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Agriculture Business AS

Transfer Degree Description

The process of how food gets from the field to our tables begins on the farm, however, there’s an entire financial ecosystem that exists in between those two points. There are also numerous career opportunities for individuals with an interest in business and agriculture-related fields, beyond the traditional roles of farmer and rancher. Supply chain analysts, agricultural statisticians, farm machinery sales representatives, and commodity brokers are just a few of the professionals who work at the intersection of agriculture and commerce. They support an industry that helps feed and clothe people all over the world.

In an associate program in Agricultural Business, you will study agriculture finance, learn about the many factors that affect the buying and selling of food, and examine business management aspects of food production. This degree is transferable to universities offering a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business.

Otero College, in cooperation with Colorado State University - Fort Collins, has developed a two-year Associate of Science degree track with an emphasis in Agriculture in four different areas: Agricultural Education, Agriculture Business, Animal Science, and Soil and Crop Science. Upon successful completion, the degree, and all classes associated with the degree, will transfer seamlessly into the CSU-Fort Collins College of Agricultural Science where a student can earn a bachelor’s degree with an additional 60 hours of credit.

Student should work closely with their  advisor and contact their transfer institution choices for more specific transfer information.


Degree Pathway

Year One

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

ENG 121
MAT 121
   or MAT 125
BIO 111
AGE 102
ASC 100

English Composition I
College Algebra
Survey of Calculus
General College Biology I
Ag Economics
Animal Science

3
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4
5
3
3

 

ENG 122
CIS 118
AGY100
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English Composition II*
Intro to PC Applications
General Crop Production
Arts and Humanities

 

3
3
4
6

 

 

Year Two

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

CHE 111
   or CHE 101
ACC 121
AGR 260
AGE 205
ECO 201

General College Chemistry I w/lab 
Gen College Chem I with Lab
Accounting Principles I
World Interdependence
Farm and Ranch Management*
Principles of Macro Economics

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5
4
3
5
3

 

COM 115
HWE 100
AGE 208
HIS xxx 
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MAT135

Public Speaking
Human Nutrition
Agricultural Finance*
History
Arts and Humanities
Intro to Statistics

 

3
3
3
3
3
3

Agriculture Business Advising Sheets

Agriculture Business Advising Sheet CSU

Agriculture Business Advising Sheet West Texas A&M

Agriculture Business Advising Sheet New Mexico State University

 

*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.

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