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Technical Studies: Agribusiness

Associate in Applied Science degrees provide two years of instruction to develop knowledge and skills leading to employment of career advancement in specialized fields. These degrees are not intended as transfer programs.

AWARD:  Associate in Applied Science

LENGTH:   4 Semesters

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Students must meet the general admission requirements established by the college. Students with deficiencies in English or mathematics will complete appropriate developmental studies courses. Students with deficiencies in computer skills will complete additional coursework.

CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS:

Students must successfully complete all of the requirements listed below to receive the Award.

Agribusiness: The agribusiness degree provides career flexibility for students planning to work in private industry, government, or their own businesses.

 


GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (20 CREDITS):

ENG 111 College Composition I (3)
ENG 112 College Composition II (3)
     [or ENG 131 Technical Writing (3)]
HUM 165 Controversial Issues in Contemporary American Culture (3)
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
SOC 200 Principles of Sociology (3)
     [or PSY 200 Principles of Psychology (3)]
     [or ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics  (3)]
CST 110 Introduction to Communication (3)
Wellness Health, P.E., or recreation courses which promote physical and emotional well being (2)

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (49 CREDITS):

AGR 141 Introduction to Plant Science and Technology (3)
AGR 142 Introduction to Animal Science and Technology (4)
AGR 143 Introduction to Agribusiness and Financial Management (3)
AGR 144 Agricultural Human Resource Management (3)
Soil Fertility and Management (3)
');">AGR 205 Soil Fertility and Management (3)
AGR 231 Agribusiness Marketing Risk Management, and Entrepreneurship (3)
AGR 232 Professional Selling for Agribusiness (2)
AGR 233 Food Production, Safety, Biosecurity, and Quality Control (3)
AGR 234 Chemical Applications and Pest Management (2)
AGR 297 Cooperative Education (6)
AGR 299 Supervised Study in AGR (1)
AGR Electives (8)
ITE 115 Intro. to Computer Applications & Concepts (4)
SDV 101 Orientation to Agribusiness (1)
SDV 108 College Survival Skills (1)
Technical Elective [choose from ACC 211, CAD 200, or ITD 110] (3)

Minimum required for degree: 69 Credits


SAMPLE SCHEDULE:

 

FIRST YEAR


Fall Semester
AGR 141  Introduction to Animal Science and Technology (4)
AGR 142  Introduction to Plant Science and Technology (3)
CST 110  Introduction to Communication (3)
ENG 111  College Composition I  (3)
ITE 115   Intro. to Computer Applications & Concepts (4)
SDV 101  Orientation to Agribusiness  (1)
SDV 108  College Survival Skills (1)

Spring Semester
AGR 144  Agricultural Human Resource Management (3)
AGR 233  Food Production, Safety, Biosecurity, and Quality Control (3)
AGR 232  Professional Selling for Agribusiness  (2)
ECO 201  Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ENG 112  College Composition II  (3)
HUM 165  Controversial Issues in Contemporary American Culture (3)

SECOND YEAR


Fall Semester
AGR 143  Introduction to Agribusiness and Financial Management (3)
AGR 205  Soil Fertility and Management  (3)
AGR 197  Cooperative Education  (3)
PED/HLT Elective  (2)
SOC 200  Principles of Sociology  (3)
Technical Elective (3)

Spring Semester

AGR 231  Agribusiness Marketing Risk Management, and Entrepreneurship  (3)
AGR 234  Chemical Applications and Pest Management (2)
AGR 199  Supervised Study in AGR  (1)
AGR 297  Cooperative Education  (3)
AGR Electives  (8)

Semester Hours: 69