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Agricultural Business - Agricultural Engineering Technology Option

Agricultural Business - Agricultural Engineering Technology Option

This program is available at the Springfield - Leffel Lane 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.

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Outcomes and Curriculum

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.
  • 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 maintenance 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.
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
ENG 1112 English II  
or ENG 2211 Business Communication 3
MTH 1200 Technical Math for Agriculture 3
-- Technical Elective ** 3
 
Summer
AGR 200E Co-op Experience in Ag Engineering 2
 
Fall
AGR 1700 Landscape Construction 4
AGR 2700 Ag Business Management 4
INT 1201 Hydraulics and Pneumatics I 3
-- Social & Behavioral Science Elective * 3
-- Arts & Humanities Elective * 3
 
Spring
AGR 2450 Irrigation Systems 3
AGR 2800 Equipment Management, Maintenance & Repair 4
AGR 2850 Agricultural Capstone Seminar 3
-- Technical Elective ** 3
MKT 2450 Sales and Sales Management 3
 
  Total credit hours 63
* At least one must be a global awareness (GA) course.  Select from social/behavioral sciences or arts/humanities courses identified in the Catalog as General Education for technical programs.

 ** Any AGR, CAD, ENT, INT, OR WLD course not already prescribed.

The program schedule 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.

A complete listing of humanities and social science electives is available in the College Catalog.

Academic Preparation

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

Transfer Information

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.