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2023-2024 Catalog 
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Agriculture Education A.A.S. (A15330)

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Program Description

The Agriculture Education curriculum is designed to provide students with agriculture and education foundation courses. Course work focuses on the foundational aspects of agriculture and education theory. Students will be introduced to classroom theory and management as well as soil, plant, and animal science. This curriculum will provide students with the knowledge and skills to be eligible to become extension agents, farm management specialists, 4-H specialists, crop service representatives, agri-tourism tour guides or work in agriculture sales, or environmental community education programs. Successful completion of the program will provide students with an opportunity to articulate their coursework to university programs in Agriculture Education.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Implement a philosophy and utilize instructional methods used in agricultural education settings.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively utilize a variety of teaching techniques and strategies in the classroom in order to positively impact student learning.
  • Describe and discuss the fundamentals of plant growth and how those impact management decisions.
  • Analyze soils and soilless substrates in order to determine amendments and amounts needed for optimal plant growth.
  • Describe and discuss crop protection using cultural, biological, and organic practices to prevent and manage pests.
  • Perform maintenance and/or operate equipment and tools specific to the agricultural industry safely and correctly.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of livestock production practices and the economic impact of livestock locally, regionally, state-wide, and internationally.
  • Explain economic systems, interpret supply and demand curves, and complete cost and revenue production schedules.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of, and appreciation for, the importance of the impact of sustainable agriculture practices.
  • Implement agricultural production planning and rotation systems, and maintain and use records.

Additional Program Costs

The Agriculture Education curriculum has additional costs associated with it. Students who enroll in this program are required to pay for such items as certification exams, achievement tests, supplies, and the like. Many of these are required as part of the curriculum, but are not provided by the College. Additional expenses required for this program are listed below with approximate costs.

  • Accident insurance-$6 per year

First Year

Fall 1st Semester

Semester Total: 17 Contact Hour(s)

Semester Total: 12 Credit Hour(s)

Semester Total: 16 Contact Hour(s)

Semester Total: 14 Credit Hour(s)

Summer 3rd Semester

Semester Total: 6 Contact Hour(s)

Semester Total: 6 Credit Hour(s)

Second Year

Fall 4th Semester

Semester Total: 21-22 Contact Hour(s)

Semester Total: 18 Credit Hour(s)

Semester Total: 17 Contact Hour(s)

Semester Total: 15 Credit Hour(s)

Summer 6th Semester

Semester Total: 10-20 Contact Hour(s)

Semester Total: 1-2 Credit Hour(s)

Total: 87-98 Contact Hour(s)

Total: 66-67 Credit Hour(s)

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