Why Agriculture?This (30(32) credit) program prepares students to work in the agriculture industry in production livestock, farm and ranch management, or agri-sales This degree is designed for those students who want to enter the job market with a one or two-year degree, and who do not plan to transfer to a four-year institution. Students should consult the catalog of the institution to which they expect to transfer and select appropriate courses in consultation with their advisor.
Graduates of this program will have knowledge in:
|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|
EQUS 101EQUS 101 - Introduction to Equine Studies
The horse has served humanity for centuries in many different ways. Today, the horse serves primarily as a source of pleasure in technologically advanced nations, but it still serves as a beast of burden and for draft power in underdeveloped countries. This course will give the student an overview of equine health that will provide a basis for subsequent more practical and scientifically based courses. In this class, we will look at the evolution and behavior of the horse, the history of horsemanship, contemporary breeds and their uses, selection of an appropriate horse (including conformation and pre-purchase examinations), and insights into career avenues within the equine industry.
|Introduction to Equine Studies||3|
BIOB 101/102BIOB 101/102 - Discover Biology & Lab
This course is a review of the fundamental principles concerning plant and animal life. Covering topics on the structure and physiology of cells, genetics, reproduction and the diversity of life found in plants, animals, and microorganisms, including their ecological relationships. Co-requisite: BIOB 102.
|Discover Biology & Lab||4|
|Science Core Requirement||(4)||Second Year - Spring Semester     16(17) Credits||Credits|
|Applied Agriculture Science & Lab||3|
|Small Pasture Management||1|
ACTG 101ACTG 101 - Accounting Procedures
This course provides fundamental instruction on financial record keeping and basic bookkeeping methods. Topics include implementing the basic accounting equation; using T accounts; preparing and posting journal entries, reversing entries, and closing entries; payroll reporting; compiling income statements, balance sheets, and statements of owner's equity. This course satisfies a core requirement for the AAS degree in Auto Mechanics or Building Technology. In addition, it is an excellent class to prepare students for the Principles of Accounting courses.
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|
|Written Communication Elective||(3)|
|Introduction to Public Speaking||3|
COMX 115COMX 115 - Interpersonal Communication
The objectives of this introductory-level course are to help students develop an understanding of the fundamentals of interpersonal communication theory and to learn useful skills that will enable them to be more effective in establishing healthy interpersonal relationships in their personal lives and professions.
M 108M 108 - Business Mathematics
This course is a study of math and terminology used by business and industry. The course will begin with a review of the fundamental principles of arithmetic and percentages. Payroll, bank records, interest, notes, discounts, markup, inventory, depreciation, and stocks and bonds will be covered. This course does not fulfill General Education requirements for the AA/AS degree. Pre-requisite: appropriate placement score or concurrent enrollment in NC 021 Supplemental Instruction/Academic Support for Mathematics. For those in NC 021, attendance and participation in NC 021 will be reported to your M 108 instructor for consideration in your M 108 grade.
|Mathematics Core Elective||(3(4))|
Please refer to the the Current Catalog for specific program details.