The purpose of the study was to determine the impact of a semester-long advanced livestock evaluation course on Oklahoma State University students regarding their ability to use terminology, integrate effective presentation skills, and develop and present effective oral reasons. Students enrolled in Advanced Livestock Evaluation were assessed on their competence level in oral reasons presentation and terminology in evaluating a class of sheep, swine, goats, and beef cattle prior to and at the end of instruction during a 16-week semester. Per livestock evaluation standards, students were scored on their terminology usage, presentation skills, and oral reasons competencies on a scale ranging from 0 to 50 with 50 representing a perfect score. Students’ scores were compared prior to instruction(i.e., at the beginning of the semester) and at the end of instruction (i.e., at the end of the semester). Results found that the average score increased in each case as a result of the course. The greatest area of increased growth was oral reasons. Findings revealed that students progressed in their ability similarly regardless of sex. The findings support the need for courses such as advanced livestock evaluation because they improve students’ terminology, presentation skills, and verbal competencies, all important qualities needed in employment sectors.