Associate in Applied Science in Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainability

Degree Information

Academic Plan

AAS Sustainable Agriculture

Academic Plan Code

3014

Credits

60–66

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Sustainable Agriculture program focuses on sustainable agriculture, agribusiness, and urban farming. This program is designed to prepare individuals for employment in Agribusiness.Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester

Program Prerequisites


 

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities, Arts and Design
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Term 1

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
12–15
RC AGB139 Agribusiness Computer Operations 3
NS CHM130 Fundamental Chemistry 0–3
RC FON161 Sustainable Food Production Systems 3
FYC ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL
3
HU Humanities and Fine ArtsHum Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area 3

Term 2

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
17–20
RC AGS164 Plant Growth and Development 4
RE Restricted Elective AGB132 or AGB144 or AGS186 3
Mathematics MAT112 Mathematical Concepts and Applications 3
RC AGS260 Soils 4
RC ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL
3
Critical Reading CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking 0–3

Term 3

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
15
RC AGS165AA Fall Sustainable Crop Production 3
RC AGS262 Irrigation Design, Installation, Operation, and Trouble Shooting 3
SB SSH111 Sustainable Cities 3
RE Restricted Elective AGB132 or AGB144 or AGS186 3
RC AGB130 Establishing And Running An Agribusiness 3

Term 4

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
16
RC AGB231 Marketing of Agricultural Products 3
RC AGS165AB Spring Sustainable Crop Production 3
Oral Communication Communication Interpersonal Communication 3
RC AGS166 Aquaponics 3
RC AGS268 Integrated Pest Management in the Cultivated Environment 4

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All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

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