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Agriculture A.S. Degree
Semester Hours:  60-64
Effective Term: Fall 2017
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Program Description: The Agriculture Associate of Science Degree is designed for those interested in career/transfer path degrees in pre-vet science, biotechnology, plant science, microbiology and other AG based science programs.

Recommended Proficiencies: None

Course Requirements
Agriculture A.S. Degree (60-64 Credits)

General Education Requirements (35-37) AGEC-S

Written Communications (6)
ENG101 English Composition III (3)
ENG102 English Composition IV (3)

For the following two categories, select courses from different disciplines.

Arts and Humanities (6)
ANS104 Human and Animal Interrelationships from Domestication to
Present (3)
Select one Art (3)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6)
AGS122 Natural Resources and Conservation (3)
Select another AGEC course from a different discipline.

Physical and Biological Sciences (8)
Select AGEC courses with a laboratory component.

Life Science Majors:
CHM151 General Chemistry I (4)
CHM152 General Chemistry II (4)


BIO181 General Biology I (4)
BIO182 General Biology II (4)

Physical Science Majors:
CHM151 General Chemistry I (4)
CHM152 General Chemistry II (4)


PHY121 University Physics I: Mechanics (4)
PHY122 University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (4)

Mathematics (3-4)
MAT221 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I (4) or higher

Subject Options (6-8)
Based on your major, review the specific A.S. Degree requirements in the CAC catalog, consult an academic advisor, and see the Transfer Guides at http://aztransfer.com/college/

Students may select mathematics or science courses. Select Mathematics courses above the first course in the calculus sequence and/or Science courses from: Agriculture, Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Science, Geology, Nutrition, Physical Geography, Physics or Zoology.

Special Awareness Requirements (0-9 Credits)
Select AGEC courses to fulfill these requirements.
1. At least three semester credits of coursework in Intensive Writing and Critical Inquiry.
2. At least three semester credits of coursework in Cultural Awareness (Ethnic/Race/Gender).
3. At least three semester credits of coursework emphasizing Global/International Awareness or Historical Awareness.

Note: Courses used in other areas, such as Oral Communications, Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences or Electives may also be used to satisfy requirements in the three Special Awareness Requirements categories. A course may not be used to satisfy more than one Special Awareness Requirements category.

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

Agriculture Electives (12-16)
Select approved elective courses which transfer as "elective or better" to at least two of the three Arizona public universities to complete the 60-64 credit requirement. Consult an Agriculture Faculty Advisor to determine course selections and course equivalencies at the universities.

Other Requirements (3)
Reading Competency: RDG094 College Reading

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

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in each A.S. Degree required course.
Students must earn a minimum of 20 credits from CAC which includes the AGEC-S requirements.

This A.S. Degree requires 60-64 semester credits.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Evaluation Level) Explain and evaluate the importance of plants in our environment in relation to complex agriculture systems. (CSLO 2)
2. (Synthesis Level) Construct a computerized agricultural accounting system for economic analysis of agribusinesses. (CSLO 3)
3. (Synthesis Level) Summarize the functional anatomy of domestic animals and relate their importance to societal needs. (CSLO 4)
4. (Evaluation Level) Contrast the multiple uses of renewable energy including; forestry, range management, wildlife conservation and water. (CSLO 1)
5. (Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast the components of plant and animal cells through creation of models. (CSLO 2)
6. (Evaluation Level) Assess and describe the problems feeding the world's population to include; food production, social demographics, infrastructure, government and environment. (CSLO 1)
7. (Evaluation Level) Calculate and interpret agricultural data sets from analytical geometry and calculus applications. (CSLO 4)
Standards for Program