Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

Agriculture Production Management

Ag Sciences

Washington Hall

319-398-5609

www.kirkwood.edu/agrisciences

Entry time
Fall, Spring or Summer

Award
Associate of Applied Science degree
2 years (5 terms including summer)
Diploma
1 year (3 terms including summer)

Certificate

1 year (2 terms)

Agriculture Production Management students prepare for employment in the food production chain. Students can pursue specialized studies (options) in general ag production, or beef, swine or crop production. Students who want to take courses from more than one of these areas can customize their studies with the assistance of a faculty member. This program includes and internship.

Career opportunities: farm management, swine production facilities, feedlots, cattle ranches, herdsman positions, crop production and agronomy positions.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term I

AGC-116

Professionalism in Agriculture

1

AGC-120

Applied Agricultural Concepts

2

AGC-103

Ag Computers

3

BIO-208

Agricultural Biology and Chemistry

3

COM-723

Workplace Communications OR

3

ENG-105

Composition I

 

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Agricultural Technical Courses

5

 

 

17

Term 2

AGS-319

Animal Nutrition OR

3

AGA-154

Fundamentals of Soil Science

 

AGP-333

Precision Farming Systems OR

3

AGC-420

Issues in Agriculture

 

AGC-130

Mathematics I - Agriculture

3

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Humanities or History/Culture Course

3

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Agricultural Technical Courses

3

 

 

15

Term 3-Summer

AGC-932

Internship

5

 

 

5

Term 4

AGB-470

Farm Records, Accounts, Analysis OR

3

ACC-152

Financial Accounting

 

AGS-214

Domestic Animal Physiology OR

3

AGA-114

Principles of Agronomy

 

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management

3

COM-744

Oral Communication in the Workplace OR

3

ENG-106

Composition II

 

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Agricultural Technical Courses

5

 

 

17

Term 5

AGB-235

Introduction to Agriculture Markets

3

AGB-330

Farm Business Management

3

AGB-466

Agriculture Finance

3

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Agricultural Technical Courses

3

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Agriculture Electives

3

 

 

15

Total program credit hours

69

Optional

VIN-105

Introduction to Wine Science

3

VIN-106

Introduction to Viticulture

3

Agriculture Technical Courses

AGS-338

Livestock Behavior and Welfare

5

AGC-420

Issues in Agriculture

3

AGS-319

Animal Nutrition

3

AGA-114

Principles of Agronomy

3

AGA-154

Fundamentals of Soil Science

3

AGA-165

Agricultural Fertilizer and Chemicals

3

AGA-376

Integrated Pest Management

3

AGA-170

Fertilizer Management

3

AGA-216

Row Crop and Forage Production

4

AGA-217

Field Crop Harvesting and Drying

3

AGB-331

Entrepreneurship in Agriculture

3

AGB-336

Agricultural Selling

3

AGB-470

Farm Records, Accounts, Analysis

3

AGM-403

Combine Operation & Adjustment

2

AGP-333

Precision Farming Systems

3

AGP-434

Practical Precision Farming for the Producer

3

AGS-113

Survey of the Animal Industry

3

AGS-214

Domestic Animal Physiology

3

AGS-279

Livestock Merchandising

2

AGS-305

Livestock Evaluation

3

AGS-350

Artificial Insemination of Cattle

1

AGS-441

Livestock Housing and Equipment

3

AGS-555

Beef/Cow Calf Production

3

AGS-560

Beef Industry and Feedlot Management

5

AGS-425

Swine Systems Management

3

AGS-530

Swine Reproduction and Management

5

AGS-550

Beef Breeding/Reproduction/Nutrition

5

AGS-551

Beef Science Management

3

Agricultural Production Diploma Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term I

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Agricultural Technical Courses

12

 

 

12

Term 2

COM-723

Workplace Communications OR

3

COM-744

Oral Communication in the Workplace

 

AGC-130

Mathematics I-Agriculture

3

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management OR

3

BUS-161

Human Relations

 

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Agricultural Technical Courses

3

 

 

12

Term 3

AGC-932

Internship

1

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Agricultural Technical Courses

6

 

 

7

Total program credit hours

31

Small Scale Food Production Certificate Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term I

AGA-154

Fundamentals of Soil Science

3

AGA-114

Principles of Agronomy OR

3

AGH-221

Principles of Horticulture

 

MGT-300

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

3

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Certificate Program Elective

3

 

 

12

Term 2

BUS-149

Small Business Financial Management

3

AGC-932

Internship

2

AGH-102

Horticulture Math OR

3

AGC-130

Mathematics I-Agriculture

 

AGA-376

Integrated Pest Management

3

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Certificate Program Elective

3

 

 

14

Total program credit hours

26

Certificate Program Electives

AGH-131

Greenhouse Management

3

AGH-301

Sustainable Site Management

2

AGA-170

Fertilizer Management

3

AGA-216

Row Crop and Forage Production

4

VIN-106

Introduction to Viticulture

3

AGN-300

Rain Gardens and Bioretention Cells

3

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