The Agricultural Science Department offers a wide array of courses that reflect agricultural production in the desert southwest from plant science, pest management, and soils to animal science, turfgrass management, and plant propagation.

The department is continuing to work with research specialist, industry leaders, and university academia to develop advanced courses and degrees that meet the needs of the community and industry.

Graduates of the agriculture programs or certificates will learn a wide range of skills and gain industry specific experience in:

  • Demonstrating the skills required in diagnosing farm business problems.
  • Analyzing new and innovative production techniques.
  • Identifing and solving some of the problems facing production and distribution.
  • Correlating soil properties with plant growth and making recommendations regarding nutrient availability, crop water requirements and basic soil management.
  • Demonstrating necessary skills and knowledge to effectively control common agricultural pests.
  • Describing the complexities and functions of pollination, fertilization, and embryo development.
  • Describing the critical conditions that can lead to growth of food-borne pathogens.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of manufacturing practices and evaluating facility and inventory practices for food safety risks.
  • Writing, evaluating, and revising when needed effective standard operating procedures.

Programs

Agricultural Systems Management

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
BIO 181 General Biology I/GE 4 GE- Physical/Biological Science

ENG 101 or ENG 107

Freshman Composition 1/GE

GE- Composition
MAT 151 College Algebra/GE  4 GE- Math
PLS 100 Plant Science/GE  4 Major Requirement
    15  

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
ACC 211 Financial Accounting 3 Departmental Requirement
BIO 182 General Biology II/GE 4 GE- Physical/Biological Science
CIS 105 or    CIS 120 Introduction to Computer Information Systems/GE (recommended) 3 GE- Additional Courses
ENG 102 Freshman Composition 2/GE 3 GE- Composition
PLS 211 Soils/GE 4 Major Requirement
    17  

Third Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
AGB 230 Agriculture Business Management 3 Major Requirement
AGS/ANS/PLS Elective 4 Departmental Requirement
CHM 151 General Chemistry/GE 4 Departmental Requirement
ECN 250 Microeconomics/GE 3 GE- Social and Behavioral Science
PHI 105 Intorduction to Ethics/GE 3 GE- Humanities
    17  

Fourth Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
AGS/ANS/PLS Elective 3-4 Departmental Requirement
AGS/ANS/PLS Elective 3-4 Departmental Requirement
ECN 240 Macroeconomics/GE 3 GE- Social and Behavioral Science
ENG 281 Introduction to Film Studies/GE 3 GE- Arts 
SPA 102 Elementary Spanish 2/GE 4 GE-Additional Courses
    16-18  

Agriculture Systems Management- Food Safety Pathway

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
BIO 181 General Biology 1/GE 4 GE- Biological/Physical Science

ENG 101 or ENG 107

Freshman Composition 1/GE

GE- Composition
MAT 151 College Algebra/GE 4 GE- Math
PLS 100 Plant Science/GE 4 Major Requirement
    15  

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
ACC 211 Financial Accounting 3 Departmental  Requirement
AGS 296 Internship (recommended) 2 Recommended
BIO 182 General Biology II/GE 4 GE- Biological/Physical Science
ENG 102 or ENG 108 Freshman Composition 2/GE 3 GE- Composition
PLS 211 Soils/GE 4 Major Requirement
    16  

Third Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
AGB 230 Agriculture Business Management 3 Major Requirement
AGS 200 Food Safety Practices and Management 4 Departmental Requirement
CHM 151 General Chemistry/GE 4 Departmental Requirement
ECN 250 Microeconomics/GE 3 GE- Social and Behavioral Science
CIS 120 Introduction to Computer Information Systems/GE (recommended) 3 GE- Additional Courses
    17  

Fourth Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
AGS 220 Food Saftey in Facilities (recommended) 4 Departmental Requirement
ECN 240 Macroeconomics/GE 3 GE- Social and Behavioral Science
ENG 281 Introduction to Film Studies/GE 3 GE - Arts
PHI 105 Ethics/GE 3 GE- Humanities
SPA 101 Elementary Spanish 1/GE (recommended) 4 GE- Additional Courses
    17  

Agriculture Systems Management - Animal Science Pathway

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
BIO 181 General Biology I/GE 4 GE - Physical/Biological Science

ENG 101 or ENG 107

Freshman Composition 1/GE

GE- Composition
MAT 151 College Algebra/GE  4 GE- Math
PLS 100 Plant Science/GE  4 Major Requirement
    15  

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
ACC 211 Financial Accounting 3 Departmental Requirement
ANS 130 Livestock Production Management 3 Departmental Requirement
BIO 182 General Biology II/GE 4 GE - Physical/Biological Science
ENG 102 or ENG 108 Freshman Composition 2/GE 3 GE - Composition
PLS 211 Soils/GE 4 Major Requirement
    17  

Third Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
AGB 230 Agricultre Business Management 3 Major Requirement
ANS 100 Animal Industries 4 Departmental Requirement
CHM 151 General Chemistry/GE 4 Departmental Requirement
ECN 250 Microeconomics/GE 3 GE- Social/Behavioral Science
CIS 120 Introduction to Computer Information Systems/GE (recommended) 3 GE- Additional Courses
    17  

Fourth Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
ANS 240 Feeds and Feeding 4 Departmental Requirement
ECN 240 Macroeconomics/GE 3 GE- Social/Behavioral Science
ENG 281 Introduction to Film Studies/GE 3 GE - Arts
PHI 105 Ethics/GE 3 GE- Humanities
SPA 101 Elementary Spanish 1/GE (recommended) 4 GE- Additional Courses
    17  

Agriculture Systems Management - Plant Science Pathway

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
BIO 181 General Biology I/GE 4 GE - Physical/Biological Science
ENG 101 or ENG 107 Freshman Composition/GE 3 GE - Composition
MAT 151 College Algebra/GE 4 GE - Math
PLS 100 Plant Science/GE 4 Major Requirement
    15  

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
ACC 211 Financial Accounting 3 Departmental Requirement
BIO 182 General Biology II/GE 4 GE - Physical/Biological Science
ENG 102 or ENG 108 Freshman Composition/GE 3 GE - Composition
PLS 120 Agricultural Entomology 3 Departmental Requirement
PLS 211 Soils/GE 4 Major Requirement
    17  

Third Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
AGB 230 Agriculture Business Management 3 Major Requirement
CHM 151 General Chemistry/GE 4 Departmental Requirement
ECN 250 Microeconomics/GE 3 GE - Social/Behavioral Science
PLS 240 Plant Propagation 3 Departmental Requirement
CIS 120 Introduction to Computer Information Systems/GE (recommended) 3 GE- Additional Courses
    16  

Fourth Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
ECN 240 Macroeconomics/GE 3 GE - Social/Behavioral Science
ENG 281 Introduction to Film Studies/GE 3 GE - Arts
PHI 105 Introduction to Ethics/GE 3 GE - Humanities
PLS 290 Vegetable Crop Production 4 Departmental Requirement
SPA 101 Elementary Spanish 1/GE (recommended) 4 GE- Additional Courses
    17  

 

Animal Production

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
ACC 211 Financial Accounting 3 Departmental  Requirement
ANS 100 Animal Industries 4 Major Requirement
BIO 181 General Biology I/GE 4 Elective
ENG 101 or ENG 107 Freshman Composition/GE 3 GE- Composition
MAT 151 College Algebra/GE 4 GE- Math
    18  

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
ANS 240 Feeds and Feeding 4 Major Requirement
ENG 102 or ENG 108 Freshman Composition/GE 3 GE - Composition
MAT 270 Applied Statistics/GE 4 Departmental Requirement
PLS 100 Plant Science/GE 4 Elective
    15  

Third Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
ANS 130 Livestock Production and Management 3 Major Requirement
CHM 151 General Chemistry/GE 4 GE- Physical/Biological Science
CIS 120 or CIS 105 Introduction to Computer Information Systems/GE (recommended) 3 Recommended
ECN 250 Microeconomics/GE 3 GE - Social/Behavioral Science
PHI 105 Introduction to Ethics/GE 3 GE - Humanities
    16  

Fourth Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
CHM 152 General Chemistry II/GE 4 GE - Physical/Biological Science
ECN 240 Macroeconomics/GE 3 GE - Social/Behavioral Science
ENG 281 Introduction to Film Studies/GE 3 GE - Arts
PLS 211 Soils/GE 4 Major Requirement
SPA 101 Elementary Spanish/GE (recommended) 4 Recommended
    18  

 

Applied Agriculture - Degree

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
AGB 230 Agricultural Business Management 3 Major Requirement
BIO 181 General Biology I/GE 4 Major Requirement
ENG 101 or ENG 107 Freshman Composition/GE 3 GE - Composition
MAT 142 College Math with Applications/GE 3 GE - Math
PLS 100 Plant Science/GE 4 Major Requirement
    17  

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
BIO 182 General Biology II/GE 4 Major Requirement
ENG 102 or ENG 108 Freshman Composition/GE 3 GE - Composition
PLS 211 Soils/GE 4 Major Requirement
PLS 290 Vegetable Crop Production 4 Departmental Requirement
    15  

Third Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
CHM 151 General Chemistry/GE 4 GE - Physical/Biological Science
ECN 250 Microeconomics/GE 3 GE - Social/Behavioral Science
PLS 120 Agriculture Entomolgy (recommended) 3 Departmental Requirement
PLS 230 Basic Crop Fertility (recommended) 4 Departmental Requirement
    14  

Fourth Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
ACC 211 Financial Accounting 3 Major Requirement
AGS 296 Agriculture Internship (recommended) 2 Departmental Requirement
CIS 120 Introduction to Computer Information Systems/GE (recommended) 3 GE - Additional Courses
ENG 281 or PHI 105 Introduction to Film Studies/GE or Introduction to Ethics/GE (recommended) 3 GE - Arts/Humanities
PLS 240 Plant Propogation (recommended) 4 Departmental Requirement
    15  

 

Applied Agriculture - Animal Science Pathway

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
AGB 230 Agricultural Business Management 3 Major Requirement
BIO 181 General Biology I/GE 4 Major Requirement
ENG 101 or ENG 107 Freshman Composition 3 GE - Composition
MAT 142 College Mathematics with Applications/GE  3 GE - Math
PLS 100 Plant Science/GE 4 Major Requirement
    17  

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
AGS 220 Food Safety and Facilities 4 Departmental Requirement
BIO 182 General Biology II/GE 4 Major Requirement
ENG 102 or ENG 108 Freshman Composition/GE 3 GE - Composition
PLS 211 Soils/GE 4 Major Requirement
    15  

Third Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
ANS 100 Animal Industries 4 Departmental Requirement
ANS 130 Livestock Production Management 3 Departmental Requirement
CHM 151 General Chemistry/GE 4 GE - Physical/Biological Science
ECN 250 Microeconomics/GE 3 GE - Social/Behavioral Science
    14  

Fourth Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
ACC 211 Financial Accounting 3 Major Requirement
AGS 296 Agriculture Internship (recommended) 2 Departmental Requirement
ANS 240 Feeds and Feeding (recommended) 4 Departmental Requirement
CIS 120 Introdcution to Computer Information Systems/GE (recommended) 3 GE - Additional Courses
ENG 281 or PHI 105 Introduction to Film Studies/GE or Introduction to Ethics/GE (recommended) 3 GE - Arts/Humanities
    15  

 

Applied Agriculture - Food Safety Pathway

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
AGB 230 Agricultural Business Management 3 Major Requirement
BIO 181 General Biology I/GE 4 Major Requirement
ENG 101 or ENG 107 Freshman Composition/GE 3 GE - Composition
MAT 142 College Mathematics with Applications/GE 3 GE - Math
PLS 100 Plant Science/GE 4 Major Requirement
    17  

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
AGS 200 Food Safety (recommended) 4 Departmental Requirement
BIO 182 General Biology II/GE 4 Major Requirement
ENG 102 or ENG 108 Freshman Composition/GE 3 GE - Composition
PLS 211 Soils/GE 4 Major Requirement
    15  

Third Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
AGS 220 Food Safety in Facilities (recommended) 4 Departmental Requirement
AGS 296 Agriculture Internship (recommended) 2 Departmental Requirement
CHM 151 General Chemistry/GE (recommended) 4 GE - Physical/Biological Science
CIS 120 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3 GE - Additional Courses
ECN 250 Microeconomics/GE 3 GE - Social/Behavioral Science
    16  

Fourth Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
ACC 211 Financial Accounting 3 Major Requirement
ENG 281 or PHI 105 Introduction to Film Studies/GE or Introduction to Ethics/GE (recommended) 3 GE - Arts/Humanities
PLS 120 Agriculture Entomology (recommended) 3 Departmental Requirement
PLS 290 Vegetable Crop Production (recommended) 4 Departmental Requirement
    13  

 

Applied Agriculture - Plant Science Pathway

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
AGB 230 Agricultural Business Management 3 Major Requirement
BIO 181 General Biology I/GE 4 Major Requirement
ENG 101 or ENG 107 Freshman Composition/GE 3 GE - Composition
MAT 142 College Math with Applications/GE 3 GE - Math
PLS 100 Plant Science/GE 4 Major Requirement
    17  

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
BIO 182 General Biology II/GE 4 Major Requirement
ENG 102 or ENG 108 Freshman Composition/GE 3 GE - Composition
PLS 211 Soils/GE 4 Major Requirement
PLS 290 Vegetable Crop Production 4 Departmental Requirement
    15  

Third Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
CHM 151 General Chemistry/GE 4 GE - Physical/Biological Science
ECN 250 Microeconomics/GE 3 GE - Social/Behavioral Science
PLS 120 Agriculture Entomolgy (recommended) 3 Departmental Requirement
PLS 230 Basic Crop Fertility (recommended) 4 Departmental Requirement
    14  

Fourth Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
ACC 211 Financial Accounting 3 Major Requirement
AGS 296 Agriculture Internship (recommended) 2 Departmental Requirement
CIS 120 Introduction to Computer Information Systems/GE (recommended) 3 GE - Additional Courses
ENG 281 or PHI 105 Introduction to Film Studies/GE or Introduction to Ethics/GE (recommended) 3 GE - Arts/Humanities
PLS 240 Plant Propogation (recommended) 4 Departmental Requirement
    15  

 

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
BIO 181 General Biology I/GE 4 GE - Physical/Biological Science
ENG 101 or ENG 107 Freshman Composition/GE  3 GE - Composition
MAT 212 Brief Calculus/GE  3 GE - Math
PLS 100 Plant Science/GE 4 GE - Physical/Biological Science
SPC 110 Speech Communications/GE 3 GE - Additional Courses
    17  

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
ACC 211 Financial Accounting 3 Major Requirement
AGS 296 Agriculture Internship (recommended) 1 Elective
ECN 250 Microeconomics/GE 3 Major Requirement
ENG 102 or ENG 108 Freshman Composition/GE 3 GE - Composition
PLS 211 Soils/GE (recommended) 4 Elective
GEO 105 World Regional Geography/GE 3 GE - Social.Behavioral Science
    17  

Third Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
ACC 212 Managerial Accounting 3 Major Requirement
AGB 230 Agriculture Business 3 Departmental Requirement
BUA 220 Legal Environment of Business (recommended) 3 Major Requirement
ENG 281 Introduction to Film Studies/GE (recommended) 3 GE - Arts
MAT 172 Finite Math 3 Major Requirement
    15  

Fourth Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
CIS 105 Introduction to Business Information Systems/GE 3 GE - Additonal Courses
ECN 240 Macroeconomics/GE 3 Major Requirement
PHI 105 Introduction to Ethics/GE (recommended) 3 GE - Humanities
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology/GE 3 GE - Social.Behavioral Science
QBA 211 Quantitative Analysis 3 Major Requirement
    15  

 

Crop Production

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
BIO 181 General Biology I/GE 4 GE - Additional Courses
ENG 101 or ENG 107 Freshman Composition/GE 3 GE - Composition
MAT 220 Calculus I/GE  5 GE - Math
PLS 100 Plant Science/GE 4 Major Requirement
    16  

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
AGS/PLS Agriculture Elective 3-4 Departmental Requirement
ECN 250 Microeconomics 3 GE - Social/Behavioral Science
ENG 102 or ENG 108 Freshman Composition/GE 3 GE - Composition
GLG 101 Introduction to Geology/GE 4 GE - Additional Courses
PLS 211 Soils/GE 4 Major Requirement
    17-18  

Third Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
AGS/PLS Agriculture Elective 3-4 Departmental Requirement
AGS 296 Agriculture Internship (recommended) 1 Departmental Requirement
CHM 151 General Chemistry I/GE (recommended) 4 GE - Physical/Biological Science
ENG 281 Introduction to Film Studies/GE (recommended) 3 GE - Arts
MAT 270 Applied Statistics (recommended) 4 Electives
    15-16  

Fourth Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
AGS/PLS Agriculture Elective 3-4 Departmental Requirement
CHM 152 General Chemistry II/GE 4 GE - Physical/Biological Science
ECN 240 Macroeconomics/GE 3 GE - Social/Behavioral Science
PHI 105 Introduction to Ethics/GE (recommended) 3 GE - Humanities
    13-14  

 

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
BIO 181 General Biology I/GE 4 GE - Additional Courses
ENG 101 or ENG 107 Freshman Composition/GE 3 GE - Composition
MAT 220 Calculus I/GE 5 GE - Math
PLS 100 Plant Science/GE 4 Major Requirement
    16  

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
BIO 182 General Biology II/GE 4 GE - Additional Courses
ECN 250 Microeconomics/GE 3 GE - Social/Behavioral Science
ENG 102 or ENG 108 Freshman Composition/GE 3 GE - Composition
GLG 101 Introduction to Geology 4 Departmental Requirement
PLS 230 Basic Crop Fertility 4 Major Requirement
    18  

Third Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
CHM 151 General Chemistry I/GE 4 GE - Physical/Biological Science
ENG 281 Introduction to Film Studies/GE (recommended) 3 GE - Arts
GLG 110 Environmental Geology/GE 4 Departmental Requirement
PLS 211 Soils/GE 4 Major Requirement
    15  

Fourth Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
CHM 152 General Chemistry II/GE 4 GE - Physical/Biological Science
ECN 240 Macroeconomics/GE 3 GE - Social/Behavioral Science
ENV 230 Foundations of Environmental Science/GE 4 Major Requirement
GEO 105 World Regional Geography/GE 3 Major Requirement
PHI 105 Introduction to Ethics/GE (recommended) 3 GE - Humanities
    17  

 

Agriculture, Occupational

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
AGB 230 Agricultural Business Management 3 Major Requirement
AGS 200 Food Safety Practices 4 Departmental Requirement
BIO 181 General Biology I/GE (recommended) 4 Major Requirement
ECN 250 Microeconomics/GE 3 Major Requirement
PLS 100 Plant Science/GE 4 Major Requirement
    18  

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
ACC 211 Financial Accounting 3 Major Requirement
AGS 220 Food Safety in Facilities (recommended) 4 Departmental Requirement
MAT 220 Calculus I/GE 5 Major Requirement
PLS 211 Soils/GE 4 Major Requirement
PLS 290 Vegetable Crop Production (recommended) 4 Departmental Requirement
    20  

 

Agriculture, Occupational - Plant Science

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
AGB 230 Agricultural Business Management 3 Major Requirement
AGS 296  Agricultural Internship 1-4 Departmental Requirement
BIO 181 General Biology I/GE (recommended) 4 Major Requirement
ECN 250 Microeconomics/GE 3 Major Requirement
PLS 100 Plant Science/GE 4 Major Requirement
PLS 240 Plant Propagation (recommended) 4 Departmental Requirement
    19  

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
ACC 211 Financial Accounting 3 Major Requirement
MAT 220 Calculus I/GE 5 Major Requirement
PLS 211 Soils/GE 4 Major Requirement
PLS 230 Basic Crop Fertility (recommended) 4 Departmental Requirement
PLS 290 Vegetable Crop Production (recommended) 4 Departmental Requirement
    20  

 

Agriculture, Occupational - Animal Science Science

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
ANS 100 Animal Industries (recommended) 4 Departmental Requirement
BIO 181 General Biology I/GE (recommended) 4 Major Requirement
PLS 100 Plant Science/GE 4 Major Requirement
    12  

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
ACC 211 Financial Accounting 3 Major Requirement
ANS 240 Feeds and Feeding (recommended) 4 Departmental Requirement
ECN 250 Microeconomics/GE 3 Major Requirement
PLS 211 Soils/GE 4 Major Requirement
    14  

Third Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
AGB 230 Agricultural Business Management 3 Major Requirement
AGS 296 Agriculture Internship (recommended) 1 Departmental Requirement
ANS 130 Livestock Production Management (recommended) 3 Departmental Requirement
MAT 220 Calculus I/GE 5 Major Requirement
    12  

 

Agriculture, Occupational - Food Safety

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
AGB 230 Agricultural Business Management 3 Major Requirement
AGS 200 Food Safety Practices (recommended) 4 Departmental Requirement
BIO 181 General Biology I/GE (recommended) 4 Major Requirement
ECN 250 Microeconomics/GE 3 Major Requirement
PLS 100 Plant Science/GE 4 Major Requirement
    18  

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
ACC 211 Financial Accounting (recommended) 3 Major Requirement
AGS 220 Food Safety in Facilities (recommended) 4 Departmental Requirement
MAT 220 Calculus I/GE 5 Major Requirement
PLS 211 Soils/GE 4 Major Requirement
PLS 290 Vegetable Crop Production (recommended) 4 Departmental Requirement
    20  

 

Crop Management

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
PLS 100 Plant Science/GE 4 Major Requirement
PLS 200 Introduction to Integrated Pest Management 4 Major Requirement
PLS 240 Plant Propagation 3 Major Requirement
    11  

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
PLS 110 Chemical Applications Using Integrated Pest Management 2 Major Requirement
PLS 220 Crop Water Use, Evapotranspiration, and Irrigation 3 Major Requirement
PLS 230 Basic Soil Fertility 3 Major Requirement
    8  

 

Food Science and Safety

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
AGS 200 Food Safety Practices and Management 4 Major Requirement
PLS 100 Plant Science/GE 4 Major Requirement
    8  

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
AGS 220 Food Safety in Facilities 4 Major Requirement
PLS 290 Vegetable Crop Production 4 Major Requirement
    8  

 

Explore the Program & Lab

Career Overview & Job Outlook

Successful completion of the drafting program or certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations and annual median wages*.

Pest Control Advisor 
Works with local farmers and growers to advise them on pest issues in production agriculture.
$60,402
Food Science and Safety Technician
Work with food safety specialists perform standardized qualitative and quantitative tests to determine proper food safety standards
$41,230
Agricultural Manager
Plan, direct, or coordinate the management or operation of farms, ranches, greenhouses, nurseries, or other agricultural establishments.
$71,160
Farm and Ranch Worker
Attend to live farm, ranch, open range animals that may include cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses and other equines, poultry, rabbits, finfish, shellfish, and bees.
$27,830

Contact Information

Tracy Knudson
Senior Secretary, Career and Technical Education
(928) 317-7107

Sarah Berner
Professor of Agricultural Science
(928) 344-7562

Tosha Gillispie
Director of Agricultural Programs
(928) 317-6203