Agricultural Production and Management


Applied Science & Technology Division

The two-year Agricultural Production and Management program leads to an Associate in Applied Science Degree combining many of the features in mechanical and business curricula to help students stay abreast with the dynamic, ever-changing agriculture industry. These changes are increasing the need and the opportunities for individuals who possess both technical knowledge and management ability. RLC students develop decision-making abilities by being exposed to such areas as farm management, economics and marketing. Courses like those dealing with feeds and feeding, soils and fertilizers and ag chemicals are intended to help develop technical skills. Unique to this program are the mechanical courses designed to develop skills needed to service the machines common in today's agriculture. The Agricultural Production and Management program originally was designed for students who already have an opportunity to farm. However, many other employment opportunities are available as managers and herdsmen on large grain and livestock farms or as fertilizer, chemical, and seed suppliers to ag service companies. Upon completion of this program, the student has the option to capstone into a participating four-year institution.

Total Hours: 71

First Semester
Credit Hours
AGRI 1181 Introduction to Animal Science 4.00
AGRI 1208 Diesel Engines 6.00
AGRI 2222 Applied Mathematics 1 or MATH elective1 3.00
HEA 1101 Health Education or HEA 1102 Basic First Aid 2.00
Elective-General Education 3.00
Second Semester
AGRI 1141 Agricultural Economics 3.00
AGRI 1161 Soil Science 5.00
AGRI 1210 Supervised Occupational Experience 4.00
AGRI 1221 Intro to Agricultural Occupations 1.00
ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I1
PSYC 2101 Introduction to Psychology or PSYC 2106 Human Relations 3.00
Third Semester
AGRI 1205 Assembling, Adjusting & Reconditioning Farm Equip. 5.00
AGRI 1263 Crop Science 4.00
AGRI 1285 Agricultural Technologies 3.00
AGRI 2225 Food & Agricultural Policy 3.00
COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking 3.00
Fourth Semester
AGRI 1262 Agricultural Chemicals 3.00
AGRI 1282 Feeds and Feeding 3.00
AGRI 2241 Farm Management 3.00
AGRI 2242 Marketing Agricultural Products 5.00
DIEL 1202 Basic Diesel Fuel Systems 2.00
Recommended Electives
AGRI 2223 Agricultural Finance2
WELD 1270 Introduction to Welding Processes 4.00
1 Prerequisite course(s) may be required based on test scores.
2 Highly recommended for students in Ag Production/Management.
NOTE: Reading course(s) may be required based on results of COMPASS or ASSET scores.