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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 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. May be taken concurrently with CCR 094. Three credits.

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. Three credits.

Course Prerequisites

ENG 121 with a grade of "C" or better

3
Note: Note: This requirement can also be fulfilled with ENG 122 + a gtPathways-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 Communications Credits 6
Row Groupings Mathematics: Credits
Mathematics:

Students must complete College Algebra (GT-MA1).

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. Four credits.

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

Select 2 GT Pathways Arts & Humanities courses (GT-AH1, GTAH2, 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. Three credits.

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. Three credits.

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. Three credits.

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. Three credits.

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. Three credits.

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. Three credits.

3
required

Provides an 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. Three credits.

3
required

Provides an 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. Three credits.

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. Three credits.

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. Three credits.

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. Three credits.

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. Three credits.

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. Three credits.

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. Three credits.

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. Three credits.

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. Three credits.

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. Three credits.

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. Three credits.

3
required

Examines the techniques and themes in literature by and about women by examining women's issues from various genres. This course is a statewide transfer course GT-AH2. Three credits.

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 catagory.  Three credits.

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. Three credits.

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. Three credits.

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. Three credits.

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. Three credits.

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. Three credits.

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. Three credits.

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. Three credits.

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. Three credits.

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. Three credits.

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. Three credits.

3
required

Examines human life, experience, and thought in order to discover and develop the principles and values for pursuing a more fulfilled existence. Theories designed to justify ethical judgments are applied to a selection of contemporary personal and social issues. This course is a statewide guaranteed transfer course GT-AH3. Three credits.

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. Three credits.

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. Three credits.

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. Three credits.

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 catagory. Three credits.

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. Three credits. Three credits.

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. Three credits.

3
Row Groupings GT-AH4 (World Languages; must be Intermediate/200 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.Three credits.       

Course Prerequisites

FRE 112 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. Three credits.

Course Prerequisites

FRE 211 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.Three credits.

Course Prerequisites

GER 112 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.  Three credits.

Course Prerequisites

GER 211 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.  Three credits.

Course Prerequisites

ITA 112 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. Three credits.

Course Prerequisites

ITA 211 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. Three credits.

Course Prerequisites

JPN 112 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. Three credits.

Course Prerequisites

JPN 211 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. Three credits.

Course Prerequisites

RUS 112 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. Three credits

Course Prerequisites

RUS 211 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. Three credits.

Course Prerequisites

SPA 112 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.Three credits

Course Prerequisites

SPA 211 with a grade of "C" or better

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

Select 1 GT Pathways History course (GT-HI1)

Row Groupings GT-HI 1 (History) Credits
required

Explores a number of events, peoples, groups, ideas, institutions, and trends that have shaped Western Civilization from the prehistoric era to 1650. Reflects the multiple perspectives of gender, class, religion, and ethnic groups. Focuses on developing, practicing, and strengthening the skills historians use while constructing knowledge in this discipline. This course is a statewide guaranteed transfer course GT-HI1. Three credits.

3
required

Explores a number of events, peoples, groups, ideas, institutions, and trends that have shaped Western Civilization from 1650 to the present. Reflects the multiple perspectives of gender, class, religion, and ethnic groups. Focuses on developing, practicing, and strengthening the skills historians use while constructing knowledge in this discipline. This course is a statewide guaranteed transfer course GT-HI1. Three credits.

3
required

Explores a number of peoples, groups, ideas, institutions, and trends that have shaped World History from the prehistoric era to 1500. Reflects the multiple perspectives of gender, class, religion, and ethnic groups in a broad global sense. Focuses on the common denominators among all people. This approach goes beyond political borders to provide a better appreciation for different cultures. Focuses on developing, practicing, and strengthening the skills historians use while constructing knowledge in this discipline. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-HI1 category. Three credits.

3
required

Explores a number of peoples, groups, ideas, institutions, and trends that have shaped World History from 1500 to the present. Reflects the multiple perspectives of gender, class, religion, and ethnic groups in a broad global sense. Focuses on the common denominators among all people. This approach goes beyond political borders to provide a better appreciation for different cultures. Focuses on developing, practicing, and strengthening the skills historians use while constructing knowledge in this discipline. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-HI1 category. Three credits.

3
required

(Formerly HIS 202) Explores events, trends, peoples, groups, cultures, ideas, and institutions in United States History, including the multiple perspectives of gender, class, and ethnicity, between the period of the American Civil War and the present. Focuses on developing, practicing, and strengthening the skills historians use while constructing knowledge in the discipline. This course is a statewide guaranteed transfer course GT-HI1. Three credits.

3
required

(Formerly HIS 201) Explores events, trends, peoples, groups, cultures, ideas, and institutions in North America and United States history, including the multiple perspectives of gender, class, and ethnicity, between the period when Native American Indians were the sole inhabitants of North America, and the American Civil War. Focuses on developing, practicing, and strengthening the skills historians use while constructing knowledge in the discipline. This course is a statewide guaranteed transfer course GT-HI1. Three credits.

3
required

Analyzes historical land 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 the current conditions. This course is a statewide guaranteed transfer course GT-HI1. Three credits.

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 and mountain men, the gold rush, railroad builders, the cattlemen and farmers, the silver boom, the tourists, and the modern state. This course is a statewide guaranteed transfer course GT-HI1. Three credits.

Course Prerequisites

HIS 101 min grade C Or HIS 102 min grade C Or HIS 111 min grade C Or HIS 112 min grade C Or HIS 201 min grade C Or HIS 202 min grade C Or HIS 236 min grade C Or HIS 247 min grade C Or HIS 249 min grade C

3
required

Traces the history of the American West, from the Native American cultures and the frontier experiences of America's earliest, eastern settlers, through the Trans-Mississippi West, across the great exploratory and wagon trails, and up to the present West, be it urban, ranching, reservation, resource management, or industrial. Emphasizes the north and central parts of the West. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-HI1 category. Three credits.

3
required

Focuses on the major political, economic, social, and cultural developments that have shaped modern America from 1945 to the present. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-HI1 category. Three credits.

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 is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-HI1 category. Three credits.

3
required

Investigates the major political, social, and economic developments, international relationships, scientific breakthroughs, and cultural trends that have shaped the various global regions and nation-states from 1900 to the present. Emphasizes the interactions of global regions and nation-states. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-HI1 category. Three credits.

3
required

Explores the experiences and contributions of African Americans from the colonial period to the present. Emphasizes 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 is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-HI1 category. Three credits.

3
required

Surveys the history of Christianity and its impact on the world from its Jewish origins in the ancient Mediterranean system, into its European expansion, and ending with its modern global presence. Analyzes foundational theology, the impact of significant events, and the role of key people in their historical contexts. Inspects Christianity's relationship with Judaism, Islam, the Enlightenment, modernity, moral systems and values. Provides students with an appreciation of the broad impact of the faith. This course is a statewide guaranteed transfer course GT-HI1. Three credits.

3
Total History Credits 3
Row Groupings Behavioral & Social 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. Three credits.

3
required

Covers the study of world population and food production and distribution. Problems and opportunities concerning population and food are discussed in a global context. This course is a statewide guaranteed transfer course GT-SS3. Three credits.

3
Total Behavioral & Social Sciences Credits 6
Row Groupings Physical & Natural 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 course is a statewide guaranteed transfer course GT-SC1. Five credits.

Course Prerequisites

BIO 105 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 105 test out exam may be eligible for a prerequisite override

5
required

Studies nonvascular and vascular plants, emphasizing photosynthetic pathways, form and function, reproduction, physiology, genetics, diversity, evolution, and ecology. This course requires mandatory hands-on laboratory and field experience. This course is designed for biology majors. This course is one of the statewide guaranteed transfer courses, GT-SC1. Five credits.

Course Prerequisites

BIO 105 or BIO 111 with a grade 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. Five credits

Course Prerequisites

MAT 055 or higher (except MAT 107, 108, 109, 112, 135, 175), and CCR 092 or higher with grades of "C" or better

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. Five credits. 

Course Prerequisites

CHE 101 with a grade of "C" or better. 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

5
CHE 107 Not offered at Aims CHE 107* Fundamentals of Gen Chemistry w/Lab  5 credits *(CHE107 is not currently offered at Aims, but it can be transferred from another Colorado community college or university and applied in place of one of the above CHE courses)
Total Physical & Natural Sciences Credits 10
Row Groupings Additional Required Courses: Credits
required

Studies the basic fundamentals of livestock production pertaining to principles of breeding, genetics, nutrition, health, and physiology of beef, sheep, swine, dairy, and horses. Focuses on the Animal Science Industry in general and each species industry in regard to history, current situation, and future direction. Three credits.

3
required

Focuses on production and adaptation of cultivated crops, principles affecting growth, development, management, and utilization. Four credits.

4
required

Focuses on formation, physical properties, chemical properties and management of soils emphasizing conditions that affect plant growth. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SC1 category. Four credits.

4
required

Covers safety, proper tool use, tool reconditioning, A.C. electricity, D.C. electricity, domestic water supply and farm sanitation systems. Two credits.

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

Select 2 courses from the list below, for a minimum of 6 total 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. Three credits.

Course Prerequisites

ASC 100 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. Includes current issues of educational reform, technology as it relates to education and considerations related to becoming a teacher in the state of Colorado. Special interest will be paid to the topic of diversity in the K-12 school system. Three credits.

3
required

Introduces basic principles of nutrition with emphasis on personal nutrition. Satisfies nutrition requirement of students entering health care professions. Three credits.

3
required

Introduces the biology of horticultural plants, and basic horticultural practices. Four credits.

4
HLT 100 not offered at Aims HLT100* Horticulture Science  4 credits *(HLT 100 is not currently offered at Aims, but it can be transferred from another Colorado community college or university and applied in place of HLT 101)
Total Directed Elective Credits for A.S. Degree 6
Row Groupings Electives: Credits
Electives:

Select a minimum of 9 credits from the list below.

required

Provides students with practical experience in applying principles of economics, business, marketing and finance to the management of a farm/ranch operation. Three credits.

3
required

Focuses on the basic nutrients, common feeds and feed additives, anatomy of digestive 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 requirements for farm animals for growth, finishing, reproduction, lactation, work, and wool production. Explores least cost ration balancing on the computer.Four credits.

Course Prerequisites

ASC 100 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 & 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.  Three credits.

Course Prerequisites

ASC 100 with a grade of "C" or better

3
required

Provides experiential learning with beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine and sheep. Zero to twelve credits.

Course Prerequisites

ASC 100 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. Two credits.

2
required

Emphasizes the safe operation, construction, purpose, maintenance and adjustment of farm machinery. Three credits.

3
required

Develops basic welding skills, principles, and practices in arc and oxy-acetylene welding. Three credits.

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.  Four credits

Course Prerequisites

WEL 100 with a grade of "C" or better. May be taken concurrently

4
AME 118 Ram 205 Not currently offered at Aims AME 118* Farm Carpentry 3 credits RAM 205* Range Management 3 credits *(AME 118 and RAM 205 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