Agriculture

An overview of anatomy and physiology as it relates to animal health. Topics include disease symptoms, basic immunology, diagnosis, prevention, and control of infectious and non-infectious diseases of animals.

Course Objectives

Study of organs, functions, endocrinology, and common management practices related to reproduction.

Course Objectives

An overview of the beef cattle industry. Topics include the organization and operation of beef cattle enterprises, selection breeding, reproduction, health, nutrition, management, and marketing.

Course Objectives

Study of the role and application of feed nutrients and additives. Topics include comparative aspects of digestion, absorption, and metabolism of nutrients. Emphasis on identification of nutrient requirements and formulation of dietary feeding regimens.

Course Objectives

Practical problems of managing native pastures and rangelands. Includes rangeland ecology, stocking rates, rotation systems, toxic plants, range reseeding, brush control, and ecological and physiological responses of range vegetation to grazing.

Course Objectives

Study of the production and management of forage crops and pastures including establishment, fertilization, weed control, grazing systems, hay, seed production, and harvesting.

Lab fees apply

Course Objectives

Introduction to history, principles, and practices of sustainable agriculture as applied to local and global agriculture. A comparison and evaluation of sustainability of conventional agricultural practices will be made from the environmental, economic, and social perspectives ("planet, profit, and people"). Case studies and other tools will be used to relate principles of sustainable agriculture to basic farming practices.

Course Objectives

Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.

Course Objectives

Study of physical and chemical soil deterioration and loss, water conservation, and principles for protection and maintenance of these resources. Topics include plant/water relationships, water conservation methods, basic terrace engineering principles, sediment loss, and land use plans.

Course Objectives

Introduction to hand tool and shop equipment skills and safety.

Course Objectives

Study and application of shop skills used in agricultural processes including arc welding, oxyacetylene cutting and welding, drawing and planning projects, tool maintenance, metal working, woodworking, plumbing, and concrete.

Course Objectives

Instruction in contracts, leases, laws and regulations, estate planning, and applications of personnel and management principles.

Course Objectives

Examination of the acquisition and use of capital in agriculture. Topics include fundamental record-keeping principles, financial statements, cash flow, and other instruments of financial analysis.

Course Objectives

Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component.

Course Objectives

Overview of agriculture and the American agricultural system, including an examination of career opportunities and requirements.

Course Objectives

Survey of the use of computers in agricultural applications.

Lab fees apply

Course Objectives

Essential marketing functions in the movement of agricultural commodities and products from producer to consumer.

Course Objectives

Principles and practices in the development, production, and management of field crops including plant breeding, plant diseases, soils, insect control, and weed control. 

Laboratory activities will reinforce the fundamental principles and practices in the development, production, and management of field crops including growth and development, climate, plant requirements, pest management, and production methods.

Lab fees apply

Course Objectives

Scientific animal production and the importance of livestock and meat industries. Selection, reproduction, nutrition, management, and marketing of livestock. Laboratory activities will reinforce scientific animal production and the importance of livestock and meat industries. Selection, reproduction, nutrition, management, and marketing of livestock.

Lab fees apply

Course Objectives

Selection, use, and maintenance of hand and power tools; arc and oxy-acetylene welding; and construction materials and principles.

Course Objectives

Fundamental economic principles and their application in the agricultural industry.

Course Objectives

Evaluation and grading of market cattle, swine, sheep, and goats and their carcasses and wholesale cuts. Emphasis will be placed on value determination. Selection and evaluation of breeding cattle, sheep, swine, and goats with emphasis on economically important traits.

Course Objectives

Principles and practices used in the production and improvement of wildlife resources. Aesthetic, ecological, and recreational uses of public and private lands.

Course Objectives

Last updated: 02/19/2019