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Farm and Ranch Management Associate of Applied Science Degree

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

The Farm and Ranch Management curriculum provides a combination of agriculture, business, technology, and general education to prepare men and women for their agricultural occupations.  To meet the varying needs of students the Farm and Ranch Management Degree and the Agriculture Management Certificate are both offered.

The program 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 Management majors learn skills and practices applicable to the management of farms, ranches, and other agricultural businesses. Through laboratory experience students will utilize their expanding knowledge base to apply to real-world examples at our Experimental Farm / Beef Center.

Upon completion of this Associate of Applied Science Degree, students will be able to:

  1. Identify plants and pests which are of economic importance to forage and livestock production.
  2.  Graduates will be able to correctly perform applicable animal husbandry practices such as castration, tattooing, and injections.
  3. Graduates will be able to utilize equipment owners’ manual to properly set-up and maintain farm equipment.
  4. Graduates will be able to restate the fundamental concepts of planting small grains either through preparing a seed bed or no-till method.
  5.  Graduates will be able to recommend modern feeding practices and nutritional principles to livestock feeding programs. 

This degree is completed completely face-to-face except for some of the core curriculum requirements which may be completed online. The program is designed to take two years to complete and is comprised of the following suggested pathway or course of study.

Degree Requirements

First Semester

AGRI 1131THE AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY

1 credit hour

ENGL 1301COMPOSITION I

3 credit hours

AGRI 1309COMPUTERS IN AGRICULTURE

3 credit hours

AGRI 1407AGRONOMY

4 credit hours

AGRI 2317INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

3 credit hours

OR

AGRI 1325MARKETING OF AGRICULTURE PRODUCTS

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:14


Second Semester

MATH 1314COLLEGE ALGEBRA

3 credit hours

OR

MATH 1342ELEMENTARY STATISTICAL METHODS

3 credit hours

OR

MATH 1332CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS I

3 credit hours

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES CORE

3 credit hours

SPCH 1318INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

3 credit hours

OR

SPCH 1321BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION

3 credit hours

AGRI 1419INTRODUCTORY ANIMAL SCIENCE

4 credit hours

AGMG 2301LIVESTOCK BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:16


 

Third Semester

LANGUAGE,PHILOSOPHY AND CULTURE, OR CREATIVE ARTS ELECTIVE

3 credit hours

AGAH 1372AGRICULTURAL SPANISH

3 credit hours

AGRI 2303AGRICULTURAL CONSTRUCTION I

3 credit hours

OR

AGRI 2301AGRICULTURAL POWER UNITS

3 credit hours

OR

AGAH 1453BEEF CATTLE PRODUCTION

4 credit hours

AGAH 2270ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION

2 credit hours

OR

AGAH 2271CATTLE REPRODUCTION

2 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

Fourth Semester

AGCR 2405ENTOMOLOGY

4 credit hours

AGCR 1441FORAGE AND PASTURE MANAGEMENT

4 credit hours

AGAH 2313PRINCIPLES OF FEEDS AND FEEDING

3 credit hours

AGMG 2480COOPERATIVE EDUCATION-AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT, GENERAL

4 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours:  60

Capstone Requirement: AGMG 2480 Cooperative Education - Agricultural Business and Management, General is the capstone requirement and may not be substituted. It should be taken the last semester before graduation.