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Agriculture Business & Industry (AAS)

WSC Ag Business & Industry Press Release

Minimum required credits for AAS: 62

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The objective of the Agriculture Business and Industry program is to prepare students for a career in the variety of fields associated with Agriculture Business and Industry. Combining agriculture and business coursework, students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to work in an agriculture-specific field, agriculture support field, or a related field associated with agriculture business and finance. 

PROGRAM OUTCOMES:

The student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication.
2. Demonstrate problem-solving strategies within the agriculture field.
3. Identify agricultural needs within society.
4. Use problem solving and analytical skills.
5. Identify how agriculture affects personal and community health and development.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:*

ACCT 200 | Elements of Accounting I (3 credits)
AGEC 242 | Introduction to Agricultural Management (3 credits)
AGEC 244 | Introduction to Agricultural Marketing (3 credits)
AGEC 246 | Introduction to Agricultural Finance (3 credits)
AGRI 150 | Agribusiness Orientation (1 credit)
AGRI 255 | Entrepreneurship in Agriculture (3 credits)
ANSC 114 | Introduction to Animal Science (3 credits)
COOP 197 | Cooperative Education/Internship (1 credit)
ECON 201 | Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
RNG 236 | Introduction to Range Management (3 credits)
SOIL 210 | Introduction to Soil Science (3 credits)

SUGGESTED GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES:**

MATH 103 | College Algebra (3 credits)
BIOL 111 | Concepts of Biology (4 credits)
BIOL 150 | General Biology I L\L (4 credits)
COMM 110 | Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3 credits)
ENGL 110 | College Composition I (3 credits)

SUGGESTED ELECTIVES:***

AGEC 274 | Applied Agricultural Law (3 credits)
ANSC 123 | Feeds & Feeding (3 credits)
ANSC 220 | Livestock Production (3 credits)
ANSC 231 | Livestock Evaluation (3 credits)
ANSC 260 | Introduction to Equine Science (3 credits)
PLSC 110 | World Food Crops (3 credits)
PLSC 223 | Introduction to Weed Science (3 credits)
PLSC 225 | Principles of Crop Production (3 credits)
RNG 250 | Range Plants & Communities (3 credits)
VETS 239 | Animal Health (3 credits)


*In addition to the program specific requirements, please see the general graduation requirements for CTE programs.
**The suggested general education courses are not required, but are recommended for a career in agriculture.
***The suggested electives are not required, but are recommended for a career in agriculture.

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