Soil & Crop Science AS
Degree & Course Information
In an associate program in Soil and Crop Sciences, you will receive hands-on instruction about natural resources and food and fuel production that could lead to a career as an environmental researcher, crop advisor, or greenhouse technician. This degree is transferable to universities offering a bachelor’s degree in Soil and Crop Sciences.
Student should work closely with their advisor and contact their transfer institution choices for more specific transfer information.
The first year of a Soil and Crop Sciences program will include math and English courses to meet general education requirements. The completion of introductory math and English courses your first year is proven to greatly increase the likelihood of crossing the graduation stage, boosting your momentum along the academic pathway you select. Other general education courses on your pathway will cover topics in Arts & Humanities, History, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Natural and Physical Sciences.
Program-specific courses may begin as soon as your first semester. These courses become more advanced as you move along your degree pathway. Through this sequence of courses, your knowledge of the soil, plant, and water resources will grow and deepen. Coursework will include Introduction to Soil Science, Agricultural Economics, World Interdependence – Population and Food. After completing a 60 credit associate degree, your degree pathway can continue with guaranteed transfer to a college that offers bachelor’s degrees.
Soil & Crop Science – AS (60 credits)
|Required Courses that Fulfill General Education Requirements (35 Credit Hours)|
|Credit Hours||Course Number and Title|
|(Written) Communication||6||ENG 1021 English Composition I and ENG 1022 English Composition II
1022 English Composition II and a GT Pathways approved CO3 course
|Mathematics||4||MAT 1340 College Algebra OR
MAT 1400 Survey of Calculus OR
|Arts & Humanities||6||PHI 1013 Logic and one additional AH course|
|History||3||One GT Pathways History course (GT-HI1)|
|Social & Behavioral Sciences||3||AGE 1102 Agriculture Economics|
|3||AGR 2160 World Population and Food|
|Natural & Physical Sciences||10||BIO 1111 General College Biology I with laband
CHE 1011 Introduction to Chemistry I with lab OR
CHE 1007 Fundamentals of Chemistry OR
BIO 1111 General College Biology I with lab
|*Additional Required Courses (25 Credit Hours)|
|Credit Hours||Course Number and Title|
|3||COM 1150 Public Speaking|
|4||AGY 1100 General Crop Production|
|4||AGY 2140 Introductory Soil Science with lab|
|Select a minimum of 14 credits from the list below:|
|4||ACC 1021 Accounting Principles I|
|3||AGE 2105 Farm & Ranch Management|
|3||AGE 2108 Agriculture Finance|
|3||AGE 2110 Agriculture Marketing|
|3||ASC 1100 Animal Science|
|4||ASC 2125 Feeds & Feeding|
|4||BIO 2122 General College Ecology|
|3||CIS 1018 Introduction to PC Applications|
|5||CHE 1112 General College Chemistry II with lab|
|5||CHE 2105 – Introduction to Organic Chemistry OR CHE 2111 – Organic Chemistry I|
|3||ECO 2001 Principles of Macroeconomics|
|4||GEY 1111 Physical Geology with lab|
|3||HWE 1050 Human Nutrition|
|3||MAT 1260 Introduction to Statistics|
|4-5||PHY 1105 OR PHY 1111 OR PHY 2111 Conceptual Physics with lab (GT-SC1) OR Physics I: Algebra Based with lab (GT-SC1) OR Physics I: Calculus Based with lab (GT-SC1)|
|3||RAM 2005 Principles of Range Management|
*See your advisor for alternative restricted electives. The above courses are included in the articulation agreement with Colorado State University – Fort Collins. Ag Science articulation agreements also exist for New Mexico State University, West Texas A&M, Okla. Panhandle State University, and Northwestern Okla. State University. Please see your advisor for the correct course of study and articulation agreement specific to your transfer university.
*If a student should need to take remedial and/or pre-requisite courses they are not included in this degree plan.
*Some courses may not be offered at Otero but available with CCCOnline.