Associate in Applied Science in Sustainable Agriculture

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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.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Degree
Academic Plan
Sustainable Agriculture (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
3014
Total Credits Required
60–66

Program Prerequisites


 

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.

Term 1

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
15
AGB139 Agribusiness Computer Operations RC 3
CHM130 Fundamental Chemistry Or permission of Program Director NS 3
FON161 Sustainable Food Production Systems RC 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL
OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment FYC 3
Humanities and Fine ArtsHum Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area HU 3

Term 2

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
20
AGS164 Plant Growth and Development RC 4
Restricted Elective AGB132 or AGB144 or AGS186 RE 3
MAT112 Mathematical Concepts and Applications OR Higher level mathematics course Mathematics 3
AGS260 Soils AGS260 is offered in the Spring only. AGS260 meets the Natural Sciences area RC 4
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL
RC 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking Critical Reading 3

Term 3

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
15
AGS165AA Fall Sustainable Crop Production RC 3
AGS166 Aquaponics 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

Term 4

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
16
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 Course offered Spring only. RC 3
Communication Interpersonal Communication 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
  • 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

Disclaimer

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).