Associate in Science Degree - Agricultural Sales and Service

Degree Requirements:

General Education Courses

Core Curriculum

Option(s) Courses

Degree available online

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 production, business, and resource management. (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

AGEC 241Introduction to Agricultural Economics

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):

BOTE 247Spreadsheet Applications

3

CSCI 200Database Software Applications

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Options

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

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

Agricultural Business Management Option

Students pursuing the Agricultural Business Management option combine business techniques with knowledge of agricultural production to prepare for employment in an agriculturally related business.

AGRI 297Agricultural Management Internship; Externship; Cooperative Education

1-6

Two Credits Required

 

GIS 381Geographic Information Systems for Business

3

H&CE 241Leadership and Presentation Techniques

3

PLSC 110World Food Crops

3

SOIL 210Introduction to Soil Science

4

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 (3 credits):

ANSC 220Livestock Production

3

PLSC 225Principles of Crop Production

3

Total Credit Hours:21

Natural Resource Option

Students pursuing the Natural Resource option combine business techniques with knowledge of agricultural production to prepare for further education in the fields of natural resource, range and soils management.
GEOL 105Physical Geology

3

GEOL 105LPhysical Geology Lab

1

GIS 380Applied Arc GIS

3

H&CE 241Leadership and Presentation Techniques

3

PLSC 110World Food Crops

3

SOIL 210Introduction to Soil Science

4

One pair of courses from the following two pairs of courses (4-5 credits):

BIOL 151General Biology II

3

BIOL 151LGeneral Biology II Lab

1

OR

CHEM 121General Chemistry I

4

CHEM 121LGeneral Chemistry Lab I

1

Total Credit Hours:21-22

Production Agriculture Option

Students pursuing the Production Agriculture option combine a strong foundation in agricultural production with business techniques necessary for employment in agricultural production.

AGEC 142Agricultural Accounting

3

AGEC 246Introduction to Agricultural Finance

3

H&CE 241Leadership and Presentation Techniques

3

PLSC 110World Food Crops

3

SOIL 210Introduction to Soil Science

4

Choose course not taken in agricultural core curriculum (3 credits):

ANSC 114Introduction to Animal Science

3

ANSC 123Feeds and Feeding

3

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

ANSC 220Livestock Production

3

PLSC 225Principles of Crop Production

3

Total Credit Hours:22

Technology in Agriculture Option

Students pursing the Technology in Agriculture option are exposed to agricultural production techniques and the technologies involved in geographic information systems and precision agriculture.

AGRI 280Technology in Agriculture

3

 

AGRI 297Agricultural Management Internship; Externship; Cooperative Education

1-6

Two Credits Required

 

GIS 380Applied Arc GIS

3

GIS 382Applied GPS

3

H&CE 241Leadership and Presentation Techniques

3

PLSC 110World Food Crops

3

Choose course not taken in agricultural core curriculum (3 credits):

BOTE 247Spreadsheet Applications

3

CSCI 200Database Software Applications

3

Total Credit Hours:20

Equine Management Option - Available Online

Students pursuing the Equine Management option combine business techniques and production practices to prepare for employment managing an equine-related facility.

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

Students pursuing the Equine Training option combine business and production practices with a training series to prepare for employment in an equine training business.

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