to livestock production and breeding.
21. To identify and use special literature, follow the latest information in scientific publications, industry journals and the press.
22. To develop regulations and projects of agriculture and applications to receive financial support from the European Union and the state.
23. To gather, systematize and analyse data.
24. To have a good command of the official language.
25. To have a good command of two foreign languages at the communication level.
26. To use professional terminology in the official language and one foreign language.
27. To meet the regulations of the legal employment relationship.
28. To observe the labour protection, fire safety and environmental protection requirements.



Knowledge:

1. To use general knowledge of the industry and profession.
2. To solve problems and take decisions according to one's competence, predict and assess the potential impact of decisions on the livestock production.
3. To work creatively, independently and in a team.
4. To work diligently, responsibly and accurately.
5. To work in difficult situations.
6. To work with customers.
7. To observe the rules of conduct.
8. To be able to self-educate, systematically improve one's skills, knowledge and abilities.
9. To use one's knowledge and experience in other companies in practice.
10. To analyse information and draw conclusions.
11. To plan and organize one's work and that of the staff.
12. To apply the laws and regulations of the Republic of Latvia and the European Union in accordance with one's competence.
13. To observe the good agricultural practice and observe animal welfare conditions.
14. To draw up documents in accordance with the document management requirements.
15. To be able to use catalogues of Latvian animal varieties.
16. To recognize the most common animal diseases.
17. To apply proper animal feeding and housing technology.
18. To be able to determine feed quality.
19. To be able to apply modern methods of animal farming.
20. To use the software related to livestock production and breeding.
21. To identify and use special literature, follow the latest information in scientific publications, industry journals and the press.
22. To develop regulations and projects of agriculture and applications to receive financial support from the European Union and the state.
23. To gather, systematize and analyse data.
24. To have a good command of the official language.
25. To have a good command of two foreign languages at the communication level.
26. To use professional terminology in the official language and one foreign language.
27. To meet the regulations of the legal employment relationship.
28. To observe the labour protection, fire safety and environmental protection requirements.

Reference Data

EQF Level:
Thematic area:
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Location:
NQF Level: 
6
Awarding body: 

- Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies (till October 2017 Latvia University of Agriculture)

Awarding body contact info: 

LIELĀ IELA 2, JELGAVA, LV-3001
Tālr.: 63005601
Fakss: 63027238
E-pasts: rector@llu.lv

Source of information: 
National occupation classification: 

ISCO-08

Relationship type: 

Breeding zootechnician (2132 09)

Access requirements: 

Certificate of general secondary education or Diploma of vocational secondary education

Ways to acquire: 

Formal (through education programmes)