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
Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Associate Degree
- Academic Plan
- Sustainable Agriculture (AAS)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
- Catalog Year
This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below is a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this pathway map. Some of the opportunities presented below may require either a bachelor degree or a post-graduate level education.
|Occupation / Title||Annual Median Wage|
|Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers||$73,210|
|Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.|
Course Sequence by Term
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
- Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
|AGB139||Agribusiness Computer Operations||RC||3|
|CHM130||Fundamental Chemistry||Prerequisites: C or better in [CHM090 or MAT090 or MAT091 or MAT092 or (MAT103AA & MAT103AB) or higher or satisfactory placement score] and [RDG100 or higher or eligibility for CRE101], or permission of the Instructor/Department/Division Chair.||Or permission of Program Director||NS||0–3|
|FON161||Sustainable Food Production Systems||RC||3|
|First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL||Prerequisites: Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of "C" or better in ENG091 or ESL097. or Prerequisites: Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of C or better in ENG091 or ESL097.||OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment||FYC||3|
|Humanities and Fine Arts||Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area||HU||3|
|AGS164||Plant Growth and Development||RC||4|
|Restricted Elective||AGB132 or AGB144 or AGS186||RE||3|
|MAT112||Mathematical Concepts and Applications||Prerequisites: An appropriate mathematics placement score, OR a grade of "C" or better for MAT090, or MAT091, or MAT092, OR (an appropriate diagnostic score, or a grade of "C" or better in each of the following courses: MAT055, MAT056, and MAT057).||OR Higher level mathematics course||Mathematics||3|
|AGS260||Soils||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CHM130 or permission of Instructor.||AGS260 is offered in the Spring only. AGS260 meets the Natural Sciences area||RC||4|
|First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL||Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENG101. or Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENG107.||RC||3|
|CRE101||College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking||Prerequisites: (A grade of C or better in ENG101 or ENG107) and (appropriate reading placement test score or a grade of C or better in RDG095 or RDG100 or RDG111 or RDG112 or RDG113 or permission of Instructor).||Critical Reading||0–3|
|AGS165AA||Fall Sustainable Crop Production||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in AGS164 or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|AGS262||Irrigation Design, Installation, Operation, and Trouble Shooting||AGS262 is offered in the Fall only||RC||3|
|SSH111||Sustainable Cities||Meets Social and Behavioral Sciences||SB||3|
|Restricted Elective||AGB132 or AGB144 or AGS186||RE||3|
|AGB130||Establishing And Running An Agribusiness||Course offered Spring only.||RC||3|
|AGB231||Marketing of Agricultural Products||Course offered Spring only. Offered online only||RC||3|
|AGS165AB||Spring Sustainable Crop Production||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in AGS164 or permission of Instructor.||Course offered Spring only.||RC||3|
|Communication||Interpersonal Communication||Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area||Oral Communication||3|
|AGS268||Integrated Pest Management in the Cultivated Environment||Course offered Spring only.||RC||4|
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Program Area Key
- Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
- FYC = First Year Composition
- HU = 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.
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.
View MCCCD’s program website for the Associate in Applied Science in Sustainable Agriculture (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=107994).
* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.