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Agriculture & Natural Resources

The Agriculture and Natural Resources (AAS) degree is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the areas of agribusiness or the management of agricultural and natural resources. In this program, you will learn general planning, economics, and the use of facilities, natural resources, equipment, labor, and capital to produce plant and animal products. As an AAS student, you will complete approximately 15 credit hours of general education courses and 46-58 credit hours of courses most appropriate to address the intended outcome of the career program. The AAS is designed to prepare a student for employment in a specific occupational area.

First Year

First Semester

CourseIDTitleCredits
CS102College Seminar for AGNR1
AG105Plant Science3
AG106Plant Science Lab1
AG107Animal Science3
AG108Animal Science Lab1
AG130Farm & Environ. Safety2
BI110Ecology5
Total16

Second Semester

CourseIDTitleCredits
AG103Soils & Fertilizers3
AG104Soils & Fertilizers Lab1
AGNR Elective or
AG112Beef Production or
AG114Crop Production or
AG125Light Horse Production3
AG100Intro. To Agribusiness Systems
3
EN101English 13
BT160Microcomputers 13
Total16

Second Year

First Semester

CourseIDTitleCredits
AG132Agriculture Mechanics4
AG270Farm Management & Records Analysis
3
BT130Business Comm.3
HI103American History or
PL216National Government3
SP175Speech3
Total16

Second Semester

CourseIDTitleCredits
AG117Agriculture Math3
AG148Agriculture Sales3
AG163Ag Credit & Finance3
AG215AGNR Internship6
Total15

*Please see your advisor or the NCMC Academic Catalog for specific course choices in each area.

  • Dual credit/Transfer credit – This plan is designed for students with no dual or transfer credit. Consider any prior college credit to avoid repeating coursework. We will need official transcripts for these courses.
  • Developmental Studies – This plan assumes that the student does not need to take Developmental Studies courses. Placement test scores determine whether or not the student will need to complete Developmental Studies courses. You can learn more about Developmental Studies courses in the NCMC Academic Catalog.
  • Tracking classes – It is very important to meet with your advisor prior to enrollment every semester. Your advisor will be sure that you are staying on track to graduate, taking appropriate courses that will transfer, meeting transfer requirements, and remain eligible for any financial aid.
  • Financial Aid – Financial Aid can be affected by the number of credit hours you take each semester. Speak with a Financial Aid Representative if you have questions or want to withdraw from a class.
  • Changes – Keep your advisor informed of any degree changes or future educational goals. If you start to struggle, your advisor can assist you in developing a plan to get you back on track!

Program Contact Information

Rustin Jumps

Agriculture & Natural Resources Instructor
[email protected]
(660) 357-6336

Jack Green

Agriculture & Natural Resources Instructor
[email protected]
(660) 357-6314

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