Sustainable Agriculture
Associate of Applied Science Degree

This award is pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Sustainable Agriculture offers courses that focus on ecological farming, quality of life and farm profitability. The courses are designed to provide agricultural production and business skills training. Courses range from foundational principles in soil science to marketing and will provide hands on instruction at the campus student farm to cultivate a working knowledge of ecological farming practices and the seasonal processes.

Link to the Program Map.

Semester I Credit Hours
EDUC 1300 Effective Learning: Strategies for College Success 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
BIOL 1411 General Botany 4
AGCR  1371 Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture 3
AGRI 1415 Horticulture with Lab 4

17

 

Semester II Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 English Comp 3
AGRI 1419 Introductory Animal Science 4
CHEM 1311 General Chemistry+ 3
CHEM 1111 General Chemistry Lab+ 1
AGCR 2313 Soil and Water Conservation Management 3

14

 

Semester III Credit Hours
HIST 1301 US History I2 3
AGRI 1325 Marketing of Agricultural Products 3
AGCR 2418 Soil Science 4
AGCR 1393 Special Topics in Plant Protection – Integrated Pest Management 3

13

 

 

Semester IV Credit Hours
PHIL 1301 Intro to Philosophy2 3
HALT 2421 Small Scale Farming 4
AGRI 2317 Introduction to Agricultural Economics 3
AGME 1315 Farm and Ranch Shop Skills I 3
#AGMG 2386 Internship – Agricultural Business and Management 3

16

TOTALS     

60

# Capstone course
+ Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
+ All first time Austin Community College (ACC) students with fewer than 12 SCH of successful college credit must take EDUC 1300 in their first semester at ACC. All other students may select either EDUC 1300 or a SPCH course from the Component Area Option List of courses in the Core Curriculum list. See an advisor or a full-time faculty member in the Agriculture program for more information.
2 May select an alternate course from the appropriate section of the Core Curriculum Course List.