Farm and Ranch Management Certificate Program

Degree Requirements:

Certificate Program Courses

Summer Internship

The Farm and Ranch Management Certificate Program will offer students the opportunity to receive production agricultural education and training designed to enhance production efficiencies. Students enrolled in this program will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the requirements of this program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Farm and Ranch Management completers will be able to demonstrate a/an:

  1. Objective and up-to-date understanding of the issues facing modern agriculture and be able to present both the pros and cons of proposed solutions to these issues. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, V, and VI.)
  2. Basic proficiency in a wide range of specific approved practices in production agriculture. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II and VI.)
  3. Basic proficiency in the use of financial and precision farming computer software. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II, III, and VI.)
  4. Be able 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 proficiency in using both arc and wire welders in all positions. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II and VI.)

Requirements

Farm and Ranch Management Certificate Courses

AGEC 241Introduction to Agricultural Economics

3

 

AGRI 297Agricultural Management Internship; Externship; Cooperative Education

1-6

Two Credits Required

 

ASM 155Agricultural Welding

3

COMM 110Fundamentals Of Public Speaking

3

H&CE 241Leadership and Presentation Techniques

3

PLSC 110World Food Crops

3

SOIL 210Introduction to Soil Science

4

UNIV 100Freshman Seminar

1

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

AGEC 142Agricultural Accounting

3

AGEC 246Introduction to Agricultural Finance

3

One course from the following two courses (2-4 credits):

ASC 093Algebra Prep III

2

No University Credit Granted - Developmental Course

MATH 103College Algebra

4

Choose course based upon ACT score or Math Placement score.

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

AGRI 280Technology in Agriculture

3

GIS 210Applied GPS

3

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

ANSC 114Introduction to Animal Science

3

ANSC 123Feeds and Feeding

3

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

ASC 087College Writing Preparation

3

No University Credit Granted - Developmental Course

ENGL 110College Composition I

3

Choose course based upon ACT score or English Placement score.

Total Credit Hours: 36-38