Agriculture

Associate in Science Degree

The Agriculture curriculum is designed to satisfy the basic lower division requirements for agriculture majors at most senior institutions.

  • Students in the Agriculture Transfer Program will be introduced to both the science and business of agriculture.
  • Agriculture courses are offered as online hybrid courses through a cooperative agreement with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Agriculture course lecture sessions are online and laboratory sessions are at the University of Illinois.
  • General education courses are offered online and in the classroom at KCC.
  • After completing two years of full-time study at KCC, students will be able to transfer to select Illinois senior institutions as juniors to complete a bachelor's degree in agriculture.

The KCC Advantage -- Agriculture Transfer

  • Program faculty offer a mixture of academic and real world work perspectives.
  • Faculty are well-educated professionals who have worked and taught in appropriate academic areas.
  • Although you'll pay KCC tuition and fees, your agriculture courses will be taught by University of Illinois faculty.

 Learn more: Email advising@kcc.edu or phone 815-802-8500

Program director: Katelynn Ohrt, email kohrt@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8859

Agriculture Major (3 courses)

Credit hours: 12

Choose three courses from the following four options.

  • * AGRC 1624 - Soil Science
  • AGRC 1704 - Animal Science
  • AGRC 1724 - Plant Science
  • HORT 1514 - Introduction to Horticulture Science

Communications General Education (3 courses)
Credit hours: 9

A minimum grade of C is required in *ENGL 1613 and *ENGL 1623.

  • * ENGL 1613 - English I
  • * ENGL 1623 - English II
  • * SPCH 1553 - Introductory Speech

Social and Behavioral Science General Education (3 courses)
Credit hours: 9

Choose three courses from the following four options.

  • * ECON 1553 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 1563 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • * PSYC 1813 - Introduction to Psychology
  • * PLSC 1513 - American Government

Mathematics General Education (2 courses)
Credit hours: 6-7

Choose two courses from the following three options:

  • * MATH 1713 - Finite Mathematics
  • * MATH 1774 - Statistics
  • * MATH 1833 - Calculus for Business and Social Sciences

Laboratory Science General Education (2 courses)
Credit hours: 8

  • * CHEM 1514 - General Chemistry I
  • * BIOL 1514 - General Biology I

Humanities General Education (3 courses)
Credit hours: 9

Choose three IAI humanities courses, with at least one course from general humanities and at least one course from the fine arts or interdisciplinary category.

Electives (3 - 4 courses)

Choose eleven (11) credit hours of courses from any transfer-level elective area. Credit hours may come from additional agriculture major courses. COSC 1513 - Introduction to Information Processing and CHEM 1524 - General Chemistry II are recommended.

MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR COMPLETION - 64

*Course has prerequisite.

Agriculture A.S. — Suggested course sequence

Fall
* ENGL 1613 3 cr. hrs.
* CHEM 1514 4 cr. hrs.
Agriculture course 4 cr. hrs.
* Humanities elective 3 cr. hrs.
Elective 3 cr. hrs.

Spring
* ENGL 1623 3 cr. hrs.
* Mathematics elective 3-4 cr. hrs.
* Social and Behavioral Science elective 3 cr. hrs.
* Humanities elective 3 cr. hrs.
Elective 4 cr. hrs.

Fall
* BIOL 1514 4 cr. hrs.
Agriculture courses 8 cr. hrs.
* Social and Behavioral Science elective 3 cr. hrs.

Spring
* SPCH 1553 3 cr. hrs.
* Mathematics elective 3-4 cr. hrs.
* Humanities elective 3 cr. hrs.
* Social and Behavioral Science elective 3 cr. hrs.
Elective 4 cr. hrs.

*Course has prerequisite.

Use The Transfer Guide

To see how your courses transfer, log on to U.Select at http://www.transfer.org/. U.Select is an online tool that will help you view program requirements, course equivalencies, and see how courses you have taken or plan to take transfer to another college or university.