Associate of Science Degree - Agricultural Sales and Service

Degree Requirements:

General Education Courses

Core Curriculum

Option(s) Courses

Student Learning Outcomes

Agricultural Sales and Service graduates will be able to demonstrate a/an:

  1. Basic proficiency in a wide range of specific approved practices in Agricultural Business Management, Equine Management, Equine Training, or Technology in Agriculture. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II, III, and VI.)
  2. Basic proficiency in the use of financial and GIS computer software. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II, III, and VI.)
  3. Ability to develop and implement a herd health program and/or a crop rotational plan for production agriculture. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II, III,IV, and VI.)
  4. Ability to develop and use the newest marketing and management tools to make more effective marketing and management decisions. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, V, and VI.)
  5. Basic understanding of specific livestock and farm production practices of the Northern Great Plains. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, V, and VI.)

Requirements

Agricultural Sales and Services Core Curriculum

ANSC 114Introduction to Animal Science

3

BOTE 247Spreadsheet Applications

3

AGEC 244Introduction to Agricultural Marketing

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Options

Students must select and complete at least one option (Agricultural Business Management, Equine Management, Equine Training or Technology in Agriculture) to complete the Associate of Science degree in Agricultural Sales and Service.

The online Equine Option courses will have substantial attached fees. Contact the Department of Agriculture and Technical Studies for more information.

Agricultural Business Management Option

PLSC 110World Food Crops

3

ANSC 123Feeds and Feeding

3

SOIL 210Introduction to Soil Science

4

AGEC 246Introduction to Agricultural Finance

3

AGRI 297Agricultural Management Internship; Externship; Cooperative Education

2

One course from the following two courses (3 credits):

VETS 339Animal Health

3

PLSC 225Principles of Crop Production

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Equine Management Option - Available Online

All of the classes in this option are only available in an online format. Additional fees will apply for the delivery of these online courses.

ANSC 160Equine Nutrition

2

ANSC 161Equine Business Management

2

ANSC 162Equine Reproduction

2

ANSC 163Equine Health and Disease

2

ANSC 164Equine Behavior, Groundwork and Safety

2

ANSC 262Equine Anatomy and Selection

2

ANSC 263Stallion Management

2

ANSC 270Equine Training Theory I

2

ANSC 271Equine Training Theory II

2

One course from the following two courses (2 credits):

ANSC 265Equine Marketing

2

ANSC 267Equine Facility Management

2

Total Credit Hours:20

Equine Training Option - Available Online

All of the classes in this option are only available in an online format. Additional fees will apply for the delivery of these online courses.
ANSC 160Equine Nutrition

2

ANSC 161Equine Business Management

2

ANSC 163Equine Health and Disease

2

ANSC 164Equine Behavior, Groundwork and Safety

2

ANSC 262Equine Anatomy and Selection

2

ANSC 265Equine Marketing

2

ANSC 272Equine Training Techniques I

2

ANSC 273Equine Training Techniques II

2

ANSC 274Equine Training Techniques III

2

ANSC 275Equine Training Techniques IV

2

Total Credit Hours:20

Technology in Agriculture Option

CSCI 200Database Software Applications

3

H&CE 241Leadership and Presentation Techniques

3

AGRI 280Technology in Agriculture

3

AGRI 297Agricultural Management Internship; Externship; Cooperative Education

2

RNG 350Range Plants and Communities

3

RNG 336Introduction to Range Management

4

GIS 380Applied Arc GIS

3

Total Credit Hours:21