Agricultural Institute Majors & Curriculum, 2020-21

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Agricultural Institute Majors & Curriculum

In just two years, the Agricultural Institute will prepare you for a meaningful career in agriculture.


Agribusiness Management

Agriculture is a multifaceted and cutting-edge industry that incorporates the fundamentals of business activity, including economics, marketing, sales, law,

Available jobs: Farm Management

policy, and international trade.

Entrepreneurship

The agricultural business

Animal Health Sales

management major combines core knowledge in agricultural business and economics with skill-building in areas such as animal production and management, crop production, pest management and equip-ment

Agricultural Lobbying Agricultural Import/Export Advertising

maintenance.

You will be prepared to succeed in managerial positions in ag and ag-related businesses.


Agricultural Institute – Agribusiness Management (AAS) (11AGBAAS) First Year FALL SEMESTER

CREDIT

SPRING SEMESTER

CREDIT

AGI 101 Introduction to the Agricultural Institute

1

WRT 114 Professional Research and Reporting1,E

3

WRT 111 Expository Writing1,E

3

MA 103A Topics in Contemporary MathematicsA

3

MAA 102 Mathematics in Ag & Related Sciences2

3

ARE 201A Introduction to Agricultural and Resource EconomicsC

3

ARE 106 Agribusiness Law OR ARE 132 Management of Personnel

3

AGI 191 Professional Development

1

SOC 203A Current Social Problems OR SOC 241A Sociology Ag and Rural SocietyC

3

ARE** Ag and Resource Economics Elective OR ARE 106 OR ARE 132

3

3-4

CS Elective OR HS Elective OR Free Elective

3

ANS 101 Introduction to Livestock and Poultry Industies OR ENT Elective OR PO 201A/202A Poultry Science and Production OR SSC 112

16-17

16

Second Year FALL SEMESTER

CREDIT

SPRING SEMESTER

CREDIT

ARE 115 Agribusiness Accounting

3

ARE 104 Agribusiness Management

3

GEP Humanities/VPA Elective

3

ARE** Ag and Resource Economics Elective

3

ARE** Ag and Resource Economics Elective OR ARE 106 OR ARE 132

3

CS/HS Elective

3

B

PICK 2 from: ANS 110 Introduction to Livestock and Poultry Industies OR ENT 132 Urban Entomology OR PO 201A/202A Poultry Science and Production OR SSC 112

6-7

16-17

Free Elective

1-3

HES_***Health & Exercise Studies CourseD

1

AGI 192 Internship

3 16

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation *: 64 Major/Program Footnotes 1 WRT 111 and WRT 114 must be completed with a C- minus or higher grade for transfer to an NC State baccalaureate program. 2 MAA 102 must be completed with a C- minus or higher grade. 3 ARE 112, ARE 133 or ARE 114 are required. If ARE 112 is taken, student must take the ARE elective during the second year spring. If ARE 133 is taken, student must take the ARE elective during second year fall. * General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes To complete the requirement for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/ general-education-program/. A. Mathematical Sciences (3 credit hours) MA 103A fulfills the 3 credits of Mathematical Sciences. B. Humanities/Fine Arts (3 credit hours) Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities or Fine Arts course list C. Social Sciences (6 credit hours) ARE 201A and SOC 203A or SOC 241A fulfill 6 credits of Social Science GEP. D. Health and Exercise Studies (1 credit hour) Choose from the University approved GEP Health and Exercise Studies course list E. Introduction to Writing (6 credit hours satisfied by completing WRT 111 and WRT 114)


Field Crops Technology

A growing world population and decreased arable land make it extremely important to explore new ways to grow more crops on less land. The program focuses on sound crop and soil management practices and the wise use of farm resources. Students learn efficient and effective production strategies for the major agronomic crops based on best practices and integrated pest management principles, agricultural business principles and environmentally sound soil management.

Available jobs: Farm Manager Agricultural Chemical Sales Seed Production and Processing Agriculture Technician

Solving Problems to Feed the World


Agricultural Institute – Field Crops Technology (AAS) (11FCTAAS) First Year FALL SEMESTER

CREDIT

SPRING SEMESTER

CREDIT

WRT 111 Expository Writing E1,E

3

WRT 114 Professional Research & Reporting 1,E

3

MAA 102 Mathematics in Ag & Related Sciences2

3

MA 103A Topics in Contemporary MathematicsA

3

CS 101 FCT Orientation

1

CS 118 Southern Row Crops II

3

CS 111 Field Crop Production

4

SSC 151 Fertilizers & Soil Fertility

3

SSC 112 Principles of Soil Science

4

BAE Elective3

3-4

AGI 191 Professional Development

1

15

16-17

Second Year FALL SEMESTER

CREDIT

SPRING SEMESTER

CREDIT

CS 152 Weed Control in Field Crops

3

ARE 1** Ag & Resource Economics Elective

3

CS 118 Southern Row Crops I

3

CS 191 Crop Science Seminar

2

ENT 1** Entomology Elective4

3

GEP Humanities/VPA ElectiveB

3

ARE 201A Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics

3

HES_***Health Science & Exercise Studies CourseD

1

SOC 203A Current Social Problems OR SOC 241A Sociology of Ag & Rural SocietyC

3

ARE 115 Agribusiness Accounting

3

AGI 192 AGI External Learning Experience

1-3

Free Elective5

3

16-18

6

15

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation *: 64 Major/Program Footnotes 1 WRT 111 and WRT 114 must be completed with a C-minus or higher grade for transfer to an NC State baccalaureate program. 2 MAA 102 must be completed with a C- minus or higher grade. 3 Choose between BAE 133 Agricultural Tractors and Machinery, and AES 135** Precision Agriculture. 4 See Degree Audit for ENT elective requirements. 5 See Advisor for free elective course options. 6 See Degree Audit for ARE elective requirements. * General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes To complete the requirement for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/ general-education-program/. A. Mathematical Sciences (3 credit hours) MA 103A fulfills the 3 credits of Mathematical Sciences. B. Humanities/Fine Arts (3 credit hours) Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities or Fine Arts course list C. Social Sciences (6 credit hours) ARE 201A and SOC 203A or SOC 241A fulfill 6 credits of Social Science GEP. D. Health and Exercise Studies (1 credit hour) Choose from the University approved GEP Health and Exercise Studies course list E. Introduction to Writing (6 credit hours satisfied to by completing WRT 111 and WRT 114)


General Agriculture

The general agriculture (GNA) degree offers students the opportunity to get a degree in agriculture without having to focus on one specific area. Our GNA students can choose from agribusiness management, field crop production, general livestock management, poultry management, and swine management. These areas of concentration allow students to get the broad spectrum of courses that the GNA degree offers, and also to focus on one area a little more closely.

Available jobs: Farm Management Machinery and Equipment Sales Agricultural Chemical Distribution

You’ll be prepared for a job in any area of agriculture.


Agricultural Institute – General Agriculture (AAS) (11GNAAAS) First Year FALL SEMESTER

CREDIT

AGI 101 Introduction to Agriculture Institute

SPRING SEMESTER

CREDIT

1

WRT 114 Research and Reporting

3

WRT111 Expository WritingE,1

3

MA 103A Topics in Contemporary MathematicsA

3

MAA 102 Mathematics in Ag & Related Sciences2

3

ARE 115 Agribusiness Accounting

3

CS 111 Field Crop Production

4

BAE Elective4

3-4

ANS 101 Intro to Livestock & Poultry Industries

3

ANS/PO Elective6

3-4

ENT 1** Entomology Elective3

3

AGI 191 Professional Development

1,E

17

1 16-18

Second Year FALL SEMESTER

CREDIT

SPRING SEMESTER

CREDIT

ARE 201A Intro to Ag & Resource Economics

3

ARE 104 Agribusiness Management

SSC 112 Principles of Soil Science

4

CS 1** Elective8

SOC 203A Current Social Problems OR SOC 241A Sociology of Ag and Rural SocietyC

3

Free Elective5

Free Elective5

3

ARE 1** Ag & Resource Economics Elective7

3

3

GEP Humanities/VPA Elective

3

HES_*** Health & Exercise StudiesD

1

C

CS 1** Elective

8

AGI 192 AGI External Learning Experience

1-3 17-19

3 2-3 3

B

15-16

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation *: 64 Major/Program Footnotes 1 WRT 111 and WRT 114 must be completed with a C-minus or higher grade for transfer to an NC State baccalaureate program. 2 MAA 102 must be completed with a C- minus or higher grade. 3 See Degree Audit for ENT Elective Requirements. 4 Choose between BAE 123 Light Equipment, BAE 133 Agricultural Tractors and Machinery, and AES 135 Precision Agriculture. If BAE 123 or Precision Ag is taken, additional 4 credits of ANS/PO or 6 credits of CS elective are required. If BAE 133 is taken, only 3 credits of ANS/PO and 5 credits of CS are required. 5 See advisor for free elective course options. 6 See Degree Audit for ANS/PO elective requirements. 7 See Degree Audit for ARE elective requirements. 8 See Degree Audit for CS elective requirements. * General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes To complete the requirement for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/ general-education-program/. A. Mathematical Sciences (3 credit hours) MA 103A fulfills the 3 credits of Mathematical Sciences. B. Humanities/Fine Arts (3 credit hours) Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities or Fine Arts course list C. Social Sciences (6 credit hours) ARE 201A and SOC 203A and SOC 241A fulfill 6 credits of Social Science GEP. D. Health and Exercise Studies (1 credit hour) Choose from the University approved GEP Health & Exercise Studies course list E. Introduction to Writing (6 credit hours satisfied to by completing WRT 111 and WRT 114)


Horticultural Science Management Ornamentals & Landscape Technology

The horticultural science management major is for students interested in growing, installing, and/or maintaining ornamentals, landscape plants and edibles. This program provides a foundation of science-based horticultural knowledge while emphasizing artistic and nutritional principles of plant use. The various courses allow students to direct their learning toward ornamentals and landscapes or small-scale farming. Internships are required to reinforce classroom principles and vary based on the individual.

Available jobs: Production Manager Horticulture Entrepreneur Landscape Foreman Pest Management Technician Small Farm Manager

Learn the Science and Business of Growing Plants


Horticultural Science Management (AAS) (11HSMAAS11HSMOLT) Ornamentals & Landscape Technology First Year FALL SEMESTER

CREDIT

SPRING SEMESTER

CREDIT

WRT 111 Expository Writing1,E

3

WRT 114 Professional Research & Reporting1,E

3

MAA 102 Mathematics in Ag and Related Sciences2

3

MA 103A Topics in Contemporary MathematicsA

3

HS 101 Orn & Landscape Tech Orientation

1

HS 121 Plant Propagation

3

HS 111 Plant Identification

3

HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseD

1

HS 115 Plant Growth & Development

3

HS Advised Courses3

3

SOC 203A Current Social Problems OR SOC 241A Sociology Ag & Rural SocietyC

3

Free Elective

3

AGI 191 Professional Development

1

16

17

Second Year FALL SEMESTER

CREDIT

SPRING SEMESTER

CREDIT

ARE 201A Intro to Ag & Resource EconomicsC

3

ARE 115 Agribusiness Accounting

3

HS 144 Weeds and Diseases of Ornamentals

3

BAE 123 Light Equipment Tech

3

HS 162 Landscape Maintenance

3

ENT 163 Orn & Turf Insects

3

SSC 112 Principles of Soil Science

4

HS Advised Courses3

3

GEP Humanities/VPA ElectiveB

3

Free Elective

3

AGI 192 AGI External Learning Experience

1 17

15

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*: 65 Major/Program Footnotes 1 WRT 111 and WRT 114 must be completed with a C- minus or higher grade for transfer to an NC State baccalaureate program. 2 MAA 102 must be completed with a C- minus or higher grade. 3 Choose two of the following HS Advised courses: – HS 141 – Greenhouse Crop Production (odd years only) – HS 151 – Nursery Production (even years only) – HS 131 – Fruit & Vegetable Production (odd years only) – HS 171 – Landscape Construction (even years only) * General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes To complete the requirement for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/ general-education-program-gep/gep-category-requirements/. A. Mathematical Sciences (3 credit hours) MA 103A fulfills the 3 credits of Mathematical Sciences. B. Humanities/Fine Arts (3 credit hours) Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities or Visual & Fine course list C. Social Sciences (6 credit hours) ARE 201A and SOC 203A or SOC 241A fulfill 6 credits of Social Science GEP. D. Health and Exercise Studies (1 credit hour) Choose from the University approved GEP Physical Education course list E. Introduction to Writing (6 credit hours satisfied to by completing WRT 111 and WRT 114)


Horticultural Science Management Small Scale Farming

The horticultural science management major is for students interested in growing, installing, and/or maintaining ornamentals, landscape plants and edibles. This program provides a foundation of science-based horticultural knowledge while emphasizing artistic and nutritional principles of plant use. The various courses allow students to direct their learning toward ornamentals and landscapes or small-scale farming. Internships are required to reinforce classroom principles and vary based on the individual.

Available jobs: Production Manager Horticulture Entrepreneur Landscape Foreman Pest Management Technician Small Farm Manager

Learn the Science and Business of Growing Plants


Agricultural Institute- Horticultural Science Management (AAS) Small Scale Farming (11HSMAAS-11HSMSSF) First Year FALL SEMESTER

CREDIT

SPRING SEMESTER

CREDIT

WRT111 Expository Writing1,E

3

WRT 114 Professional Research and Reporting1,E

3

MAA 102 Mathematics in Ag & Related Sciences2

3

MA 103A Topics in Contemporary MathematicsA

3

HS 101 Orn & Landscape Tech Orientation

1

HS 121 Plant Propagation

HS 115 Plant Growth & Development

3

HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course

SOC 203A Current Social Problems OR SOC 241A Sociology Ag and Rural SocietyC

3

BAE Elective4

3-4

SSC 112 Principles of Soil Science

4

HS Elective6

3

AGI 191 Professional Development

1

3 D

17

1

17-18

Second Year FALL SEMESTER

CREDIT

SPRING SEMESTER

CREDIT

ARE 201A Intro to Ag & Resource Economics

3

ARE 115 Agribusiness Accounting

3

HS 144 Weeds and Diseases of Ornamentals

3

GEP Humanities/VPA Elective

3

CS 152 Weed Control in Field Crops OR other advised CS course

3

HS 141 Greenhouse Crop Production

4

ENT Elective5

3

Free Electives

6

C

ANS/PO Elective3 AGI 192 AGI External Learning Experience7

B

3-4 1 16-17

16

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*: 65 Major/Program Footnotes 1 WRT 111 and WRT 114 must be completed with a C- minus or higher grade for transfer to an NC State baccalaureate program. 2 MAA 102 must be completed with a C- minus or higher grade. 3 ANS/PO Elective (3-4 credit hours). Choose from: PO 201A/201A Poultry Science & Production & ANS 101, Introduction to Livestock & Poultry Industries ANS 103, Beef Production; ANS 104, Swine Production. 4 BAE Elective (3-4 credit hours). Choose from: BAE 123 Light Equipment Technology or BAE 133 Ag. Tractors & Machinery. 5 ENT Elective (3 credit hours). Choose from: ENT 110 General Entomology or ENT 121 Pesticides and Their Utilization. 6 HS Elective (3 credit hours). Choose from: HS 131 Fruit & Vegetable Production or other HS production course. 7 AGI 192 – AGI External Learning Experience (summer between freshman and sophomore years) * General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at http://www.ncsu.edu/uap/ academic-standards/gep. A. Mathematical Sciences (3 credit hours) MA 103A fulfills the 3 credits of Mathematical Sciences. B. Humanities/Fine Arts (3 credit hours) Choose from the approved GEP Humanities or Fine Arts course lists. C. Social Sciences (6 credit hours). ARE 201A and SOC 203A or SOC 241A fulfills the 6 credits of Social Sciences GEP. D. Health & Exercise Studies (1 credit hour). Choose from the approved GEP Health and Exercise Studies Course list. E. Introduction to Writing (6 credit hours) WRT 111 and WRT 114 fulfills the 6 credit hours of Introduction to Writing.


Livestock & Poultry Management

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Livestock and Poultry Management is designed for students with an interest in working with various livestock and poultry species after graduation. We prepare graduates for entrylevel management positions in live production, technical consultation or with allied industries. The curriculum includes technical courses such as beef, swine, and poultry management courses; ag business courses; and General Education Program (GEP) courses which include English, math, humanities, and social sciences.

Available jobs: Poultry Management Livestock Management Feed and Equipment Sales

Ready to meet the increases in demand for affordable protein.


Agricultural Institute – Livestock and Poultry Management (AAS) (11LPMAAS) First Year FALL SEMESTER

CREDIT

SPRING SEMESTER

CREDIT

AGI 101 Introduction to Agricultural Institute

1

WRT 114 Professional Research and Reporting1,E

3

WRT 111 Expository Writing1,E

3

MA 103A Topics in Contemporary MathematicsA

3

MAA 102 Mathematics in Ag & Related Sciences2

3

ANS 104 Swine Production

4

ANS 101 Intro to Livestock & Poultry Industries

3

PO 150 Poultry Management

3

PO 201A Poultry Science & Production

3

ARE 1** Ag & Resource Economics Elective3 OR GEP Humanities/VPA ElectiveB

3

PO 202A Poultry Science & Production Lab

1

AGI 191 Professional Development

1

SOC 203A Current Social Problems OR SOC 241A Sociology Ag & Rural Society

3 17

17

Second Year FALL SEMESTER

CREDIT

SPRING SEMESTER

CREDIT

ANS 103 Beef Production

3

ARE 1** Ag and Resource Economics Elective3

3

ANS 102 Animal Feeds and Nutrition

3

ARE 115 Agribusiness Accounting

3

ARE 201A Intro to Ag and Resource Economics

3

PO 162 Livestock & Poultry Disease Management

3

ARE 1** Ag and Resource Economics Elective3 OR GEP Humanities/VPA ElectiveB

3

Free Electives

HES_***Health & Exercise Studies CourseD

1

AGI 192 AGI External Learning Experience

5-7

1-3 14-16

14-16

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation *: 64 Major/Program Footnotes 1 WRT 111 and WRT 114 must be completed with a C-minus or higher grade for transfer to an NC State baccalaureate program. 2 MAA 102 must be completed with a C- or higher grade. 3 See Degree Audit for ARE elective requirements. * General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes To complete the requirement for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at http://oucc.ncsu.edu/ gep-courses A. Mathematical Sciences (3 credit hours) MA 103A fulfills the 3 credits of Mathematical Sciences. B. Humanities/Fine Arts (3 credit hours) Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities or Fine Arts course list C. Social Sciences (6 credit hours) ARE 201A and SOC 203A or SOC 241A fulfill 6 credits of Social Science GEP. D. Health and Exercise Studies (1 credit hour) Choose from the University approved GEP Health & Exercise Studies course list E. Introduction to Writing (6 credit hours satisfied to by completing WRT 111 and WRT 114)


Turfgrass Management

Students who have an appreciation for working outdoors or for the challenge of creating and maintaining beautiful surroundings may be interested in a career in turfgrass management.

Available jobs:

Turfgrass managers establish and maintain grasses for functional (erosion control), recreational, and ornamental purposes. They manage people and budgets and use their knowledge of plants and soils to produce high-quality, visuallyappealing turfgrass areas.

Golf Course Superintendent

Lawn Care Athletic Field Manager

Parks and Recreation Management Sod Production and Installation

There are ample employment opportunities for well-trained managers in this industry.


Agricultural Institute – Turfgrass Management (AAS) (11TGMAS) First Year FALL SEMESTER

CREDIT

SPRING SEMESTER

CREDIT

MAA 102 Mathematics in Ag & Related Sciences2

3

MA 103A Topics in Contemporary MathematicsA

3

CS 101 Field Crop & Turfgrass Management

1

ARE 115 Agribusiness Accounting

3

CS 121 Turfgrasses & Their Uses

3

WRT111 Expository WritingE,1

3

HS 115 Plant Growth & Development

3

CS 122 Turfgrasses & Their Uses

3

HS 111 Plant Identification

3

CS 190 Turf Seminar

1

SSC 112 Principals of Soil Science

4

Free Elective

3

17

16

Second Year FALL SEMESTER

CREDIT

SPRING SEMESTER

CREDIT

WRT 114 Professional Research and ReportingE,1

3

ARE 201A Intro to Ag and Resource EconomicsC

3

CS 154 Turf Weeds and Diseases

3

ENT 163 Ornamental and Turf Insects

3

CS 155 Advanced Turf Management

3

SOC 203A Current Social Problems OR SOC 241A Sociology Ag and Rural SocietyC

3

ENT 121 Pesticides & Their Uses

3

SSC 151 Fertilizers and Soil Fertility

3

HS 162 Landscape Maintenance

3

GEP Humanities/VPA ElectiveB

3

HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseD

1

15

16

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation 1,2,*: 64 Major/Program Footnotes 1 2

WRT 111 and WRT 114 must be completed with a C-minus or higher grade for transfer to an NC State baccalaureate program. MAA 102 must be completed with a C- minus or higher grade.

* General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes To complete the requirement for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/ general-education-program/. A. Mathematical Sciences (3 credit hours) MA 103A fulfills the 3 credits of Mathematical Sciences. B. Humanities/Fine Arts (3 credit hours) Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities or Fine Arts course list C. Social Sciences (6 credit hours) ARE 201A and SOC 203A or SOC 241A fulfill 6 credits of Social Science GEP. D. Health and Exercise Studies (1 credit hour) Choose from the University approved GEP Health and Exercise Studies course list E. Introduction to Writing (6 credit hours satisfied to by completing WRT 111 and WRT 114)


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