Allen County Community College offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Farm and Ranch Management for students who are interested in learning about the applied practices of managing agriculture, including the operation of farms and ranches. This program would also be helpful for those who want to develop the foundation of general skills necessary for the operations and management of daily operations and business operations of an agricultural business. Students will learn about business, finance, economics, technology, and other aspects of business operations involved in farm and ranch management.
The program will prepare students for agricultural work with a curriculum that emphasizes the science of farming and developing leadership abilities. Those classes include agriculture orientation, principles of animal science, English composition, animal science and industry, agricultural computations, entomology, farm management, marketing agriculture products, fundamentals of animal nutrition, introduction to computers, field studies, agricultural economics, plant science, agricultural technology management, soil science, agricultural chemicals, and field studies.
Upon completion of the program, students will have demonstrated their capabilities, education, and professional qualifications for introductory roles within the agricultural industry. These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to demonstrate an understanding of the business of agriculture, including the business of animal agriculture and crop agriculture; to demonstrate an understanding of economics, accounting and finance and how they relate to the business of agriculture; to show an understanding of the process of planting crops and the crop cycle; and to show an understanding of livestock agriculture and the process of raising livestock.
High school transcript or proof of GED completion and scores. Official transcripts from previous universities and colleges (if applicable). SAT/ACT scores - COMPASS/ASSET test administered to students not submitting SAT/ACT scores.
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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