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Agriculture General AAS Degree
Semester Hours:   65
Effective Term: Fall 2017
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None


Program Description: The Agriculture General AAS Degree prepares students for entry-level positions in agriculture business, science, and technology. Accelerated proficiencies are addressed through advanced courses. For students interested in transferring to a university, please refer to catalog requirements and common courses under the AA and AS degrees.

Recommended Proficiencies: None

Course Requirements
Agriculture General AAS Degree
Total Credits: 65

General Education Requirements (19-20)

Written Communications (3)
Select one:
ENG101 English Composition III (3)
ENG121 Applied Technical Writing (3)

Oral Communications (3)
COM100 Fundamentals of Human Communication (3) or higher

Art and Humanities (3)
Select a course numbered 100 or above from the following: ART, HMC, LIT, MHL, PHI, AND THE. Students may also choose any course from the Art or Humanities AGEC lists. The required courses must represent two different departments for the Art and Humanities category. For example, students may not take a HIS course to fulfill their Art and Humanities requirement, if they are using another HIS course to complete their Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement.

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3)
AGS122 Natural Resources and Conservation (3) (Recommended)
OR
Select a course numbered 100 or above from the following: ABS, ECN, GEO, HIS, POS, PSY, AND SOC. Students may also choose any course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences AGEC lists. The required courses must represent two different departments for the Social and Behavioral Sciences category. For example, students may not take a HIS course to fulfill their Arts and Humanities requirement, if they are using another HIS course to complete their Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement.

Physical and Biological Sciences (4)
AGS 240 Plant Biology (Fulfilled in Core Requirements)

Mathematics (3-4)
Select one:
BUS101 Business Mathematics (3)
MAT118 Essential Mathematics (4) or higher

Core Requirements (6)
AGB124 Microcomputers in Agriculture (3)
(Fulfills Computer Competency requirement)
AGS240 Plant Biology (0)
(Fulfills General Education Physical and Biological Science requirement)
ANS101 Animal Industry (3)

Agriculture Electives (39)
Select from the following courses:
AGB100 Introduction to Agriculture Business (3)
AGB121 Fundamental of Agricultural and Environmental Economics (3)
AGB123 Agriculture Accounting (3)
AGB130 Agricultural Leadership (1)
AGB213 Introduction to Agricultural Commodity and Food Marketing (3)
AGB225 Agriculture Business Analysis (3)
AGB234 Agricultural Leadership Development (3)
AGS101 World of Plants (4)
AGS104 Agricultural Environmental Science (4)
AGS106 Entomology (4)
AGS110 Ag Mechanics I (3)
AGS140 Ag Mechanics II (3)
AGS195A Careers in Environmental Science (1)
AGS196 Agriculture Internship (1)
AGS204 Environmental Sustainability (3)
AGS221 Soil Science (4)
AGS235 Principles of Horticulture (3)
AGS296 Agricultural Internship (3)
ANS102 Horsemanship I (3)
ANS104 Human Animal Interrelationships from Domestication to Present (3)
ANS110 Horse Event Production (3)
ANS111 Horseshoeing I (3)
ANS121 Equine Facility Management I (1)
ANS122 Equine Facilities Management II (1)
ANS131 Training the Roping Horse I (3)
ANS195 Careers in Veterinary Science (1)
ANS200 Introduction to Equine Science (3)
ANS202 Horsemanship II (3)
ANS211 Advanced Horseshoeing (3)
ANS213 Animal Genetics (3)
ANS215 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals (4)
ANS216 Equine Anatomy and Physiology (3)
ANS220 Artificial Insemination (3)
ANS223 Training the Roping Horse II (3)
ANS226 Feeds and Feeding (3)
OR
With Agriculture Department approval, select courses from Agriculture, Technology, Business, Math, or Science .

Other Requirements (1)

PAC Course (1)

Reading Competency:
RDG100 College Reading
OR
Equivalent reading assessment test score

Computer Competency (0):
AGB124 Microcomputer in Agriculture (3)
(Fulfilled in Core Requirements)

Students must earn:
a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale;
a minimum of 20 credits from CAC.
a minimum of 65 semester credits.

Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
* In addition to the outcomes and standards of the required agriculture courses, the degree has general education outcomes and standards (e.g. math and English) and elective outcomes and standards.

1. (Comprehension Level) Identify and describe the various taxonomic systems for plants and animals. (CSLO 3)
2. (Knowledge Level) Describe the anatomy and tissues of the root, stem, leaf and flower. (CSLO 2)
3. (Comprehension Level) Discuss the importance of photosynthesis and respiration in plants. (CSLO 4)
4. (Evaluation Level) Describe and evaluate the impact of genetics and biotechnology research in plants and animals. (CSLO 4)
5. (Comprehension Level) Define and discuss the concept of natural resources as it relates to agricultural production. (CSLO 1)
6. (Application Level) Set up a computerized agricultural database in excel. (CSLO 3)
7. (Synthesis Level) Demonstrate knowledge of microcomputer components, their use and applications in agriculture and associated businesses. (CSLO 3)
8. (Evaluate Level) Evaluate the fundamental marketing and distribution principles of animal, dairy, and poultry science. (CSLO 2)
9. (Analysis Level) Identify the principles of animal genetics in domestic animal production. (CSLO 4)
10. (Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast the functional anatomy and physiology of domestic animals. (CSLO 2)
Standards for Program
None