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Agricultural Sciences AGR.S.AAS

Associate of Applied Science - 62 Credit Hours

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Agriculture
Effective as of Fall 2019

What is the program about?

The Agricultural Sciences Program offers competency in specialized skill areas such as Unmanned Aerial System Precision Agriculture, Alternate and Renewable Energy Sources, and Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. Graduates of an Agricultural Sciences Program will contribute to filling the current and growing need within the state of Ohio for educated Agricultural personnel.External certificates that will be offered to students within the curriculum include; OSHA Basic Safety in the Workplace, OSHA, Agricultural Safety, HAZWOPER, Pork Quality Assurance, Beef Quality Assurance, ServSafe, +/- Bovine Artificial Insemination

Program Outcomes

  • Identify ethical business practices and display appropriate professional behavior.
  • Identify, characterize, and classify soil profiles and analyze the relationships between soil and the many potential uses of soil while developing the best crop production methods.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of applying UAS and Remote Sensing technologies to/for agricultural needs.
  • Identify challenges and opportunities associated with agricultural sciences and apply that knowledge to industry.
  • Apply economic principles to understand agricultural activity in the U.S.

Career Opportunities

The associate degree program in Agricultural Sciences prepares competent entry-level Agricultural personnel with additional potential expertise in the following added areas: Agribusiness, Large Animal Sciences, Horticulture, Diesel Mechanics, and Precision Agriculture in UAS. The agricultural sciences are an important part of our past as well as our future, and educated personnel are more in-demand as safer, more specialized workers.

Transferability

There have been inquiries from administrators at some four-year institutions that have indicated an interest in Sinclair graduates from Agricultural programs. Four-year institutions offering Bachelor’s degrees in various related Agricultural areas include Kent State University, Lake Erie College, Otterbein College, Tiffin University, University of Cincinnati, University of Northwestern Ohio, The University of Findlay, Wilmington College, and The Ohio State University.

Prerequisites

  • DEV 0035 AND MAT 0200

Credentials

No licensure is needed.

Curriculum

Course Title Credits
(ACC 1100 OR ACC 1210) 3
AGR 1160 Introduction to Agriculture Science 1
(AGR 1300 OR VET 1120) 3
AGR 1400 Agriculture Internship 2
AVT 1101 Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems 2
AVT 1104 UAS Standards, Regulations & Law 1
AVT 1112 UAS Precision Agriculture 2
BIS 1120 Introduction to Software Applications 3
BIS 1400 Customer Service 3
BTN 1110 Biotechnology & Bioethics 3
(COM 2206 OR COM 2211 OR COM 2225) 3
EGV 1101 Alternate & Renewable Energy Sources 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
FST 1555 Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) 3
(LAW 1101 AND AGR 1200 OR VET 2220 AND VET 2225) 6
MAN 1107 Foundations of Business 3
MAN 2150 Management & Organizational Behavior 3
(MAT 1120 OR Ohio Transfer Module: Mathematics Elective) 3
MRK 2100 Foundations of Marketing 3
MRK 2135 Digital Marketing 3
Ohio Transfer Module: Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Ohio Transfer Module: Arts & Humanities Elective OR Ohio Transfer Module: Natural & Physical Sciences Elective) 3
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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.