Oct 27, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Agricultural Science, Associate Degree, AAgS


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Program Description

Code 303 - 60 Credits

The Associate in Agricultural Science is primarily designed for students enrolled in our partner program with the Institute of Agricultural Technology at Michigan State University (MSU). Through this agreement, we are delivering innovative programs that develop career-ready graduates through intensive, practical learning and development of leadership skills that serve agricultural needs in our local communities. Completing students are eligible to receive a Kellogg Community College associate degree as well as an industry-recognized certificate from MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Industry-specific internships are required and expose students to current career opportunities available. Students completing the program may also receive priority transfer to MSU College of Agricultural and Natural Resources. Interested students should contact KCC Admissions or the Agricultural Operations Coordinator, Kaitlyn Fraser, for more information.

Requirements for the Degree

  1. A minimum of sixty (60) credit hours earned, excluding BIOL, TSEN, TSMA, TSRE courses with numbers less than 100, and MUSI 100 .
  2. A cumulative grade point average at KCC of at least 2.0.
  3. A minimum of fifteen (15) credit hours must be completed at Kellogg Community College.
  4. A maximum of 75% of the credit hours required for a degree may be documented and transferred to KCC.
  5. All first-time, degree-seeking, KCC students must complete the FYS 101 - First-Year Seminar  course with a grade of C or higher. See an Academic Advisor for course completion and/or any questions pertaining to the FYS course.

Service-Learning Requirement

Students who pursuing Associate Degree in Agricultural Science, Arts, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, General Studies, Global and International Studies, or Science will be required to complete a service-learning experience. Students completing an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Industrial Trades are encouraged to complete a service-learning experience. Please ask your Academic Advisor which courses incorporate service-learning, or search in class schedules. The final grade in the course must qualify for academic credit in order to receive the service-learning endorsement.

Program Learning Outcomes


  1. Communication: Students will demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and professionalism evidenced by engaging in critical reading and listening, and by producing coherent written and oral work appropriate to audience and task that are necessary for academic and career success.
  2. Cultural/Social Awareness: Students will develop awareness and understanding of cultural and social diversity, examine historical and contemporary cultural traits impacting their civil society at the local, national, and global level and recognize how the diversity of individuals and/or groups impact social, economic, and/or political power.  
  3. Business and Information Literacy: Students will understand business management concepts and economic analysis, as well as compliance with regulations that oversee the agricultural industry. Students will demonstrate computer literacy and the ability to locate, organize, store, retrieve, evaluate, synthesize, annotate, and document information from print, electronic, and other sources in preparation for solving problems and making informed decisions.
  4. Engagement/Service Learning: Students will understand the interactions between members of a community and the social and political institutions that serve that community. Students will analyze their ability to effect change through social and civic responsibilities and enhance their learning by applying course content through service experience in the community.
  5. Critical Thinking/Analytical Reasoning/Creativity: Students will have the ability to analyze and evaluate information or evidence to form inferences, identify general theories, draw conclusions, make decisions, and solve problems from a variety of perspectives.
  6. Scientific Reasoning: Students will demonstrate an understanding of scientific inquiry, biological sciences, and quantitative analysis through their ability to apply scientific processes, procedures, data, and/or evidence to evaluate, analyze, solve problems and, draw valid conclusions.

Additional Coursework


Additional courses to achieve the minimum requirement of sixty (60) credit hours earned for this degree are listed below and selected at the discretion of the student. Consider course requirements for your major at the transfer institution. Work with a KCC Academic Advisor to select appropriate courses.

 

ACCO 101 , ACCO 102 , ACCO 205 , ACCO 211 , ACCO 251 , ACCO 252  

ANIM 103 , ANIM 203 , ANIM 233 , ANIM 234 , ANIM 235 , ANIM 236  

ANTH 200  

ART 103 , ART 110 ART 141 , ART 161 , ART 204 , ART 209 , ART 210 , ART 211 , ART 212 , ART 213 ART 214 , ART 215 , ART 216 ART 217 , ART 220 , ART 222 , ART 223 , ART 224 , ART 227 , ART 229 , ART 230 , ART 239 ART 250 , ART 252 , ART 253 , ART 280 , ART 281 , ART 282 , ART 283 , ART 284 , ART 285 , ART 295 , ART 296  

ASTR 104  

AVIA 100 , AVIA 110 , AVIA 115 , AVIA 130  

BIOL 101 , BIOL 105 , BIOL 109 , BIOL 110 , BIOL 111 , BIOL 140 , BIOL 201 , BIOL 202 , BIOL 205  

BUAD 101 , BUAD 202 , BUAD 274  

CHEM 100 , CHEM 110 , CHEM 111 , CHEM 201 , CHEM 202 , CHEM 210  

COMM 110 , COMM 111 , COMM 207 , COMM 241  

CP 101 , CP 201 , CP 210 , CP 212  

CRJU 101 , CRJU 202 , CRJU 203 , CRJU 204  

DRAF 101  

ECE 210  

ECON 201 , ECON 202  

EDUC 200 , EDUC 240  

ENGL 151 ENGL 151H , ENGL 152 ENGL 152H , ENGL 153 ENGL 203  

ENGR 256 , ENGR 258  

FREN 101 , FREN 102 , FREN 201 , FREN 202  

FYS 101  

GEOG 100  

HIST 103 , HIST 104 HIST 104H , HIST 106 , HIST 151 HIST 151H , HIST 152 HIST 152H , HIST 201 , HIST 202 , HIST 210 , HIST 211 , HIST 212 , HIST 240 , HIST 250 , HIST 260  

HUMA 151  

INTL 210  

JOUR 111 , JOUR 112  

LITE 105 , LITE 205 , LITE 206 , LITE 211 , LITE 212 , LITE 213 , LITE 217 , LITE 223 , LITE 230 , LITE 240 , LITE 241 , LITE 285  

MATH 102 , MATH 105 , MATH 111 , MATH 112 , MATH 115 , MATH 125 , MATH 130 , MATH 132 , MATH 140 , MATH 141 , MATH 142 , MATH 241 , MATH 242  

MUSI 104 , MUSI 105 , MUSI 107 , MUSI 109 , MUSI 112 , MUSI 113 , MUSI 114 , MUSI 115 , MUSI 120 , MUSI 121 , MUSI 122 , MUSI 123 , MUSI 124 , MUSI 125 , MUSI 130 , MUSI 132 , MUSI 135 , MUSI 136 , MUSI 137 , MUSI 138 , MUSI 141 , MUSI 160 , MUSI 161 , MUSI 211 , MUSI 240 , MUSI 250 , MUSI 260 , MUSI 270 , MUSI 297  

PE 100 , PE 101 , PE 106 , PE 107 , PE 112 , PE 113 , PE 118 , PE 119 , PE 124 , PE 125 , PE 130 , PE 131 , PE 134 , PE 135 , PE 140 , PE 141 , PE 142 , PE 143 , PE 144 , PE 145 , PE 146 , PE 147 , PE 148 , PE 149 , PE 154 , PE 155 , PE 158 , PE 159 , PE 164 , PE 165 , PE 170 , PE 171 , PE 176 , PE 177 , PE 182 , PE 183 , PE 188 , PE 189 , PE 194 , PE 195  

PEHL 102 , PEHL 108 , PEHL 114 , PEHL 120 , PEHL 126 , PEHL 132 , PEHL 140  

PHIL 201 PHIL 201H , PHIL 202 , PHIL 230 , PHIL 240 , PHIL 260  

PHYS 109 , PHYS 111 , PHYS 112 , PHYS 221 , PHYS 222  

POSC 201 POSC 201H , POSC 202 , POSC 210 , POSC 211  

PSYC 201 PSYC 201H , PSYC 220 , PSYC 240 , PSYC 250 , PSYC 260 , PSYC 265 , PSYC 270 , PSYC 275 , PSYC 285 , PSYC 290  

SCIE 100 , SCIE 102 , SCIE 103  

SERV 100 , SERV 200  

SOCI 201 SOCI 201H , SOCI 202 , SOCI 205 , SOCI 206  

SPAN 101 , SPAN 102 , SPAN 201 , SPAN 202 , SPAN 203  

THEA 121 , THEA 125 , THEA 218 , THEA 220 , THEA 223 , THEA 225 , THEA 251 , THEA 280 , THEA 281 , THEA 297  

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