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, AGRI 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

Career Pathway

Pathway programs at ICC have a map that shows the courses/degree requirements that will lead students to their desired education and employment goals.

Career Cluster: Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Pathway: Plant Systems
ICC Pathway: Agriculture

Early College

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Composition I (ENGL 110) | Humanities | Introduction to Communication (COMM 110) | Social Science

Point of Entry

High School Diploma or GED

Getting Started: Apply to ICC | Paying for College | Career Information: Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers | Student Information

Certificate of Completion

Agricultural Business Management - Precision Agriculture (27 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

None

Employment Information

Farmers, Ranchers, Agricultural Managers $15-20/hr

Certificate of Completion

Agricultural Production(27 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

None

Employment Information

Farmers, Ranchers, Agricultural Managers$15-20/hr

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Agricultural Science and Technology(60-65 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

None

Employment Information

Farmers, Ranchers, Agricultural Managers$15-20/hr

OCCUPATION BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

There are no current articulation agreements to Bachelor degree programs at this time.

CAREER CLUSTER BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

Program transfer guides layout course work to be taken at ICC and the transfer institution to complete specific programs of study or majors.

There are no current articulation agreements to Bachelor degree programs at this time. ISU, WIU and SIU are common transfer institutions for program graduates.

GENERAL BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

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