Agriculture Business Management

The applied science program includes the necessary accounting, economics, science, marketing, and agricultural courses needed for today’s complex and changing agricultural business world.

This program prepares students for careers including:

  • overseeing operations
  • managing livestock
  • selling food products
  • financing land acquisitions
  • inspecting crops
  • protecting natural resources
  • performing research
  • working in the biofuel industry

 

The degree will transfer to several four-year universities in Illinois and other states.

The JWCC Agriculture Education Center is the product of a unique agreement between JWCC and the University of Illinois. University land was deeded to JWCC for construction of a teaching facility at the University of Illinois Orr Agronomy Research Center to be shared by the two schools. JWCC works with the land grant university to support the Orr Center concept of combining research and education.  The University of Illinois Orr Agronomy and the 191-acre Beef Research Unit near Baylis, IL in Pike County are available for both AAS and AS degree education purposes.

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Career Opportunities

  • Agricultural Technician
  • Crop Specialist
  • Farm Manager
  • Precision Agriculture Department Manager

Employed By:

  • ADM
  • Farm & Home Supply
  • Farm Credit Illinois
  • Farmers National Company
  • Prince Agri Products, Inc.
Suggested Degree Plan for Agriculture Business Management (AAS)
Do not use this degree plan as a substitute for an advisor. Always meet with an advisor to discuss your specific needs for completing the program before signing up for classes each semester.
Year 1 - Fall Details
AGR 150 Agriculture and Consumer-Related Occupations I Details 1
An introduction to various agricultural occupations, this course involves a study of career opportunities in agriculture industry, business, farming, teaching, resource management and environmental control. It is designed to gather occupational information which will allow the student to develop educational and occupational goals. Satisfies JWCC job-seeking skills course requirement.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 202 Introduction to Animal Science Details 4
A basic course in the principles of livestock production and management, including breed identification, evaluation and selection, feeding, reproduction, sanitation, disease control, and physiology of beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep and poultry.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 204 Principles of Crop Science Details 4
Introductory study of various plant species of economic importance. Particular emphasis is placed on an understanding of the basic principles of plant growth, development, and reproduction. Cultural practices to maximize production are emphasized. This course also studies weeds, insect and disease identification and control.
Prerequisites: (none)
ENG 101 Rhetoric and Composition I Details 3
An introductory course in writing at the college level with attention to skills needed at each stage of the writing process. Placement in ENG 101 presupposes competence in English grammar, mechanics, punctuation, and spelling.
Prerequisites: ENG 099 with a grade of "C" or above or appropriate placement score
FYE 101 Blazing Your Trail Details 1
Directed to new students, this course provides a supportive transition to the culture of higher education. Course objectives aim at preparing students for the college experience by acquiring effective learning techniques and by becoming aware of available college resources for academic and personal growth. This course also develops students' abilities, which will assist them with the complexities of college life.
Prerequisites: (none)
MAT 100 Technical Mathematics Details 3
A course designed to cover mathematical processes and problems that relate to career, technical and workforce applications. Specific topics include fractions; decimals, ratio, proportion and percentage; measurements; and area and volume.
Prerequisites: (none)
Various Approved Electives (Agriculture Business Management Associate in Applied Science) Details 2
Any courses with the AGR or VET prefix are recommended for degree completion.
Various AGR Electives Details 3
All courses with AGR prefix.
AGR 150 Agriculture and Consumer-Related Occupations I Details 1
An introduction to various agricultural occupations, this course involves a study of career opportunities in agriculture industry, business, farming, teaching, resource management and environmental control. It is designed to gather occupational information which will allow the student to develop educational and occupational goals. Satisfies JWCC job-seeking skills course requirement.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 152 Natural Resource Management Details 3
Basic course emphasizing the importance and practical aspects of planning a conservation program for the agriculture producer. The student will study and develop a conservation plan for his or her own farm or a farm provided by the instructor. In-depth study of conservation practices and their economic considerations will provide the student with a better understanding of the need to plan the use, treatment and protection of soil, water, air, woodlands, wildlife, and energy use.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 155 Crop Management Technology Details 2
Designed to introduce students to the fundamental processes of precision navigation systems and their applications to crop production and the agribusiness supply and service industry. Technical skills and knowledge in the operation of hardware and software will be emphasized. Specific topics include: basic georeferencing principles, mapping software, data collection, data analysis and precision equipment.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 161 Animal Evaluation and Selection I Details 2
Study of relationship between form and function in the evaluation and selection of breeding and market livestock.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 162 Animal Evaluation and Selection II Details 2
Study of relationship between form and function in the evaluation and selection of breeding and market livestock. A continuation of AGR 161 for students who want to continue with additional livestock evaluation experiences.
Prerequisites: AGR 161 or consent of department
AGR 163 Advanced Animal Evaluation and Selection Details 4
Advanced study of relationship between form and function in the evaluation and selection of breeding and market livestock. Includes advanced level of oral justification.
Prerequisites: AGR 162; AGR 202 is recommended or concurrent with these classes or consent of department
AGR 164 Animal Nutrition and Health Details 3
Fundamental principles of animal nutrition and maintenance of health for animals with monogastric and ruminant digestive systems. Study of essential nutrients, feed ingredients and additives, balancing rations and economic considerations in feeding. In-depth analysis is given to nutritional content of crops commonly produced and fed to livestock.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 165 Beef Management - Breed to Wean Details 2
Designed to focus upon those principles of beef production which emphasize the skills and knowledge needed to manage the beef cow herd. Topics include selection of breeding stock, artificial insemination, reproductive physiology, beef cow nutrition, herd health programs, forage management, and general herd management.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 166 Beef Management - Wean to Finish Details 2
Designed to focus upon those principles of beef production which emphasize the skills and knowledge needed to manage the cow and calf, yearling cattle, and feedlot cattle. Topics include nutrition, herd health, general management, and marketing.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 167 Applied Beef Production Skills Details 2
Students will be assisting with duties related to cows and calves at the University of Illinois Orr Beef Research Center. Possible duties might include vaccinating, moving and handling breeding cows, preparing for parturition and calving cows, processing newborns, and caring for young calves. Students could also assist with other research activities with cows and newborn calves.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 169 Artificial Insemination - Cattle Details 1
Study of the physiology of the reproductive tract of cattle and the use of insemination equipment for breeding of cattle; includes procedures that make artificial insemination practical.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 171 Introduction to Electricity Details 2
Designed to develop knowledge and skills in electrical wiring, motors and controls. Emphasis is placed on planning, wiring, testing, safety, and related skills and knowledge.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 172 Introduction to Welding Details 2
Designed for the individual who needs skills and knowledge in welding for repairing and fabrication of agriculture equipment. Welding will be done with arc, MIG, acetylene, and TIG welders.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 173 Advanced Welding Details 2
Designed for the individual who needs more in-depth skills and knowledge in welding for projects, maintenance welding, or fabrication welding. Welding will be done with arc, MIG, acetylene, and TIG welders.
Prerequisites: AGR 172 or consent of department
AGR 174 Artificial Insemination - Swine Details 1
The physiology of the reproductive tract of farm animals and the use of insemination equipment for breeding of livestock is studied. Included are management procedures that make artificial insemination practical.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 175 Computer Applications in Agribusiness Details 3
Introduction to the applications of the microcomputer to agribusiness: word processing, spreadsheets, data base management, presentation software, and use of the Internet. Satisfies JWCC computer competency requirement.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 176 Pork Production Practicum Details 2
Introduces the student to pork production with supervised practice of basic pork production skills. Focus is on providing interactive feedback, plus question and answer opportunity with the supervisor and instructor.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 177 Introduction to Equine Science I Details 2
A basic course in the principles of equine care and management, including breed identification, training, evaluation, selection, feeding, reproduction, and physiology of equine animals. Particular attention is paid to the feeding and training of horses and the role of the equine industry in modern times.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 180 Swine Management - Breeding & Genetics Details 2
Covers factors used to select and manage a breeding herd. Emphasis on the skills and practices necessary for maximizing reproductive performance in confinement. The course includes choosing replacement females, selecting boars, cross breeding, artificial insemination, pen and hand breeding, and genetics. Covers the science and reasoning behind the application of the above topics
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 181 Swine Management - Farrow to Market Details 2
A study of management factors necessary for increasing production efficiency by the timely application of pig processing procedures and production practices from birth to market. Emphasis on the acceptable procedures of care of sow and litter from just prior to farrowing to three weeks after farrowing. Management of newly purchased feeder pigs, carcass evaluation, and marketing feeder pigs and market hogs will also be discussed.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 182 Applied Pork Production Skills Details 2
Students gain practical experience in pork production skills through classroom and laboratory work. Pregnancy testing of sows, studying methods of breeding sows and gilts, using chemical and manual assistance in delivering pigs, clipping needle-teeth, docking tails, vaccinations, injections, castration of hogs, and general daily hog production activities are covered.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 186 Agriculture Business Management Details 3
Emphasizes the development of a business plan for the farm or agriculture-related business. The decision-making process, budgeting (enterprise, partial, business, and cash-flow), setting priorities, production efficiency and related topics are important components of the course.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 188 Agricultural Sales and Marketing Details 3
Fundamental study of human relations needed in order to operate an agricultural business successfully. Basic sales methods are discussed as they relate to the customers' needs. Primary emphasis is placed on sales and service of agricultural products, the importance of a satisfied customer, and the necessity for product knowledge.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 189 Agricultural Finance and Records Details 3
The study of record keeping systems and accounting principles. Types of accounting systems, budgeting depreciation, and amortization schedules will be discussed. Additional topics include the importance of the proper use of credit in the agriculture business; the use of equity and debt capital as a management tool; the application of short, intermediate, and long-term credit; alternative sources of credit; lender's credit analysis and loan servicing; and debt management.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 192 Agriculture Essay Details 1-4 (Varies)
An investigation of the need to stay current in agriculture. The student is required to attend a minimum of 20 hours of current meetings offered by agriculture businesses, university agriculture extension services or other educational institutions to receive one hour of credit. The student must meet with the instructor to develop an approved plan for attendance of meetings and discussion of procedures to be following in reporting the activities of these pertinent educational excursions into the agricultural business community.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 193 Agriculture and Consumer-Related Occupations II Details 1
Further introduction and discussion of various agriculture occupations, this course involves a study of career opportunities in agriculture industry, business, farming, teaching, resource management and environmental control. It is designed to gather occupational information which will allow the student to develop educational and occupational goals. Satisfies JWCC job-seeking skills course requirements.
Prerequisites: AGR 150
AGR 195 Special Topics in Agriculture Details 1-4 (Varies)
Deals with current topics in agriculture not covered in other courses. Topics will vary at discretion of the instructor. No topic will be offered more than twice within three years. May be repeated with different topics to maximum of four credit hours. Topic to be listed on student's permanent academic record.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
AGR 199 Occupational Internship I Details 1-5 (Varies)
Students are placed in selected areas of production, horticulture and agribusiness to learn about these businesses under actual working conditions. This experience allows the student to explore and apply knowledge to his/her career interests. Dual supervision is provided by college staff and the operating business. Course requires 80 hours of work experience for each credit hour.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
AGR 200 Introduction to Soil Science Details 4
Introduction to the origin and development of our soil. Study will be primarily on the biological, chemical and physical aspects of soil and how they are influenced by environmental and cultural production practices. Soil testing and interpretation will be studied.
Prerequisites: One course in chemistry recommended
AGR 202 Introduction to Animal Science Details 4
A basic course in the principles of livestock production and management, including breed identification, evaluation and selection, feeding, reproduction, sanitation, disease control, and physiology of beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep and poultry.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 203 Agriculture Economics for Consumers Details 3
Introduction to the economic forces which have stimulated development of American agriculture. Includes study of finance, taxation, legal descriptions, input allocation and marketing programs, and governmental policies as they relate to agriculture.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 204 Principles of Crop Science Details 4
Introductory study of various plant species of economic importance. Particular emphasis is placed on an understanding of the basic principles of plant growth, development, and reproduction. Cultural practices to maximize production are emphasized. This course also studies weeds, insect and disease identification and control.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 295 Advanced Special Topics in Agriculture Details 1-4 (Varies)
Deals with current topics in agriculture not covered in other courses. Topics will vary at discretion of the instructor. No topic will be offered more than twice within three years. May be repeated with different topics to maximum of four credit hours. Topic to be listed on student's permanent academic record.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
AGR 299 Occupational Internship II Details 1-5 (Varies)
A continuation of AGR 199; a learning experience to develop an extended knowledge of agricultural businesses. Course requires 80 hours of work experience for each credit hour.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
Various VET Electives Details 3
All courses with the VET prefix.
VET 101 Veterinary Assistant I Details 3
This class prepares students to work in the animal care field. Class consists of 30 classroom hours and a minimum of 25 lab hours actually observing and practicing veterinary assistant skills learned from content instruction. Trained assistants support veterinary technicians and veterinarians in a variety of inpatient and outpatient activities.
Prerequisites: (none)
VET 102 Veterinary Assistant II Details 3
This class is an extension of VET 101 to further prepare students to work in the animal care field. Students will gain in-depth knowledge in anatomy, pathophysiology of animal diseases, emergency care and anesthesia/surgery protocols. Class consists of 30 online hours and a minimum of 25 hours actually observing and practicing intermediate veterinary assistant skills learned in the classroom setting. Trained assistants support veterinary technicians and veterinarians in a variety of inpatient and outpatient activities.
Prerequisites: VET 101
Year 1 - Spring Details
AGR 175 Computer Applications in Agribusiness Details 3
Introduction to the applications of the microcomputer to agribusiness: word processing, spreadsheets, data base management, presentation software, and use of the Internet. Satisfies JWCC computer competency requirement.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 189 Agricultural Finance and Records Details 3
The study of record keeping systems and accounting principles. Types of accounting systems, budgeting depreciation, and amortization schedules will be discussed. Additional topics include the importance of the proper use of credit in the agriculture business; the use of equity and debt capital as a management tool; the application of short, intermediate, and long-term credit; alternative sources of credit; lender's credit analysis and loan servicing; and debt management.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 200 Introduction to Soil Science Details 4
Introduction to the origin and development of our soil. Study will be primarily on the biological, chemical and physical aspects of soil and how they are influenced by environmental and cultural production practices. Soil testing and interpretation will be studied.
Prerequisites: One course in chemistry recommended
Various Approved Electives (Agriculture Business Management Associate in Applied Science) (2-4) Details 2-4
Any courses with the AGR or VET prefix are recommended for degree completion.
Various AGR Electives Details 3
All courses with AGR prefix.
AGR 150 Agriculture and Consumer-Related Occupations I Details 1
An introduction to various agricultural occupations, this course involves a study of career opportunities in agriculture industry, business, farming, teaching, resource management and environmental control. It is designed to gather occupational information which will allow the student to develop educational and occupational goals. Satisfies JWCC job-seeking skills course requirement.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 152 Natural Resource Management Details 3
Basic course emphasizing the importance and practical aspects of planning a conservation program for the agriculture producer. The student will study and develop a conservation plan for his or her own farm or a farm provided by the instructor. In-depth study of conservation practices and their economic considerations will provide the student with a better understanding of the need to plan the use, treatment and protection of soil, water, air, woodlands, wildlife, and energy use.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 155 Crop Management Technology Details 2
Designed to introduce students to the fundamental processes of precision navigation systems and their applications to crop production and the agribusiness supply and service industry. Technical skills and knowledge in the operation of hardware and software will be emphasized. Specific topics include: basic georeferencing principles, mapping software, data collection, data analysis and precision equipment.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 161 Animal Evaluation and Selection I Details 2
Study of relationship between form and function in the evaluation and selection of breeding and market livestock.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 162 Animal Evaluation and Selection II Details 2
Study of relationship between form and function in the evaluation and selection of breeding and market livestock. A continuation of AGR 161 for students who want to continue with additional livestock evaluation experiences.
Prerequisites: AGR 161 or consent of department
AGR 163 Advanced Animal Evaluation and Selection Details 4
Advanced study of relationship between form and function in the evaluation and selection of breeding and market livestock. Includes advanced level of oral justification.
Prerequisites: AGR 162; AGR 202 is recommended or concurrent with these classes or consent of department
AGR 164 Animal Nutrition and Health Details 3
Fundamental principles of animal nutrition and maintenance of health for animals with monogastric and ruminant digestive systems. Study of essential nutrients, feed ingredients and additives, balancing rations and economic considerations in feeding. In-depth analysis is given to nutritional content of crops commonly produced and fed to livestock.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 165 Beef Management - Breed to Wean Details 2
Designed to focus upon those principles of beef production which emphasize the skills and knowledge needed to manage the beef cow herd. Topics include selection of breeding stock, artificial insemination, reproductive physiology, beef cow nutrition, herd health programs, forage management, and general herd management.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 166 Beef Management - Wean to Finish Details 2
Designed to focus upon those principles of beef production which emphasize the skills and knowledge needed to manage the cow and calf, yearling cattle, and feedlot cattle. Topics include nutrition, herd health, general management, and marketing.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 167 Applied Beef Production Skills Details 2
Students will be assisting with duties related to cows and calves at the University of Illinois Orr Beef Research Center. Possible duties might include vaccinating, moving and handling breeding cows, preparing for parturition and calving cows, processing newborns, and caring for young calves. Students could also assist with other research activities with cows and newborn calves.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 169 Artificial Insemination - Cattle Details 1
Study of the physiology of the reproductive tract of cattle and the use of insemination equipment for breeding of cattle; includes procedures that make artificial insemination practical.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 171 Introduction to Electricity Details 2
Designed to develop knowledge and skills in electrical wiring, motors and controls. Emphasis is placed on planning, wiring, testing, safety, and related skills and knowledge.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 172 Introduction to Welding Details 2
Designed for the individual who needs skills and knowledge in welding for repairing and fabrication of agriculture equipment. Welding will be done with arc, MIG, acetylene, and TIG welders.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 173 Advanced Welding Details 2
Designed for the individual who needs more in-depth skills and knowledge in welding for projects, maintenance welding, or fabrication welding. Welding will be done with arc, MIG, acetylene, and TIG welders.
Prerequisites: AGR 172 or consent of department
AGR 174 Artificial Insemination - Swine Details 1
The physiology of the reproductive tract of farm animals and the use of insemination equipment for breeding of livestock is studied. Included are management procedures that make artificial insemination practical.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 175 Computer Applications in Agribusiness Details 3
Introduction to the applications of the microcomputer to agribusiness: word processing, spreadsheets, data base management, presentation software, and use of the Internet. Satisfies JWCC computer competency requirement.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 176 Pork Production Practicum Details 2
Introduces the student to pork production with supervised practice of basic pork production skills. Focus is on providing interactive feedback, plus question and answer opportunity with the supervisor and instructor.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 177 Introduction to Equine Science I Details 2
A basic course in the principles of equine care and management, including breed identification, training, evaluation, selection, feeding, reproduction, and physiology of equine animals. Particular attention is paid to the feeding and training of horses and the role of the equine industry in modern times.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 180 Swine Management - Breeding & Genetics Details 2
Covers factors used to select and manage a breeding herd. Emphasis on the skills and practices necessary for maximizing reproductive performance in confinement. The course includes choosing replacement females, selecting boars, cross breeding, artificial insemination, pen and hand breeding, and genetics. Covers the science and reasoning behind the application of the above topics
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 181 Swine Management - Farrow to Market Details 2
A study of management factors necessary for increasing production efficiency by the timely application of pig processing procedures and production practices from birth to market. Emphasis on the acceptable procedures of care of sow and litter from just prior to farrowing to three weeks after farrowing. Management of newly purchased feeder pigs, carcass evaluation, and marketing feeder pigs and market hogs will also be discussed.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 182 Applied Pork Production Skills Details 2
Students gain practical experience in pork production skills through classroom and laboratory work. Pregnancy testing of sows, studying methods of breeding sows and gilts, using chemical and manual assistance in delivering pigs, clipping needle-teeth, docking tails, vaccinations, injections, castration of hogs, and general daily hog production activities are covered.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 186 Agriculture Business Management Details 3
Emphasizes the development of a business plan for the farm or agriculture-related business. The decision-making process, budgeting (enterprise, partial, business, and cash-flow), setting priorities, production efficiency and related topics are important components of the course.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 188 Agricultural Sales and Marketing Details 3
Fundamental study of human relations needed in order to operate an agricultural business successfully. Basic sales methods are discussed as they relate to the customers' needs. Primary emphasis is placed on sales and service of agricultural products, the importance of a satisfied customer, and the necessity for product knowledge.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 189 Agricultural Finance and Records Details 3
The study of record keeping systems and accounting principles. Types of accounting systems, budgeting depreciation, and amortization schedules will be discussed. Additional topics include the importance of the proper use of credit in the agriculture business; the use of equity and debt capital as a management tool; the application of short, intermediate, and long-term credit; alternative sources of credit; lender's credit analysis and loan servicing; and debt management.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 192 Agriculture Essay Details 1-4 (Varies)
An investigation of the need to stay current in agriculture. The student is required to attend a minimum of 20 hours of current meetings offered by agriculture businesses, university agriculture extension services or other educational institutions to receive one hour of credit. The student must meet with the instructor to develop an approved plan for attendance of meetings and discussion of procedures to be following in reporting the activities of these pertinent educational excursions into the agricultural business community.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 193 Agriculture and Consumer-Related Occupations II Details 1
Further introduction and discussion of various agriculture occupations, this course involves a study of career opportunities in agriculture industry, business, farming, teaching, resource management and environmental control. It is designed to gather occupational information which will allow the student to develop educational and occupational goals. Satisfies JWCC job-seeking skills course requirements.
Prerequisites: AGR 150
AGR 195 Special Topics in Agriculture Details 1-4 (Varies)
Deals with current topics in agriculture not covered in other courses. Topics will vary at discretion of the instructor. No topic will be offered more than twice within three years. May be repeated with different topics to maximum of four credit hours. Topic to be listed on student's permanent academic record.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
AGR 199 Occupational Internship I Details 1-5 (Varies)
Students are placed in selected areas of production, horticulture and agribusiness to learn about these businesses under actual working conditions. This experience allows the student to explore and apply knowledge to his/her career interests. Dual supervision is provided by college staff and the operating business. Course requires 80 hours of work experience for each credit hour.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
AGR 200 Introduction to Soil Science Details 4
Introduction to the origin and development of our soil. Study will be primarily on the biological, chemical and physical aspects of soil and how they are influenced by environmental and cultural production practices. Soil testing and interpretation will be studied.
Prerequisites: One course in chemistry recommended
AGR 202 Introduction to Animal Science Details 4
A basic course in the principles of livestock production and management, including breed identification, evaluation and selection, feeding, reproduction, sanitation, disease control, and physiology of beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep and poultry.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 203 Agriculture Economics for Consumers Details 3
Introduction to the economic forces which have stimulated development of American agriculture. Includes study of finance, taxation, legal descriptions, input allocation and marketing programs, and governmental policies as they relate to agriculture.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 204 Principles of Crop Science Details 4
Introductory study of various plant species of economic importance. Particular emphasis is placed on an understanding of the basic principles of plant growth, development, and reproduction. Cultural practices to maximize production are emphasized. This course also studies weeds, insect and disease identification and control.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 295 Advanced Special Topics in Agriculture Details 1-4 (Varies)
Deals with current topics in agriculture not covered in other courses. Topics will vary at discretion of the instructor. No topic will be offered more than twice within three years. May be repeated with different topics to maximum of four credit hours. Topic to be listed on student's permanent academic record.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
AGR 299 Occupational Internship II Details 1-5 (Varies)
A continuation of AGR 199; a learning experience to develop an extended knowledge of agricultural businesses. Course requires 80 hours of work experience for each credit hour.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
Various VET Electives Details 3
All courses with the VET prefix.
VET 101 Veterinary Assistant I Details 3
This class prepares students to work in the animal care field. Class consists of 30 classroom hours and a minimum of 25 lab hours actually observing and practicing veterinary assistant skills learned from content instruction. Trained assistants support veterinary technicians and veterinarians in a variety of inpatient and outpatient activities.
Prerequisites: (none)
VET 102 Veterinary Assistant II Details 3
This class is an extension of VET 101 to further prepare students to work in the animal care field. Students will gain in-depth knowledge in anatomy, pathophysiology of animal diseases, emergency care and anesthesia/surgery protocols. Class consists of 30 online hours and a minimum of 25 hours actually observing and practicing intermediate veterinary assistant skills learned in the classroom setting. Trained assistants support veterinary technicians and veterinarians in a variety of inpatient and outpatient activities.
Prerequisites: VET 101
Year 1 - Spring / Summer Details
AGR 199 Occupational Internship I Details 1-5 (Varies)
Students are placed in selected areas of production, horticulture and agribusiness to learn about these businesses under actual working conditions. This experience allows the student to explore and apply knowledge to his/her career interests. Dual supervision is provided by college staff and the operating business. Course requires 80 hours of work experience for each credit hour.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
Year 2 - Fall Details
AGR 193 Agriculture and Consumer-Related Occupations II Details 1
Further introduction and discussion of various agriculture occupations, this course involves a study of career opportunities in agriculture industry, business, farming, teaching, resource management and environmental control. It is designed to gather occupational information which will allow the student to develop educational and occupational goals. Satisfies JWCC job-seeking skills course requirements.
Prerequisites: AGR 150
AGR 203 Agriculture Economics for Consumers Details 3
Introduction to the economic forces which have stimulated development of American agriculture. Includes study of finance, taxation, legal descriptions, input allocation and marketing programs, and governmental policies as they relate to agriculture.
Prerequisites: (none)
ENG 102 Rhetoric and Composition II Details 3
A continuation of ENG 101; provides further practice in writing at the college level for a variety of purposes and audiences, using both fixed and open or developing forms. Research paper required.
Prerequisites: completion of ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or above
HIS 122 U.S. History II Details 3
Continuation of HIS 121 to the present.
Prerequisites: (none)
Various Approved Electives (Agriculture Business Management Associate in Applied Science) (2-4) Details 2-4
Any courses with the AGR or VET prefix are recommended for degree completion.
Various AGR Electives Details 3
All courses with AGR prefix.
AGR 150 Agriculture and Consumer-Related Occupations I Details 1
An introduction to various agricultural occupations, this course involves a study of career opportunities in agriculture industry, business, farming, teaching, resource management and environmental control. It is designed to gather occupational information which will allow the student to develop educational and occupational goals. Satisfies JWCC job-seeking skills course requirement.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 152 Natural Resource Management Details 3
Basic course emphasizing the importance and practical aspects of planning a conservation program for the agriculture producer. The student will study and develop a conservation plan for his or her own farm or a farm provided by the instructor. In-depth study of conservation practices and their economic considerations will provide the student with a better understanding of the need to plan the use, treatment and protection of soil, water, air, woodlands, wildlife, and energy use.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 155 Crop Management Technology Details 2
Designed to introduce students to the fundamental processes of precision navigation systems and their applications to crop production and the agribusiness supply and service industry. Technical skills and knowledge in the operation of hardware and software will be emphasized. Specific topics include: basic georeferencing principles, mapping software, data collection, data analysis and precision equipment.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 161 Animal Evaluation and Selection I Details 2
Study of relationship between form and function in the evaluation and selection of breeding and market livestock.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 162 Animal Evaluation and Selection II Details 2
Study of relationship between form and function in the evaluation and selection of breeding and market livestock. A continuation of AGR 161 for students who want to continue with additional livestock evaluation experiences.
Prerequisites: AGR 161 or consent of department
AGR 163 Advanced Animal Evaluation and Selection Details 4
Advanced study of relationship between form and function in the evaluation and selection of breeding and market livestock. Includes advanced level of oral justification.
Prerequisites: AGR 162; AGR 202 is recommended or concurrent with these classes or consent of department
AGR 164 Animal Nutrition and Health Details 3
Fundamental principles of animal nutrition and maintenance of health for animals with monogastric and ruminant digestive systems. Study of essential nutrients, feed ingredients and additives, balancing rations and economic considerations in feeding. In-depth analysis is given to nutritional content of crops commonly produced and fed to livestock.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 165 Beef Management - Breed to Wean Details 2
Designed to focus upon those principles of beef production which emphasize the skills and knowledge needed to manage the beef cow herd. Topics include selection of breeding stock, artificial insemination, reproductive physiology, beef cow nutrition, herd health programs, forage management, and general herd management.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 166 Beef Management - Wean to Finish Details 2
Designed to focus upon those principles of beef production which emphasize the skills and knowledge needed to manage the cow and calf, yearling cattle, and feedlot cattle. Topics include nutrition, herd health, general management, and marketing.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 167 Applied Beef Production Skills Details 2
Students will be assisting with duties related to cows and calves at the University of Illinois Orr Beef Research Center. Possible duties might include vaccinating, moving and handling breeding cows, preparing for parturition and calving cows, processing newborns, and caring for young calves. Students could also assist with other research activities with cows and newborn calves.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 169 Artificial Insemination - Cattle Details 1
Study of the physiology of the reproductive tract of cattle and the use of insemination equipment for breeding of cattle; includes procedures that make artificial insemination practical.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 171 Introduction to Electricity Details 2
Designed to develop knowledge and skills in electrical wiring, motors and controls. Emphasis is placed on planning, wiring, testing, safety, and related skills and knowledge.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 172 Introduction to Welding Details 2
Designed for the individual who needs skills and knowledge in welding for repairing and fabrication of agriculture equipment. Welding will be done with arc, MIG, acetylene, and TIG welders.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 173 Advanced Welding Details 2
Designed for the individual who needs more in-depth skills and knowledge in welding for projects, maintenance welding, or fabrication welding. Welding will be done with arc, MIG, acetylene, and TIG welders.
Prerequisites: AGR 172 or consent of department
AGR 174 Artificial Insemination - Swine Details 1
The physiology of the reproductive tract of farm animals and the use of insemination equipment for breeding of livestock is studied. Included are management procedures that make artificial insemination practical.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 175 Computer Applications in Agribusiness Details 3
Introduction to the applications of the microcomputer to agribusiness: word processing, spreadsheets, data base management, presentation software, and use of the Internet. Satisfies JWCC computer competency requirement.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 176 Pork Production Practicum Details 2
Introduces the student to pork production with supervised practice of basic pork production skills. Focus is on providing interactive feedback, plus question and answer opportunity with the supervisor and instructor.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 177 Introduction to Equine Science I Details 2
A basic course in the principles of equine care and management, including breed identification, training, evaluation, selection, feeding, reproduction, and physiology of equine animals. Particular attention is paid to the feeding and training of horses and the role of the equine industry in modern times.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 180 Swine Management - Breeding & Genetics Details 2
Covers factors used to select and manage a breeding herd. Emphasis on the skills and practices necessary for maximizing reproductive performance in confinement. The course includes choosing replacement females, selecting boars, cross breeding, artificial insemination, pen and hand breeding, and genetics. Covers the science and reasoning behind the application of the above topics
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 181 Swine Management - Farrow to Market Details 2
A study of management factors necessary for increasing production efficiency by the timely application of pig processing procedures and production practices from birth to market. Emphasis on the acceptable procedures of care of sow and litter from just prior to farrowing to three weeks after farrowing. Management of newly purchased feeder pigs, carcass evaluation, and marketing feeder pigs and market hogs will also be discussed.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 182 Applied Pork Production Skills Details 2
Students gain practical experience in pork production skills through classroom and laboratory work. Pregnancy testing of sows, studying methods of breeding sows and gilts, using chemical and manual assistance in delivering pigs, clipping needle-teeth, docking tails, vaccinations, injections, castration of hogs, and general daily hog production activities are covered.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 186 Agriculture Business Management Details 3
Emphasizes the development of a business plan for the farm or agriculture-related business. The decision-making process, budgeting (enterprise, partial, business, and cash-flow), setting priorities, production efficiency and related topics are important components of the course.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 188 Agricultural Sales and Marketing Details 3
Fundamental study of human relations needed in order to operate an agricultural business successfully. Basic sales methods are discussed as they relate to the customers' needs. Primary emphasis is placed on sales and service of agricultural products, the importance of a satisfied customer, and the necessity for product knowledge.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 189 Agricultural Finance and Records Details 3
The study of record keeping systems and accounting principles. Types of accounting systems, budgeting depreciation, and amortization schedules will be discussed. Additional topics include the importance of the proper use of credit in the agriculture business; the use of equity and debt capital as a management tool; the application of short, intermediate, and long-term credit; alternative sources of credit; lender's credit analysis and loan servicing; and debt management.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 192 Agriculture Essay Details 1-4 (Varies)
An investigation of the need to stay current in agriculture. The student is required to attend a minimum of 20 hours of current meetings offered by agriculture businesses, university agriculture extension services or other educational institutions to receive one hour of credit. The student must meet with the instructor to develop an approved plan for attendance of meetings and discussion of procedures to be following in reporting the activities of these pertinent educational excursions into the agricultural business community.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 193 Agriculture and Consumer-Related Occupations II Details 1
Further introduction and discussion of various agriculture occupations, this course involves a study of career opportunities in agriculture industry, business, farming, teaching, resource management and environmental control. It is designed to gather occupational information which will allow the student to develop educational and occupational goals. Satisfies JWCC job-seeking skills course requirements.
Prerequisites: AGR 150
AGR 195 Special Topics in Agriculture Details 1-4 (Varies)
Deals with current topics in agriculture not covered in other courses. Topics will vary at discretion of the instructor. No topic will be offered more than twice within three years. May be repeated with different topics to maximum of four credit hours. Topic to be listed on student's permanent academic record.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
AGR 199 Occupational Internship I Details 1-5 (Varies)
Students are placed in selected areas of production, horticulture and agribusiness to learn about these businesses under actual working conditions. This experience allows the student to explore and apply knowledge to his/her career interests. Dual supervision is provided by college staff and the operating business. Course requires 80 hours of work experience for each credit hour.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
AGR 200 Introduction to Soil Science Details 4
Introduction to the origin and development of our soil. Study will be primarily on the biological, chemical and physical aspects of soil and how they are influenced by environmental and cultural production practices. Soil testing and interpretation will be studied.
Prerequisites: One course in chemistry recommended
AGR 202 Introduction to Animal Science Details 4
A basic course in the principles of livestock production and management, including breed identification, evaluation and selection, feeding, reproduction, sanitation, disease control, and physiology of beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep and poultry.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 203 Agriculture Economics for Consumers Details 3
Introduction to the economic forces which have stimulated development of American agriculture. Includes study of finance, taxation, legal descriptions, input allocation and marketing programs, and governmental policies as they relate to agriculture.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 204 Principles of Crop Science Details 4
Introductory study of various plant species of economic importance. Particular emphasis is placed on an understanding of the basic principles of plant growth, development, and reproduction. Cultural practices to maximize production are emphasized. This course also studies weeds, insect and disease identification and control.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 295 Advanced Special Topics in Agriculture Details 1-4 (Varies)
Deals with current topics in agriculture not covered in other courses. Topics will vary at discretion of the instructor. No topic will be offered more than twice within three years. May be repeated with different topics to maximum of four credit hours. Topic to be listed on student's permanent academic record.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
AGR 299 Occupational Internship II Details 1-5 (Varies)
A continuation of AGR 199; a learning experience to develop an extended knowledge of agricultural businesses. Course requires 80 hours of work experience for each credit hour.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
Various VET Electives Details 3
All courses with the VET prefix.
VET 101 Veterinary Assistant I Details 3
This class prepares students to work in the animal care field. Class consists of 30 classroom hours and a minimum of 25 lab hours actually observing and practicing veterinary assistant skills learned from content instruction. Trained assistants support veterinary technicians and veterinarians in a variety of inpatient and outpatient activities.
Prerequisites: (none)
VET 102 Veterinary Assistant II Details 3
This class is an extension of VET 101 to further prepare students to work in the animal care field. Students will gain in-depth knowledge in anatomy, pathophysiology of animal diseases, emergency care and anesthesia/surgery protocols. Class consists of 30 online hours and a minimum of 25 hours actually observing and practicing intermediate veterinary assistant skills learned in the classroom setting. Trained assistants support veterinary technicians and veterinarians in a variety of inpatient and outpatient activities.
Prerequisites: VET 101
Year 2 - Spring Details
AGR 171 Introduction to Electricity Details 2
Designed to develop knowledge and skills in electrical wiring, motors and controls. Emphasis is placed on planning, wiring, testing, safety, and related skills and knowledge.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 172 Introduction to Welding Details 2
Designed for the individual who needs skills and knowledge in welding for repairing and fabrication of agriculture equipment. Welding will be done with arc, MIG, acetylene, and TIG welders.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 173 Advanced Welding Details 2
Designed for the individual who needs more in-depth skills and knowledge in welding for projects, maintenance welding, or fabrication welding. Welding will be done with arc, MIG, acetylene, and TIG welders.
Prerequisites: AGR 172 or consent of department
AGR 186 Agriculture Business Management Details 3
Emphasizes the development of a business plan for the farm or agriculture-related business. The decision-making process, budgeting (enterprise, partial, business, and cash-flow), setting priorities, production efficiency and related topics are important components of the course.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 188 Agricultural Sales and Marketing Details 3
Fundamental study of human relations needed in order to operate an agricultural business successfully. Basic sales methods are discussed as they relate to the customers' needs. Primary emphasis is placed on sales and service of agricultural products, the importance of a satisfied customer, and the necessity for product knowledge.
Prerequisites: (none)
CMN 101 Introduction to Speech I Details 3
An introduction to the basic principles of oral communication as applied to public speaking. The course emphasizes the mastery of oral communication skills through a variety of exercises in which the student speaks before the group. Involves analysis of such topics as preparation, organization, and delivery.
Prerequisites: (none)
Various Approved Electives (Agriculture Business Management Associate in Applied Science) (2-4) Details 2-4
Any courses with the AGR or VET prefix are recommended for degree completion.
Various AGR Electives Details 3
All courses with AGR prefix.
AGR 150 Agriculture and Consumer-Related Occupations I Details 1
An introduction to various agricultural occupations, this course involves a study of career opportunities in agriculture industry, business, farming, teaching, resource management and environmental control. It is designed to gather occupational information which will allow the student to develop educational and occupational goals. Satisfies JWCC job-seeking skills course requirement.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 152 Natural Resource Management Details 3
Basic course emphasizing the importance and practical aspects of planning a conservation program for the agriculture producer. The student will study and develop a conservation plan for his or her own farm or a farm provided by the instructor. In-depth study of conservation practices and their economic considerations will provide the student with a better understanding of the need to plan the use, treatment and protection of soil, water, air, woodlands, wildlife, and energy use.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 155 Crop Management Technology Details 2
Designed to introduce students to the fundamental processes of precision navigation systems and their applications to crop production and the agribusiness supply and service industry. Technical skills and knowledge in the operation of hardware and software will be emphasized. Specific topics include: basic georeferencing principles, mapping software, data collection, data analysis and precision equipment.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 161 Animal Evaluation and Selection I Details 2
Study of relationship between form and function in the evaluation and selection of breeding and market livestock.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 162 Animal Evaluation and Selection II Details 2
Study of relationship between form and function in the evaluation and selection of breeding and market livestock. A continuation of AGR 161 for students who want to continue with additional livestock evaluation experiences.
Prerequisites: AGR 161 or consent of department
AGR 163 Advanced Animal Evaluation and Selection Details 4
Advanced study of relationship between form and function in the evaluation and selection of breeding and market livestock. Includes advanced level of oral justification.
Prerequisites: AGR 162; AGR 202 is recommended or concurrent with these classes or consent of department
AGR 164 Animal Nutrition and Health Details 3
Fundamental principles of animal nutrition and maintenance of health for animals with monogastric and ruminant digestive systems. Study of essential nutrients, feed ingredients and additives, balancing rations and economic considerations in feeding. In-depth analysis is given to nutritional content of crops commonly produced and fed to livestock.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 165 Beef Management - Breed to Wean Details 2
Designed to focus upon those principles of beef production which emphasize the skills and knowledge needed to manage the beef cow herd. Topics include selection of breeding stock, artificial insemination, reproductive physiology, beef cow nutrition, herd health programs, forage management, and general herd management.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 166 Beef Management - Wean to Finish Details 2
Designed to focus upon those principles of beef production which emphasize the skills and knowledge needed to manage the cow and calf, yearling cattle, and feedlot cattle. Topics include nutrition, herd health, general management, and marketing.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 167 Applied Beef Production Skills Details 2
Students will be assisting with duties related to cows and calves at the University of Illinois Orr Beef Research Center. Possible duties might include vaccinating, moving and handling breeding cows, preparing for parturition and calving cows, processing newborns, and caring for young calves. Students could also assist with other research activities with cows and newborn calves.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 169 Artificial Insemination - Cattle Details 1
Study of the physiology of the reproductive tract of cattle and the use of insemination equipment for breeding of cattle; includes procedures that make artificial insemination practical.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 171 Introduction to Electricity Details 2
Designed to develop knowledge and skills in electrical wiring, motors and controls. Emphasis is placed on planning, wiring, testing, safety, and related skills and knowledge.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 172 Introduction to Welding Details 2
Designed for the individual who needs skills and knowledge in welding for repairing and fabrication of agriculture equipment. Welding will be done with arc, MIG, acetylene, and TIG welders.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 173 Advanced Welding Details 2
Designed for the individual who needs more in-depth skills and knowledge in welding for projects, maintenance welding, or fabrication welding. Welding will be done with arc, MIG, acetylene, and TIG welders.
Prerequisites: AGR 172 or consent of department
AGR 174 Artificial Insemination - Swine Details 1
The physiology of the reproductive tract of farm animals and the use of insemination equipment for breeding of livestock is studied. Included are management procedures that make artificial insemination practical.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 175 Computer Applications in Agribusiness Details 3
Introduction to the applications of the microcomputer to agribusiness: word processing, spreadsheets, data base management, presentation software, and use of the Internet. Satisfies JWCC computer competency requirement.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 176 Pork Production Practicum Details 2
Introduces the student to pork production with supervised practice of basic pork production skills. Focus is on providing interactive feedback, plus question and answer opportunity with the supervisor and instructor.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 177 Introduction to Equine Science I Details 2
A basic course in the principles of equine care and management, including breed identification, training, evaluation, selection, feeding, reproduction, and physiology of equine animals. Particular attention is paid to the feeding and training of horses and the role of the equine industry in modern times.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 180 Swine Management - Breeding & Genetics Details 2
Covers factors used to select and manage a breeding herd. Emphasis on the skills and practices necessary for maximizing reproductive performance in confinement. The course includes choosing replacement females, selecting boars, cross breeding, artificial insemination, pen and hand breeding, and genetics. Covers the science and reasoning behind the application of the above topics
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 181 Swine Management - Farrow to Market Details 2
A study of management factors necessary for increasing production efficiency by the timely application of pig processing procedures and production practices from birth to market. Emphasis on the acceptable procedures of care of sow and litter from just prior to farrowing to three weeks after farrowing. Management of newly purchased feeder pigs, carcass evaluation, and marketing feeder pigs and market hogs will also be discussed.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 182 Applied Pork Production Skills Details 2
Students gain practical experience in pork production skills through classroom and laboratory work. Pregnancy testing of sows, studying methods of breeding sows and gilts, using chemical and manual assistance in delivering pigs, clipping needle-teeth, docking tails, vaccinations, injections, castration of hogs, and general daily hog production activities are covered.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 186 Agriculture Business Management Details 3
Emphasizes the development of a business plan for the farm or agriculture-related business. The decision-making process, budgeting (enterprise, partial, business, and cash-flow), setting priorities, production efficiency and related topics are important components of the course.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 188 Agricultural Sales and Marketing Details 3
Fundamental study of human relations needed in order to operate an agricultural business successfully. Basic sales methods are discussed as they relate to the customers' needs. Primary emphasis is placed on sales and service of agricultural products, the importance of a satisfied customer, and the necessity for product knowledge.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 189 Agricultural Finance and Records Details 3
The study of record keeping systems and accounting principles. Types of accounting systems, budgeting depreciation, and amortization schedules will be discussed. Additional topics include the importance of the proper use of credit in the agriculture business; the use of equity and debt capital as a management tool; the application of short, intermediate, and long-term credit; alternative sources of credit; lender's credit analysis and loan servicing; and debt management.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 192 Agriculture Essay Details 1-4 (Varies)
An investigation of the need to stay current in agriculture. The student is required to attend a minimum of 20 hours of current meetings offered by agriculture businesses, university agriculture extension services or other educational institutions to receive one hour of credit. The student must meet with the instructor to develop an approved plan for attendance of meetings and discussion of procedures to be following in reporting the activities of these pertinent educational excursions into the agricultural business community.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 193 Agriculture and Consumer-Related Occupations II Details 1
Further introduction and discussion of various agriculture occupations, this course involves a study of career opportunities in agriculture industry, business, farming, teaching, resource management and environmental control. It is designed to gather occupational information which will allow the student to develop educational and occupational goals. Satisfies JWCC job-seeking skills course requirements.
Prerequisites: AGR 150
AGR 195 Special Topics in Agriculture Details 1-4 (Varies)
Deals with current topics in agriculture not covered in other courses. Topics will vary at discretion of the instructor. No topic will be offered more than twice within three years. May be repeated with different topics to maximum of four credit hours. Topic to be listed on student's permanent academic record.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
AGR 199 Occupational Internship I Details 1-5 (Varies)
Students are placed in selected areas of production, horticulture and agribusiness to learn about these businesses under actual working conditions. This experience allows the student to explore and apply knowledge to his/her career interests. Dual supervision is provided by college staff and the operating business. Course requires 80 hours of work experience for each credit hour.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
AGR 200 Introduction to Soil Science Details 4
Introduction to the origin and development of our soil. Study will be primarily on the biological, chemical and physical aspects of soil and how they are influenced by environmental and cultural production practices. Soil testing and interpretation will be studied.
Prerequisites: One course in chemistry recommended
AGR 202 Introduction to Animal Science Details 4
A basic course in the principles of livestock production and management, including breed identification, evaluation and selection, feeding, reproduction, sanitation, disease control, and physiology of beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep and poultry.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 203 Agriculture Economics for Consumers Details 3
Introduction to the economic forces which have stimulated development of American agriculture. Includes study of finance, taxation, legal descriptions, input allocation and marketing programs, and governmental policies as they relate to agriculture.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 204 Principles of Crop Science Details 4
Introductory study of various plant species of economic importance. Particular emphasis is placed on an understanding of the basic principles of plant growth, development, and reproduction. Cultural practices to maximize production are emphasized. This course also studies weeds, insect and disease identification and control.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 295 Advanced Special Topics in Agriculture Details 1-4 (Varies)
Deals with current topics in agriculture not covered in other courses. Topics will vary at discretion of the instructor. No topic will be offered more than twice within three years. May be repeated with different topics to maximum of four credit hours. Topic to be listed on student's permanent academic record.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
AGR 299 Occupational Internship II Details 1-5 (Varies)
A continuation of AGR 199; a learning experience to develop an extended knowledge of agricultural businesses. Course requires 80 hours of work experience for each credit hour.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
Various VET Electives Details 3
All courses with the VET prefix.
VET 101 Veterinary Assistant I Details 3
This class prepares students to work in the animal care field. Class consists of 30 classroom hours and a minimum of 25 lab hours actually observing and practicing veterinary assistant skills learned from content instruction. Trained assistants support veterinary technicians and veterinarians in a variety of inpatient and outpatient activities.
Prerequisites: (none)
VET 102 Veterinary Assistant II Details 3
This class is an extension of VET 101 to further prepare students to work in the animal care field. Students will gain in-depth knowledge in anatomy, pathophysiology of animal diseases, emergency care and anesthesia/surgery protocols. Class consists of 30 online hours and a minimum of 25 hours actually observing and practicing intermediate veterinary assistant skills learned in the classroom setting. Trained assistants support veterinary technicians and veterinarians in a variety of inpatient and outpatient activities.
Prerequisites: VET 101
Year 2 - Spring / Summer Details
AGR 299 Occupational Internship II Details 1-5 (Varies)
A continuation of AGR 199; a learning experience to develop an extended knowledge of agricultural businesses. Course requires 80 hours of work experience for each credit hour.
Prerequisites: Consent of department