Central Arizona College Back
Agriculture A.A. Degree
Semester Hours:  60-64
Effective Term: Fall 2017
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None


Program Description:
The Agriculture Associate of Arts Degree is designed for those interested in career/transfer path degrees in animal science, biotechnology, plant science, ag. business, ag. education and other ag based programs.

Recommended Proficiencies: None

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

General Education Requirements (35-36) AGEC-A

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

Oral Communications (3)
Select an AGEC course.

For the following two categories, for each category select courses from different disciplines to total 15 credits.

Arts and Humanities (6-9)
ANS104 Human and Animal Interrelationships from Domestication to Present (3)
AND
Select one Art (3)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6-9)
AGS122 Natural Resources and Conservation (3)
AND
Select another AGEC course from a different discipline.

Physical and Biological Sciences (8)
AGS240 Plant Biology (4)
(Fulfilled in Core Requirements)
AND
Select another AGEC course with a laboratory component.

Mathematics (3-4)
MAT141 College Mathematics, Standard (4) or higher
(Consult your Agriculture Faculty Advisor for guidance on the mathematics requirement)

Subject Options (0-6)
Based on your major, review the specific A.A. Degree requirements in the CAC catalog, consult an academic advisor, and see the Transfer Guides at http://aztransfer.com/college/

Special Awareness Requirements (0-9)
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)
AGS240 Plant Biology (4)
(Fulfills one AGEC Physical and Biological Science requirement)
ANS101 Animal Industry (3)

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
(Fulfilled in Core Requirements)

Other A.A. Degree Requirements

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

This A.A. 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 of feeding the world's population to include; food production, social demographics, infrastructure, government and environment. (CSLO 1)
Standards for Program
None