Agriculture Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Science in Ranch & Land Management
  • Associate of Science in Agriculture
  • Associate of Science in Environmental Science

Agriculture Certificates

  • Ranch & Land Management Certificate of Proficiency I
  • Ranch & Land Management Certificate of Proficiency II

Agriculture Degrees and Certificates

Degrees

Associate of Applied Science in Ranch & Land Management

Program Overview

This Program is designed for students who plan to pursue a career in the Ranch & Land Management industry. The program provides practical and educational experiences in animal science, beef cattle production, pasture management, livestock business, animal nutrition, land management, and computer applications specific to agriculture. Ranch & Land Management majors learn skills and practices applicable to the management of farms, ranches, and other agricultural businesses. Through laboratory experience, students will utilize their expanding knowledge base to apply solutions to real world conditions. The student who completes this degree is also eligible for two Certificates of Proficiency (see more information about certificates below).

Transferability

Generally speaking, the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree prepares students to enter the workforce upon graduation; however, Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) has entered into an agreement with Panola College that allows 100% transferability of our AAS Degrees, including the Ranch & Land Management Degree. To learn more about this opportunity, follow the link bellow.

SFA Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science (BAAS)

 

Associate of Science - Agriculture Emphasis (4-year transfer)

Program Overview

This program is designed to assist students who wish to transfer to a four-year university or senor institution and complete a Bachelor’s Degree. Students who complete this program will have finished all of their core requirements alongside four agriculture classes. The student should consult with an academic advisor each semester.

Transferability

The Texas Core Curriculum is a core curriculum for all undergraduate students in Texas. Every institution of higher education in Texas is required by law to adopt a core curriculum of no less than 42 semester credit hours which is consistent with the Texas Common Course Numbering System and rules issued by The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. If a student successfully completes the core at an institution of higher education, that block of courses must be substituted for a receiving institution's core curriculum if the student enrolls at another college in Texas. Students have the flexibility to choose courses from an institution’s core curriculum; however, to receive a degree from Panola College, students must complete not only the core curriculum but also courses listed in the appropriate degree plan.

 

Associate of Science – Environmental Science Emphasis (4-year transfer)

Program Overview

This program is designed to assist students who wish to transfer to a four-year university or senor institution and complete a Bachelor’s Degree. Students who complete this program will have finished all of their core requirements alongside BIOL 2406 – Environmental Biology & two electives (can be agriculture). The student should consult with an academic advisor each semester.

Transferability

The Texas Core Curriculum is a core curriculum for all undergraduate students in Texas. Every institution of higher education in Texas is required by law to adopt a core curriculum of no less than 42 semester credit hours which is consistent with the Texas Common Course Numbering System and rules issued by The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. If a student successfully completes the core at an institution of higher education and enrolls in a different college in Texas, that block of courses must be substituted for the receiving institution's core curriculum. Students have the flexibility to choose courses from an institution’s core curriculum; however, to receive a degree from Panola College, students must complete not only the core curriculum but also courses listed in the appropriate degree plan.

 

Certificates

Ranch & Land Management Certificate of Proficiency I

Program Overview

This certificate is designed to give the student an introduction to the Ranch & Land Management career field. Courses include Ranch & Land Management Construction Skills, Introduction to Mechanical Engines, Animal Science, Basic Electrical Theory, Introduction to Welding, and Basic Hydraulics for a total of 16 credit hours of study. The student who completes this certificate will have also competed the first semester of the Ranch & Land Management Degree. 

Ranch & Land Management Certificate of Proficiency II

Program Overview

This certificate is designed to continue the student’s exploration into the Ranch & Land Management career field. Courses include Forage & Pasture Management, Beef Cattle Operations, Soil Science, Wild Pig Management & Control, Management & Biology of Whitetail Deer, and an approved elective. The student who completes this certificate (and the proficiency I certificate) will have also completed the first two semesters of the Ranch & Land Management Degree. 

Courses Offered for Fall 2017

AGME 1170 - Ranch & Land Management Construction Skills

AGRI 1319 - Animal Science

AGRI 2330 - Wildlife Conservation & Management

AGMG 1264 - Practicum Farm/Ranch

"Agriculture... Our Wisest Pursuit..."

Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.

-Thomas Jefferson

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