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2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Accounting

  
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    ACC 115 - Introduction to Accounting


    4 Credit(s)
    Basic accounting principles are presented to introduce beginning students to fundamental accounting concepts. The accounting cycle of journalizing transactions, posting, adjusting and closing entries as well as the preparation of financial statements is emphasized for service and merchandising concerns, in addition to the use of special journals for a merchandiser. Lecture Hours: 48 | Lab Hours: 32

    Prerequisite(s): MAT 053  or qualifying placement score
  
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    ACC 152 - Financial Accounting


    4 Credit(s)
    Introduces the concepts and terminology of accounting and financial reporting for modern business enterprises. Examines the processes for analyzing and interpreting accounting information for use in making decisions about organizations and presents the basic mechanics of accounting procedures. Lecture Hours: 48 | Lab Hours: 32

    Prerequisite(s): ACC 115  recommended
    Pre-/Corequisite(s): MAT 063  or qualifying placement score

    Note: Corresponds to college or university lower division coursework.





  
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    ACC 156 - Managerial Accounting


    4 Credit(s)
    Introduces managerial accounting within the context of business and business decisions. Explores the role of managerial accounting in the decision-making process and presents basic accounting concepts important to management decisions in the modern business environment. Lecture Hours: 48 | Lab Hours: 32

    Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in ACC 152  
    Note: Corresponds to college or university lower division coursework.





  
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    ACC 161 - Payroll Accounting


    3 Credit(s)
    Identifies the various laws that affect employers in their payroll operations, know the record-keeping requirements of these laws, realize the importance of these laws, and identify the procedures employed in a typical payroll accounting system.  Students will also prepare manual and computer generated payrolls. Lecture Hours: 48 | Lab Hours: 0

    Pre-/Corequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in ACC 115  or ACC 152  

  
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    ACC 222 - Cost Accounting


    4 Credit(s)
    Fundamental concepts of job process provide a basic understanding of internal cost accounting systems. Lecture Hours: 48 | Lab Hours: 32

    Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in ACC 156  
    Note: Corresponds to college or university lower division coursework.





  
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    ACC 231 - Intermediate Accounting I


    4 Credit(s)
    A broad overview of accounting and its theoretical foundation as well as covering the asset area comprehensively. Activities include preparing financial statements, completing time-value accounting applications, accounting for cash, receivables, inventory, current and contingent liabilities, fixed assets. Lecture Hours: 48 | Lab Hours: 32

    Pre-/Corequisite(s): ACC 156  

    Note: Corresponds to college or university lower division coursework.





  
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    ACC 232 - Intermediate Accounting II


    4 Credit(s)
    Course covers asset, liabilities, and owner’s equity; special problems in income determination and reporting, and the statement of cash flows. Activities include accounting for long-term liabilities, long-term investments in equity securities, current and contingent assets, long-term debt securities, owner’s equity, income taxes, leases, revenue recognition, and pensions. Lecture Hours: 48 | Lab Hours: 32

    Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in ACC 231  
    Note: Corresponds to college or university lower division coursework.





  
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    ACC 265 - Income Tax Accounting


    4 Credit(s)
    A study of Federal Taxation as it applies to individuals and single proprietorship business. Lecture Hours: 48 | Lab Hours: 32

    Pre-/Corequisite(s): ACC 115  or ACC 152  

    Note: Corresponds to college or university lower division coursework.





  
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    ACC 312 - Computer Accounting


    4 Credit(s)
    Develops accounting and problem solving skills on microcomputers. Students complete the accounting cycle through financial statement preparation using integrated accounting software packages. Explores use of electronic spreadsheet capabilities. Lecture Hours: 0 | Lab Hours: 128

    Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in ACC 115  or ACC 152  
  
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    ACC 491 - Accounting Capstone


    3 Credit(s)
    A capstone course bringing together various accounting concepts introduced in earlier course work and demonstrating how the various components of an accounting system work together. Lecture Hours: 32 | Lab Hours: 32

    Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in ACC 231  

Administrative Assistant

  
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    ADM 105 - Introduction to Keyboarding


    1 Credit(s)
    Introduces the basic techniques of keyboarding, including keyboard mastery and development of speed and accuracy. Lecture Hours: 4 | Lab Hours: 24

  
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    ADM 116 - Keyboarding II


    3 Credit(s)
    Review of proper keyboarding techniques with emphasis placed on speed and accuracy development. Practical applications in producing business forms, interoffice correspondence, letters, manuscripts and tables. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 64

    Prerequisite(s): ADM 105  or 25 nwpm
  
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    ADM 119 - Keyboarding III


    3 Credit(s)
    Additional practical problem solving in business forms, interoffice correspondence, legal forms, letters, reports, tables and other miscellaneous business applications. Further improvement is expected in areas of increased production, end-product quality and increased speed and accuracy. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 64

    Prerequisite(s): ADM 116  
  
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    ADM 162 - Office Procedures


    3 Credit(s)
    Studies the elements of office procedures and administrative office management. Topics include work environment; workplace technologies; customer and employee satisfaction; mail, travel, meetings, and conferences; and your career. Lecture Hours: 48 | Lab Hours: 0

  
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    ADM 181 - Records and Database Management


    3 Credit(s)
    Emphasizes the principles and practices of effective records handling and covers creation, storage, retrieval, maintenance and disposition of both manual and computerized database systems. Lecture Hours: 40 | Lab Hours: 16

  
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    ADM 935 - Occupational Experience


    4 Credit(s)
    Opportunity for supervised work experience related to the major academic interests of students in an approved business establishment. Skills and knowledge are applied by working a minimum of 256 hours to receive credit. Co-op Hours: 256

    Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of 24 credits from ADM, BCA or BUS

Agriculture - Agronomy

  
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    AGA 114 - Principles of Agronomy


    3 Credit(s)
    Introductory principles of plant-soil-climate relationships in crop production designed after a similar course at Iowa State University and uses many of the same materials. Lecture Hours: 36 | Lab Hours: 24

    Note: Corresponds to college or university lower division coursework.





  
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    AGA 117 - Crop Science


    3 Credit(s)
    Course is designed for high school seniors and college freshmen as an overview of crop management. It introduces the principles of plant-soil-climate relationships. Lecture Hours: 40 | Lab Hours: 16

  
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    AGA 131 - Plant Physiology


    2 Credit(s)
    Acquaints students with the activities of a complex plant during growth and reproduction. Furthers the understanding of how these activities affect the normal production practices. Lecture Hours: 24 | Lab Hours: 16

    Prerequisite(s): AGA 114  or AGA 117  
  
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    AGA 154 - Fundamentals of Soil Science


    3 Credit(s)
    Introduction to physical, chemical and biological properties of soils, their formation, classification and distribution. Uses soil survey and land information to balance agronomic, economic and environmental concerns in soil management. Lecture Hours: 40 | Lab Hours: 16

  
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    AGA 157 - Soil Fertility


    1 Credit(s)
    Provides a working knowledge of agronomic terms, soil-plant relationships and principles of fertilizer use and lime use. Lecture Hours: 12 | Lab Hours: 8

  
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    AGA 159 - Livestock Nutrient Management


    2 Credit(s)
    Proper management and utilization of livestock nutrients (by-products). Odor control, collection and storage alternatives, nutrient values, application rates and techniques. Explores construction and size requirements of storage facilities through facility planning and design projects. Lecture Hours: 24 | Lab Hours: 16

  
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    AGA 161 - Herbicides


    1 Credit(s)
    Familiarizes students with the herbicides used in Midwest crops, their families, mode of action and injury symptoms. Lecture Hours: 12 | Lab Hours: 8

  
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    AGA 165 - Agricultural Fertilizers and Chemicals


    3 Credit(s)
    Examines the production properties and use of the various agricultural fertilizers, soil amendments, pesticides, and additives. Includes soil sampling methods, analyzing a soil test report, choosing application methods, and calculating fertilizer costs. Studies herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides used in Midwestern farms. Lecture Hours: 40 | Lab Hours: 16

    Prerequisite(s): AGA 114  or AGA 117  
  
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    AGA 212 - Grain and Forage Crops


    4 Credit(s)
    Study in the production of feed grains, oilseeds and forages common to the area. Management practices studied range from the selection of varieties to the harvesting of the final crop. Consideration is given to established as well as new production practices. Lecture Hours: 48 | Lab Hours: 32

    Prerequisite(s): AGA 114  or AGA 117  
    Note: Corresponds to college or university lower division coursework.





  
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    AGA 223 - Grain Management


    3 Credit(s)
    Acquaints students with the complete cycle of grain from the farm to the country elevator. Major areas of study are the management of facilities, equipment, personnel and finances, warehouse requirements, grain grading, grain conditioning, grain inventory management, and grain merchandising. Lecture Hours: 36 | Lab Hours: 24

    Pre-/Corequisite(s): AGB 235  

  
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    AGA 283 - Pesticide Application Certification


    2 Credit(s)
    Application equipment will be analyzed and emphasis given to proper calibration, safety, proper application and qualifying conditions. Utilization of spraying systems guidebooks will be stressed. Students will be required to pass the Certified Pesticide Applicator License core exam. Course will show how to prepare equipment for the season and how to maintain it for error-free operation. Lecture Hours: 20 | Lab Hours: 24

  
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    AGA 333 - Forage Production


    1 Credit(s)
    The principles of forage production with emphasis on selection, seeding, fertility, weed and pest control, tillage practices, harvesting, storage and the successful management of annual and perennial forages. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 0

  
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    AGA 374 - Pest Identification


    1 Credit(s)
    Familiarizes students with the major crop pests (weeds, insects and diseases) and their identifying characteristics. Lecture Hours: 12 | Lab Hours: 8

  
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    AGA 375 - Integrated Crop Management


    2 Credit(s)
    Students learn how to put together a total management package that seeks to maximize profitability while taking environmental impacts into account. Critical resources for ICM include the soil, the producer’s equipment and capital and the management resources of the producer. Students develop a farm map using GIS resources. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 32

    Pre-/Corequisite(s): GIS 111  

  
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    AGA 381 - Crop Scouting


    3 Credit(s)
    Focuses on identification of pest problems in crops and on developing an integrated pest management program. Students learn to utilize economic thresholds in recommending control methods and will also learn to prevent potential fertility, pest and environmental problems with crop production practices. Lecture Hours: 24 | Lab Hours: 48

    Prerequisite(s): AGA 114  
  
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    AGA 802 - Agronomy Internship I


    2 Credit(s)
    Participation in a work experience related to agronomy or crop science for a minimum of 128 hours for experiences that help students explore a career in Agronomy and Crop Science. Co-op Hours: 128

  
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    AGA 812 - Agronomy Internship II


    2 Credit(s)
    Participation in a work experience in agronomy and crop science for a minimum of 128 hours for experiences that help students explore a career in Agronomy and Crop Science. Co-op Hours: 128

    Prerequisite(s): AGA 114  
    Pre-/Corequisite(s): AGA 283  

  
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    AGA 853 - Certified Crop Advisor Review


    1 Credit(s)
    Reviews the competencies required for the national and state certified crop advisor exams. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 0

  
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    AGA 948 - Special Projects


    1 Credit(s)
    Includes an agreed-to development plan for an applied problem solution. Students and instructor meet regularly for discussion, observation, and evaluation of the project development. Lecture Hours: 0 | Lab Hours: 32

    Prerequisite(s): AGA 212  

Agriculture - Animal Science

  
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    AGS 101 - Working with Animals


    2 Credit(s)
    Taught in conjunction with Survey of the Animal Industry as the lab component. Course intent is to give practical experience working with dairy, beef, sheep, goats, horses, poultry and companion animals. Additionally, students will interview successful business owners in each of these areas while touring their facilities. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 32

    Note: Corresponds to college or university lower division coursework.





  
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    AGS 111 - Introduction to Dairy Science


    1 Credit(s)
    Prepares freshman dairy science students for successful degree completion. Students will learn about the purpose of Iowa’s Dairy Center and the role it plays in education, will review all protocols used on a daily basis to operate the dairy farm, and will evaluate dairy animals and their farms for profitability. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 0

  
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    AGS 114 - Survey of the Animal Industry


    2 Credit(s)
    Explores breeds, life cycles, management practices, marketing and care of farm animals. Species included are food animal production of beef and dairy cattle, sheep, goats, swine and poultry, as well as companion animals of horses, dogs, cats and others. Lecture Hours: 32 | Lab Hours: 0

    Note: Corresponds to college or university lower division coursework.





  
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    AGS 118 - Animal Science


    3 Credit(s)
    Designed for high school seniors and college freshmen as an overview of the animal science industry. Explores breeds, basic management and farm animal marketing. Topics include beef and dairy cattle, companion animals, horses, poultry, sheep and swine. Lecture Hours: 40 | Lab Hours: 16

  
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    AGS 216 - Equine Science


    3 Credit(s)
    Designed to increase knowledge of horses and basics of the horse industry. Lecture Hours: 48 | Lab Hours: 0

    Note: Corresponds to college or university lower division coursework.





  
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    AGS 218 - Domestic Animal Physiology


    4 Credit(s)
    Covers the basics in animal anatomy and physiology with a concentration on farm and domestic animals.  The lab section of this course will parallel with topics covered in the lecture. Lecture Hours: 48 | Lab Hours: 32

    Note: Corresponds to college or university lower division coursework.





  
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    AGS 224 - Companion Animal Science


    3 Credit(s)
    The course covers the basic management principles relevant in the care of dogs, cats, rabbits, and other small companion animals. Lecture Hours: 48 |

    Note: Corresponds to college or university lower division coursework.





  
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    AGS 225 - Swine Science


    3 Credit(s)
    Skill development in swine management from breeding through marketing. Discusses health, nutrition, environmental control and ability to identify superior producing animals for breeding under various conditions. Familiarization with the pork quality assurance program and good husbandry techniques. Lecture Hours: 32 | Lab Hours: 32

  
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    AGS 226 - Beef Cattle Science


    3 Credit(s)
    An overview of the beef cattle industry in the United States. Discusses management of seedstock, cow-calf, stocker and feedlot operations. Lecture Hours: 48 | Lab Hours: 0

  
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    AGS 229 - Sheep Science


    3 Credit(s)
    An overview of the sheep industry in the United States. Management of range and farm flock operations is discussed. Lecture Hours: 48 | Lab Hours: 0

  
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    AGS 230 - Introduction to Dairy Goats


    3 Credit(s)
    An overview of the general aspects of dairy goats and industry. Lecture Hours: 48 | Lab Hours: 0

  
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    AGS 242 - Animal Health


    3 Credit(s)
    An introduction level course giving students an understanding of the principles of animal health. The course emphasizes the nature of disease, immunology, infection, vaccination and treatment. Common infectious diseases found in domestic livestock species including bacteria, parasites and viruses will be discussed. Lecture Hours: 48

  
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    AGS 244 - Applied Animal Disease Prevention and Treatment


    2 Credit(s)
    This practical course applies the concepts from its companion course, Animal Health. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 32

  
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    AGS 251 - Beef Production Management


    3 Credit(s)
    An overview of the management of the U. S. beef cattle industry. Discusses management of seedstock, cow-calf, stocker and feedlot operations. Lecture Hours: 48 | Lab Hours: 0

  
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    AGS 252 - Fall Beef Cattle Science Lab


    2 Credit(s)
    Application of beef cattle management techniques. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 32

  
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    AGS 253 - Spring Beef Cattle Science Lab


    2 Credit(s)
    Application of beef cattle management techniques. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 32

  
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    AGS 319 - Animal Nutrition


    3 Credit(s)
    Covers the fundamentals of small and large animal nutrition. Lecture Hours: 48 | Lab Hours: 0

    Note: Corresponds to college or university lower division coursework.





  
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    AGS 326 - Applied Ration Balancing and Feeding


    2 Credit(s)
    A course to help students learn to calculate dairy cattle rations by hand and with a computer. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 32

  
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    AGS 328 - Parlor Management Rotation


    1 Credit(s)
    Provides training in the fundamentals of milking procedures and parlor management. Lecture Hours: 8 | Lab Hours: 16

  
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    AGS 331 - Animal Reproduction


    3 Credit(s)
    This course will familiarize students with the male and female reproductive tracts of common domesticated species and their development.  The estrous cycle, hormones, sexual behavior, breeding and pregnancy will be covered in this course. Lecture Hours: 48

  
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    AGS 334 - Applied Reproductive Techniques


    2 Credit(s)
    This practical course is a companion course to Animal Reproduction and applies the concepts from that course. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 32

  
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    AGS 335 - Principles of Milk Production


    3 Credit(s)
    Course is one of two major core Dairy Science courses and is taught in conjunction with Principles of Dairy Production. Sixteen key units in dairy management and production are covered in the two courses. This course focuses on the U.S. Dairy industry, milk marketing, dairy management information, dairy replacement management, dairy management groups, dairy rumen nutrition, dairy feeds and feeding and dairy forage management. Lecture Hours: 48 | Lab Hours: 0

    Note: Corresponds to college or university lower division coursework.





  
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    AGS 336 - Dairy Management Lab I


    2 Credit(s)
    One of two major core Dairy Science courses and is taught in conjunction with Principles of Dairy Production. Sixteen key units in dairy management and production are covered in the two courses. Focuses on the U.S. Dairy industry, milk marketing, dairy management information, dairy replacement management, dairy management groups, dairy rumen nutrition, dairy feeds and feeding, and dairy forage management. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 24 | Co-op Hours: 16

  
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    AGS 337 - Principles of Dairy Production


    3 Credit(s)
    Course is one of two major core Dairy Science courses and is taught in conjunction with Principles of Milk Production. Sixteen key units in dairy management and production are covered in the two courses. This course focuses on milk harvest, cow comfort, diseases, reproduction, genetics, facilities, business and value-added, as relates to practical dairy production. Lecture Hours: 48 | Lab Hours: 0

    Note: Corresponds to college or university lower division coursework.





  
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    AGS 339 - Dairy Management Lab II


    2 Credit(s)
    One of two major core Dairy Science courses and is taught in conjunction with Milk Production Lab. Sixteen key units in dairy management and production are covered in the two courses. Focuses on milk harvest, cow comfort, diseases, reproduction, genetics, facilities, business, and value-added, as they relate to practical dairy production. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 24 | Co-op Hours: 16

  
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    AGS 342 - Dairy Business Analysis


    1 Credit(s)
    An applied course designed for dairy managers to evaluate their dairy businesses. Covers six areas of critical importance to the dairy industry and its managers. Lecture Hours: 8 | Lab Hours: 16

  
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    AGS 343 - Bovine Husbandry Rotation


    1 Credit(s)
    Students will work in the campus dairy farm for a selected number of days and learn approved practices in dairy cattle management. Lecture Hours: 8 | Lab Hours: 16

  
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    AGS 344 - Agriculture Equipment, Selection, Operation, and Maintenance


    1 Credit(s)
    Introduces farm equipment operation and routine maintenance required when working in a farm operation. Lecture Hours: 4 | Lab Hours: 24

  
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    AGS 346 - Dairy Robotics


    1 Credit(s)
    A broad-based introduction to robotic technology for the dairy industry. Lecture Hours: 8 | Lab Hours: 16

  
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    AGS 353 - Animal Genetics


    3 Credit(s)
    Covers the principles of basic animal genetics as well as various topics specific to dairy, beef, swine and other animal breeding. Lecture Hours: 48 | Lab Hours: 0

  
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    AGS 354 - Applied Animal Selection and Improvement


    2 Credit(s)
    An applied use of genetic principles for on-farm improvement. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 32

  
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    AGS 507 - Swine Farrowing and Nursery Management


    3 Credit(s)
    Emphasizes development of skills in farrowing/ nursery record keeping analysis and includes the scheduling, management and operation of farrowing and weaning facilities. Addresses health, nutrition, environmental control and ability to identify superior producing animals for breeding. Lecture Hours: 32 | Lab Hours: 32

  
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    AGS 529 - Swine Reproduction and Management


    2 Credit(s)
    Recognizing swine reproductive characteristics and reproductive functions of swine breeding stock. Identifying type and confirmation necessary for economic production. Also deals with breeds, breeding programs, breeding systems and appropriate management techniques. Lecture Hours: 32 | Lab Hours: 0

  
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    AGS 805 - Dairy Internship I


    2 Credit(s)
    An opportunity to further develop and practice farm management skills based on objectives set forth in an individual training plan developed with and for each student. An economical, well-managed farm or farm enterprise of an appropriate size will serve as the training site. Co-op Hours: 128

  
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    AGS 806 - Animal Science Internship


    2 Credit(s)
    On the job experience in the animal science industry. Co-op Hours: 128

  
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    AGS 830 - Beef Production Internship


    2 Credit(s)
    Opportunity to further develop and practice beef management skills based on objectives set forth in an individual training plan developed with and for each student. An economical, well-managed beef enterprise of appropriate size will serve as the training site. Co-op Hours: 128

  
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    AGS 944 - Issues Facing Animal Science


    1 Credit(s)
    Includes material on important issues in animal agriculture which is covered in a student-directed discussion atmosphere. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 0

    Note: Corresponds to college or university lower division coursework.






Agriculture - Farm Management

  
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    AGB 235 - Introduction to Agriculture Markets


    3 Credit(s)
    Basic concepts and economics principles related to markets for agricultural input and products. Overview of current marketing problems faced by farms and agribusinesses, farm and retail price behavior, market structure, food marketing channels, food quality and safety, implications at the farm level of consumer preferences and the role of agriculture in the general economy. Covers marketing methods and strategies for agricultural commodities, including introduction to hedging, fundamental analysis, technical analysis, futures, options, risk management tools and use of other market information. Lecture Hours: 40 | Lab Hours: 16

    Note: Corresponds to college or university lower division coursework.





  
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    AGB 245 - Agriculture Risk Management


    3 Credit(s)
    Addresses issues of production risk in crop and livestock production. Other topics are legal risk, human risk, and financial risk. Management of these risks will be covered by discussing various crop insurance alternatives, production contracts, and ag law. Lecture Hours: 40 | Lab Hours: 16

    Pre-/Corequisite(s): AGB 235  

  
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    AGB 329 - Farm Management


    3 Credit(s)
    Designed for high school seniors and college freshmen as an overview of the farm management process and the process of farm decision making. Includes record keeping, budgeting, year-end analysis, enterprise analysis and tax management. Lecture Hours: 40 | Lab Hours: 16

  
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    AGB 330 - Farm Business Management


    3 Credit(s)
    Covers all aspects of farm decision making, including record keeping, budgeting, year-end analysis, enterprise analysis and tax management. Lecture Hours: 48 | Lab Hours: 0

    Note: Corresponds to college or university lower division coursework.





  
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    AGB 333 - Applied Farm Financial Management


    2 Credit(s)
    Gives the successful student experience with the financial records needed to manage a farm business. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 32

  
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    AGB 336 - Agricultural Selling


    3 Credit(s)
    Covers agriculture sales related to marketing and selling strategies, preparing for sales calls and presentations, handling objections, closing sales, analysis of purchasing process and evaluating agri-selling as a possible career choice. Students will spend one day with an ag salesperson. Lecture Hours: 32 | Lab Hours: 32

    Note: Corresponds to college or university lower division coursework.





  
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    AGB 436 - Grain Merchandising


    2 Credit(s)
    Explains the function of the country elevator in the agriculture industry and how basis trading presents an opportunity for the elevator to manage risk and improve margins on the grain commodities it handles. Covers the day-to-day tasks that make a merchandising operation run smoothly as well as how a country elevator can help producers improve profit levels and limit risk. Lecture Hours: 24 | Lab Hours: 16

    Prerequisite(s): AGB 235  
  
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    AGB 466 - Agricultural Finance


    3 Credit(s)
    Financial analysis of agricultural operations; liquidity, capital structure and growth of agricultural firms; risk and return; capital budgeting methods; analysis of land investments, leasing and costs of credit; financial intermediation and major financial institutions for agriculture; credit scoring, loan pricing and asset-liability management techniques by financial intermediaries and public policies affecting agricultural credit markets. Lecture Hours: 48 | Lab Hours: 0

    Prerequisite(s): ACC 115 , ACC 152  or AGB 330  
  
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    AGB 802 - Agribusiness Internship I


    2 Credit(s)
    Students participate in a work experience related to customer service and/or business management in agriculture for a minimum of 128 hours for experiences that will help them explore a career in agriculture business and learn the basic operations of how an agribusiness runs. Co-op Hours: 128

  
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    AGB 812 - Agribusiness Internship II


    2 Credit(s)
    Students participate in a work experience related to customer service and/or business management in agriculture for a minimum of 128 hours for experiences that help them explore a career in agriculture business and learn the basic operations of how an agribusiness runs. Co-op Hours: 128

    Prerequisite(s): AGA 114  and AGB 330  
  
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    AGB 822 - Agribusiness Internship III


    2 Credit(s)
    Students are placed on the job in agribusiness firms which most nearly fit their career goals with the purpose of providing experiences and developing skills and knowledge which cannot be furnished in the classroom. Co-op Hours: 128

  
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    AGB 832 - Agriculture Finance Internship


    2 Credit(s)
    Opportunity to further develop and practice agriculture finance skills based on objectives set forth in an individual training plan developed with each student. A successful and progressive lending institution such as a bank will serve as the training site. Co-op Hours: 128


Agriculture - Mechanics

  
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    AGM 361 - Commercial Grain Handling


    1 Credit(s)
    Provides a basic understanding and knowledge of physical grain handling in an agribusiness firm. Builds skills needed to succeed in the grain industry such as buying and selling, record keeping, warehousing, grain grading and management, blending, drying and safety. Lecture Hours: 12 | Lab Hours: 8

  
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    AGM 504 - John Deere Welding


    1 Credit(s)
    Theory and practice of oxyacetylene welding and cutting, including proper operation of equipment. Includes the principles, safety, procedures and application of arc and gas-metal arc welding. Lecture Hours: 8 | Lab Hours: 16

  
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    AGM 516 - John Deere Heating and Air Conditioning


    2 Credit(s)
    Theory of operation and repair of late model John Deere air conditioning, heating and ventilation systems.  Equipment for refrigerant recovery/recycling of R134A will be used.  Upon course completion the student will be certified under the MACS (Mobile Air Conditioning Society) Certification Training Manual. Lecture Hours: 24 | Lab Hours: 16

  
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    AGM 531 - John Deere AMS/Implement Technology


    3.5 Credit(s)
    Designed to give a better understanding of the basic operating principles of select John Deere implements. The theoretical operation of planters and balers is studied in a classroom setting. Basic information on belts, chains, bearings and seals is covered. Opportunity is given to demonstrate setup and field adjustments for planters, round balers, sprayers and associated AMS equipment. Lecture Hours: 32 | Lab Hours: 48

  
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    AGM 532 - John Deere Fundamentals and Safety


    3.5 Credit(s)
    This course is an entry-level course designed to cover basic aspects of the shop, shop safety, equipment, and tools. The students will get an introduction of Technical Manuals, Service Advisor, Parts Advisor and acronyms. They will also work with new machine predelivery, wheel moves, forklift and machine operation and machine disassemble.  An entry-level course covering basic aspects of the shop, shop safety, equipment and tools. Introduces Technical Manuals, Service Advisor, PM Pro and acronyms. Work is done with new machine predelivery, wheel moves, forklift, machine operation and machine disassemble. Lecture Hours: 32 | Lab Hours: 48

  
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    AGM 533 - John Deere Combines


    3.5 Credit(s)
    Gives a better understanding of the basic operating principles of the John Deere combine. Various combine drives are covered in a classroom setting and hands-on training of these drives is done in a lab setting. Combine adjustment is practiced on a computer simulator program. Lecture Hours: 32 | Lab Hours: 48

  
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    AGM 534 - John Deere Hydraulics I


    3.5 Credit(s)
    This course will cover principles and applications of fluid power as it applies to John Deere equipment. Basic components and theory will covered in the classroom. Testing and diagnostic work will be applied using various pieces of John Deere equipment.Covers principles and applications of fluid power as it applies to John Deere equipment. Testing and diagnostic work is applied using various pieces of John Deere equipment. Lecture Hours: 32 | Lab Hours: 48

  
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    AGM 535 - John Deere Hydraulics II


    3.5 Credit(s)
    Covers principles and application of fluid power as it applies to John Deere equipment. Students gain an understanding of the circuits used and how to test and diagnose them on John Deere equipment. Service Advisor, gauges and flow-rators are used. Lecture Hours: 32 | Lab Hours: 48

  
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    AGM 536 - John Deere Electrical/Electronics I


    3.5 Credit(s)
    Basic electrical principles and applications of Ohm’s Law, magnetism, electromagnetism and the safe utilization of electrical test meters. Includes the design, construction and safe testing of lead acid storage batteries and the reading of electrical schematics using JIC symbols as related to the ag industry. Lecture Hours: 32 | Lab Hours: 48

  
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    AGM 537 - John Deere Electrical/Electronics II


    3.5 Credit(s)
    Covers the principles of operation, testing and repair of cranking systems, charging systems, Can Bus systems and control unit circuits, procedures and use of digital multimeters, techniques of circuit diagnosis and reading of electrical schematics. Students will test tractor circuits, including lighting, accessory, Can Bus circuits and gauges. Lecture Hours: 32 | Lab Hours: 48

  
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    AGM 538 - John Deere Power Train


    5.5 Credit(s)
    Theory of power transmission from engine to traction wheels on John Deere tractors. Includes the function and operation of gears, clutches, planetary gear sets, differentials, mechanical front-wheel drive systems and hydrostats. Covers diagnosis, repair and adjustment of John Deere syncro-range, quad-range, infinitely variable and power-shift transmissions Lecture Hours: 56 | Lab Hours: 64

  
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    AGM 539 - John Deere Consumer Products/Engines


    3.5 Credit(s)
    Covers John Deere lawn, lawn and garden tractors, equipment and attachments. Operation, diagnosis, repair and adjustments of complete equipment are explained and practiced. Setup and adjustment of tractors, equipment and attachments are made on actual units. Lecture Hours: 32 | Lab Hours: 48

  
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    AGM 540 - John Deere Diesel Engines


    3.5 Credit(s)
    This course covers the repair of the John Deere diesel engine.  Operation and service of the primary parts will be discussed in the class.  The student will be given the opportunity to disassemble, measure and inspect a live John Deere diesel engine.  After the inspection, the engine will be reassembled and then started to assure student competence.Covers repair of the John Deere diesel engine. Discusses operation and service of the primary parts. Opportunity is given to disassemble, measure and inspect an actual John Deere diesel engine. After the inspection, the engine is reassembled and then started to assure student competence. Lecture Hours: 32 | Lab Hours: 48

  
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    AGM 541 - John Deere Diesel and Fuel Systems/ Tractor Performance


    3.5 Credit(s)
    Familiarization with the fuel injection pumps and HPCR used on John Deere engines. Time is spent on maintenance procedures for proper removal, installation and timing of fuel injection pumps and also the testing and repair of nozzle components and filtering systems. Includes dynamometer operation related to engine performance. Lecture Hours: 32 | Lab Hours: 48

  
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    AGM 542 - John Deere Information Technology


    3.5 Credit(s)
    John Deere technicians are required to use several sources of information and technology during the daily operations of their job. Service ADVISOR, Parts ADVISOR, and Dealer Path programs are computer based software that provides technical information for current and non-current John Deere models of equipment. This class will prepare students to take the John Deere Service Advisor Certification test and will expose them to Parts ADVISOR and Dealer Path.  Final Tier 4 emission training will be incorporated within the course to facilitate practical application of Service ADVISOR. Lecture Hours: 32 | Lab Hours: 48

  
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    AGM 543 - John Deere Combines


    4 Credit(s)
    Designed for better understanding of the basic operating principles of the John Deere combine. Covers operation and adjustment as well as combine drive systems in a classroom setting. Hands-on training of various combine components will be done in a lab setting. Lecture Hours: 40 | Lab Hours: 48

 

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