Applied Agriculture

A.A.S. - Occupational Degree

For students interested in agriculture, this program provides entry skills in agriculture and some flexibility for choices in the agricultural area of interest.

Program Purpose

Graduate will demonstrate (1) basic knowledge in agriculture that will prepare them to obtain an entry-level position within the field and (2) critical thinking skills in AWC’s General Education focus areas.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and define function of plant tissues, specialized cells, and sub-cellular organelles.
  • Explain the 5 primary functions of plants including: photosynthesis, respiration, translocation, absorption, and transpiration.
  • Describe the complexities and functions of the flower including pollination, double fertilization, embryo development and its genetic inheritance.
  • Correlate soil properties with plant growth and make recommendations regarding nutrient availability, crop water requirements and basic soil management.
  • Identify the relationship of soil moisture and fertilizer availability.
  • Identify and solve some of the problems facing production and distribution.

Program Map

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

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

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

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
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