DairyCOMP 305 Courses Offered

September 15, 2011 06:10 AM


Source: University of Minnesota
If you’ve ever wanted to be more competent with DairyCOMP 305, now is your chance.
The University of Minnesota School of Veterinary Medicine is offering three courses: Beginning, Advanced and Somatic Cell Count analysis.
Register now for one of three online DairyCOMP 305 Courses. Don’t delay as registration ends Monday, October 3rd. Courses start Monday, October 17 and end Monday, December 12. 
Developed by Dr. Paul Rapnicki, DVM, MBA, University of Minnesota, in collaboration with Valley Agricultural Software, these online courses are the best resource for DairyCOMP305 proficiency.
8 CE credits from the University of Minnesota or 8 CEU’s from ARPAS
This 8-unit, self-paced introductory course requires no previous DairyCOMP 305 experience! At the end of this course you will be able to navigate the DairyCOMP305 software like a pro after having worked through a customized hands-on demonstration version. Click here for an in-depth explanation of each unit.
4 CE credits from the University of Minnesota or 4 CEU’s from ARPAS
The 4-unit, self-paced course is designed to help you comprehend the DC305 mechanics of running the BREDSUM command, as well as the information provided in various BREDSUM reports. You will examine the BREDSUM report format and cover in detail the most commonly used BREDSUM options. 
4 CE credits from the University of Minnesota or 4 CEU’s from ARPAS
This 4-unit, self-paced course exposes you to the countless Somatic Cell Count (SCC) report options of DairyCOMP 305. Evaluating SCC data is an excellent approach to assessing the milk quality and mastitis control program of a dairy herd. During the course you will practice creating SCC reports using a DEMO version of the DairyCOMP 305 software program. At the end of the course you will have increased your ability to create DC305 reports using SCC data provided by a Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA) and downloaded into a DC305 cowfile. 
Consider purchasing the “online-only” version of these 3 courses to get the best value at the lowest cost.  ALL information on the optional CDs and the optional printed books is IDENTICAL to the online version which you can print from your screen when desired. We are happy to send you the CD and books for the additional fees listed, but you can successfully take the courses without the additional cost – many people do so very successfully.
For all information about these three courses, the modules, the length of the course, the fee structures, please go to www.MNDairyHealth.org and click on the photo under the DC305 header.

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