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Agriculture Management (Certificate)

Steve Keith-Chair Agriculture Department
(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 Center. All courses in the certificate apply toward the AAS in Farm and Ranch Management.

Upon completion of the certificate:

1.       Graduates will be able to analyze the most economically important cattle diseases and indicate methods of prevention and treatment, if any.

2.       Graduates will be able to compare and contrast options for marketing cattle

3.     Graduates will be able to give examples of fertilizer, weed control, and management of key plant species for forage and grazing in the North Texas region.

 

Financing for this program may be available through scholarships, loans, and institutional financing plans. 

The program is designed to take 1 year to complete and is comprised of the following suggested pathway or course of study.  This certificate is only offered in face-to-face delivery.



Certificate Requirements

First Semester

AGRI 2317INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

3 credit hours

OR

AGRI 1325MARKETING OF AGRICULTURE PRODUCTS

3 credit hours

OR

AGMG 2301LIVESTOCK BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

3 credit hours

AGRI 1309COMPUTERS IN AGRICULTURE

3 credit hours

AGRI 1407AGRONOMY

4 credit hours

OR

HORT 1401HORTICULTURE

4 credit hour

AGAH 1372AGRICULTURAL SPANISH

3 credit hours

AGAH 1453BEEF CATTLE PRODUCTION

4 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:17

 

Second Semester

AGAH 2270ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION

2 credit hours

OR

AGAH 2271CATTLE REPRODUCTION

2 credit hours

AGRI 2321LIVESTOCK EVALUATION I

3 credit hours

AGRI 2301AGRICULTURAL POWER UNITS

3 credit hours

OR

AGRI 2303AGRICULTURAL CONSTRUCTION I

3 credit hours

AGCR 1441FORAGE AND PASTURE MANAGEMENT

4 credit hours

AGMG 2480COOPERATIVE EDUCATION-AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT, GENERAL

4 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:16

Total Credit Hours: 33

*AGMG2480 will constitute the capstone experience.