AGR Agriculture

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AGR.105 Introduction to Agriculture Industry33

This course focuses on: the organization of the agricultural industry and its major components, the economic influence of the industry on local, state, and national levels, the types of employment opportunities in the area, state, nation, and internationally, and also covers an overview of concepts in animal science, plant science, soil science, horticulture, agribusiness management, agricultural mechanics, and agricultural resources. Further, students will be presented an overview of agriculture at all levels: local, state, national, and international.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Applicable toward graduation at CSC where program structure permits: Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. General Education: Not Applicable IAI Course No.: Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer Co-requisites:.
General Education -- Not Applicable

AGR.111 Intro to Agriculture Mechanization324

The major topics considered in this course include agricultural power and machinery, agricultural electrification and application, agricultural structures, and soil and water conservation.
Offered: Fall and Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate - AA, AS, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only Non Course

AGR.115 Introduction to Natural Resources33

This course examines the importance of wildlife, conservation, and forestry, the management of outdoor recreational facilities, and ecological concepts. The current state of natural resource management issues, including biophysical, economic, social and political dimensions, is also discussed.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Applicable toward graduation at CSC where program structure permits: Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. General Education: Not Applicable IAI Course No.: Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer Co-requisites:.
General Education -- Not Applicable

AGR.120 Agricultural Science33

This course focuses upon plant growth and management. Topics covered include germination, photosynthesis, absorption, respiration, translocation, and enzyme action. Further, the role of biotechnology in plant growth and management is discussed along with plant tissue and water quality. Different occupational areas in agricultural science are discussed. Finally, the use of greenhouses and chemicals is examined.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Applicable toward graduation at CSC where program structure permits: Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. General Education: Not Applicable IAI Course No.: Offered: Co-requisites:.
General Education -- Not Applicable

AGR.121 Introduction to Animal Science324

This course includes the following major topics regarding animal science: introduction and history; breeds of beef, dairy, horses, and other companion animals, poultry, sheep and swine; breeding and selection; anatomy and physiology; nutrition; growth; environment; health and sanitation; product; marketing; and production, technology and economics. The laboratory portion of this course utilizes field trip experiences.
Offered: Fall
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate - AA, AS, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

AGR.131 Introduction to Crop Science324

This course focuses upon four principle objectives: the importance of crops on world food production, the basic principles of plant growth and the influence of man and environment, the theoretical and practical application of agronomic principles, and the interpretation of scientific data.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate - AA, AS, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

AGR.135 Agricultural Cultivation213

This course includes an overview of livestock and animal processing, specifically the growth and development of livestock, animal processing and breeding, livestock feeds, computer applications, and occupations in the industry.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Applicable toward graduation at CSC where program structure permits: Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. General Education: Not Applicable IAI Course No.: Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer Co-requisites:.
General Education -- Not Applicable

AGR.141 Introduction to Agri Economics33

This course provides an introduction to economic principles and the application of those principles to agriculture. The role of agriculture in the United States and the world economics also is included.
Offered: Fall and Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate - AA, AS, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only Non Course

AGR.145 Agricultural Welding123

This course focuses upon the different types of welding used in the agricultural industry. An overview of Safety, Oxy Cutting and welding equipment, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW-TIG), Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW-MIG) are provided along with lab projects in each type of welding relating to the agricultural industry.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Applicable toward graduation at CSC where program structure permits: Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. General Education: Not Applicable IAI Course No.: Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer Co-requisites:.
General Education -- Not Applicable

AGR.151 Introductory Soil Science324

The principle topics considered in this course are: the basic and applied chemical, physical and biological concepts in soils; the origin, classification and distribution of soils and their relationship to people and food production; and the management and conservation of soils. The laboratory portion of this course will utilize a combination of college laboratory and field trip experiences.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate - AA, AS, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

AGR.155 Agricultural Machinery & Technology213

This course develops skills in the theory of operation in maintenance, repair, adjustment, and overhaul of small engines and motors. Further, the course will include basic principles of power transmissions, hydraulic systems, as well as gas and diesel engines, and operating agricultural equipment safely. An overview of agricultural welding, brazing, and power systems and their use in industry is provided.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Applicable toward graduation at CSC where program structure permits: Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. General Education: Not Applicable IAI Course No.: Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer Co-requisites:.
General Education -- Not Applicable

AGR.165 Computer Applications in Agriculture11

This course focuses on the types of computer skills and types of programs being used in the agricultural industry. Different types of programs for record keeping, animal/livestock tracking, inventory, forecasting, supply chain management, and mechanization are discussed. Different examples of software are given. An overview of how technology and computers are changing the agriculture industry are discussed.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Applicable toward graduation at CSC where program structure permits: Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. General Education: Not Applicable IAI Course No.: Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer Co-requisites:.
General Education -- Not Applicable

AGR.181 Introduction to Horticultural Science223

This course is an introduction to the principles and practices involved in the development, production, and use of horticulture crops (fruits, vegetables, greenhouse, turf, nursery, floral and landscape). The course will also show the importance of horticulture in providing food and plant ornamentation; plant structure, growth and development; and environmental and biological factors influencing plant growth.
Offered: As Needed
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate - AA, AS,AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. General Education-not applicable, elective only..
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only