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Agriculture (AAS)

OPTION - AGRONOMY:

Graduates of the agronomy option will be prepared to enter occupations and areas of employment in crops and soils. The student and advisor will select course work leading to individual career objectives. Cooperative work experience is required to gain on-the-job skill and experience. The animal science option fits well with the agronomy option for those interested in both farming and ranching for more diversity. The objective of the Agriculture program is to develop skills needed to obtain a job in the agriculture field, point out potential opportunities through current agriculture trends, and interpret opportunities for new and upcoming technologies in agriculture.

36 required program credits
Minimum 62 required credits for AAS

PROGRAM OUTCOMES:

Students will be able to:

1. Interpret Soils Tests
2. Identify weeds and crops
3. Formulate realistic Production Plans
4. Become employable in their chosen field

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

COOP 197 Cooperative Education/Internship - 1 CREDITS
AGEC 141 Principles of Agribusiness Management - 2 CREDITS
H&CE 241 Leadership & Presentation Techniques - 3 CREDITS
PLSC 223 Introduction to Weed Science - 3 CREDITS
SOIL 210 Introduction to Soil Science - 4 CREDITS
PLSC 110 World Food Crops - 3 CREDITS
SOIL 222 Soil Fertility & Fertilizers - 3 CREDITS
PLSC 220 Principles of Forage Production - 3 CREDITS
PLSC 225 Principles of Crop Production - 3 CREDITS
PLSC 230 Grain & Seed Analysis - 2 CREDITS
PLSC 270 High Value & Specialty Crops - 3 CREDITS
PLSC 101 Introduction to Biotechnology - 2 CREDITS
CHEM 115 Introductory Chemistry L/L - 4 CREDITS

SUGGESTED ELECTIVES: 

COOP 197 Cooperative Education/Internship - ½ - 5 CREDITS
AGEC 142 Agriculture Accounting - 2 CREDITS
AGEC 242 Introduction to Agricultural Management - 3 CREDITS
AGEC 244 Introduction to Agricultural Marketing - 3 CREDITS
AGEC 246 Introduction to Agricultural Finance - 2 CREDITS
AGRI 275 Introduction to Precision Agriculture - 2 CREDITS

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