LCCC Catalog 2021-2022 
    
    Oct 20, 2021  
LCCC Catalog 2021-2022

Agriculture Production Technology, AAS


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Students in the Associate of Applied Science Agriculture Production Technology program will obtain skills for employment in the following areas: farm or ranch operator or assistant manager, herdsman, swine specialist, feedlot operator, and emerging jobs in the agriculture production industry. This program features classroom instruction, laboratory exercises, and requires two eight-week internships in the spring of the first and second years to prepare the student for gainful employment.

Contact Information

Contact information is available on the Agriculture Production Technology website.

Map your individual academic plan of courses with your College Advisor.

If students choose to transition to another program within the Ag & Equine pathway, they should be particularly aware of the choice points that indicate when a decision to branch off into another program must be made to ensure credits and time are not lost.

Coursework common to all degrees within this pathway is indicated by CAC, Common Academic Coursework, in the program map.

Competencies


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Apply critical thinking with the appropriate academic and technical skills to operational problems faced by the agriculture production industry.
  2. Work collaboratively with agriculture production communities of interest in order to build consensus and accomplish production goals.
  3. Apply management principles to agriculture production processes.
  4. Apply principles of effective animal health to include nutritional management.
  5. Design agricultural methods that balance agriculture production goals with environmental concerns.

First Semester


Choice Points


  • Students should take the highest level of math they are eligible for at this time.

Course Requirements


Milestones


  • Completion of AS and AAS Math requirements. Completion of ENGL 1010  as a prerequisite for other courses.

Semester Total: 17 Credits


Second Semester


Milestones


  • First year of Agriculture Production Technology completed.

Semester Total: 15 Credits


Third Semester


Semester Total: 15-16 Credits


Fourth Semester


Program Credit Hour Total: 63-64 Credits


The information below is intended to be a guide, and does not guarantee regional job placement, job availability, or a specific wage after completion of the program.

Students who choose to pursue a degree in Agriculture Production Technology will be qualified many jobs in the agriculture industry. Possible jobs opportunities may include ranch hand, stall assistant, facilities assistant, agriculture or equine sales, livestock or equine technician, field technician for government agency or crop consulting firm, management and introductory management positions, and other opportunities depending on interest and qualifications.

Additional information on careers in Agriculture Production Technology is available through Career Coach.

Transfer Information

This program is well suited for those who may be interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science, Business - Applied Management degree at Laramie County Community College. Students desiring to transfer to Bachelors of Science degree program upon graduation should consult with their advisor.

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