Crop Production

A.S. - Transfer Degree

Students preparing for transfer to a four-year college of agriculture will find the necessary required courses in agriculture, science, mathematics, and related subject areas available to them and will be advised by the agriculture faculty. This program articulates with the B.S. in Crop Production offered by The University of Arizona, Tucson and Yuma campus.

Program Purpose

Graduates will demonstrate (1) basic knowledge in agricultural science that will prepare them for transfer to the university 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 organells.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge to effectively control common agricultural pests.
  • Correlate soil properties with plant growth and make recommendations regarding nutrient availability, crop water requirements and basic soil management.
  • Identify the interaction of fertilizer forms in the soil solution: availability, the loss and conversion of nutrients and function in plant processes.
  • Identify the relationship of soil moisture and fertilizer availability.
  • Define specific growth processes of local crops that leads to a harvestable product.
  • Identify and solve some of the problems facing production and distribution.
  • Analyze new and innovative production techniques.

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
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

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
AGS/ANS/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

Third Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
AGS/ANS/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

Fourth Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
AGS/ANS/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
AGS 101 Agriculture: Solving the Problems of the World/GE 3 GE - Humanities
Open the program map above to view the recommended classes to complete the program. You can also print the program map using the button above.

Transfer Information

Arizona State University  BA, BS See program options None
University of Arizona  BS See program options 2nd Semester Proficiency

Transfer Tools

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AZTransfer will provide you with more information and tools on how to transfer to ASU, NAU, and UofA.

Need help with transferring?  The AWC Transfer Services office can provide you with individualized help to explore degree pathways and specific university requirements.  Visit their website or schedule an appointment with a transfer specialist.