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Agriculture Natural Resources Management and Conservation (AAS)

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

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 Beau Anderson
 Beau Anderson 
Associate Professor


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    Degree Requirements

    16 credits completed in residence
    2.00 (C) grade point average
    62 total credits
    ASC 100-Freshman Seminar

    Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
    General Education Requirements

    Employment with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) is the primary objective of this option. The course of study has been coordinated by representatives of both North Dakota and Montana NRCS. Employment opportunities may exist as either Conservation Professionals or as Conservation Technicians. Local soil and water conservation districts (SWCD) also employ Conservation Technicians.

    Cooperative work experience is recommended. The co-op education program places students in a county field office. WSC instructors will supervise this educational experience. Courses are planned for the possibility of students continuing their education beyond two years. Articulation agreements exist for NDSU and DSU, while a strong transfer relationship exists with Montana State University - Bozeman. NRCS normally requires employees to complete baccalaureate degrees. WSC recommends that students considering this option contact the appropriate NRCS State Human Resources Officer prior to selecting course work.

    Program Course Requirements                                               Credits

    ANSC 225
    H&CE 241
    SOIL 210

    Natural Resources & Agro-Ecosystems
    Leadership & Presentation Techniques
    Introduction to Soil Science


    One Class From the Following List                                         Credits

    AGRI 275
    PLSC 110
    RNG 246

    Introduction to Precision Agriculture
    World Food Crops
    Introduction to Range Management