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Agricultural Business - Agricultural Engineering Technology Option

This program is offered at Clark State's Springfield location.

The Agricultural Engineering Technology option emphasizes preparation for agriculture service-industry occupations, especially those with a mechanical emphasis. Courses are offered in powered equipment maintenance, facility maintenance and construction, landscape construction, soil science, soil fertility, sales, and business management.  The curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment in the business world of agriculture sales and service. Graduates of this program will find technical and entry-level management positions in careers with a mechanical emphasis in the agricultural industry.

The program schedule that follows is designed for full-time students who have completed all prerequisites and who have no college preparatory recommendations. Many individuals, especially part-time students and those taking college preparatory courses, will require additional terms of study.  Students should consult their academic advisor for help in planning their schedules.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Business degree in the Agriculture Engineering Technology option, a graduate will be able to:

  • Identify plant nutrient deficiencies and describe corrective measures.
  • Develop a written agricultural business plan.
  • Locate and use current information in solving technical and critical thinking problems.
  • Demonstrate effective employability skills.
  • Demonstrate the proper care of established plants in the landscape.
  • Demonstrate basic trouble shooting and maintenace skills for small gas engines.
  • Write clearly and accurately in a variety of contexts and formats.
  • Speak clearly and accurately in a variety of contexts and formats.
  • Use critical thinking and problem solving to draw logical conclusions.
  • Use numerical data to solve problems, explain phenomena and make predictions.

Scholastic Preparation
High school chemistry, biology, geometry, algebra, and keyboarding skills are strongly recommended.

Transfer Options

Students enrolled in Associate of Applied Business degree programs are preparing for employment upon graduation from the program. However, at some point many of these students are also interested in completing a bachelor's degree. A number of colleges or universities have designed bachelor's completion programs designed for students completing applied degrees. See the Transfer section of the catalog for more information.

Humanities/Social Science Electives
A complete listing of humanities and social science electives is available in the College Catalog.

Course Course Title Credits
Fall
AGR 1100 Ag Survey and Professional Development 4
AGR 1300 Soil Science 4
AGR 1600 Landscape Maintenance 4
ENG 1111 English I 3
 
Spring
AGR 1350 Soil Fertility 4
AGR 1800 Welding 4
ENG 1112 English II 3
MTH 1200 Technical Math for Agriculture 3
-- Arts/Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective * 3
 
Summer
AGR 200E Co-op Experience in Ag Engineering 2
 
Fall
AGR 1700 Landscape Construction 4
AGR 2700 Ag Business Management 4
COM 1120 Public Speaking I 3
INT 1201 Hydraulics and Pneumatics I 3
MKT 2450 Sales and Sales Management 3
 
Spring
AGR 2450 Irrigation Systems 3
AGR 2800 Equipment Management, Maintenance & Repair 4
AGR 2850 Agricultural Capstone Seminar 3
INT 1400 Mechanical Maintenance 3
-- Technical Elective ** 3
 
  Total Credit Hours 67

* Must be a global awareness (GA) course and may come from social/behavioral sciences or arts/humanities courses identified in the Catalog as General Education for technical programs.

** Any AGR, CAD, or INT course not already prescribed.