NWCCD 2013-14 Catalog 
    Apr 25, 2018  
NWCCD 2013-14 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

Agricultural Science AS

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The Agricultural Science Program prepares students for a variety of careers and further education.  The agricultural science of producing food and fiber, managing natural resources, and researching new and innovative ways to improve our environment lead to a tremendous demand from businesses nation-wide.  This degree option allows students to choose areas of emphasis that include Agroecology, Animal Science, Range Management, Horticulture, and Meat and Food Science.  The majority of our students continue on to four-year colleges and universities and we work closely with these schools to make the transfer process as seamless as possible.

Graduates in the Ag Sciences are sought by both the private and public sectors.

 Agricultural Science, AS  Program Outcomes:

  • Design solutions to real-world agricultural issues using the scientific method.
  • Interpret the effects of regulatory issues on the local, national, and global agricultural industry.
  • Create multimedia information products that communicate effectively in the realm of agriculture.
  • Investigate marketing channels or opportunities for agricultural products. 

Required Course of Study for AS Degree


Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester - 16 credits

Spring Semester - 14 credits

Total Degree Credit Hours: 60


*The HMDV 1010 - Gateway to Student Success class will be partnered with another 1000 level Ag course.

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