72 Credits    DIP 3153,  Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Degree Description

Emphasis Areas available include: Agronomy, Animal Science, Diversified, Microfarming, and Viticulture

Program emphasis areas provide learners with an opportunity for study in the areas of plant and animal production. The crop production areas consist of selection, planning, management, harvesting, and marketing. Areas of soil science are also studied focusing on fertility, conservation, and tillage. The animal production study consists of areas in breeding, feeding, care, management, and marketing. In addition, courses in farm machinery, buildings and structures, farm management, farm accounting, farm business analysis, and farm business reorganization provide a broad-based program of study. Learners will be required to keep a complete farm record for analysis and interpretation. An on-the-farm internship will be required. The A.A.S. Degree includes 15 credits of Arts and Sciences and the Diploma includes up to 6 credits of Arts and Sciences respectively.

Degree/Diploma Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Prepare and assess a livestock management plan
  2. Develop and assess a soil and crop management plan
  3. Perform farm business operations
  4. Utilize a comprehensive farm business plan
  5. Demonstrate approved management practices used to select, cultivate and harvest agricultural crops
  6. Demonstrate effective participation in an agribusiness team

Campus: North Mankato
Program Start Dates: Fall and Spring Semester

Estimate for 72 credit program

Tuition is paid on a semester by semester basis and will vary depending on the courses and total credits you take.

Tuition and Fees: $14,325
Tools and Equipment: $ n/a
Total Estimated Cost: $14,325 *

Compare the costs and you'll see that tuition at South Central College is much more affordable than other institutions.

*Based on 2021-22 tuition rates. Does not include extra expenses for online delivery, course fees, or course differental. Books, transportation, and living expenses also not included.

The course requirements listed below are specific to the current school year (noted above). If you need to view the program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

Required Technical Courses (14 Courses)

You must complete all of the following classes:


OR


Agribusiness Internship (11 Credits)

All areas of emphasis require 11 internship credits.

 

Animal Science Emphasis (19 Credits)

Choose 19 credits from the following courses:

Required Arts and Sciences for Animal Science Emphasis
6 credits (1 course from MnTC Goal Area 1 and one course from MNTC goal areas 2 through 10) MnTC Goal Areas

Agronomy Emphasis (19 Credits)

Choose 19 credits from the following courses:

Required Arts and Sciences for Agronomy Emphasis
6 credits (1 course from MnTC Goal Area 1 and one course from MNTC goal areas 2 through 10) MnTC Goal Areas

Diversified Emphasis (19 Credits)

Choose 17 credits from the following departments:

AGEC, AGBS, AGRI, ANSC, MEAG, PLSC, SWPR

Required Arts and Sciences for Diversified Emphasis
6 credits (1 course from MnTC Goal Area 1 and one course from MNTC goal areas 2 through 10) MnTC Goal Areas

Sustainable Microfarming (19 Credits)

Required emphasis course:

 

Choose 16 credits from the following courses:

Required Arts and Sciences for Sustainable Microfarming Emphasis
6 credits (1 course from MnTC Goal Area 1 and one course from MNTC goal areas 2 through 10) MnTC Goal Areas

Viticulture Emphasis (19 Credits)

Choose 19 credits from the following courses (VITI courses are taken through VESTA-USA.ORG):

Required Arts and Sciences for Viticulture Emphasis

6 credits (1 course from MnTC Goal Area 1 and one course from MNTC goal areas 2 through 10) MnTC Goal Areas

PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.

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