Description: The goal of this course is to help the student make a successful transition from high school to the College by providing the opportunity to explore the various Ag Business disciplines and associated campus and career opportunities. The student will be asked to take an active involvement in academic issues and topics such as the facilities and offerings provided by AMS and NCTA, requirements for successful course and program completion, and the values and skills that lead to professional and personal success. Students will be given the opportunity to develop their "intercultural knowledge and competence" and "information literacy" skills and abilities.
Description: Living in the information age, it is imperative to be able to process, sort and analyze information, not just for usefulness but also for accuracy. This course is designed to equip students with the tools necessary to work with the amount of information available today and to make good decisions based on sound solutions in an ever-changing workplace.
Description: Internship includes a mandatory 8-week job placement experience at an approved work location. Agreements are entered into between the student, the employer and the college. (Pre req: Approval by Academic Lead, students are required to have a minimum CGPA of 2.0 before being allowed to go out on internship and must have completed two semesters)
Description: Following the Dave Ramsey "Foundations in Personal Finances", College Edition, students will develop practical and relevant personal financial skills.
Description: An in-depth study of financial analysis and the financial institutions which serve agricultural businesses. For each particular type of financial institution, this course will study its sources of capital, its general loan criteria used to evaluate loan requests, and its financial performance. For ag borrowers, this course will also examine their financial condition, their projected cash flow and the importance of risk management. (Pre req: ACT 1103 and MTH 1203 or MTH 1503)
Description: Introduction to quantitative decision-making methods for effective agribusiness management, emphasis on problem identification, model formulation and solution, interpretation and presentation of results. (Pre req: AIT 1003)
Description: The study of law that governs agriculture. To include estate planning, contracts, leasing, water rights, fencing rights, tortes, personal and liability for the producer and agribusiness. This course will include guest lectures from regional attorneys.
Description: (Pre req: ECN 1203 or ECN 1103 and ACT 1103 or ABM 2963) Business management concepts which are involved in the decision-making process when organizing and operating a farming/ranching operation. Includes production economics, record keeping systems, finanical budgets and analysis, crop and livestock enterprise analysis, depreciation, cash flow planning equity, and production efficiency indicators.
Description: Business record systems for farming and ranching. Manual and computerized record keeping techniques to aid farm and ranch managers and small business owners in making management and production decisions and preparing tax returns.
Description: This course consists of elective individual or group projects. Projects may include research, continuing education programs, and group tours. The project is developed under the supervision and evaluation of a department faculty member who is willing and available to contract with the student. This class requires a written paper, and may require a presentation (up to the discretion of the supervising faculty member). Students may enroll in this course a maximum of 3 times, for a total of 3 credit hours. (Pre req: Approval of project by Instructor, Advisor, and Academic Lead)