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Curriculum

Courses listed in parentheses are suggested courses to meet that requirement. The Ag Business program consists of 70 credits of required courses and 8 credits of ag elective courses. A complete list of all the courses available for the elective 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 Introduction to Soils 3
BCA-212 Introduction to Business Computer Applications 3
AGC-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
MKT-150 Principles of Advertising 3
COM-781 Written Communications in the Workplace OR 3
ENG-105 Composition I  
  Total Credits - Spring Freshman 18

 

Summer Semester
AGC-317 Field Studies - Ag Business 1
MAT-772 Applied Math or 3
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts  
AGB-437 Commodity Marketing 3
AGM-203 Ag Welding 2
AGA-375 Integrated Crop Management 2
  Total Required Credits 11
  Total Electives 1-3
  Total Credits - Summer 12

 

Sophomore Fall Semester
ACC-111 Intro to Accounting 3
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3
AGA-352 Soil Science & Fertilizer 2
AGB-436 Grain Merchandising 2
MKT-140 Principles of Selling 3
AGM-102 Farm Equipment Maintenance OR 1
AGP-242 Precision Ag Applications (2 cr.)  
AGC-936 Occupational Experience 3
  Total Credits - Fall Sophomore 17

 

Sophomore Spring Semester
AGB-466 Agriculture Finance 3
AGC-210 Employment Seminar 1
AGB-210 Agricultural Law 2
AGA-353 Advanced Soil Fertility 2
  Elective Courses (see list below) 4
  Total Credits - Spring Sophomore 12

 

Take 6 cr. of Ag Elective courses from the approved list below:
AGA-218 Grain Harvest Handling Drying Equipment 2
AGA-840 Agronomy Lab 1
AGA-374 Pest Identification 1
AGC-936 Occupational Experience 3
AGS-350 Artificial Insemination of Cattle 1
AGA-240 Animal Health 2
AGS-400 Swine Production I 2
AGS-510 Swine Confinement Systems 2
AGS-511 Advanced Swine Confinement Mgmt 2
AGS-529 Swine Reproduction and Management 2
AGS-556 Intro to Beef Cow Production 2
AGS-557 Advanced Beef Cow Production 2
AGS-559 Beef Feedlot Production 2
AGS-561 Advanced Beef Production 2
AGS-562 Farm Enterprise Beef Feedlot 1
AGS-563 Farm Enterprise Experience/Cow-Calf 1
AGS-565 Farm Enterprise Swine Technician 1
AGS-566 Farm Enterprise Swine Management 1

 

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