Agronomy Industry Managment

Agronomy Industry Managment AAS - Agricultural Production Systems

The NCTA agronomy program will prepare you for the ever changing environment of crop production. Agronomists produce and improve food crops while sustaining soil and water resources essential for crop production. As an agronomy major you will have access to our 550 acre campus farm and state of the art irrigation pivot system and precision ag technology. Learn the hands on skills that todays leading agronomy companies are seeking in employees.

Careers

  • Agronomist
  • Chemical Sales Rep
  • Crop Production Specialist
  • Field Production Specialist
  • Seed Analyst
  • Seed Production Manager
  • Crop Consultant
  • Crop Extension Specialist
  • Farmer
  • Farm Loan Officer
  • and Many more!!

Courses Offered

Agronomy and Ag Mechanics Core Courses (15-16 credits)

  • AGR 2903 Internship (3 credits)
  • ECN 1103 Intro to Ag Economics (3 credits)
  • ABM 2963 Farm Records or ACT 1103 Accounting I (3 credits)
  • MGT 2103 Managment Concepts or ABM 2854 Farm and Ranch Management (3-4 credits)
  • ABM 2903 Entreprenuership or AGR 2943 Farm Capstone (3 credits)

Agronomy Industry Management Option (25 credits)

  • AGR 1091 Crop Practicum I (1 credit)
  • AGR 1591 Crop Practicum II (1 credit)
  • AGR 2091 Crop Practicum III (1 credit)
  • AGR 1203 Principles of Soil (3 credits)
  • AGR 1201 Soils Lab (1 credit)
  • AGR 2304 Soil Fertility (4 credits)
  • AGR 2354 Pest Managment (4 credits)
  • AGR 2383 Irrigation Managment (3 credits)
  • AGR 2404 Crop Managment (4 credits)
  • MKT 2203 Ag Marketing (3 credits)

Agronomy Industry Specialization (Choose 6 credits)

  • AEQ 1153 Equipment Principles (3 credits)
  • AEQ 1203 Welding (3 credits)
  • AEQ 2303 Equipment Preventative Maintenance (3 credits)
  • AEQ 2323 Precision Farming Technology (3 credits)
  • AEQ 2413 Diesel Engines (3 credits)
  • AGR 1213 Natural Resources Management (3 credits)
  • AGR 1891 Crops Judging I (1 credit)
  • AGR 2892 Crops Judging II (2 credits)

Advisor Guided Electives (1 to 4 credits)

    Associate of Applied Science Core (20-22 credits)

      Associated Clubs and Teams

      • Crops Judging Team
      • Horticulture Club
      • Ag Mechanics Club
      • Collegiate 4-h/FFA
      • Farm Bureau Club

      Featured Student

      Aaron Jensen Agronomy Major
      "I chose to come to NCTA because I wanted to learn more about crop production. NCTA was recommended to me by my FFA Advisor. He mentioned the great education he received here. NCTA was a place where I could learn hands on with great professors. I also like the small town atmosphere that we have in the town of Curtis."