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Agricultural Education - Liberal ArtsRequirements

The Aims agricultural education liberal arts associate degree is designed so you can transfer to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a participating four-year public Colorado college.

The two-year ag associate of applied science degree gives you an introduction to education principles and also focuses on foundational agricultural knowledge and skills in several different areas, including animal science, soil and crops, and mechanics.

In addition to degree program requirements, choose electives related to your specific career interests, including: 

  • Live animal and carcass evaluation
  • Farm and ranch management 
  • Feeds and feeding 
  • Farm animal anatomy and physiology 
  • Agricultural machinery and welding
  • Horticulture 

General elective courses in communication, mathematics, science, art and humanities, history, and behavioral and social sciences round out your education and teach you important skills including critical thinking, communication and teamwork.

Row Groupings General Education Requirements
Row Groupings (Written) Communication: Credits
required

Emphasizes the planning, writing, and revising of compositions, including the development of critical and logical thinking skills. This course includes a wide variety of compositions that stress analytical, evaluative, and persuasive/argumentative writing. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-CO1 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Expands and refines the objectives of English Composition I. Emphasizes critical/logical thinking and reading, problem definition, research strategies, and writing analytical, evaluative, and/or argumentative compositions. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-CO2 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

Course Prerequisites

ENG 1021 with a grade of "C" or better

3
Note: Note: This requirement can also be fulfilled with ENG 1022 (GT-CO2) + a GT Pathways-approved CO3 course (GT-CO3). Aims does not currently offer any GT-CO3 courses, but students should be aware of this option in case they are transferring in coursework that may meet this requirement.
Total (Written) Communication Credits 6
Row Groupings Mathematics: Credits
required

Focuses on a variety of functions and the exploration of their graphs. Topics include: equations and inequalities, operations on functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, linear and non-linear systems, and an introduction to conic sections. This course provides essential skills for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) pathways. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-MA1 category. Course readiness is determined by review of high school transcripts, assessment, and/or meeting with an Aims Academic Advisor. Course is not repeatable for credit.

4
Total Mathematics Credits 4
Row Groupings Arts & Humanities:
Arts & Humanities:

Two GT Pathways Arts & Humanities courses (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4)

Row Groupings GT-AH1 (Arts and Expression) Credits
required

Introduces the cultural significance of the visual arts, including media, processes, techniques, traditions, and terminology. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH1 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Provides the knowledge base to understand the visual arts, especially as related to Western culture. This course surveys the visual arts from the Ancient through the Medieval periods. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH1 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Provides the knowledge base to understand the visual arts, especially as related to Western culture. This course surveys the visual arts from the Renaissance to 1900. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH1 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Introduces the concepts necessary to understand modern visual art, with an emphasis on world art of the 20th century. This course surveys world art of the 20th century, including Modernism to Post-Modernism. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH1 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Examines techniques for creative writing by exploring imaginative uses of language through creative genres (fiction, poetry, and other types of creative production such as drama, screenplays, graphic narrative, or creative nonfiction) with emphasis on the student's own unique style, subject matter and needs. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH1 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Introduces the study of music focusing on intelligent listening skills, the elements of music and their relationships, the musical characteristics of representative works and composers, common musical forms and genres of various Western, and non-Western historical style periods. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH1 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Provides a historical survey of Western art music from the Middle Ages into the Classical period, including styles, genres, composers, works, and significant cultural and historical influences upon the repertoire. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH1 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Provides a historical survey of Western art music connecting the classical period to the Romantic period and following to the present. This course includes the study of styles, genres, composers, works, and significant cultural and historical influences upon the repertoire. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH1 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Provides an overview of music from around the globe including folk, ethnic, non-Western and popular styles. Develops basic listening skills and builds a historical/cultural context for world music styles to enable an understanding and appreciation of global music. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH1 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Provides an overview of jazz history covering the basic materials of music and the forms, media, genres, and the historical and cultural framework of each style period. This course emphasizes the building of critical listening tools and the development of a jazz music vocabulary. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH1 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Provides an opportunity to discover, analyze, and evaluate all aspects of the theatre experience: scripts, acting, directing, staging, history, criticism, and theory. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH1 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Surveys the history and development of theatrical practices from Ancient Greece to the Renaissance as well as non-western forms, emphasizing all aspects of performance from period values to analysis of dramatic literature and culture. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH1 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Surveys the history and development of theatrical practices from Restoration to the present as well as non-Western forms, emphasizing all aspects of performance from period values to analysis of dramatic literature and culture. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH1 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
Row Groupings GT-AH2 (Literature and Humanities) Credits
required

Introduces film terminology and narrative techniques to explore how film conveys meaning and to study the relationships among film form, content, and audience reception. This course emphasizes active viewing, discussion, and critical analysis of films from different cultures and eras. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH2 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Introduces an interdisciplinary approach to world mythology. The course illustrates and connects common themes in mythology to world religion, philosophy, art, literature, music, and contemporary culture using various interpretive methods. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH2 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Introduces the interdisciplinary study of ideas that have defined cultures through a survey of the visual, performing, and literary arts, emphasizing connections among diverse cultures, including European and non-European, from the prehistoric to the early medieval era. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH2 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Introduces the interdisciplinary study of ideas that have defined cultures through a survey of the visual, performing, and literary arts, emphasizing connections among global cultures from the medieval to the early modern era. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH2 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Introduces the interdisciplinary study of ideas that have defined cultures through a survey of the visual, performing, and literary arts, emphasizing connections among global cultures from the European Enlightenment to the postmodern era. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH2 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Examines the techniques and themes in literature of various genres by and about women by considering what it means for women to be in literature, as characters and also as authors. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH2 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Examines the criteria for selecting appropriate literature for children. Explores literature through a variety of genres, age levels, values taught through literature, and literary and artistic qualities of various texts. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH2 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Introduces fiction, poetry, and drama. This course emphasizes active and responsive reading. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH2 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Examines significant writings in world literature from the ancients to the seventeenth century. It emphasizes active reading and understanding of the works and their cultural backgrounds. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH2 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Examines the cultural, historical, and social contexts impacting multiple ethnic American identities through critical reading and analysis. This course focuses on significant works by authors who identify as African American, Native American, Latino/a, Asian American, and other ethnicities. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH2 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Examines American literary works from pre-European arrival on the continent up to the Civil War, including works from diverse people that contributed to American literature. This course also explores historical and social contexts within various genres. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH2 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Examines American literary works from 1865 to the present, distinguishing among literary themes, genres, and schools of thought that illustrate historical and social contexts across a multicultural spectrum. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH2 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Examines major works of British literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through the 17th century. Explores the historical, political, and social contexts of the works as well as the major themes which reflect and/or critique the social assumptions and values of the times. Besides fostering an understanding of works essential to western culture, the course will examine how these works are still influential and relevant to contemporary thought and culture. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH2 category. Course is not repetable for credit.

3
required

Examines major works of British literature from the 18th century to the present. Explores the historical, political, and social contexts of the works and the major themes authors used to reflect and critique the social assumptions of their times. Besides fostering an understanding of works essential to western culture, the course examines how these works are still influential and relevant to contemporary thought and culture. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH2 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Explores works by William Shakespeare, focusing on a careful reading of these works as well as an exploration of pertinent contextual and historical information. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH2 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
Row Groupings GT-AH3 (Ways of Thinking) Credits
required

Explores the major philosophical questions surrounding death and dying, the metaphysical arguments for and against the existence of the soul, life after bodily death, the major ethical theories and their relation to issues of physician-assisted suicide, care for the dying, the grieving process, death as expressed in aesthetics and contemporary society, as well as the existential contributions concerning meaning of life and the meaning of death. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH3 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Introduces significant theoretical and practical questions and emphasizes understanding the meaning and methods of philosophy. Includes: the human condition, logic, reality, knowledge, freedom, history, ethics, and religion. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH3 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Examines human life, experience, and thought to discover and develop the principles and values for pursuing a more fulfilled existence. This course examines ethical theories designed to both justify moral judgments, as well as apply these ethical theories to a selection of personal and social issues in the world today. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH3 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Studies effective thinking using language-oriented logic. Provides tools and develops skills for creative and critical thinking and the formal analysis of arguments. Emphasizes the development of decision-making and problem-solving. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH3 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Introduces the major religions of the Eastern and Western world. Covers Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Utilizes methods of religious studies to understand the historical development of each religious tradition as well its worldview and teachings. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH3 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Introduces the major religions of the Eastern World: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Daoism. Utilizes the methods of religious studies to understand the historical development of each religious tradition in terms of communities, cultural context, and modern manifestations; paying particular attention to differences between sects, denominations, schools, and factions within each tradition. Focus will include the examination of the charismatic leaders, prophets, and narratives that inform the worldview of each tradition. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH3 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Covers basic information in semantics and syntax of sentential and predicate logic, construction of truth trees, and derivations of natural deductive systems. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH3 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Focuses on the critical analysis and evaluation of the fundamental concepts, ideas, and implications within religious worldviews. This course includes issues such as the nature of God, other conceptions of ultimate reality, arguments concerning God`s existence, the problem of evil and suffering, faith and reason, metaphysical foundations for ethics, the phenomenon of religious experience, and religious diversity. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH3 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Analyzes theories of the value of the natural world. Topics may include the relation between scientific and moral principles; theories of the moral worth of persons, animals, plants, and other natural objects; historical, religious, and cultural influences on conceptions of nature; alternative accounts of human relationships and responsibilities to nature; and the connection between moral and political values and economic policies. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH3 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
Row Groupings GT-AH4 (World Languages; must be Intermediate/2000 level) Credits
required

Continues the development of increased functional proficiency at the intermediate level in speaking, aural comprehension, reading, writing, and cultural competency in the French language. This course is conducted predominantly in French. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH4 category. Prerequisite: FRE 1012 with a grade of "C" or better. Course is not repeatable for credit.  

Course Prerequisites

FRE 1012 with a grade of "C" or better

3
required

Continues the development of increased functional proficiency at intermediate mid level in speaking, aural comprehension, reading, writing, and cultural competency in the French language. This course is conducted predominantly in French. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH4 category. Prerequisite: FRE 2011 with a grade of "C" or better. Course is not repeatable for credit.

Course Prerequisites

FRE 2011 with a grade of "C" or better

3
required

Continues the development of increased functional proficiency at the intermediate level in speaking, aural comprehension, reading, writing, and cultural competency in the German language. This course is conducted predominantly in German. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH4 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

Course Prerequisites

GER 1012 with a grade of "C" or better

3
required

Continues the development of increased functional proficiency at intermediate mid level in speaking, aural comprehension, reading, writing, and cultural competency in the German language. This course is conducted predominantly in German. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH4 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

Course Prerequisites

GER 2011 with a grade of "C" or better

3
required

Continues Italian Language II in the development of increased functional proficiency at the intermediate level in speaking, aural comprehension, reading, writing, and cultural competency in the Italian language. This course is conducted predominantly in Italian. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH4 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

Course Prerequisites

ITA 1012 with a grade of "C" or better

3
required

Continues Italian Language III in the development of increased functional proficiency at intermediate mid level in speaking, aural comprehension, reading, writing, and cultural competency in the Italian language. This course is conducted predominantly in Italian. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH4 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

Course Prerequisites

ITA 2011 with a grade of "C" or better

3
required

Continues the development of increased functional proficiency at the intermediate level in speaking, aural comprehension, reading, writing, and cultural competency in the Japanese language. This course is conducted predominantly in Japanese. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH4 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

Course Prerequisites

JPN 1012 with a grade of "C" or better

3
required

Continues the development of increased functional proficiency at intermediate mid level in speaking, aural comprehension, reading, writing, and cultural competency in the Japanese language. This course is conducted predominantly in Japanese. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH4 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

Course Prerequisites

JPN 2011 with a grade of "C" or better

3
required

Continues Russian Language II in the development of increased functional proficiency at the intermediate level in speaking, aural comprehension, reading, writing, and cultural competency in the Russian language. This course is conducted predominantly in Russian. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH4 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

Course Prerequisites

RUS 1012 with a grade of "C" or better

3
required

Continues Russian Language III in the development of increased functional proficiency at intermediate mid level in speaking, aural comprehension, reading, writing, and cultural competency in the Russian language. This course is conducted predominantly in Russian. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH4 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

Course Prerequisites

RUS 2011 with a grade of "C" or better.

3
required

Continues Spanish Language II in the development of increased functional proficiency at the intermediate level in speaking, aural comprehension, reading, writing, and cultural competency in the Spanish language. This course is conducted predominantly in Spanish. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH4 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

Course Prerequisites

SPA 1012 with a grade of "C" or better

3
required

Continues Spanish Language III in the development of increased functional proficiency at intermediate mid level in speaking, aural comprehension, reading, writing, and cultural competency in the Spanish language. This course is conducted predominantly in Spanish. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH4 category. Prerequisite: Course is not repeatable for credit.

Course Prerequisites

SPA 2011 with a grade of "C" or better

3
Total Arts & Humanities Credits 6
Row Groupings History:
History:

One GT Pathways History course (GT-HI1)

Row Groupings GT-HI 1 (History) Credits
required

Explores trends within events, peoples, groups, ideas, and institutions in Western Civilization from antiquity to 1650. This course focuses on developing, practicing, and strengthening skills historians use while constructing knowledge and studying a diverse set of narratives through perspectives such as gender, class, religion, and ethnicity. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-HI1 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Explores trends within events, peoples, groups, ideas, and institutions in Western civilization since 1650. This course focuses on developing, practicing, and strengthening skills historians use while constructing knowledge and studying a diverse set of narratives through perspectives such as gender, class, religion, and ethnicity. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-HI1 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Explores trends within events, peoples, groups, ideas, and institutions in World History from antiquity to 1500. This course focuses on developing, practicing, and strengthening skills historians use while constructing knowledge and studying a diverse set of narratives through perspectives such as gender, class, religion, and ethnicity. This course focuses on common cultural trends. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-HI1 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Explores trends within events, peoples, groups, ideas, and institutions in World History since 1500 as well as on common cultural trends. This course focuses on developing, practicing, and strengthening skills historians use while constructing knowledge and studying a diverse set of narratives through the perspectives such as gender, class, religion, and ethnicity. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-HI1 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Explores trends within events, peoples, groups, ideas, and institutions since the American Civil War. This course focuses on developing, practicing, and strengthening skills historians use while constructing knowledge and studying a diverse set of narratives through perspectives such as gender, class, religion, and ethnicity. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-HI1 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Explores trends within events, peoples--including Native American--groups, ideas, and institutions in North America and the United States to Reconstruction. This class focuses on developing, practicing, and strengthening skills historians use while constructing knowledge and studying a diverse set of narratives through perspectives such gender, class, religion, and ethnicity. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-HI1 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Analyzes historical and socio-cultural change for Native Americans from pre-colonial America to the present, emphasizing those processes and relations with non-Native Americans which have contributed to current conditions. This course focuses on developing, practicing, and strengthening skills historians use while constructing knowledge and studying a diverse set of narratives through perspectives such as gender, class, religion, and ethnicity. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-HI1 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Presents the story of the people, society, and cultures of Colorado from its earliest Native Americans, through the Spanish influx, the explorers, the fur traders, mountain men, the gold rush, railroad builders, the cattlemen and farmers, the silver boom, the tourists, and the modern state. This course focuses on developing, practicing, and strengthening skills historians use while constructing knowledge and studying a diverse set of narratives through perspectives such as gender, class, religion, and ethnicity. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-HI1 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

Course Prerequisites

HIS 1110, HIS 1120, HIS 1210, HIS 1220, HIS 1310, HIS 1320, HIS 2015, or HIS 2145 with a grade of "C" or better

3
required

Traces the history of the American West from Native American cultures to the present. It explores the frontier experiences of America's earliest, eastern settlers through the Trans-Mississippi West across the great exploratory and wagon trails including cities, ranching, reservation, resource management, and industry. This course focuses on developing, practicing, and strengthening skills historians use while constructing knowledge and studying a diverse set of narratives through perspectives such as gender, class, religion, and ethnicity. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-HI1 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Examines the major political, economic, social, and cultural developments that have shaped modern America from 1945 to the present. This course focuses on developing, practicing, and strengthening skills historians use while constructing knowledge and studying a diverse set of narratives through perspectives such as gender, class, religion, and ethnicity. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-HI1 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Focuses on the major political, economic, social, and cultural influences that have shaped Latin America from pre-European conquest to the present. Emphasizes the early history of Latin America but connects it to the present. This course focuses on developing, practicing, and strengthening skills historians use while constructing knowledge and studying a diverse set of narratives through perspectives such as gender, class, religion, and ethnicity. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-HI1 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Investigates the major political, social, and economic developments, international relationships, scientific breakthroughs, and cultural trends that have shaped the various global regions, empires, and nation-states since the late nineteenth century. This course focuses on developing, practicing, and strengthening skills historians use while constructing knowledge and studying a diverse set of narratives through perspectives such as gender, class, religion, and ethnicity. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-HI1category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Explores the experiences and contributions of African Americans from the colonial period to the present through the social and economic lives and roles of African Americans, their roles in politics and war, their achievements, and movements for self-help and civil rights. This course focuses on developing, practicing, and strengthening skills historians use while constructing knowledge and studying a diverse set of narratives through perspectives such as gender, class, religion, and ethnicity. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-HI1 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Surveys the history of Christianity and its impact on the world from its Jewish origins, into its European expansion, and ending with its modern global presence. This course analyzes foundational theology, the impact of significant events on faith, the influence of Christianity in art and culture, and the role of key people in their historical contexts. This course inspects Christianity's relationship with Judaism, Islam, Enlightenment, modernity, moral systems and values. Guaranteed Transfer in GT-HI1 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
Total History Credits 3
Row Groupings Social & Behavioral Sciences: Credits
required

Focuses on economic principles and decision-making by consumers, firms, and government with emphasis on their application to the food, fiber, and natural resource sectors of the economy. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SS1 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Covers concepts and issues related to world population, food, and agriculture. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SS3 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
Total Social & Behavioral Sciences Credits 6
Row Groupings Natural & Physical Sciences: Credits
required

Examines the fundamental molecular, cellular and genetic principles characterizing plants and animals. Includes cell structure and function, and the metabolic processes of respiration, and photosynthesis, as well as cell reproduction and basic concepts of heredity. The course includes laboratory experience. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SC1 category. It is recommended that ENG 1021 and MAT 1340 be completed prior to or be taken concurrently with this course. Course is not repeatable for credit.

Course Prerequisites

BIO 1005 with a grade of "C" or better. Students who have completed one year of high school biology within the last seven years with a grade of "C" or better, or have scored 70% or higher on the BIO 1005 test out exam may be eligible for a prerequisite override.

5
required

Covers plants, emphasizing photosynthetic pathways, form and function, reproduction, physiology, diversity, and evolution. This course requires mandatory hands-on laboratory and research experience and is designed for biology majors. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SC1 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

Course Prerequisites

BIO 1005 or BIO 1111 with grades of "C" or better.

5
required

Includes the study of measurements, atomic theory, chemical bonding, nomenclature, stoichiometry, solutions, acid and base, gas laws, and condensed states. Laboratory experiments demonstrate the above concepts qualitatively and quantitatively. Designed for non-science majors, students in occupational and health programs, or students with no chemistry background. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SC1 category. It is recommended that ENG 1021 and MAT 1340 be completed prior to or be taken concurrently with this course. Course is not repeatable for credit.

5
required

Focuses on basic chemistry and measurement, matter, chemical formulas, reactions and equations, stoichiometry. This course covers the development of atomic theory culminating in the use of quantum numbers to determine electron configurations of atoms, and the relationship of electron configuration to chemical bond theory. The course includes gases, liquids, and solids and problem-solving skills are emphasized through laboratory experiments. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SC1 category. It is recommended that ENG 1021 be completed prior to or taken concurrently with this course. Prerequisite: CHE 1011 and MAT 1340 with a grade of "C" or better. MAT 1340 may be taken concurrently. Students who have completed one year of high school chemistry within the last seven years with a grade of "C" or better may be eligible for a prerequisite override. Course is not repeatable for credit.

Course Prerequisites

MAT 1340 with a grade of "C" or better, may be taken concurrently.

5
CHE 1007 Not offered at Aims CHE 1007 - Fundamentals of Gen Chemistry w/Lab Credits: 5, is not currently offered at Aims, but it can be transferred from another Colorado community college or university and applied in place of the above CHE courses.
Total Natural & Physical Sciences Credits 10
Row Groupings Additional Required Courses: Credits
required

Covers the basic fundamentals of livestock production including the principles of nutrition, reproduction, breeding, genetics, health, and physiology of cattle, sheep, swine, horses, and other farm species. Trends and issues in animal science and animal agriculture are also discussed in this course. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Focuses on production and adaptation of cultivated crops, principles affecting growth, development, management, and utilization. Course is not repeatable for credit.

4
required

Focuses on formation, physical properties, chemical properties, and management of soils emphasizing conditions that affect plant growth. This is a statewide Guarantee Transfer course in the GT-SC1 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

4
required

Covers safety, proper tool use, tool reconditioning, A.C. electricity, D.C. electricity, domestic water supply, and farm sanitation systems. Course is not repeatable for credit.

2
Total Additional Required Course Credits 13
Row Groupings Directed Electives: Credits
Directed Electives:

Choose two courses from the list below:

(Minimum 6 credits)

required

Explores meat carcass evaluation and the related yield and quality grading system. Emphasizes selection of breeding stock based on performance data. Covers comparative selection, grading, and judging of market and breeding classes of livestock based on knowledge of phenotype, performance, information, and/or carcass merit. Course is not repeatable for credit.

Course Prerequisites

ASC 1100 with a grade of "C" or better.

3
required

Focuses on the historical, social, political, philosophical, cultural, and economic forces that shape the United States public school system. This course includes current issues of education reform, technology as it relates to education, and considerations related to becoming a teacher in the state of Colorado. The course addresses diversity in the preschool through secondary school system. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Introduces basic principles of nutrition with emphasis on personal nutrition. This course focuses on macro and micro nutrients and their effects on the functions of the human body. Special emphasis is placed on the application of wellness, disease, and lifespan as it pertains to nutrition. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Introduces the biology of horticultural plants, and basic horticultural practices. Course is not repeatable for credit.

4
HLT 1000 not offered at Aims HLT1000 - Horticulture Science Credits: 4, is not currently offered at Aims, but it can be transferred from another Colorado community college or university and applied in place of HLT 1101.
Total Directed Elective Credits for A.S. Degree 6
Row Groupings Electives: Credits
Electives:

Select a minimum of nine credits from the list below:

required

Provide students with practical experience in applying principles of economics, business, marketing, and finance to the management of a farm/ranch operation. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Focuses on the basic nutrients, common feeds and feed additives, anatomy of digestsive systems, and basic feeding practices for beef, sheep, and dairy. The lab portion of the class is devoted to calculating and balancing rations to fulfill nutrient requirement for farm animals for growth, finishing, reproduction, lactation, work, and wool production. Explores least cost ration balancing on the computer. Course is not repeatable for credit.

Course Prerequisites

ASC 1100 with a grade of "C" or better

4
required

Introduces students to the basic concepts of farm animal anatomy and physiology with emphasis on concepts relating to nutrition, reproduction, Immunology, and growth of the basic farm species. ~Anatomy and Physiology is taught in the context of applying basic principles to production practices in the industry including reproductive management, livestock nutrition management, and animal health practices. Course is not repeatable for credit.

Course Prerequisites

ASC 1100 with a grade of "C" or better

3
required

Provides experiential learning with beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine and sheep. Course is repeatable with a maximum of 12 credit hours.

Course Prerequisites

ASC 1100 with a grade of "C" or better

(must be taken as 2 credits)
0 to 12
required

Teaches the theory of operation and maintenance of small engines and related power equipment used on the farm. Course is not repeatable for credit.

2
required

Emphasizes the safe operation, construction, purpose, maintenance, and adjustment of farm machinery. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Develops basic welding skills, principles, and practices in arc and oxy-acetylene welding. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

This course was designed to provide the CSU Agriculture Education student with the opportunity to develop welding skills that are commonly taught as part of a high school agriculture education curriculum. Course is not repeatable for credit.

Course Prerequisites

WEL 1000 with a grade of "C" or better, may be taken concurrently, and approvel from the department or instructor.

4
AME 1018 Ram 2005 Not currently offered at Aims AME 1018 - Farm Carpentry Credits: 3 RAM 2005 - Range Management Credits: 3 AME 1018 and RAM 2005 are not currently offered at Aims, but can be transferred from another Colorado community college or university and applied in the elective category.
Total Electives Credits for A.S. Degree 9
Total Credits for A.S. Degree 63