Associate of Science
Associate of Science
Associate of Science Degree
This award is pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
This program is designed to transfer to a number of our Texas four-year universities. Please speak with your program chair for specific information.
Link to the Program Map.
|Semester I||Credit Hours|
|EDUC 1300||Effective Learning: Strategies for College Success1||3|
|MATH 1314||College Algebra||3|
|ENVR 1301||Introduction to Environmental Science OR|
|BIOL 1411||General Botany||3-4|
|ENGL 1301||English Comp I||3|
|AGRI 1415||Horticulture with Lab||4|
|Semester II||Credit Hours|
|ENGL 1302||English Comp II||3|
|SPCH 1315||Public Speaking||3|
|AGRI 1419||Introductory Animal Science||4|
|ECON 2302||Principles of Microeconomics2||3|
|Semester III||Credit Hours|
|AGRI 1325||Marketing of Agricultural Products||3|
|HIST 1301||US History I||3|
|CHEM 1311||General Chemistry+||3|
|CHEM 1111||General Chemistry Lab+||1|
|GOVT 2305||United States Government||3|
|Semester IV||Credit Hours|
|PHIL 1301||Intro to Philosophy2||3|
|HIST 1302||US History II||3|
|GOVT 2306||Texas State and Local Government||3|
|ARTS 1301||Art Appreciation2||3|
|AGRI 2317||Introduction to Agricultural Economics||3|
+ Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
1 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.
AGRI 1307 Agronomy
Course Description: Principles and practices in the development, production, and management of field crops including growth and development, climate, plant requirements, pest management, and production methods.
End-of-Course Outcomes: Summarize the role of climate and geography in present and past crop production. Explain the growth and development of crops. Analyze the impact of climate on crops. Assess the interactions of soils, water, and fertility on crop production. Contrast methods of pest management in crop production. Differentiate production methods based on geography and crop selection.
Course Description: Structure, growth, and development of horticultural plants. Examination of environmental effects, basic principles of reproduction, production methods ranging from outdoor to controlled climates, nutrition, and pest management. Laboratory activities will reinforce the structure, growth, and development of horticultural plants. Examination of environmental effects, basic principles of reproduction, production methods ranging from outdoor to controlled climates, nutrition, and pest management.
End-of-Course Outcomes: Identify the various horticultural industries and their roles in our society. Describe the fundamentals of plant science. Assess the interactions of soils, water, and fertility in plant science. Contrast the methods of plant reproduction and propagation. Explain the impacts of production methods and technologies on plant science. Contrast methods of pest management in plant science. Investigate methods of environmental manipulation (e.g. greenhouse controls, frost management methods, hot caps). Apply scientific reasoning to investigate questions and utilize scientific and horticultural tools to collect and analyze data and demonstrate methods. Use critical thinking and scientific problem-solving to make informed decisions. Communicate effectively the results of scientific investigations.
AGRI 1419 Introductory Animal Science (Lecture + Lab)
Course Description: 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.
End-of-Course Outcomes: Explain the role of animal agriculture in providing benefits for mankind. Identify common livestock breeds and classes. Define terminology specific to animal science disciplines. Demonstrate understanding of fundamental animal science principles including selection, reproduction, nutrition, and health. Apply animal science principles by solving common problems. Identify animal issues of interest to society, and related responsibilities. Apply scientific reasoning to investigate questions and utilize animal science tools to collect and analyze data and demonstrate methods.
Use critical thinking and scientific problem-solving to make informed decisions. Communicate effectively the results of scientific investigations.
AGRI 1325 Marketing of Agricultural Products
Course Description: Essential marketing functions in the movement of agricultural commodities and products from producer to consumer.
End-of-Course Outcomes: Explain the essential marketing functions of buying, selling, transporting, storing, financing, standardizing, pricing, and risk bearing. Apply economic principles to the marketing of agricultural products. Identify alternatives in marketing of agricultural commodities/products. Examine the structure of agricultural markets.
AGRI 2317 Introduction to Agricultural Economics
Course Descriptions: Fundamental economic principles and their application in the agricultural industry.
End-of-Course Outcomes: Describe fundamental macro- and micro-economic principles. Apply economic principles to agricultural production, marketing and consumption. Describe the different agricultural economics fields (e.g. food industry, demand theory, supply theory, competitive environments).
Link to the ACC Catalog for the Fall 2019 course schedule.
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