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Agriculture

Associate in Applied Science

Agriculture

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Minimum required credits: 62
AAS Student Education Plan (SEP)


Program Description
The objective of the Agriculture program is to prepare students for a career in a variety of fields associated with Agriculture. Students will be given the opportunity to pursue and Agriculture degree with one career-oriented focus. Students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to work in an agriculture-specific field.

Students can choose from 5 different program options for Agriculture.
  • Agribusiness Management 
  • Equine Management 
  • Farm Management 
  • Ranch Management 
  • Agriculture Education and Extension
Program Outcomes
The student will be able to: 
  1. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication. 
  2. Demonstrate problem-solving strategies within the agriculture field. 
  3. Identify agricultural needs within society. 
  4. Use problem-solving and analytical skills. 
  5. Identify how agriculture affects personal and community health and development.
Program Requirements
In addition to the program-specific requirements, please see the general graduation requirements for CTE programs.

AGEC 240 | Holistic Management | 2 credits
AGEC 246 | Introduction to Agricultural Finance | 3 credits
AGEC 275 | Applied Agriculture Law | 2 credits  
AGRI 150 | Agriculture Orientation | 2 credits
AGRI 255 | Entrepreneurship in Agriculture | 3 credits
AGRI 297 | Agricultural Cooperative Internship | 1 credit
ANSC 114 | Introduction to Animal Science | 3 credits 
PLSC 110 | World Food Crops | 3 credits 
RNG 236 | Introduction to Range Management | 3 credits
SOIL 210 | Introduction to Soil Science | 3 credits

View course descriptions.

Suggested General Education Courses
The suggested general education courses are not required but are recommended for a career in agriculture.

BIOL 111 | Concepts of Biology | 4 credits
BIOL 150 | General Biology I L/L | 4 credits
COMM 110 | Fundamentals of Public Speaking | 3 credits
ECON 201 | Principles of Microeconomics | 3 credits
ENGL 110 | College Composition I | 3 credits
MATH 103 | College Algebra | 3 credits

Suggested Electives
The suggested electives are not required but are recommended for a career in agriculture.

ANSC 123 | Feeds & Feeding | 3 credits
ANSC 160 | Equine Nutrition | 2 credits  
ANSC 220 | Livestock Production | 3 credits 
ANSC 231 | Livestock Evaluation | 3 credits
ANSC 260 | Introduction to Equine Science | 3 credits
AGEC 250 | Agribusiness Sales | 3 credits
HORT 121 | Intro to Aquaponics | 2 credits  
HORT 248 | Greenhouse Structures | 2 credits  
HORT 249 | Greenhouse Operations | 3 credits
PLSC 110 | World Food Crops | 3 credits
PLSC 210 | Horticulture Science | 4 credits
PLSC 223 | Introduction to Weed Science | 3 credits
PLSC 225 | Principles of Crop Production | 3 credits 
SOIL 222 | Soil Fertility and Fertilizers | 3 credits
Field work in Williston
Field work in Williston
Ag classroom
Ag classroom
Range field trip
Range field trip
Bull Sale
Bull Sale
Trip to Spring Wheat Show in Williston
Trip to Spring Wheat  Show in Williston
Field trip
Field trip
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