Agriculture Management Program


Steve Keith
Chair Agriculture Division
(940) 668-4217
skeith@nctc.edu

At NCTC we strive to continue to provide students with opportunities to obtain the knowledge and skills needed to compete in today's agricultural industry: providing a solid foundation for those who aspire to transfer to a senior university. Innovation, globalization, critical thinking, diversity, leadership, problem-solving, hands-on-experience are key words used in describing what we offer our students at North Central Texas College.

The Agriculture Management Certificate is designed for students who plan to pursue a career in the farming and ranching industry. The program provides practical and educational experiences in animal science, beef cattle production, pasture management, livestock business, animal nutrition, and computer applications specific to agriculture. Agriculture Management students learn skills and practices applicable to the management of farms, ranches, and other agricultural businesses. Through laboratory experience students will utilize their knowledge base to apply to real-world examples at our Experimental Farm/Beef Research Center. All courses in the certificate apply toward the AAS in Farm and Ranch Management.

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First Semester
AGRI 2317 INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS 3 credit hour
OR
AGRI 1325 MARKETING OF AGRICULTURE PRODUCTS 3 credit hours
OR
AGMG 2301 LIVESTOCK BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 3 credit hours
AGRI 1309 COMPUTERS IN AGRICULTURE 3 credit hours
AGRI 2301 AGRICULTURAL POWER UNITS 3 credit hours
OR
AGRI 2303 AGRICULTURAL CONSTRUCTION I 3 credit hours
OR
AGME 1315 FARM & RANCH SHOP SKILLS I 3 credit hours
AGAH 1453 BEEF CATTLE PRODUCTION 4 credit hours
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 13
Second Semester
AGCR 2405 ENTOMOLOGY 4 credit hours
AGRI 2321 LIVESTOCK EVALUATION I 3 credit hours
AGCR 1441 FORAGE AND PASTURE MANAGEMENT 4 credit hours
AGAH 1372 AGRICULTURAL SPANISH 3 credit hours
AGMG 2280

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION-AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT, GENERAL

2 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 16

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 29