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Soil & Crop Science AS

Transfer Degree Description

If you enjoy spending time in nature and getting your hands dirty, soil and crop sciences could be a field that offers both fun and fulfillment. Experts in soil, plant, and environmental sciences are in high demand. As climate change and its effects have become a global focus, the need to identify and adopt more responsible, sustainable practices in land management and crop production has increased. Today’s soil scientists are solving worldwide problems related to soil conservation, water quality, waste management, and food production.

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.

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 three different areas: 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.

Students 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
PHI 113

English Composition I
College Algebra
    or Survey of Calculus
General College Biology I
Ag Economics
Logic (GT-AH3)

3
--
4
5
3
3

 

ENG 122
GEY 111
AGY 100
CIS 118

English Composition I*
Physical Geology w/lab*
General Crop Production
Intro to PC Applications*

 

3
4
4
3

 

 

Year Two

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

CHE 111
    or CHE 101
PHY 111
AGR 260
AGE 205

General College Chemistry I w/lab
    or Intro to Chem I with Lab
Physics Algebra Based I w/lab*
World Interdependence
Farm and Ranch Management*

--
5
5
3
3

 

COM 115
HWE 100
AGY 240
HIS
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Public Speaking
Human Nutrition*
Intro to Soil Science
History
Arts and Humanities

 

3
3
4
3
3

 

*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, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, and West Texas State University. Please see your advisor for correct course of study and articulation agreement.

*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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