Course Description

AGB 102 Introduction to Agricultural Economics (4 credit hours)
(IAI AG 901) Principles of economics as applied to agriculture; basic economic principles, finance, land, marketing, input allocation, pricing, international trade, agricultural policies, fiscal and monetary policies. F S

AGB 103 Introduction to Crop Science (4 credit hours)
(IAI AG 903) Various plant species of economic importance; principles of plant growth, environment, selection, classification, cultural practices; weed, insect, and disease identification and control. F S

AGB 104 Introduction to Horticultural Science (4 credit hours)
(IAI AG 905) Horticultural crop biology, technology, and industry. Includes classification, plant structure, growth and development, environmental factors, mechanisms of propagation, plant improvement, harvesting, marketing, geography, and aesthetics of horticultural crops (fruits, vegetables, greenhouse, turf, nursery, floral, and landscape) F S

AGB 105 Agricultural Applications of the Computer (3 credit hours)
(IAI AG 913) Introduction to computer hardware, platform environments, file manipulation, printers and the use of word processing, electronic presentations and communications, graphics, spreadsheet, and database management software; solution of agriculture data-related problems and use of prepared software and templates. F S Su

AGB 106 International Agricultural Field Experience (2 credit hours)
Role of agriculture in international food production, international trade, governmental policy, and influence of cultural and economic diversity on agriculture; requires a supervised international field experience.

AGB 110 Introduction to Precision Agriculture (1 credit hour)
Introduction to precision agriculture, including history, applications, terminology, data management, and software. Exploration of precision agriculture career opportunities. F S

AGB 111 Agriculture Equipment Safety (1 credit hour)
Introduction and application of required safety training specifically for agriculture retail facilities. Students will learn about the Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency with emphasis on compliance issues in the workplace. S

AGB 113 Intro to Ag Retail Operations (3 credit hours)
Introduction to the day to day operations of a retail agribusiness organization, including agriculture retail business operations, management of customer services and products, delivery of products and inventory management. S

AGB 117 Applicator Equipment Operations I (3 credit hours)
Introduction to, and application of, pesticides and fertilizers using knowledge and general operator skills required of agriculture custom applicator technicians. Pesticide safety, equipment calibrations, product calculations, use of precision technology and product application emphasized. Prerequisites: AGB 111 and AGB 113 F

AGB 118 Applicator Equipment Operations II (3 credit hours)
Advanced application of pesticides using knowledge and operator skills required of agriculture professional applicator technicians. Handling and mixing of pesticides, economic thresholds, equipment maintenance and cleaning emphasized. Prerequisites: AGB 111, AGB 113 and AGB 117. S

AGB 133 Introduction to Agricultural Marketing and Standards (3 credit hours)
Survey of approaches to marketing agricultural products; implications for the producer, consumer, processor, and government; use of grain grading and standardization equipment. S

AGB 135 Agricultural Business Management (4 credit hours)
Organization and structure of agricultural businesses; resource evaluation, policy development and implementation, functions of management, and laws and taxes that affect business. F S

AGB 155 Agricultural Salesmanship (3 credit hours)
Role, dynamics, and principles of sales communications as related to food and agriculture; methods for analyzing, setting objectives, planning, conducting, and evaluating sales communications efforts; sales presentations. F S

AGB 191 Agri-Business Work Exploration (2 credit hours)
Placement in agricultural business for 150 hours of work in career exploration, developing skill requirements, and occupational opportunities. Dual supervision by college staff and cooperating businesses. Prerequisite: completion of 15 semester hours of college credit within the program area in which placement is desired. F S Su

AGB 200 Introduction to Soil Science (4 credit hours)
(IAI AG 904) Fundamentals of soil formation, development, texture, structure, color, temperature, moisture, organisms, organic matter, chemical composition, clay minerals, classification, nutrient testing, fertilizer use, conservation, and management. Includes laboratory projects. F S

AGB 201 Introduction to Agricultural Mechanization (3 credit hours)
(IAI AG 906) Principles and applications of agricultural mechanization with emphasis on structures, electrification, power sources, and soil and water conservation. S

AGB 211 Plant Pest Identification and Control (3 credit hours)
Identification and control of weeds, insects, and diseases. Control methods include prevention, biological control, resistant varieties, and pesticides. Pesticide terminology, formulations, calibration, environmental concerns, safe handling, and laws and regulations concerning pesticides. Prerequisite: AGB 103 or AGB 104. Su

AGB 213 Soil Fertility and Fertilizers (3 credit hours)
Use of fertilizers for peak production at optimum cost; evaluation and comparison of different forms of macro- and micro-nutrients, their manufacture, handling, and application; plant and soil chemistry. Prerequisite: AGB 200. S

AGB 214 Precision Farming Technology (3 credit hours)
Introduction to the most common tools used in precision farming: global positioning systems, geographic information systems, unmanned aerial system (UAS), precision planters, variable rate technology, and yield monitoring. F

AGB 215 Applications of GIS in Agriculture (3 credit hours)
Fundamental processes of geographic information systems (GIS) with application to agriculture. File formats, database management, spatial analysis, and manipulation of data. Georeferenced data from mapping and yield monitoring. S

AGB 219 Precision Hardware Systems (2 credit hours)
Introduction to operation, troubleshooting, repair and calibration of precision agriculture components of auto-guidance systems, planters, combines, and application equipment. F

AGB 232 Agricultural Business and Farm Management (4 credit hours)
Explores agricultural business management methods including decision making, strategic planning, budgeting, financing, human resources, acquisition of real estate, and appraisal of farmland. Use of spreadsheet programs to assist in management decision making. F

AGB 233 Grain Marketing (3 credit hours)
Fundamentals of mechanics of futures and options markets. Emphasis on how individuals should develop grain marketing plans and how and when to use futures and options rather than forward pricing, price-later, speculating, or other choices in management of risk. F S

AGB 252 Precision Data Analytics (3 credit hours)
Advanced processes of data mining, analysis, reporting and interpretation of agriculture data from various precision agriculture platforms. Prerequisite: AGB 215 or approval of department chair.

AGB 290 Agri-Business Seminar (1 credit hour)
Seminar designed to assist students dealing with the management and day-to-day decision making involved in the operation of an agricultural/agri-business firm. Prerequisite: approval of department chair. S

AVI 111 Commercial UAS Ground School (3 credit hours)
Prepares the student for FAA Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Pilot Certification. Covers regulations, airspace, aerodynamics, weather, performance, registration, and aeromedical factors. Commercial UAS certification requires passing a FAA written exam F S

AVI 112 Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight (3 credit hours)
Introduces basic skills necessary to fly both fixed wing and quadcopter drones. Covers flight controls, payloads, checklist development and usage, mission planning, and emergency procedures. Students learn basic flight maneuvers and use simulator software. F S

CIS 138 Database Applications (MS Access) (3 credit hours)
Introduction to database use and applications. Create files and business reports, including file design and maintenance, report generation, and advanced concepts. Credit not given for both CIS 138 and CTC 177 + CTC 178 +CTC 179. Prerequisite: keyboarding ability. F S Su

CIS 152 Web Design and Development I (3 credit hours)
Basic skills for creating websites covering a range of topics from HTML and CSS to basic usage of common design patterns and web frameworks. Covers use of common tooling and online resources for building websites. Credit not given for both CIS 152 and CTC 136+CTC 137+CTC 138. F S Su

SRV 113 Basic Surveying (3 credit hours)
Fundamental surveying applications: construction layout, topographic mapping, leveling, distance measurement, angular measurement, computations, and instrument skills. Prerequisite: MAT 059 or MAT 060 or higher. F

GIS 110 Principles of Geographic Information Systems (3 credit hours)
Components of basic GIS and how they are assembled: requisition of data, maps, and other information used to build a database; basic pilot projects demonstrated step-by-step through various applications in GIS.

GIS 112 Global Positioning Systems (1 credit hour)
Basic applications of Global Positioning System (GPS) methods for data collection. Overview of system operation, proper use and limitations. Data interpretation and export for use in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related processes.

GIS 115 Remote Sensing Applications (3 credit hours)
Introduction to the characteristics of various sensors, data collection and analysis applicable to remote sensing applications with traditional aerial platforms and civil unmanned aerial system (UAS) operations.