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Technical Program - Alternative Agriculture Production - Lake Land College, Mattoon, IL

Alternative Agriculture Production (AAS.ALAG)

Associate Degree in Applied Science

This core curriculum is designed for those students who are planning a career in alternative agriculture production including farming, ag production sales, and management or ownerships in these areas. The fundamentals of Agroecology, the incorporation of biological pest management, as well as sustainable crop and livestock production will be emphasized. While this curriculum is designed for immediate placement in Alternative Agriculture Production, it also allows transferability to Illinois State, Souther Illinois, and Western Illinois universities.


For more information contact:
Jon Althaus
217-234-5208
jalthaus@lakeland.cc.il.us

* There are prerequisites or course requisites for this course
** Electives must be approved by Program Coordinator or Division Chair
one cross Course only offered fall semester
Footnote 2 Course only offered spring and summer semester
Footnote 3 Course only offered spring semester
Footnote 4 Courses offered in odd numbered years only
Footnote 5 Courses offered in even numbered years only
Footnote 6 SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective
Footnote 7 Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course
1 Course offered in Summer Term Only
2 N/A




First Year
First Semester
ENG 120 Composition I *
3
ENG 098 or Communication I +  
AGR 141 Intro to Agroecology +
3
AGR 040 Agricultural Mathematics +
2.5 - 3
MAT 116 or General Education Mathematics or higher *  
AGR 050 Soils +
3.5 - 4
AGR 205 or Soil Science  
AGR 060 Animal Husbandry +
3
  Total Semester Hours:
15 - 16
 
Second Semester
SPE 111 Introduction to Speech Communication
2 - 3
ENG 121 or Composition II *  
ENG 099 or Communications II * +++  
CHM 101 Physical Science II
3
AGR 111 Introduction to Agriculture Software +++
2
AGR 063 Animal Nutrition +++
2.5
AGR 041 Supervised Occupational Experience I +++
3.5
AGR 121 Farm Business Records +++
2.5
  Total Semester Hours:
15.5 - 16.5
 
Summer Term
AGR 042 Supervised Occupational Experience II 1
2.5
AGR 120 Agricultural Economics 1
3 - 4
AGR 207 or Introduction to Ag Economics  
AGR 153 Biological Pest Management 1
3
  Total Semester Hours:
8.5 - 9.5
 

Second Year
First Semester
AGR 151 Organic Crop Production +
3
AGR 090 Principles of Ag Mechanization +
2.5
AGR 043 Supervised Occupational Experience III +
3
HRT 201 Introduction to Horticulture +
3
PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology
2 - 3
SOS 050 or Human Relations  
  Total Semester Hours:
13.5 - 14.5
 
Second Semester
POS 160 American National Government
3
HED 178 Responding to Emergencies
2
AGR 044 Supervised Occupational Experience IV +++
3.5
AGR 123 Marketing of Agricultural Products +++
2.5
AGR 124 Farm Credit and Finance +++
2
AGR 163 Forages and Pasture Management +++
2.5
  Total Semester Hours:
15.5
 

Suggested Electives
Additional Courses
AGR 152 Intensive Crop Scouting +++
2.5
AGR 054 Crop Harvesting, Drying and Storage +
2.5
AGR 065 Artificial Insemination Management for Beef and Dairy Cattle +++
1.5
AGR 064 Beef and Dairy Production Skills +++
1.5
AGR 070 Swine Production Skills +++
1.5
AGR 071 Swine Reproduction and Artificial Insemination +++
1
   

Total Program Hours: 68 - 72

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