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Agriculture

Associate in Applied Science

Agriculture

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Minimum required credits: 62

 
Student Education Plan

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.
View Program Outcome Guide.

Program Requirements

In addition to the program-specific requirements, please see the general graduation requirements for CTE programs.

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

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

Suggested Electives

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

ANSC 123 | Feeds & Feeding | Credits 3 
ANSC 160 | Equine Nutrition | Credits 2 
ANSC 220 | Livestock Production | Credits 3 
ANSC 231 | Livestock Evaluation | Credits 3 
ANSC 260 | Introduction to Equine Science | Credits 3 
AGEC 250 | Agribusiness Sales | Credits 3 
HORT 121 | Intro to Aquaponics | Credits 2 
HORT 248 | Greenhouse Structures | Credits 2 
HORT 249 | Greenhouse Operations | Credits 3 
PLSC 110 | World Food Crops | Credits 3 
PLSC 210 | Horticulture Science | Credits 4 
PLSC 223 | Introduction to Weed Science | Credits 3 
PLSC 225 | Principles of Crop Production | Credits 3 
SOIL 222 | Soil Fertility and Fertilizers | Credits 3

Agriculture @ WSC

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


Faculty

Jessalyn

Jessalyn Bachler

Agriculture Instructor
Business and Trades Technology Department
1410 University Avenue
Western Star 137
701.774.4539
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