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2024 - 2025 Catalog Year
Agricultural Sciences (Full-time)

Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Division: Business and Public Services

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)

Description: This class is an overview of the Agriculture Industry. Guest lecture presentations, field trips, career research, and industry personnel interviews provide students with real-world examples of the skills and abilities necessary to compete in the world of Agriculture Science.

Notes: Fall Only

Prerequisites: DEV 0035

Description: Foundations of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), including history, elemental systems including payloads, data links, ground support equipment, classes of UAS, categories, applications, mission planning and control, and launch/recovery systems.

Description: This course reviews the current legal considerations of unmanned aerial system (UAS) operations, provides an outlook on future considerations, and informs students on existing and trending UAS related standards and regulations.


This course describes the current state of Unmanned Aerial Systems and related technologies as they may be applied to precision agriculture. Students will determine the commercial viability of Unmanned Aerial System applications in precision agriculture and will review current regulatory and operational considerations for their use. One classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Fall and Spring Only

Description: Introduction to concepts of customer service. Topics to include: face-to-face and phone-based communication with customers, professionalism and workplace behavior, decision making, problem solving, conflict resolution and negotiation skills, use of emerging technologies, role-play scenarios, case studies and preparation for career advancement.

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score)


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Spring Semester (First Year)
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Description: Introduction to Large Animal Sciences will provide the student with knowledge and practical experience of safe handling practices and husbandry management for various farm animal species. Specifically, students will learn about animal contributions to our society, production systems, animal breeding, nutrition, and contemporary agriculture issues today.

Notes: Elective for Large Animal Track Spring Only OR Can take AGR-1300 - Fall Only

Description: Training required to enter or work on a hazardous waste site with emphasis on personnel safety, site hazards, toxicology, personal protective equipment, decontamination, site characterization and site control. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Spring Only

Description: Mathematics of finance, mathematics of trade, payroll, taxes, insurance, elementary statistics. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Notes: Can take MAT-1120 OR any OT-36 math.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or DEV 0054 or Other (satisfactory score on Sinclair Community College English placement test)

Description: Use word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software applications to create reports, spreadsheets, databases and presentations for business and other applications.


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Summer Semester (First Year)
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Description: Exploration of the development, maintenance and termination of interpersonal relationships. The focus is on effective verbal and nonverbal interactions between two people, highlighting methods of initiating and maintaining effective communication with, and understanding of, others through learning and applying interpersonal communication theory.

Notes: Can take COM-2206 OR COM-2211 OR COM-2225

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

Description: Survey of financial accounting for non-accounting majors. Accounting concepts, financial statements, internal control, cash, and payroll.

Notes: Can take ACC-1100 OR ACC-1210


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Fall Semester (Second Year)

Description: The American business system and basic principles of the free market system. Includes introduction of business concepts, entrepreneurship, management, marketing, economics, accounting and other important business principles.

Description: Introduction to the major fields in biotechnology and the basic science involved in understanding those fields.

Notes: Fall Only

Description: Overview of past, recent and current research to find viable alternative sources of energy. Examples include water, wind, solar, bio-mass, alternative liquid fuels and introduction to fuel cell technology. Study of applied technologies in the context of how to relieve complete dependence on petrochemical-based products. A case study approach to learning is used. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Fall Only

Description: A critical analysis of contemporary American society with review of major sociological theories, research methods, culture, socialization, groups, social structure, social institutions, deviance, social inequalities, social processes and social change.

Notes: Can take SOC-1101 or any OT-36 Social & Behavioral Science

Prerequisites: DEV 0015


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Spring Semester (Second Year)
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Description: Introduction to fundamental concepts necessary for understanding management, motivation and behavior in organizational settings. Emphasis on planning, organizing, influencing and controlling to continually improve effective management skills.

Description: Digital marketing is a broad and growing field encompassing any form of marketing that utilizes technology to deliver a message. Students in this course study some of the most popular tactics used by successful businesses today to promote their brand and reach their customers. This information is applied in hands-on activities that expose students to real-world business situations, including developing a digital marketing campaign for a brand.

Description: The course will provide students with in-depth information on the physiological mechanisms controlling the reproductive processes in production animals. Students will understand comparative differences in the anatomy, function, and regulation of male and female reproductive systems. Students will also learn key concepts in reproduction as it applies to animal management systems.

Notes: Elective for Large Animal Track Spring Only Note: AGR-1110 is a prerequisite

Prerequisites: AGR 1110 or VET 1120 and Restricted to Majors

Description: The course will discuss the fundamentals of animal nutrition and feedstuffs dealing with principles of digestion, absorption, assimilation and utilization of nutrients, balancing of rations, and feeding of livestock.

Notes: Elective for Large Animal Track Spring Only Note: AGR-1110 is a prerequisite

Prerequisites: AGR 1110 or VET 1120


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Summer Semester (Second Year)
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Description: Major trends in the development of Western culture, emphasizing political, economic, social and cultural achievements, from prehistory to the seventeenth century.

Notes: Can take HIS-1111 OR any OT-36 Arts & Humanities OR any Natural & Physical Science

Description: Foundations of Marketing is designed to provide a broad introduction to the field of marketing. Marketing is far more than just selling or advertising within a business setting; it is a major part of our everyday lives. This course will illustrate the importance of marketing and skills that are applicable to all specializations within business.

Description: Agricultural Internship provides an opportunity for students to apply concepts learned in the Agriculture AAS degree to learning in a professional setting. Fourteen practicum hours per week.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department


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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.