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Agronomy Industry Managment

Agronomy Industry Managment AAS - Agricultural Production Systems

The Agronomy Industry Management option of the Agriculture Production Systems degree prepares students for the great diversity of careers that support the production of food, grain, and forage crops.  Curriculum includes applied learning experiences on NCTA’s college farm laboratory and access to the latest precision agriculture technology that is so important for today’s crop production.  Additionally, all Agriculture Production Systems Associate of Applied Science degrees include a core of business and management courses tailored to the agriculture industry.  A comprehensive curriculum that integrates knowledge in crop production, science, technology, and resource conservation.

Careers

  • Farmer or Farm Manager
  • Seed Sales or Technical Service
  • Crop Consultant/Scout
  • Fertilizer/Chemical Sales or Technical Service
  • Grain Elevator Manager
  • Precision Agriculture Specialist
  • Field Research Technician
  • Crop Insurance Adjuster
  • Soil Conservationist

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)
  • AGR 2983 Farm Capstone (3 credits)

Agronomy Industry Management Option (23 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 2353 Pest Management (3 credits)
  • AGR 2383 Irrigation Managment (3 credits)
  • AGR 2403 Crop Managment (3 credits)
  • MKT 2203 Ag Marketing (3 credits)

Agronomy Industry Specialization (Choose 6 credits)

  • AEQ 1203 Welding (3 credits)
  • AEQ 2103: Ag Chemical Application (3 credits)
  • AEQ 2303 Equipment Preventative Maintenance (3 credits)
  • AEQ 2323 Precision Farming Technology (3 credits)
  • AGR 1103 Crop Science (3 credits)
  • AGR 1213 Natural Resources Management (3 credits)
  • AGR 1891 Crops Judging I (1 credit)
  • AGR 2892 Crops Judging II (2 credits)
  • ASI 2303 Range Management (3 credits)

Advisor Guided Electives (8 credits)

    Associate of Applied Science Core (17 credits)

      Associated Clubs and Teams

      • Crops Judging Team
      • Collegiate Farm Bureau
      • Collegiate 4-H/FFA
      • Ag Business 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."