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A.S. Agribusiness Emphasis
Why Agribusiness?This two-year (61 credit) emphasis is designed to allow students to attain employment upon graduation in production agriculture and other agriculture-related endeavors such as agriculture banking, agriculture sales, crop adjusting, and farm and ranch management. Students may also transfer to four-year programs like Montana State University—Bozeman’s College of Agriculture and complete a baccalaureate degree in two additional years.
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|First Year - Fall Semester     15 Credits||Credits|
|Intro to Ag & Env Resources||1|
|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|
CHMY 121/122CHMY 121/122 - Intro to General Chemistry & Lab
This is an introductory general chemistry course. Topics covered include measurement systems, atomic structure, chemical periodicity, bonding, chemical reactions, acid-base chemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Prerequisite: M 090 Introductory Algebra or M 100 Introduction to Technical Math, or M 111 Technical Mathematics, ACT score of 18 or higher in Math or Compass Placement score of 44 or higher on the Algebra section. Co-requisite: CHMY 122.
|Intro to General Chemistry & Lab||4|
|Principles of Living Systems & Lab||(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||Second Year - Spring Semester     16 Credits||Credits|
|Introduction to Plant Biology||3|
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)|
|Introduction to Public Speaking||3|
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)|
M 121M 121 - College Algebra
This course covers the concept of functions; complex numbers; and solving systems of equations, sequences, and series. Functions investigated include linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic. Students who enter this class with lower than a grade of “B-” in the Pre-requisite course will be required to enroll in a regularly scheduled two hours per week of supplemental instruction and academic support (NC 021) where attendance and participation will be part of the student’s grade in M 121. Pre-requisite: M 095 or appropriate placement.
CAPP 120CAPP 120 - Introduction to Computers
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.
|Introduction to Computers||3|
BIOB 170/171BIOB 170/171 - Principles of Biological Diversity & Lab
This course is an in-depth examination of the five-kingdoms of organisms, with an emphasis on vascular plants and vertebrate animals. Survival strategies, nutrition, reproduction, and ecological and economic importance of organisms will also be covered. Co-requisite: BIOB 171.
|Principles of Biological Diversity & Lab||(4)||Second Year - Fall Semester     17 Credits||Credits|
ENSC 245ENSC 245 - Soils
his course covers soils and their properties as components of landscapes and ecosystems. The application of soils knowledge to problems in environmental sciences and the management of agricultural, wildland, and urban landscapes will be covered. The course consists of two (2) credits lecture and one (1) credit lab.
ACTG 201ACTG 201 - Principles of Financial Accounting
Principles of Financial Accounting. This is an intensive course sequence in the fundamental principles of accounting emphasizing the accounting cycle, journalizing, posting, trial balance, financial statements, plant and intangible assets, depreciation, inventories, accounting systems, payroll, and taxes. Pre-requisite: CAPP 120/120A, M 090, or M 108. is an intensive course sequence in the fundamental principles of accounting emphasizing the accounting cycle, journalizing, posting, trial balance, financial statements, plant and intangible assets, depreciation, inventories, accounting systems, payroll, and taxes. Pre-requisite: CAPP 120/120A, M 090, or M 108.
|Principles of Financial Accounting||4|
ECNS 201ECNS 201 - Principles of Microeconomics
This course focuses on model building, production possibilities, frontiers, economic systems, and resource allocation. Market structures will be examined by comparing perfect competition to monopoly, oligopoly, and monopolistic competition. Market power, labor, and public choice will be covered.
|Principles of Microeconomics||3|
M 161M 161 - Survey of Calculus
This course is designed to give students a non-rigorous introduction to differential and integral calculus. Emphasis will be placed on applications to business and the social sciences in topics including limits, continuity, derivatives, and definite integrals of single variable functions. Pre-requisite: M 121 or appropriate placement.
|Survey of Calculus||4|
|Humanities & Fine Arts Core Requirement||3||Second Year - Spring Semester     13 Credits||Credits|
ACTG 202ACTG 202 - Principles of Managerial Accounting
This is an intensive course sequence in the fundamental principles of accounting emphasizing corporations, department and branch accounting, manufacturing and job order cost systems, budgeting, cost accounting, management reports, financial position, consolidated statements, and financial statement analysis. Pre-requisite: ACTG 201.
|Principles of Managerial Accounting||4|
ECNS 202ECNS 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics
This course introduces the economic way of thinking and examines the macro economy of the United States. Measurement of the economy in terms of price level, unemployment and Gross Domestic Product will be covered. International trade issues in a globalized world, the banking system, and fiscal and monetary policy actions used to manage the economy will be explored. Supply-side theories and determinants of economic growth will be presented. Pre-requisite: ECNS 201.
|Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|Introduction to Statistics||3|
|Humanities & Fine Arts Core Requirement||3|
Please refer to the the Current Catalog for specific program details.