General Agriculture

  • Credits: 17
  • Degree Type: Certificate
  • Location: Thief River Falls

Program Overview

Agriculture plays a critical role in the economy and functionality of our world. For decades, agriculture has been associated with just farming. Farming is very crucial however, agriculture is a broadened field that contains 8 career pathways that are all a part of our Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources industries. A career in the agriculture industry requires knowledge in many facets of agricultural systems these include: agribusiness, animal, biotechnology environmental, power, structural and technical, plant, natural resources and food products & processing.

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Program Course Listings

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Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
AGRG 1100 Intro to Agriculture 3
AGRG 1105 Agribusiness & Records 3
AGRG 1110 Intro to Animal Science 4
AGRG 1300 Plant Science 4
  G4: Math/Logical Elective ( *See Elective Options Listed Below ) 3

Program Elective Course Options

For this particular pathway, NCTC recommends a student explore further coursework in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum areas listed below. Need help? Schedule an appointment with a Northland Academic Advisor for assistance in selecting courses.

Course # Course Name Credits
G4: Math/Logical Reasoning Electives
MATH 1102 Contemporary Math 3
MATH 1110 College Algebra 3

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