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Farm and Ranch Management - AAS

Agriculture, Business, Computers and Technology

Contact: Kent Mckinnis (620)665-3484
Contact: Ben Williams (620)665-3482
Department Co-Chair: Jillene Cunningham (620)665-3479
Department Co-Chair: Ben Williams (620)665-3482

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Total Credit Hours

This degree requires 64 credit hours.


Course Title Credits
AG101 Agriculture Orientation 1

The historical development of modern-day U.S. agriculture, projected trends with implications for the future; orientation to the curriculum, faculty and programs; appreciation of the basic sciences in professional agriculture.

AG103 Principles of Animal Science 3

Basic principles which apply to the broad field of animal agriculture; survey of the industry; types, purposes and products of livestock; principles of breeding, selection, nutrition, lactation, reproduction, management and marketing.

AG104 Plant Science 4

Principles of production of economic plants, including morphology, taxonomy, physiology, ecology, propagation, preservation, storage and utilization.

AG105 Principles of Agricultural Economics 3

Economic principles and their application to the solution of problems encountered in the operation of farms and agri-business firms as well as problems of the agricultural industry in its relationship to other sectors of the economy.

AG201 Soils 4

Chemical, physical and biological properties of soils; their formation, fertility and management.
Pre-Reqs: CH101 General Chemistry, or CH105 Chemistry I, or Departmental Consent

FM102 Farm Crop Production 4

Principles of plant science applied to the growth and development of farm crops and the broad area of crop production.

FM105 Farm Management 3

Basic concepts for successfully managing a farm including management records, their analysis and use in making decisions and farm management concepts dealing with credit, land, machinery, capital, crops and livestock enterprises and labor.

FM109 Livestock Management 3

Principles of livestock production and management; practical application of breeding, selection, reproduction, health and marketing systems and techniques; emphasis on management systems of raising, growing and finishing beef, sheep and swine; information on horse production and management.

FM202 Agriculture Marketing 3

Marketing options of farm production by commodity groups and an overview of the supply marketing system, marketing services and efficiencies.

Communications Options 3
Course Title Credits
BU109 Business Communications 3.00

EN100 English Composition IB 3.00

EN101 English Composition IA 3.00

EN102 English Composition II 3.00

EN107 Business English Grammar 3.00

EN108 Technical Writing 3.00

SH101 Public Speaking 3.00

SH210 Interpersonal Communication 3.00

Farm & Ranch Mgmt Science Options 4
Course Title Credits
BI101 General Biology 4.00

BI101H Honors General Biology 4.00

BI104 Biology I 5.00

CH101 General Chemistry 5.00

CH105 Chemistry I 5.00

CH105H Honors Chemistry I 5.00

PY110 Physical Science 5.00

PY110H Honors Physical Science 5.00

Farm & Ranch Mgmt. Options 18
Course Title Credits
AG102 Introduction to Food Science 3.00

AG106 Animal Evaluation I 1.00

AG107 Animal Evaluation II 1.00

AG108 Principles of Meat Evaluation 2.00

AG110 Home Horticulture 2.00

AG112 Unmanned Aerial Systems 3.00

AG130 Bovine Artificial Insemination 1.00

AG140 Sales Management 2.00

AG202 Fundamentals of Nutrition 3.00

AG203 Principles of Feeding 3.00

AG203L Principles of Feeding Lab . 0

AG204 Range Management 3.00

AG213 Animal Evaluation III 1.00

AG214 Animal Evaluation IV 1.00

AP101 Introduction to Agri-Power 6.00

AP101L Introduction to Agri-Power Lab . 0

AP102 Hay and Seeding Systems 2.00

AP102L Hay and Seeding Systems Lab . 0

AP103 Power Unit Systems 4.00

AP103L Power Unit Systems Lab . 0

AP104 Agri-Air Conditioning 2.00

AP104L Agri-Air Conditioning Lab . 0

AP106 Combine Operation and Repair 2.00

AP106L Combine Operation & Repair Lab . 0

AP112 Transverse and Axial Combines 4.00

AP112L Transverse and Axial Combines Lab . 0

AP115 Small Engine Chain Saw Repair 3.00

AP119 Agriculture Diesel Electricity 3.00

AP120 Commercial Driver License Training Course 1.00

AP120C Commercial Driver License Training Course 1.00

AP120L Comm Driver License Train Course Lab . 0

AP125 Wheeled Tractor Systems 1.00

AP201 Agriculture Power Units 6.00

AP201L Agriculture Power Units Lab . 0

AP203 Complete Tractor Overhaul 7.00

AP203L Complete Tractor Overhaul Lab . 0

AP204 Agriculture Hydraulic Systems Diagnosis 4.00

AP204L Agriculture Hydraulic Systems Diagnosis Lab . 0

AP206 Dealership Operations and Procedures 1.00

AP225 Advanced Wheeled Tractor Systems 4.00

AP225L Advanced Wheeled Tractor Systems Lab . 0

BU100 Small Business Accounting 3.00

BU105 Introduction to Business 3.00

BU105H Honors Introduction to Business 3.00

BU141 Sales Management 3.00

BU156 Developing the Business Plan 1.00

FM110 Crop and Weed Identification I 1.00

FM111 Pesticide Applications 1.00

FM114 Crop and Weed Identification II 1.00

FM120 Farm and Ranch Management Internship 4.00

FM203 Crop and Weed Identification III 1.00

FM204 Crop and Weed Identification IV 1.00

WE104 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 3.00

WE110 Gas Metal Arc Welding 3.00

General Electives (Any College Level Course) 1
Humanities Options 3
Course Title Credits
AR101 Art Appreciation 3.00

AR104 Art History: Paleolithic to Medieval 3.00

AR105 Art History: Renaissance to Modern 3.00

AR106 Art Education 3.00

AR110 Drawing I 3.00

AR113 Painting I 3.00

AR116 Ceramics I 3.00

AR134 Introduction to Digital Imagery--Photoshop 3.00

EN120 Children's Literature 3.00

EN121 World Mythology 3.00

EN122 Science Fiction Literature 3.00

EN128 Introduction to Creative Writing 3.00

EN201 Introduction to Literature 3.00

EN202 British Literature I 3.00

EN203 British Literature II 3.00

EN204 American Literature I 3.00

EN205 American Literature II 3.00

EN206 Contemporary Literature 3.00

EN207 Introduction to Shakespeare 3.00

EN214 Introduction to Cultural Studies: Fairy Tales 3.00

EN215 Medieval Literature in Contemporary Society 3.00

EN216 Vampires in Literature and Film 3.00

HI101 American History 1492-1865 3.00

HI102 American History 1865-Present 3.00

HI103 World History to 1600 3.00

HI104 World History Since 1600 3.00

HI105 European History 1500-1815 3.00

HI106 European History 1815-Present 3.00

HI115 History of Ancient Rome 3.00

HI116 History of Medieval Civilization 3.00

HI122 Film History of World War II 3.00

HI201 Topics in History 3.00

JP118 Introduction to Digital Imagery--Photoshop 3.00

MU101 Music Appreciation 3.00

MU106 Music Theory I 3.00

MU107 Music Theory II 3.00

MU110 Class Piano I 1.00

MU125 Jazz Improvisation I 1.00

MU127 Introduction To Jazz/Jazz Rock 3.00

MU130 String Orchestra I 1.00

MU132 Wind Symphony I 1.00

MU133 Concert Choir I 1.00

MU139 Concert Jazz Band I 1.00

MU148 Vocal Jazz/Sonance I 1.00

MU149 Vocal Jazz/Sonance II 1.00

MU150 Vocal Jazz/Sonance III 1.00

MU151 Vocal Jazz/Sonance IV 1.00

MU158 Pep Band I 1.00

MU159 Pep Band II 1.00

MU161 Pep Band III 1.00

MU162 Pep Band IV 1.00

MU163 Wind Symphony II 1.00

MU164 Wind Symphony III 1.00

MU165 Wind Symphony IV 1.00

MU166 Concert Choir II 1.00

MU167 Concert Choir III 1.00

MU168 Concert Choir IV 1.00

MU183 Concert Jazz Band II 1.00

MU184 Concert Jazz Band III 1.00

MU185 Concert Jazz Band IV 1.00

MU204 Aural Skills IV 1.00

MU206 Music Theory III 3.00

MU207 Music Theory IV 3.00

MU208 History of Art Music of the Western World 3.00

PL101 Introduction to Philosophy 3.00

PL103 Introductory Logic 3.00

PL104 Ethics 3.00

PL105 Death and Dying 3.00

SP100 Workplace Spanish 2.00

SP101 Elementary Spanish I 5.00

SP102 Elementary Spanish II 5.00

TH115 Theatre Appreciation 3.00

Math Options-Farm & Ranch Management 3
Course Title Credits
FM101 Agricultural Mathematics 3.00

MA105 Intermediate Algebra 3.00

MA106 College Algebra 3.00

MA107 Plane Trigonometry 3.00

MA109 PreCalculus Mathematics 5.00

MA110 Calculus 3.00

MA111 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I 5.00

MA112H Honors Analytical Geometry and Calculus I 5.00

Necessary Skills Option 1
Course Title Credits
AR110 Drawing I 3.00

BU105 Introduction to Business 3.00

BU107 Personal Finance 3.00

BU118 Introduction to Leadership 3.00

BU120 Job Search/Retention 1.00

BU121 Customer Service/Professional Image 3.00

CC105 Infant and Toddler Development 3.00

ED105 Success Seminar/College Orientation 1.00

ED105H Honors Success Seminar/College Orientation 1.00

ED110 Career Decision Making 1.00

ED115 College Orientation and Career Exploration 2.00

ED126 Psychology of Happiness 2.00

ED201 Introduction to Education 3.00

ED201L Introduction to Education Practicum 1.00

HE202 Nutrition 3.00

HR105 Medical Terminology 3.00

IS104 Microcomputer Applications 3.00

IS105 Advanced Microcomputer Applications 3.00

IS135 Essentials of Web Interaction 2.00

IS137 Website Ethics and Security 3.00

JL101 Introduction to Mass Communications 3.00

PE105 Personal and Community Health 3.00

PE106 First Aid and CPR 2.00

PE122 Rhythms I 2.00

PE123 Rhythms II 2.00

PE124 Aquatic Fitness 1.00

PE126 Conditioning and Fitness Concepts I 1.00

PE127 Conditioning and Fitness Concepts II 1.00

PE130 Beginning Bowling 1.00

PE131 Advanced Bowling 1.00

PE140 Badminton/Tennis 1.00

PE141 Volleyball/Slow Pitch Softball 1.00

PE145 Golf 1.00

PE149 Handball and Racquetball 1.00

PE151 Social Dance-Beginning 1.00

PE156 Aerobic Dance 1.00

PE173 Fitness for Life 1.00

PE178 Yoga I 1.00

PE185 Exercise Physiology 3.00

PE186 Aerobic Fitness I 1.00

PE187 Aerobic Fitness II 1.00

PE188 Aerobic Fitness III 1.00

PE189 Aerobic Fitness IV 1.00

RE106 Introduction to World Religions 3.00

SH122 Voice and Diction 3.00

SH210 Interpersonal Communication 3.00

SH220 Persuasive Communication 3.00

SH225 Argumentation and Advocacy 3.00

SO103 Stress Management 1.00

SO104 Assertiveness Training 2.00

TH118 Stagecraft 3.00

TH121 Advanced Acting 3.00

TH122 Voice and Diction 3.00

TH123 Theatre Practicum I 1.00

TR120 Work Ethics 3.00

Social Science Options 3
Course Title Credits
EC100 Macroeconomics 3.00

EC101 Microeconomics 3.00

GE101 World Geography 3.00

GO100 American Government 3.00

GO101 State and Local Government 3.00

GO102 International Relations 3.00

LE202 Abnormal Psychology 3.00

PS100 General Psychology 3.00

PS101 Human Relations 3.00

PS102 Human Growth and Development 3.00

PS201 Psychology of Personality 3.00

PS202 Abnormal Psychology 3.00

SO100 Fundamentals of Sociology 3.00

SO101 Marriage and Family 3.00

SO102 Changing Roles of Women and Men 3.00

SO111 Cultural Anthropology 3.00

SO113 Cultural Diversity 3.00

SO122 Introduction to Social Work 3.00

SO123 Social Welfare and Society 3.00

SO201 Social Problems 3.00

Limits on Farm & Ranch Mgmt. Options: Maximum of 3 hours of Welding Courses. Maximum of 6 hours of Business Courses. Maximum of 9 hours of Ag-Diesel (AP) courses.
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