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PROGRAMS AND MAJORS


Butler's Agriculture Program is designed to meet the needs of any student interested in a career in agriculture or any related field. Each year we have students enter the program who are interested in either pursuing a four-year agriculture degree or wishing to go straight into production agriculture. With both students in mind we have developed a diverse program with course and majors designed to meet everyone's needs. In a two year cycle we offer over 40 agriculture courses to our students. This amazing number of course offerings gives our students a variety of options challenging to find at the community college level.
For potential transfer students, your four-year major will dictate which degree you should seek at Butler. Check out the seven different program offerings we have in the Department of Agriculture below.


Agribusiness

  • Associate in Science, 62 required hours.

Students interested in Agricultural Economics or business choose the Agribusiness degree offering. Recent graduates hold positions as agricultural sales representatives, crop consultants, loan officers, real estate agents, commodity merchandisers and farm managers. Below is the four semester suggested curriculum for the Agribusiness degree:

1st Year (Fall)
EG 101 English Comp I 3 hrs
AG 102 Principles of Anim. Sci. 3 hrs
AG 120 Agriculture Economics 3 hrs
AG 111 Ag. In Society 2 hrs
CH 110 College Chemistry 5 hrs
     
1st Year (Spring)
EG 102 English Comp 2 3 hrs
AG 211 Fund. of Lstk Nutrition 3 hrs
AG 107 Microcomputers in Ag 3 hrs
BA 126 Accounting 1 3 hrs
MA 135 College Algebra 3 hrs
Physical Education 1 hr.
     
2nd Year (Fall)
Social/Behavioral Science 3 hrs
Humanities 3 hrs
BA 127 Accounting 2 3 hrs
SP 100 or 102 Speech/Comm 3 hrs
AG Electives 3 hrs
     
2nd Year (Spring)
BA 204 Managerial Accounting 3 hrs
AG 220 Crop Science 4 hrs
Social/Behavioral Science 3 hrs
AG Electives 3 hrs
Fine Arts 3 hrs


Agriculture

  • Associate in Science, 62 required hours

Students wishing to major in Animal Science and other related majors at a four year institution chose this degree option. This degree offers great versatility for transferring students due to its blend of science and production courses. Below is the four semester suggested curriculum for the Agriculture degree:

1st Year (Fall)
EG 101 English Comp I 3 hrs
AG 102 Principles of Anim. Sci. 3 hrs
AG 120 Agriculture Economics 3 hrs
AG 111 Ag. In Society 2 hrs
CH 110 College Chemistry 5 hrs
     
1st Year (Spring)
EG 102 English Comp 2 3 hrs
AG 211 Fund. of Lstk Nutrition 3 hrs
AG 107 Microcomputers in Ag 3 hrs
BA 126 Accounting 1 3 hrs
MA 135 College Algebra 3 hrs
Physical Education 1 hr.
     
2nd Year (Fall)
Social/Behavioral Science 3 hrs
Humanities 3 hrs
BA 127 Accounting 2 3 hrs
SP 100 or 102 Speech/Comm 3 hrs
AG Electives 3 hrs
     
2nd Year (Spring)
AG 220 Crop Science 4 hrs
Social/Behavioral Science 3 hrs
AG Electives 6 hrs
Fine Arts 3 hrs


Livestock Management and Merchandising

  • Associate in Applied Science, 62 required hours

This program includes learning in basic animal science, animal nutrition, and animal health as applied to various species and breeds. Design and operation of housing, feeding, processing facilities, related issues of safety, applicable regulations, logistics, and marketing management are included. Recent graduates hold positions in farm and ranch management, agricultural sales and teaching or transferred to a four year institution. Below is the four semester suggested curriculum for the Livestock Management and Merchandising degree:

1st Year (Fall)
AG 102 Principles of Anim. Sci. 3 hrs
AG 120 Agriculture Economics 3 hrs
AG 111 Ag. In Society 2 hrs
AG 108 Feeder Lvstk Mgmt 3 hrs
AG 215 Financial Mgmt in Ag 3 hrs
AG Elective 3 hrs
     
1st Year (Spring)
AG 211 Fund. of Lstk Nutrition 3 hrs
AG 107 Microcomputers in Ag 3 hrs
AG 220 Crop Science 4 hrs
AG 109 Breeding Lvstck Mgmt 3 hrs
AG Elective 3 hrs
     
2nd Year (Fall)
EG 101 English Comp 1 3 hrs
MA 114/131/135 3 hrs
AG Electives 11 hrs
     
2nd Year (Spring)
EG 102/112 or SP 101/102  3 hrs
AG Electives 9 hrs


Livestock Management and Merchandising Certificate

  • Certificate, 31 required hours

Your Butler experience will prepare you to apply general principles of agricultural production and management to the solution of practical agricultural problems. This program includes learning in basic animal, plant, and management of agricultural operations such as farming, ranching and agricultural business. Recent certificate graduates hold positions as farm and ranch managers and numerous agriculture related occupations or chose to continue on with an associate’s degree. Below is the four semester suggested curriculum for the one-year certificate:

Fall Semester
AG 102 Principles of Anim. Sci.    3 hrs
AG 120 Agriculture Economics 3 hrs
AG 215 Financial Mgmt in Ag 3 hrs
  AG Electives 6-9 hrs
     
Spring Semester
AG 211 Fund. of Lstk Nutrition 3 hrs
AG 220 Crop Science 4 hrs
  AG Electives 9-10 hrs


Farm and Ranch Management

  • Associate in Applied Science, 62 required hours

This degree program will prepare you to manage farms, ranches, and similar agri-business enterprises. This program includes learning in applicable agricultural specialization, business management, and production. Recent graduates hold positions as farm and ranch managers, crop consultants, soil conservationists and in agri-business. Below is the four semester suggested curriculum for the Farm and Ranch Management degree:

1st Year (Fall)

AG 102 Principles of Anim. Sci. 3 hrs
AG 120 Agriculture Economics 3 hrs
AG 111 Ag. In Society 2 hrs
AG 108 Feeder Lvstk Mgmt 3 hrs
AG 215 Financial Mgmt in Ag 3 hrs
AG Elective 3 hrs
     
1st Year (Spring)
AG 211 Fund. of Lstk Nutrition 3 hrs
AG 107 Microcomputers in Ag 3 hrs
AG 109 Breeding Lvstck Mgmt 3 hrs
AG 220 Crop Science 4 hrs
AG Elective   3 hrs
     
2nd Year (Fall)
EG 101 English Comp 1 3 hrs
MA 114/131/135   3 hrs
AG 230 Range Mgmt 3 hrs
AG Electives 6 hrs
     
2nd Year (Spring)
EG 102/112 or SP 101/102 3 hrs
AG Electives 11 hrs


Pre-Veterinarian

  • Associate in Science, 62 required hours.

Pre-Veterinary Medicine is a popular choice for many students. Butler offers a tremendous science curriculum to compliment the animal science related coursework necessary for those interested in applying for vet school. Students that finish the Pre-Veterinarian program at Butler are prepared for the academic rigors of the upcoming curriculum at a four year institution. Below is the four semester suggested curriculum for the Pre-Veterinarian degree:

1st Year (Fall)
EG 101 English Comp 1 3 hrs
AG 102 Principles of Anim. Sci. 3 hrs
AG 120 Agriculture Economics 3 hrs
AG 111 Ag. In Society  2 hrs
CH 110 College Chemistry 1 5 hrs
     
1st Year (Spring)
EG 102 English Comp 2 3 hrs
AG 211 Fund. of Lstk Nutrition 3 hrs
AG 107 Microcomputers in Ag 3 hrs
MA 135 College Algebra 3 hrs
CH 115 Chemistry 2 5 hrs
     
2nd Year (Fall)
  Social/Behavioral Science 3 hrs
Humanities 3 hrs
SP 100 or 102 Speech/Comm 3 hrs
Physical Education 1 hr.
BI 110 General Biology 5 hrs.
     
2nd Year (Spring)
AG 220 Crop Science 4 hrs
Social/Behavioral Science 3 hrs
Fine Arts 3 hrs
PH 143 General Physics 1 5 hrs.

Food Science and Safety

  • Associate in Science, 62 required hours

The Associate in Science in Food Science and Safety is designed for students planning to seek to transfer to a four-year college. Food science students will learn how chemistry, nutrition, biology and other sciences improve the safety and quality of foods, how new food products and flavors are developed, and how safer and more energy efficient food processes are designed. Career opportunities include Research Scientist for the FDA and USDA, Food Quality Controller, Food Inspector, Flavor Chemist, Public Health Official, Meat Scientist, Dairy Scientist, Cereal Scientist, Food Microbiologist, Food Toxicologist and Product Development Specialist. Below is the four semester suggested curriculum for the Food Science and Safety degree:

1st Year (Fall)
EG 101 English Comp 1 3 hrs
CH 110 College Chemistry 1 5 hrs
SP 100 or 102 Speech/Comm 3 hrs
MA 135 College Algebra 3 hrs
Humanities 3 hrs
   
1st Year (Spring)
EG 102 English Comp 2 3 hrs
CH 115 Chemistry 2 5 hrs.
AG 213 Intro to Food Science 3 hrs.
BI 110 General Biology 5 hrs.
     
2nd Year (Fall)
EC 201 Princ. Macroeconomics 3 hrs
MA 210 Applied Statistics 3 hrs.
Physical Education     1  hr.
CH 240 Organic Chemistry 1 5 hrs.
BI 250 Microbiology 5 hrs.
     
2nd Year (Spring)
Behavioral Science 3 hrs
Fine Arts 3 hrs
PH 251 Physics 1 5 hrs.
AG 212 Meat Science Fund. 2 hrs.
CH 245 Organic Chemistry 2 5 hrs.