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Agricultural Technology
Agricultural professionals, including farmers and ranchers, must be highly knowledgeable in all aspects of agricultural operations, including business and finance, to be successful in today’s global agricultural economy.

The successful farmer will continue to be a key person in the U.S. economy, with the advantages of outdoor living and working independently that few people are privileged to enjoy. The agriculture industry requires skilled managers and workers in its many areas, such as farms, ranches, feed services, and government agencies. In this program, students will learn modern techniques essential to profitable operation.

In this program, students will learn to:

• Process and handle livestock using up-to-date equipment and livestock holding facilities
• Plant, cultivate and harvest crops, such as cotton, grain, corn and vegetables
• Operate farm implements
• Supervise agricultural operations

Admissions Requirements

Students must complete the admissions requirements listed under "Admissions Information."
Associate of Applied Science Degree - 2014LecLabContCredit
Semester 1
AGAH1401  Animal Science341124
AGMG1300  Agricultural Policies, Safety & Codes24963
AGMG1311  Introduction to Agribusiness23803
BIOL 1306  Biology for Science Majors I † * 30483
BIOL1106  Biology for Science Majors I Lab † * 03481
Total Hours101438414
Semester 2
AGMG1318  Introduction to Agricultural Economics24963
AGAH2413  Principles of Feeds & Feeding341124
AGCR1403  Crop Science341124
HALT1301  Principles of Horticulture24963
Total Hours101641614
Semester 3
AGAH1347  Animal Reproduction24963
AGCR2305  Entomology24963
AGCR1341  Forage and Pasture Management24963
SPCH1318  Interpersonal Communication30483
  Humanities/Fine Arts Elective † 30483
Total Hours121238415
Semester 4
AGCR2313  Soil & Water Conservation Management24963
AGMG1344  Agricultural Records Management ° ** 24963
WMGT 1305  Introduction to Wildlife Management30483
BIOL1307  Biology for Science Majors II † * 30483
BIOL1107  Biology for Science Majors II Lab † * 03481
MATH1314  College Algebra30483
Total Hours131138416
Semester 5
AGME1315  Farm and Ranch Shop Skills I24963
  Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective † 30483
CHEM1305  Introductory Chemistry I † * 30483
CHEM1105  Introductory Chemistry Laboratory II † * 03481
ENGL1301  Composition I30483
Total Hours11728813
Grand Totals5660185672
° This course is designated as the capstone course
† Courses articulated with high schools
** AGMG 2382 or AGMG 2682 (Co-op) may be taken in place of the capstone course
* BIOL 1406 may be substituted for BIOL 1306 and BIOL 1106
* SPCH 1318 or SPCH 1311 or SPCH 2333
* BIOL 1407 may be substituted for BIOL 1307 and BIOL 1107
* CHEM 1411 or CHEM 1405 may be substituted for CHEM 1305 and CHEM 1105

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