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A "T" located to the left of the available semester indicates transfer to Murray State University, Southeast Missouri State University, and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale as per articulation agreements. These courses will also transfer to most public four-year institutions in the state of Illinois.


AGR 100 COLLEGE ORIENTATION FOR AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES

T Fall

This course is designed to improve student performance in college as well as to transition the student into college life. Topics include introduction to college services; identification of college and career goals; implementation of study, note-taking, test-taking strategies; and guidance in making individual decisions. The course will identify students responsibilities and present methods to achieve success.

Credit: 1 hour - One lecture hour per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


AGR 101 CAREER CONCEPTS IN AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Fall

Academic and career goal setting and planning for agriculture and natural resource students, discussion of issues in these fields and development of problem-solving and communication skills. Resume building and writing, transfer student applications, and job applications will be fully covered. Students will have the opportunity to develop an individual career plan.

Credit: 1 hour - One lecture hour per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


AGR 102 COMPUTER APPLICATION IN AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES

T Fall

In this course, students will be introduced to the use of and the role of computers in Agriculture and Natural Resources. This course will include gaining a basic understanding and application of micro-computers in agriculture and natural resources. Special emphasis will be paid to the time and money saving benefits of the computer, as well as its ability to increase efficiency of various jobs and tasks.

Credit: 3 hours - Two lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


AGR 103 LEADERSHIP IN AGRICULTURE

T Fall/Spring

This course will focus on developing leadership awareness, evaluating current student beliefs about leadership, and develop an understanding of the skills necessary to be an effective leader. This course will include parliamentary procedure, lessons in business etiquette, professional development and agriculture promotion activities.

Credit: 1 hour - One lecture hour per week.

Prerequisite: None


AGR 111 INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE

T Fall

An introduction to the principles and practices in the development, production, and use of horticultural crops (fruits, vegetables, greenhouse, turf, nursery, floral and landscape). Includes the classification, structure, growth and development, and environmental influences on horticultural plants; horticultural technology; and an introduction to the horticultural industries.

Credit: 3 hours - Two lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


AGR 112 INTRODUCTION TO CROP SCIENCE

T Spring

The basic principles of plant growth, including human and environmental influences and the theoretical and practical application of agronomic principles to crop production. Includes the historical and economic importance of crop plants for food, feed, and fiber; origin, classification, and geographic distribution of field crops; environmental factors and agronomic problems; crop plan breeding, growth, development, and physiology; cropping systems and practices; seedbed preparation, tillage, and crop establishment; pests and controls; and harvesting, storing, and marketing practices.

Credit: 4 hours - Three lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


AGR 113 INTRODUCTION TO SOIL SCIENCE

T Fall

An introduction to the chemical, physical, and biological properties of soils; the origin, classification, and distribution of soils and their influence on people and food production; the management and conservation of soils; and the environmental impact of soil use.

Credit: 4 hours - Three lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


AGR 115 INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL SCIENCE

T Spring

The application of the sciences of genetics, physiology, and nutrition to the improvement of the animal industries and an introduction to management and production practices. Includes animal breeds, breeding and selection; anatomy physiology, and nutrition and growth; environment, health, and sanitation; products and marketing; production technology and economics; animal behavior; and current issues in animal science.

Credit: 4 hours - Three lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


AGR 116 AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

T Fall

An introduction to the principles of economics including production principles; production costs, supply and revenue; profit maximization; consumption and demand; price elasticity; market price determination; and completive versus noncompetitive market models. These principles are applied to agriculture and the role of agriculture in the United States and world economies. Other topics include a survey of the world food situation; natural, human and capital resources; commodity product marketing; and agricultural problems and policies.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


AGR 117 CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES

T Fall

Conservation of Natural Resources is concerned with the study and conservation of our basic natural resources: air, water, soil, plants, animals, and minerals. The relationship of man and natural resources is emphasized.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


AGR 119 SMALL ENGINE

Fall

This course will introduce the student to the basic principles of two- and four-cycle engine operation along with parts identification, overhauling and tune-up procedures.

Credit: 2 hours - One lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


AGR 135 SPECIAL TOPICS IN AGRICULTURE SCIENCE

T By Request

This course will provide students with a greater understanding of the animal industry. Topics may include or lie within the following categories: animal science, plan tan soil science, agriculture industry, agriculture education or natural resource management.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


AGR 145 INTRODUCTION TO AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT

T Spring

This course will cover the characteristics of our economic system and basic economic concepts. The course will serve as a survey of the farm and ranch, its organizational and management structure, and operation within the marketing system. Functional and institutional aspects of agricultural finance and government farm programs will also be covered.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


AGR 197 SUPERVISED OCCUPATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Fall/Spring/Summer

This course is designed to give the student practical work experience in a position similar to one for which the program is designed. Each student is required to complete 150 hours at a worksite during the semester.

Credit: 4 hours - Twenty lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Career Concepts in Agriculture and Natural Resources-AGR 101 and Instructor's Approval


AGR 211 APPLICATION OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS

T Spring (odd years)

Fundamental processes of geographic information systems (GIS) with application to agriculture, natural resources and environmental management file formats, database management, spatial analysis, and manipulation of data. Georeferenced data from mapping and monitoring.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


AGR 224 AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION

By Request

An introduction to agricultural construction, fabrication, power and machinery covering basic applications in engines, calibrations, electrification, structures, metallurgy, tool identification and conservation structures. A strong emphasis is placed on safety and application of learned procedures.

Credit: 3 hours - Two lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


AGR 225 INTRODUCTION TO FORESTRY

T Fall (odd years)

A fundamental study of forestry, including tree identification, importance, measurement and production techniques.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


AGR 228 WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

Fall (even years)

A study of the balance of nature, habitat improvement, and control of wildlife and their predators.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


AGR 230 AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS

A study of the role of chemicals in agriculture, including germicides, insecticides, seed treatments, and livestock chemicals. Identification of weeds and insects, as well as their prevention, control and eradication.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Must be 18 years of age


AGR 234 INTRODUCTION TO FOREST RECREATION

T By Request

Policy, development and administration of outdoor recreation as encountered in forest, park and wild lands are presented in this course. Principal topics in the course include outdoor recreation, programs for outdoor recreation and policies for both public and private administration.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


AGR 235 TREE IDENTIFICATION LAB

T By Request

This course provides field and laboratory identification of native and exotic trees, shrubs and woody vines using leaf, twig, bark, and fruit characteristics.

Credit: 2 hours - Four lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): BIO 111-Intro to Biology, BIO 213-Botany, AGR 112-Intro to Crop Science, or taking one of these simultaneously with the lab.


AGR 238 ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION OF CATTLE

By Request

This course will provide a basic understanding of reproductive anatomy and physiology, as well as train individuals to artificially inseminate beef or dairy cattle. Students will receive professional guidance, expert information and hands-on experience in actual insemination.

Credit: 1 hour - One lecture hour per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


AGR 239 LIVESTOCK JUDGING

Spring (even years)

This course is a study of the desirable and economically important characteristics used in selecting, breading and marketing livestock. Selection techniques as well as written and oral reasoning will be stressed.

Credit: 3 hours - One lecture and four lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Previous experience in livestock judging or permission of instructor.


AGR 240 PRACTICUM/INTERCOLLEGIATE LIVESTOCK JUDGING

By Request

This course is designed for students participating extensively in livestock judging competitions. It consists of labs that prepare students for numerous competitions, practice for those events and participation in at least 4 contests. Weekend travel and numerous evenings will be required.

Credit: 1 hour - One lecture hour per week.

Prerequisite(s): Discretion of Ag advisor.


AGR 272 GREENHOUSE MANAGEMENT

By Request

A study of the various culture techniques utilized for the commercial production of plants. Various other greenhouse management problems will be stressed.

Credit: 2 hours - One lecture hour per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


For More Information Contact:

Admissions and Advising
at 1-800-481-2242 or (618) 634-3200 or e-mail
admissions@shawneecc.edu



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