Program Overview

Luna Community College offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in General Agriculture. This degree is well suited for individuals who desire employment in the agriculture industry. Graduates of this degree will have gained knowledge in agricultural business, management, and economics. Students will be able to understand general agricultural principles and practices, historical perspectives of animal science, theoretical concepts in the agriculture industry, management principles in agriculture, and problem solving in agriculture. Earning an A.A.S. Degree in General Agriculture is a great way to jumpstart an individual’s career opportunities in agriculture and knowledge within the field.

The A.A.S. Degree in General Agriculture program requires a minimum of 61 credit hours that can potentially be completed in at least two years. Credit hours include general education core courses, program related courses, and elective courses. Students will be required to complete 33 general education core credit hours. General education course topics that students will explore include communications, mathematics, fine arts, and sciences. Program related courses students are required to complete consist of 16 credit hours. Program related courses include topics such as introduction to animal science, introduction to agriculture economics and business, agriculture management principles, agriculture internship, and research methods in general agriculture. Electives are also needed for enrolled students to receive their degree. Students must pick 9 credit hours from topics such as aquaculture, botany, zoology, equine behavior practices, equine anatomy and physiology, horseshoeing & blacksmithing, equine genetics, garden maintenance & design, plant propagation, soil management, and intro to science/math/engineering technology. Students enrolled in these courses will be fully prepared for a career in the agricultural field.

All courses are available online. Due to the primarily online learning environment used for this program, students should have basic computer skills and a reliable internet connection. This online learning environment provides flexibility for enrolled students who are employed or have other obligations.

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    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Luna Community College is a two-year public school located in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Luna Community College (LCC) was founded in 1970 as Luna Area Vocational Technical School. LCC is the only community college in northeastern New Mexico. The college’s name comes from Maximiliano Luna, who was Speaker of the House of Representatives for the Territory of New Mexico in 1899.

    Luna Community College offers certificates of completion and associate’s degrees. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, weekends, and online.

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