Academics

Agricultural Science and Technology

Degree

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
COMMUNICATION *3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
MATHEMATICS *3
AGRI 112BASIC SOILS 4
HUMANITIES *3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
AGBUS 111ECONOMICS OF AGRICULTURE 3
AGBUS 112AGRICULTURAL SALES 2
AGBUS 115COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY IN AGRICULTURE 3
AGBUS 200OCCUPATIONAL INTERNSHIP AND SEMINAR I 4
AGBUS 211AGRICULTURE BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 3
AGBUS 212MARKETING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS 3
AGBUS 214OCCUPATIONAL INTERNSHIP AND SEMINAR II 4
AGMEC 117PRINCIPLES OF AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS 3
AGRI 113PRINCIPLES OF SOIL FERTILITY 3
AGRI 201CROP PRODUCTION 4
AGRI 203INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT 3
AGRICULTURAL SPECIALIZATION **6 to 11

* See specific requirements for Associate in Applied Science Degree.
** Students who wish to specialize in Agricultural Business Management should complete: AGRI 111, AGRI 118, AGRI 121, AGRI 114 OR AGRI 221; Students who wish to specialize in Agronomy should complete: AGRI 118, AGRI 121, AGRI 205, AGRI 221; Students who wish to specialize in Precision Agriculture should complete: AGRI 121, AGRI 205, AGRI 221, DPET 244; Students who wish to specialize in Animal Sciences should complete: AGRI 111, AGRI 114, AGRI 235.

This general agricultural science and technology degree enhances the student's ability to obtain a broad range of agricultural employment opportunities.  Whether returning to a farm or working for an agricultural business, graduates of the program will have a good basic knowledge of modern agricultural production and business practices.   The student will complete two internships on a farm and/or in an agricultural business during their sophomore year to gain additional practical experience.

Students enrolled in the Associate in Applied Science degree program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to plan a specific course schedule that meets Illinois Central College and personal requirements.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1ENGL 110; AGBUS 111; AGRI 112; Mathematics; Social Science
Spring Semester 1 AGRI 113; AGMEC 117; Humanities; Specialization course(s)
Summer Semester AGRI 201; AGRI 203; AGRI 205 (if required)
Fall Semester 2 AGBUS 112; AGBUS 200; AGBUS 115; Communications; Specialization course(s)
Spring Semester 2 AGBUS 211; AGBUS 212; AGBUS 214; AGRI 114 or AGRI 221 (as required)

Program Contact Information

Agricultural and Industrial Technologies Department
AIT Building
Room 118
(309) 694-5510

Illinois Career Cluster

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resource

Career Pathway:
Plant Systems