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Curriculum

Click on the course numbers to view the catalog course descriptions. Courses listed in parentheses are suggested courses to meet that requirement.

The Ag Production program consists of 59 credits of required courses, 4 credits of enterprise labs and 15 credits of ag elective courses. A complete list of all the courses available for the enterprise labs and concentration courses can be found on the bottom of the page. Choose the courses that are appropriate to your area of study.

Freshman Fall Semester
AGA-156 Intro to Soils 3
BCA-212 Introduction to Business Computer Application 3
AGA-111 Basic First Aid/Life Support 1
AGC-936 Occupational Experience 3
AGS-114 Survey of the Animal Industry 2
SDV-090 College 101 0
BUS-161 Human Relations 3
  Elective Courses (see list below) 2
  Total Credits - Fall Freshman 17

Freshman Spring Semester
AGA-284 Pesticide Application Certification 3
AGA-114 Principles of Agronomy 3
AGC-936 Occupational Experience 3
AGS-319 Animal Nutrition 3
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts  
COM-781 Written Communications in the Workplace OR 3
ENG-105 Comp I  
  Elective Courses (see list below) 2
  Total Credits - Spring Freshman 17

Summer Semester
AGC-317 Agriculture Field Studies 1
AGB-437 Commodity Marketing 3
AGM-203 Ag Welding 2
AGA-131 Plant Physiology 2
AGA-374 Pest Identification 1
  Elective Courses (see list below) 1
  Total Credits - Summer 12

Sophomore Fall Semester
ACC-111 Intro to Accounting 3
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3
AGB-327 Prin of Farm Bus Mgmt 2
AGB-281 Computerized Agriculture Accounting 1
AGM-102 Farm Equipment Maintenance OR 1
AGP-242 Precision Ag Applications  
AGC-936 Occupational Experience 3
  Elective Courses (see list below) 4
  Total Credits - Fall Sophomore 17

Sophomore Spring Semester
AGB-466 Agriculture Finance 3
AGC-210 Employment Seminar 1
  Elective Courses (see list below) 10
  Total Credits - Spring Sophomore 14

Select Ag Electives courses from the approved list below for a total of 19 credits. At least 4 credits must be taken from the Enterprise Lab List.
Ag Elective Courses:
AGA-218 Grain Harvest Handling Drying Equipment 2
AGA-352 Soil Science & Fertilizer 2
AGA-353 Advanced Soil Fertility 2
AGB-210 Agricultural Law 2
AGB-436 Grain Merchandising 3
AGC-936 Occupational Experience 3
AGS-240 Animal Health 2
AGS-400 Swine Production I 2
AGS-510 Swine Confinement Systems 2
AGS-511 Advanced Swine Confinement Management 2
AGS-522 Swine Grower Finisher Management 2
AGS-529 Swine Reproduction and Management 2
AGS-556 Intro to Beef Cow Production 2
AGS-557 Advanced Beef Cow Production 2
AGS-558 Grazing Systems & Forage Management 2
AGS-559 Beef Feedlot Production 2
AGS-561 Advanced Beef Production 2

Enterprise Labs (4 credits required):
AGA-840 Agronomy Lab 1 R
AGS-562 Farm Enterprise Beef Feedlot 1 R
AGS-565 Farm Enterprise Swine Technician 1 R
AGS-350 Artificial Insemination of Cattle 1
AGS-563 Farm Enterprise Experience/Cow-Calf 1
AGS-564 Farm Enterprise Forage Management 1
AGS-566 Farm Enterprise Swine Management  

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