Farm & Ranch Certificate

Level 1 Workforce Certificate

Lisa Bellows, Ph.D.
Science and Agriculture Division Chair
(940) 668-4252
lbellows@nctc.edu

The Farm & Ranch 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. Farm and Ranch students learn skills and practices applicable to the management of farms, ranches, and other agricultural businesses. All courses in the certificate apply toward the Farm and Ranch AAS.

First Semester

First semester courses and credits required to earn the Farm and Ranch Basic Certificate
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
AGRI 1131 AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY 1
AGRI 1325 MARKETING OF AG PRODUCTS 3
AGMG 2301 LIVESTOCK BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 3
AGME 1315 FARM AND RANCH SHOP SKILLS 1 3
AGAH 1353 BEEF CATTLE PRODUCTION 3
OR
AGRI 2330 WILDLIFE CONSERVATION & MANAGEMENT 3
AGCR 1371 INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE 3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 16

Second Semester

Second semester courses and credits required to earn the Farm and Ranch Basic Certificate
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
AGRI 1407 AGRONOMY 4
AGRI 2321 LIVESTOCK EVALUATION 3
AGCR 1341 FORAGE & PASTURE MANAGEMENT 3
AGAH 1343 OR
AGCR 1307 OR
AGCR 2313
ANIMAL HEALTH OR
RANGE MANAGEMENT OR
SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION
3
AGCR 2305 ENTOMOLOGY 3
OR
AGAH 1347 ANIMAL REPRODUCTION 3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 16