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Agricultural Biotechnology A.A.S. (A20110)

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Program Description

The Agricultural Biotechnology curriculum focuses on the application of molecular biology, biochemistry, and biophysics to the study of biomolecular structures, functions, and processes specific to plants and plant substances. Potential course work includes instruction in the biochemistry of plant cells, nuclear-cytoplasmic interactions, molecular cytostructures, photosynthesis, plant molecular genetics, and the molecular biology of plant diseases.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Utilize documentation effectively to generate, follow, and maintain records.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and ability to successfully plan a plant production schedule (propagation, greenhouse, or nursery) and produce marketable plants.
  • Describe and discuss the processes of plant growth and how those impact management decisions.
  • Demonstrate proper and safe utilization of equipment following industry standards.
  • Demonstrate the ability to complete lab-based competencies in aseptic technique.

First Year

Fall 1st Semester

Semester Total: 24 Contact Hour(s)

Semester Total: 17 Credit Hour(s)

Spring 2nd Semester

Semester Total: 22 Contact Hour(s)

Semester Total: 17 Credit Hour(s)

Summer 3rd Semester

Semester Total: 8 Contact Hour(s)

Semester Total: 7 Credit Hour(s)

Second Year

Fall 4th Semester

Semester Total: 23-40 Contact Hour(s)

Semester Total: 15-16 Credit Hour(s)

Spring 5th Semester

Semester Total: 19-36 Contact Hour(s)

Semester Total: 16 Credit Hour(s)

Total: 96-130 Contact Hour(s)

Total: 72-73 Credit Hour(s)

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