Agriculture

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Agriculture

Agriculture today is both a science and a business.  Lamar Community College can help you stay ahead of the curve in this ever-changing and versatile industry.  In LCC’s agriculture programs, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful when feeding and clothing generations to come.

LCC’s programs are challenging and rewarding experiences that allow students to earn a degree or certificate in a variety of fields within agriculture.  Additionally, since LCC is located in an agricultural community, our program gives you the hands-on science and business skills you need to transfer to a four-year university or go directly into the industry.


Agriculture Degrees & Certificates

Agriculture Options

Agriculture, Transfer Degree A.G.S. Agriculture Degree Plan
Agriculture Business A.S. Agriculture Business Degree Plan
Agriculture Production Management A.A.S. A.P.M. Degree Plan
Agriculture Certificate Agriculture Certificate Plan
Animal Science A.S. Animal Science Degree Plan
Equine Science A.S. Equine Science Degree Plan
Precision Agriculture Certificate Precision Agriculture Certificate
Soil & Crop Sciences A.S. Soil & Crop Sciences Degree Plan
Veterinary Science Certificate Veterinary Science Certificate Plan

Associate of General Studies, Agriculture Transfer Emphasis

This plan of study prepares students who are considering transferring into four-year programs within Agricultural Business, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Extension, Agronomy, Animal Science, Equine Science, Farm and Ranch Management, Pre-vet, and Agricultural Communications. By the end of the program students should be able to communicate effectively on agricultural and natural resource concepts, relate business concepts to agriculture, and demonstrate an awareness for issues related to the agricultural sector, natural resource policies, and rural community development.

Associate of Applied Science in Agriculture Production / Agri-Business

This degree is designed for the student whose career goals include direct involvement in production agriculture or agribusiness as owner, operator, working manager, or partner. Students acquire skills and knowledge needed to be successful in the agriculture industry, including an ability to communicate effectively on agricultural concepts, relate business and management concepts to agriculture, and demonstrate an awareness of issues related to the agricultural sector.  Students further define their focus through internships.

Program graduates will be able to:

  1. Illustrate desirable professional abilities for employment, including self-motivation, self-awareness, teamwork, flexibility, stress management, and providing quality care for animals.
  2. Accurately recognize basic business concepts and policies and how they relate to agriculture in order to provide effective service.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication techniques as applied to agricultural and natural resource concepts.
  4. Discuss and defend a general knowledge in agricultural industry by discovering, analyzing and applying current trends and industry needs toward innovative solutions.
  5. Identify and apply concepts of breeding, physiology, nutrition, herd-health, economics and management into practical and profitable animal production programs.
  6. Analyze, identify and implement management decisions that impact agricultural production and finances, to include implementation of appropriate technology in common production scenarios.

Agriculture, Precision Agriculture and Veterinary Science

The Agriculture, Precision Agriculture and Veterinary Science certificate programs offer students the workforce skills to perform the essential functions within the scope of practice that an individual desires a career/employment in. The three certificates are “stackable” into the AGS and AAS degrees.

Agriculture Certificate

This one-year certificate allows students to focus solely on agriculture studies. It introduces students to the basics of animal science, agronomy, and ag business.

Agriculture Certificate Gainful Employment Disclosure

Precision Agriculture Certificate

This certificate integrates state-of-the-art technology throughout the curriculum to provide students with the knowledge and skills to address a growing industry need in the technology of precision agriculture.

Veterinary Science Certificate

This one-year certificate allows students to focus on gaining the skills needed for an entry level position working in the veterinary science field.

In alignment with the Program Learning Outcomes common to all students in the Department of Agriculture (see above), graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Describe common veterinary practices.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of veterinary practices and procedures, including office work and working with animals.
  3. Apply knowledge of animal health to the veterinary setting, including infectious disease identification and control, sterilization, and disinfection procedures.
  4. Graduates of this program will have the ability to illustrate desirable professional abilities for employment, including self-motivation, self-awareness, teamwork, flexibility, stress management, and providing quality care for animals.
  5. Program graduates will be able to accurately recognize basic business concepts and policies and how they relate to agriculture in order to provide effective service.
  6. A program graduate will be capable of demonstrating effective communication techniques as applied to agricultural and natural resource concepts.
  7. Graduates of this program will be able to discuss and defend a general knowledge in agricultural industry by discovering, analyzing and applying current trends and industry needs toward innovative solutions.
  8. Identify and apply concepts of breeding, physiology, nutrition, herd-health, economics and management into practical and profitable animal production programs.
  9. Analyze, identify and implement management decisions that impact agricultural production and finances, to include implementation of appropriate technology in common production scenarios.
Veterinary Science Certificate Gainful Employment Disclosure

Program Details

Entrance Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent

Cost of Textbooks/Supplies

  • Tuition based on total number of credits taken.
  • The cost may vary from semester to semester.

Student Testimonials

LCC’s ag program offered me hands-on experiences using real world scenarios that made learning fun and prepared me for the future.  -Tom Straley

Faculty & Staff

Greg Cash

Agriculture Faculty, Department Chair
Phone: 719.336.1628
gregory.cash@lamarcc.edu


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