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Agriculture General Certificate
Semester Hours:  32
Effective Term: Fall 2015
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Program Description: This Certificate introduces students to agricultural science and technology by focusing on general academic experiences in agriculture. Prepares students for entry-level careers in agri-science and agri-business.

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Recommended Proficiencies: None

Course Requirements
Agriculture General Certificate (32 Credits)

Core Requirements (10)
AGB124 Microcomputers in Agriculture (3)
AGS240 Plant Biology (4)
ANS101 Animal Industry (3)

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

Agriculture Electives (19)
Select from the following courses:

AGB 100 Intro to Agriculture Business (3)
AGB 121 Resource and Environmental Economics (3)
AGB 123 Agriculture Accounting (3)
AGB 130 Agricultural Leadership (1)
AGB 213 Introduction to Agricultural Commodity and Food Marketing (3)
AGB 225 Agriculture Business Analysis (3)
AGB 234 Agricultural Leadership Development (3)

AGS 101 World of Plants (4)
AGS 104 Agricultural Environmental Science (4)
AGS 106 Entomology (4)
AGS 110 Agricultural Mechanics I (3)
AGS 122 Natural Resources and Conservation (3)
AGS 140 Agricultural Mechanics II (3)
AGS 195A Careers in Environmental Science (1)
AGS 196 Agriculture Internship (1)
AGS 204 Environmental Sustainability (3)
AGS 221 Soil Science (4)
AGS 235 Principles of Horticulture (3)
AGS 296 Agriculture Internship (3)

ANS 102 Horsemanship I (3)
ANS 104 Human/Animal Interrelationship (3)
ANS 110 Horse Event Production (3)
ANS 111 Horseshoeing I (3)
ANS 121 Equine Facilities Management I (1)
ANS 122 Equine Facilities Management II (1)
ANS 131 Training the Roping Horse I (3)
ANS 195 Careers in Veterinary Science (1)
ANS 200 Introduction to Equine Science (3)
ANS 202 Horsemanship II (3)
ANS 211 Advanced Horseshoeing (3)
ANS 213 Animal Genetics (3)
ANS 215 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals (4)
ANS 216 Equine Anatomy and Physiology (3)
ANS 220 Artificial Insemination (3)
ANS 223 Training for Timed Events (3)
ANS 226 Feeds and Feeding (3)
ANS 231 Training the Roping Horse II (3)
Select courses from Agriculture, Technology, Business, Math or Science with Agriculture Department approval.

Other Requirements
Students must earn:
a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale;
at least one-third of the certificate credits from CAC.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
In addition to the outcomes of the required agriculture courses, the degree has general education outcomes(e.g. math and English) and elective outcomes.

1. (Comprehension Level) Identify and describe the various taxonomic systems for plants and animals.
2. (Comprehension Level) Describe the anatomy and tissues of the root, stem, leaf and flower.
3. (Evaluation Level) Identify and justify the importance of photosynthesis and respiration in plants.
4. (Evaluation Level) Describe and evaluate the impact of genetics and biotechnology research in plants and animals.
5. (Knowledge Level) Identify the five key functions of soil in our ecosystem.
6. (Analysis Level) Analyze and relate the influence of the seven soil physical properties to the functions of soil.
7. (Comprehension Level) Define and discuss the concept of natural resources as it relates to agricultural production.
8. (Evaluation Level) Identify, analyze, evaluate and discuss the various methods for insect pest management.
9. (Synthesis Level) Create a computerized agricultural accounting system.
10. (Analysis Level) Demonstrate knowledge of microcomputer components, their uses, and examine applications in agriculture and associated businesses.
11. (Analysis Level) Identify and compare the fundamental marketing and distribution principles of animal, dairy, and poultry science.
12. (Analysis Level) Examine the principles of animal genetics in domestic animal production.
13. (Comprehension Level) Describe the functional anatomy and physiology of domestic animals.
Standards for Program