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Agricultural Education B.S.

Agriculture and Natural Resources
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  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2019
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 124
  • Required credits within the major: 84 to 85
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
A bachelor of science degree in agricultural education at UMC is a career-oriented degree that has three emphases available to students. Agricultural science, agricultural systems engineering technology, and natural and managed environmental science allow students the flexibility to select the emphasis that matches their career goals. All emphases serve students preparing to teach agriscience, agribusiness, agriculture, horticulture, food systems, agrimechanics, natural resource management, engineering technology used in agriculture, and management of the associated student organization (FFA) including SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience). Each fits within the licensure field of agricultural education in public schools at the 5-12 grade levels. A second license will allow graduates to teach work-based learning skills and supervise work-based learning students placed on the job as a part of their education. Graduates with the agricultural science emphasis are also qualified for a broad array of agriculturally-related positions in sales, management, agricultural finance, and production aspects of agriculture. Graduates with a natural and managed environmental science emphasis can enter environmental learning center education, natural resource management, and soils conservation-related fields. Graduates with an agricultural systems engineering technology emphasis can provide customer service to precision agriculture systems, machinery sales and service, welding services, and facilities design and selection. Program Outcomes for Agricultural Education Graduates will be able to: Apply learners' growth and development principles across all domains to design and implement developmentally appropriate learning experiences; Ensure inclusive learning through understanding of individual differences and diverse cultures; Work with others to create environments that support collaborative and engaged learning including self-motivation; Demonstrate content knowledge, concepts, and tools of inquiry in the career clusters associated with agriculture, natural resources, and forestry; Connect concepts and use differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving in authentic contexts; Use a variety of assessment tools and practices to monitor learner progress and to plan and evaluate effective instruction; Plan instruction that supports all learners in meeting rigorous learning goals within an integrated curriculum; Use a variety of instructional strategies that encourage learners to develop a deep understanding of content and make relevant connections; Engage in ethical practices and professional development as a career-long effort and responsibility; Provide leadership and collaborate with families, school professionals, and community members in support of student learning.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 already admitted to the degree-granting college
(1) Earn a minimum GPA of 2.50 overall. (2) Take the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examination (MTLE) Basic Skills tests. (3) Purchase personal liability insurance: can be obtained inexpensively through an annual student membership in Education Minnesota or Minnesota Association of Agricultural Educators. (4) Successful completion of ED 2200, Foundations of Education. (5) Complete and submit Teacher Education Application package. (6) Submit a reflective writing sample.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the graduation requirements.
Program Requirements
Students must complete 40 upper-division credits. A maximum of two D grades are allowed for core courses required in the program, subplan/emphasis, and technology requirements. This includes grades earned at UMC or transferred in from another institution.
Agricultural Education Core
Take exactly 10 course(s) totaling exactly 24 credit(s) from the following:
· AGED 1001 - Careers in Agricultural Education, Extension Education and Farm Business Management (1.0 cr)
AGED 2001 - Early Experience in Agricultural Education (1.0 cr)
AGED 3003 - SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) and FFA (3.0 cr)
AGED 3004 - Methods of Teaching Agricultural Education (4.0 cr)
AGED 4001 - Methods of Teaching Farm Business Management (1.0 cr)
AGED 4003 - Agricultural Education Program Organization (3.0 cr)
AGED 4600 - Student Teaching: Work-Based Learning (1.0 cr)
AGED 4700 - Student Teaching: Farm Business Management (1.0 cr)
AGED 4800 - Student Teaching: Middle School (1.0 cr)
AGED 4900 - Student Teaching: High School (8.0 cr)
Agriculture and Natural Resources Core
Take exactly 7 course(s) totaling exactly 24 credit(s) from the following:
· AGEC 1005 - World Agricultural Food Systems (3.0 cr)
AGEC 2310 - Agribusiness Financial Records (3.0 cr)
ANSC 1004 - Introduction to Animal Science (4.0 cr)
ASM 1034 - Facility Maintenance and Safety (4.0 cr)
NATR 3374 - Ecology [BIOL SCI] (4.0 cr)
SOIL 1293 - Soil Science (3.0 cr)
· GNAG 3203 - Ag Products and Processing (3.0 cr)
or GNAG 3204 - International Agricultural Production, Processing, and Marketing (3.0 cr)
Education Core
Take exactly 11 course(s) totaling exactly 22 credit(s) from the following:
· ED 2200 - Foundations of Education (3.0 cr)
ED 2400 - Introduction to Middle and High School Education and Experiential Learning (3.0 cr)
ED 3000 - Cultural Immersion (1.0 cr)
ED 3009 - Human Relations in Diversity (1.0 cr)
ED 3110 - Educational Psychology (3.0 cr)
ED 3210 - Reading in the Content Area (2.0 cr)
ED 3500 - Introduction to Children with Special Needs (2.0 cr)
ED 3600 - Classroom Management in Middle School and High School Settings (3.0 cr)
ED 4400 - Teaching Grades 5-12 Students in Inclusive Environments (2.0 cr)
ED 4800 - Senior Professional Seminar (1.0 cr)
PUBH 3005 - Fundamentals of Alcohol and Drug Abuse for Teacher Education (UMTC) (1.0 cr)
Liberal Education
This program requires a minimum of 40 credits of liberal education and completion of the ten goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. The following are specific required liberal education courses.
Take exactly 7 course(s) totaling exactly 22 credit(s) from the following:
· BIOL 1009 - General Biology [BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (4.0 cr)
· COMP 1011 - Composition I [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
· COMP 1013 - Composition II [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
· ED 2100 - Child and Adolescent Development and Learning [HI/BEH/SSC] (3.0 cr)
· ECON 2101 - Microeconomics [HI/BEH/SSC] (3.0 cr)
· MATH 1031 - College Algebra [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
· SPCH 1101 - Public Speaking [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
Technology
If applicable, the course(s) taken from below may be used to satisfy both the program and technology requirements.
Take exactly 1 course(s) totaling exactly 3 credit(s) from the following:
· ASM 3360 - Applications in Precision Agriculture (3.0 cr)
or CA 1xxx
or CA 2xxx
or ED 2000 - Educational Technology for P-12th Settings (2.0 cr)
or ED 4000 - Educational Technology Applications (1.0 cr)
or NATR 2630 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Agricultural Science
Graduates with the agricultural science emphasis are qualified for a broad array of agriculturally related positions in sales, management, agricultural finance, and production aspects of agriculture.
The Agricultural Education BS with an emphasis in Agricultural Science requires a minimum of 84 major credits.
Agricultural Science Core
Take exactly 3 course(s) totaling exactly 10 credit(s) from the following:
· AGRO 1183 - Field Crops: Production Principles (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 1001 - Introductory Chemistry [PHYS SCI] (4.0 cr)
· HORT 1010 - Introduction to Horticulture (3.0 cr)
Animal Production Core
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 4 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ANSC 1206 - Sheep and Swine Production Techniques (2.0 cr)
· ANSC 3204 - Dairy Production (4.0 cr)
· ANSC 3303 - Beef Production (4.0 cr)
· EQSC 2102 - Horse Production (4.0 cr)
Agriculture and Natural Resources Electives
Students must take enough agriculture and natural resources elective credits to satisfy the 124 credit graduation requirement.
Take 0 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AGEC
· AGED
· AGRO
· ANSC
· ASM
· AVIA
· EQSC
· GNAG
· HORT
· NATR
· SOIL
· SWM
· TURF
Agricultural Systems Engineering Technology
Graduates with an agricultural systems engineering technology emphasis can provide customer service to precision agriculture systems, machinery sales and service, welding services, and facilities design and selection.
The Agricultural Education BS with an emphasis in Agricultural Systems Engineering Technology requires a minimum of 85 major credits.
Agricultural Systems Engineering Technology Core
Take exactly 4 course(s) totaling exactly 13 credit(s) from the following:
· ASM 2053 - Electricity, Controls, and Sensors in Agriculture (3.0 cr)
· ASM 2200 - Introduction to Renewable Energy Systems (3.0 cr)
· ASM 3360 - Applications in Precision Agriculture (3.0 cr)
· PHYS 1012 - Introductory Physics [PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (4.0 cr)
Agricultural Systems Management Electives
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 2 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ASM 1xxx
· ASM 2xxx
· ASM 3xxx
· Recommended ASM Electives
· ASM 2043 - Welding and Manufacturing Processes (3.0 cr)
or ASM 3002 - Agricultural Mobile Power Systems (3.0 cr)
Agriculture and Natural Resources Electives
Students must take enough agriculture and natural resources elective credits to satisfy the 124 credit graduation requirement.
Take 0 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AGEC
· AGED
· AGRO
· ANSC
· ASM
· AVIA
· EQSC
· GNAG
· HORT
· NATR
· SOIL
· SWM
· TURF
Natural and Managed Environmental Education
Graduates with a natural and managed environmental education emphasis can enter environmental learning center education, natural resource management, and soils conservation related fields.
The Agricultural Education BS with an emphasis in Natural and Managed Environmental Education requires a minimum of 84 major credits.
Natural and Managed Environmental Education Core
Take exactly 4 course(s) totaling exactly 14 credit(s) from the following:
· CHEM 1001 - Introductory Chemistry [PHYS SCI] (4.0 cr)
· HORT 1010 - Introduction to Horticulture (3.0 cr)
· NATR 1233 - Introduction to Natural Resources (3.0 cr)
· NATR 1244 - Elements of Forestry (4.0 cr)
Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Environmental Sciences Electives
Students must take enough agriculture, natural resources, and/or environmental sciences elective credits to satisfy the 124 credit graduation requirement.
Take 0 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AGEC
· AGED
· AGRO
· ANSC
· ASM
· AVIA
· ENSC
· EQSC
· GNAG
· HORT
· NATR
· SOIL
· SWM
· TURF
 
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AGED 1001 - Careers in Agricultural Education, Extension Education and Farm Business Management
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Historical development of agricultural, extension, and farm business management education. Orientation to career opportunities. Discuss foundational building blocks of agricultural education.
AGED 2001 - Early Experience in Agricultural Education
Credits: 1.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Observe schools, extension offices, farm business management programs, and agricultural-oriented businesses to learn about work/workplace in agricultural education.
AGED 3003 - SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) and FFA
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles/techniques to coordinate work-based learning. Supervised Agricultural Experience in agricultural education. Principles/techniques to advising an FFA chapter. Historical roots/philosophical basis for both experiential education and FFA integrated into the classroom, community, families, and administration of work-placed learning and FFA.
AGED 3004 - Methods of Teaching Agricultural Education
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Use of teaching resources; principles of teaching/learning; problem-solving techniques, lesson plan construction for large group, small group and individual investigations; microteaching labs, assessment preparation/administration/evaluation. prereq: 3003
AGED 4001 - Methods of Teaching Farm Business Management
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in a Student Teaching course (AgEd 4600, 4700, 4800, 4900)
Typically offered: Every Spring
Teaching/learning methodology specific to Farm Business Management including essential farm management skills for classroom and individual instruction. prereq: Concurrent enrollment in a Student Teaching course (AgEd 4600, 4700, 4800, 4900)
AGED 4003 - Agricultural Education Program Organization
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 3003, 3004 or concurrent enrollment
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development of community school program in agriculture, agribusiness, natural resources, and environmental education including classroom, SAE, and FFA with community involvement/"local control" recognition. Program planning outcomes with student/community/agribusiness needs assessed. prereq: 3003, 3004 or concurrent enrollment
AGED 4600 - Student Teaching: Work-Based Learning
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: concurrent enrollment in other AgEd internship courses
Typically offered: Every Spring
Student teaching experience in schools that have 9-12 work-based learning opportunities. prereq: concurrent enrollment in other AgEd internship courses
AGED 4700 - Student Teaching: Farm Business Management
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: concurrent enrollment in other AgEd internship courses
Typically offered: Every Spring
Student teaching experience in communities that have access to Farm Business Management. prereq: concurrent enrollment in other AgEd internship courses
AGED 4800 - Student Teaching: Middle School
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: concurrent enrollment in other AgEd internship courses
Typically offered: Every Spring
Student teaching experience in schools offering middle school agricultural education or in related fields such as middle school science. prereq: concurrent enrollment in other AgEd internship courses
AGED 4900 - Student Teaching: High School
Credits: 8.0 [max 8.0]
Prerequisites: concurrent enrollment in other AgEd internship courses
Typically offered: Every Spring
Student teaching experience in schools offering high school agricultural education. prereq: concurrent enrollment in other AgEd internship courses
AGEC 1005 - World Agricultural Food Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Historical preferences, consumer trends in diverse geographic regions. How global/national policies affect food trade.
AGEC 2310 - Agribusiness Financial Records
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Applied course in record keeping. Use of computerized system to record business transactions; manage agricultural inventories, receivables, payables, and payroll; and generate coordinated financial statements.
ANSC 1004 - Introduction to Animal Science
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Survey of the meat animal, dairy, and equine industries. Emphasis on general management principles, health care, breeding, behavior, feeding, and care of dairy cattle, beef cattle, horses, sheep, and swine.
ASM 1034 - Facility Maintenance and Safety
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Safe operation, working environment for power equipment, structures, utilities, metal fabrication.
NATR 3374 - Ecology (BIOL SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Interactions among plants, animals, and the physical environment; structure and function of ecosystems; population dynamics, biotic communities; principles of biotic succession and ecosystem management. prereq: Biol 1009, Soil 1293
SOIL 1293 - Soil Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Formation, classification, and composition of soils, with emphasis on environmental quality, chemical and physical properties affecting growth and nutrition of plants, management principles and practices used to increase productivity and conserve soil and water resources for agronomic crops. prereq: Chem 1001
GNAG 3203 - Ag Products and Processing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Survey of raw agricultural products produced in Upper Midwest. Transport, processing, packaging, wholesale/retail distribution and sales. Quality factors, food laws/regulations, sanitation, food safety, environmental concerns. prereq: Jr
GNAG 3204 - International Agricultural Production, Processing, and Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Survey of international agricultural production. Transport, processing, packaging, wholesale/retail distribution, marketing. Quality factors, food laws/regulations, sanitation, food safety, and environmental concerns.
ED 2200 - Foundations of Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Roles, responsibilities, duties, functions, routines, requirements of public school teachers. Historical, social, political foundations of public education. Role of education in a pluralistic society. Issues affecting education in American public schools. prereq: Completion of Pre-Professional Skills Test [PPST]; Minimum GPA of 2.5
ED 2400 - Introduction to Middle and High School Education and Experiential Learning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Pedagogy related to uniqueness of early/late adolescent education; utilization of media/technology to enrich learning applications for middle/high school education; core principles/theories of experiential learning. prereq: 2200
ED 3000 - Cultural Immersion
Credits: 1.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Three to five days in a school setting that primarily serves minority children/families. Students observe, participate, and teach mini-lessons. Interview teachers. Demonstrate understanding of cultural and community diversity and how to incorporate children's experiences and culture into instruction.
ED 3009 - Human Relations in Diversity
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Biases, discrimination, prejudice, personal/institutional oppression in terms of history, social/educational contexts. Create responsive learning environments that contribute to self-esteem/positive interpersonal relations.
ED 3110 - Educational Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Teaching/learning process: (1) planning/effective instruction; (2) behavioral/cognitive views. Emphasizes how learning is affected by development, individual differences, motivation. prereq: 2200, ECE 2100, minimum GPA of 2.5
ED 3210 - Reading in the Content Area
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Designed to meet requirements of Minnesota statute requiring teachers receiving an initial license to have preparation in "scientifically-based reading instruction".
ED 3500 - Introduction to Children with Special Needs
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Overview of special education public laws/processes of identifying students with disabilities. Introduction of children with low/high incidence disabilities/giftedness. Definitions, causes, characteristics, education implications. IFSP/IEP. Field experiences required. prereq: 2.5 cum GPA
ED 3600 - Classroom Management in Middle School and High School Settings
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 2400
Typically offered: Every Fall
Managing students' learning and the classroom environment in work/community/family education programs. Strategies for middle/high school education including supervised internship/teaching experiences. prereq: 2400
ED 4400 - Teaching Grades 5-12 Students in Inclusive Environments
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: 3500
Typically offered: Every Fall
Addresses key aspects of developing, teaching/learning in inclusive settings. Topics on universal design learning (UDL), accommodation, modification/adaptation for students with mild, moderate, severe disabilities. Field experiences required. prereq: 3500
ED 4800 - Senior Professional Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: Sr status or instructor approval
Typically offered: Every Spring
Orientation to the student teaching internship. Reflective learning on teacher preparation experience including issues/challenges facing the profession. Professional issues will be addressed including licensure, portfolios, Teacher Performance Assessment, teaching code of ethics. Taken concurrently with the teaching internship. prereq: Sr status or instructor approval
PUBH 3005 - Fundamentals of Alcohol and Drug Abuse for Teacher Education (UMTC)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Scientific and socio-cultural aspects of alcohol and drug problems. Emphasizes role of education in health conservation and drug abuse prevention. prereq: Undergrad in Agricultural Education, Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education
BIOL 1009 - General Biology (BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Major concepts of modern biology. Molecular structure of living things. Energy recruitment/utilization. Flow of genetic information through organisms/populations. Principles of inheritance, ecology, and evolution. Lab. prereq: High school science courses
COMP 1011 - Composition I (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Process of clear, concrete, and convincing writing. Generation and discovery of subjects, revisions, editing.
COMP 1013 - Composition II (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Writing a research paper/s. Formulating/answering a research question. Developing an organizational/argument strategy for topic/audience. Supporting research question/argument with scholarly sources. prereq: 1011
ED 2100 - Child and Adolescent Development and Learning (HI/BEH/SSC)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study of principles and major theories of development from birth through adolescence. Age trends, individual/group differences, factors which affect development/learning. Evidence-based applications.
ECON 2101 - Microeconomics (HI/BEH/SSC)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic economic principles of pricing, resource allocation, consumption. Supply/demand, cost of production, consumer behavior. Competition/influences of market structure. prereq: Math 0991 or 2 yrs high school algebra or equiv
MATH 1031 - College Algebra (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic algebraic operations, linear/quadratic equations/inequalities, variation. Functions/graphs. Theory of equations. Exponential/logarithmic functions. Systems of equations. Mathmatical modeling/applications. prereq: 0991 or ACT math score of 20 or higher
SPCH 1101 - Public Speaking (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topic selection, research, organization, rehearsal, and extemporaneous delivery of informative and persuasive speeches.
ASM 3360 - Applications in Precision Agriculture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to applications of precision agriculture. Hands-on practice of mapping fields. Grid sampling techniques. Variable rate applications. Yield mapping/interpretation. Map information. prereq: ITM 1010, Soil 1293
ED 2000 - Educational Technology for P-12th Settings
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Use of current technology applicable to P-12 classroom settings; integration of technology in support of student learning and instruction; appropriate use and ethical issues surrounding use of technology in education. prereq: Minimum GPA of 2.5
ED 4000 - Educational Technology Applications
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Apply various media and educational technology resources to enrich learning opportunities,and maximize learning for learners with diverse backgrounds, characteristics, and abilities. prereq: 2000; minimum GPA of 2.50
NATR 2630 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Application/use of computer-based information systems, data delivery, and geographic information systems in natural resource management and regional planning. Labs focus on developing basic competence using current suite of ArcGIS software and finding, retrieving and utilizing data currently available from public resource management agencies. prereq: 1244, MATH 1031
AGRO 1183 - Field Crops: Production Principles
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles and cultural practices used in growing certain row crops, small grains, oil crops, and specialty crops.
CHEM 1001 - Introductory Chemistry (PHYS SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
For students who do not need professional-level general chemistry. Atomic and molecular structure, inorganic nomenclature, chemical equations, quantitative relationships, phases of matter, solution chemistry, chemical dynamics, acid/base chemistry, oxidation-reduction process. prereq: High school algebra, high school chem
HORT 1010 - Introduction to Horticulture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Environmental considerations, planting, propagation, pruning, and protection of horticultural crops. Greenhouse/field experience.
ANSC 1206 - Sheep and Swine Production Techniques
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Skills necessary for successful/economical sheep/swine production.
ANSC 3204 - Dairy Production
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Growth/development of dairy cattle. Genetics/breeding, dairy nutrition, growth/development of heifer to first calving. Getting cows into production and their subsequent management, including milking management skills. prereq: 2104
ANSC 3303 - Beef Production
Credits: 4.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of technology and information to systems of managing beef operations. Incorporation of economics, farm management, records, and production science in management plans. Computer applications in management. prereq: 2104
EQSC 2102 - Horse Production
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fundamentals of horse care. Equine nutrition, behavior, diseases. Hoof care. First aid, health care, disease prevention. Parasites. prereq: AnSc 1004
ASM 2053 - Electricity, Controls, and Sensors in Agriculture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Theory and practical application of electricity and electrical controls in agriculture. Selection/maintenance of electrical motors, heating/light/control devices, and sensors.
ASM 2200 - Introduction to Renewable Energy Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of energy needs as a nation. Changes in world energy demands. Sources of renewable energy. Employment opportunities in bio-fuels, solar, wind, and geo-thermal. Site tours, guest lectures.
ASM 3360 - Applications in Precision Agriculture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to applications of precision agriculture. Hands-on practice of mapping fields. Grid sampling techniques. Variable rate applications. Yield mapping/interpretation. Map information. prereq: ITM 1010, Soil 1293
PHYS 1012 - Introductory Physics (PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Motion, forces, torque, energy, heat, sound, light, electricity, magnetism. Emphasizes applications. prereq: Math 1031
ASM 2043 - Welding and Manufacturing Processes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Arc/gas welding of ferrous/nonferrous metals. TIG/MIG welding. Designs for welding, economics, cost estimating. Project design/construction. Basic metal machining.
ASM 3002 - Agricultural Mobile Power Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Selecting, testing, maintaining power units for drawbar, PTO, hydraulic applications. Spark/compression ignition systems, drive trains, DC electrical systems, air conditioning systems.
CHEM 1001 - Introductory Chemistry (PHYS SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
For students who do not need professional-level general chemistry. Atomic and molecular structure, inorganic nomenclature, chemical equations, quantitative relationships, phases of matter, solution chemistry, chemical dynamics, acid/base chemistry, oxidation-reduction process. prereq: High school algebra, high school chem
HORT 1010 - Introduction to Horticulture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Environmental considerations, planting, propagation, pruning, and protection of horticultural crops. Greenhouse/field experience.
NATR 1233 - Introduction to Natural Resources
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey of our natural resource heritage with emphasis on North America. Various fields within natural resources examined in terms of conservation practices, employment opportunities, and importance to sustainable societies.
NATR 1244 - Elements of Forestry
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Forest management: ecology, silviculture, protection, and multiple-use decision-making processes. Woody forest plants: identification, growth requirements, and management techniques. Compass use and map reading. Survey of the lake states forest products industry. prereq: 1233