Agriculture - AAS degree

The Agriculture (AGR) program, with areas of specialization in General Agriculture and Turfgrass Management, trains graduates to become skilled personnel within Agribusiness, Landscaping, Nursery, and Golf Course industries. Students receive training in turfgrass science, horticulture and animal science. Local career opportunities exist in all Northland district communities.

 

Associate of Applied Science • 64 cr.

To complete an Associate of Applied Science degree in Agriculture a student must complete the general education requirements (16 cr.), an area of specialization (29 or 36 cr.) and complete 19 or 12 credits of required electives, as appropriate, from the list that follows the AAS description.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS • 16 cr.

Communications • 6 cr.

  • ENL 101 College Composition I • 3 cr.
  • ENL 102 College Composition II • 3 cr.
  • or
  • ENL 109 Technical Writing • 3 cr.
  • or
  • SPT 120 Public Speaking • 3 cr.

Mathematics • 3 cr.

MAT 101 Basic Technical Math

Discipline Studies • 7 cr.

Per the AAS Discipline Studies list.

 


 

Areas of Specialization

In addition to the core requirements in the selected area of specialization, a student must select 19 or 12 credits from the list of required electives, as appropriate.

General Agriculture

Core Requirements • 29 cr.
  • AGR 104 Animal Husbandry • 3 cr.
  • AGR 110 Animal Industry • 3 cr.
  • AGR 112 Animal Diseases • 3 cr.
  • AGR 114 Forest and Range Plants • 3 cr.
  • AGR 115 Forest and Range Ecology • 3 cr.
  • AGR 120 Soils • 3 cr.
  • AGR 125 Basic Horticulture • 3 cr.
  • AGR 142 Landscape Construction Principles • 2 cr.
  • AGR 205 Animal Breeding • 3 cr.
  • AGR 210 Range Management • 3 cr.




Turfgrass Management

Core Requirements • 36 cr.
  • AGR 120 Soils • 3 cr.
  • AGR 125 Basic Horticulture • 3 cr.
  • AGR 140 Principles of Turfgrass Science • 2 cr.
  • AGR 141 Establishment & Maintenance Procedures • 2 cr.
  • AGR 142 Landscape Construction Principles • 2 cr.
  • AGR 143 Ornamental Horticulture • 2 cr.
  • AGR 144 Irrigation and Drainage • 2 cr.
  • AGR 198 Internship • 6 cr.
  • AGR 240 Grounds Maintenance Lab or Field Work • 2 cr.
  • ITP 130 Water Supply and Treatment I • 6 cr.
  • ITP 140 Wastewater Collection and Treatment I • 6 cr.
Required Electives • 12 or 19 Cr.

In addition to the core requirements in the selected area of specialization, the student must complete 12 or 19 unduplicated credits, as appropriate, from the following list:

  • BIO 181 General Biology I • 4 cr.
  • BIO 182 General Biology II • 4 cr.
  • BUS 100 Introduction to Business • 3 cr.
  • BUS 140 Principles of Economics - Macro • 3 cr.
  • BUS 141 Principles of Economics - Micro • 3 cr.
  • CHM 130 Fundamental Chemistry • 4 cr.
  • CIS 100 Introduction to Computer Science • 3 cr.
  • CIS 230 Introduction to Microsoft Office • 3 cr.
  • WLD 120 Oxyacetylene Welding I • 2 cr.
  • WLD 125 Arc Welding I • 2 cr.
  • WLD 230 Mig Welding • 1 cr.

Certificates of Applied Science

General Agriculture

To earn a Certificate of Applied Science in General Agriculture, a student must complete the area of specialization, MAT 101 and ENL 101.

Turfgrass Management

To earn a Certificate of Applied Science in Turfgrass Management, a student must complete the area of specialization, MAT 101, and ENL 101.


Certificates of Proficiency

Animal Science (Ranch and Livestock Aide) • 9 cr.

Student must select 9 credits from the following:

  • AGR 104 Animal Husbandry • 3 cr.
  • AGR 106 Livestock Judging • 3 cr.
  • AGR 110 Animal Industry • 3 cr.
  • AGR 112 Animal Diseases • 3 cr.
  • AGR 205 Animal Breeding • 3 cr.
Horticulture (Landscaping or Nursery Aide) • 8 cr.
  • AGR 120 Soils • 3 cr.
  • AGR 125 Basic Horticulture • 3 cr.
  • AGR 142 Landscape Construction Principles • 2 cr.
Range Management • 9 cr.
  • AGR 114 Forest and Range Plants • 3 cr.
  • AGR 115 Forest and Range Ecology • 3 cr.
  • AGR 210 Range Management • 3 cr.