A.S. Ag & Natural Resourses Pathway
Why Agriculture & Natural Resources?This two-year (60/63 credit) pathway is designed to transfer into colleges around the state and the country. The students will be able to customize their agriculture and natural resources degree pathway to meet their education goals. Students will learn the basics in agriculture production and natural resources management and will be able to develop a degree program that will fit their needs. This option incorporates courses from natural resources to animal science with the flexibility to allow the student to create the degree they want to reach their education and transfer goals. Students should consult the catalog of the institution to which they expect to transfer and select appropriate courses in consultation with their advisor.
|First Year - Fall Semester     15 Credits||Credits|
|Introduction to Animal Science||3|
NRSM 101NRSM 101 - Natural Resource Conservation
This course is designed to introduce students to the benefits of range management and illustrate how the science of range management can be used on the farm or ranch. Range economics, range management plans, improvement and repair of rangeland and ecosystems will be covered. Co-requisite: NRSM 102.
|Natural Resource Conservation||3|
|Montana Range Plants||1|
|Science Core Requirement||4|
WRIT 101WRIT 101 - College Writing I
This is an introductory writing course with emphasis on writing to a targeted audience. College Writing I prepares students for success in a wide variety of academic and vocational writing concerns. The writing process, formal voice, audience concerns, close reading strategies, effective styles and techniques, and the use of the computer as a writing tool are covered. Asserting and supporting a central claim and using MLA documentation and format are addressed. Pre-requisite: appropriate placement.
|College Writing I||3|
|Intro to Ag & Env Resources||1||First Year - Spring Semester     15(17) Credits||Credits|
WRIT 201WRIT 201 - College Writing II
This course provides experience in writing essays based on close readings of more demanding texts. Students will come to understand more fully the intellectual demands of an academic discourse community by preparing essays designed to meet more rigorous expectations. WRIT 201 is designed to prepare transfer students to succeed in their junior- and senior-level courses by exposing them to Modern Language Association (MLA) and American Psychological Association (APA) documentation, critical thinking strategies, and logical construction of arguments. Students will complete developed essays that emphasize writing as a process of drafting and revising. Pre-requisite: WRIT 101.
|College Writing II||3|
WRIT 121WRIT 121 - Intro to Technical Writing
This course is designed to prepare students for job-related writing. Students learn to communicate information in order to do a job or make a decision. Topics covered include adapting messages to audiences, organizing paragraphs, revising for style, summarizing information, using definitions in reports, outlining, explaining a process, and researching. Specific applications are individualized according to students' career plans and are chosen from several categories, including effective letter writing, short report writing, proposal writing, research writing, and formal report writing from analyzed data. Pre-requisite: appropriate placement.
|Intro to Technical Writing||(3)|
|Science Core Requirement||3(4)|
CAPP 131CAPP 131 - Basic MS Office
This course emphasizes the practical aspects of today's computing environment. Instruction includes the basic computer architecture and operation, hardware, operating systems, network communication, ethical issues associated with computers, and aspects of integrated software with an emphasis on business applications. Students will learn beginning to intermediate elements of word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation software.
|Basic MS Office||3|
|Mathematics Core Requirement||3(4)|
|Elective||3||Second Year - Fall Semester     15(16) Credits||Credits|
|Mathematics Core Elective||3(4)|
|History & Social Science Core Requirement||3|
|Humanities & Fine Arts Core Requirement||3||Second Year - Spring Semester     15 Credits||Credits|
AGED 140AGED 140 - Leadership Development for Agriculture
Process of developing and managing individuals by providing leadership and guidance at all levels of personal development. Self-concepts developed through situational leadership and management, principles of people management, goal setting, and belief systems. Collaborative learning and field experience utilized.
|Leadership Development for Agriculture||3|
|Introduction to Public Speaking||(3)|
|Humanities & Fine Arts Core Requirement||3|
|History & Social Science Core Requirement||3|
Please refer to the the Current Catalog for specific program details.