Agricultural Sciences Courses

All courses required to complete Blinn’s Associate of Science in Agriculture degree are available online or in the traditional face-to-face format.

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Overview of world agriculture and the American agricultural system, including an examination of career opportunities and requirements. 

Credit: One semester hour

Principles and practices in the development, production, and management of field crops including growth and development, climate, plant requirements, pest management, and production methods.

Credit: Three semester hours

Structure, growth, and development of horticultural plants. Examination of environmental effects, basic principles of reproduction, production methods ranging from outdoor to controlled climates, nutrition, and pest management. Cross-listed as HORT 1301. 

Credit: Three semester hours

Scientific animal production and the importance of livestock and meat industries. Selection, reproduction, nutrition, management, and marketing of livestock. 

Credit: Three semester hours

Essential marketing functions in the movement of agridultural commodieites and products from producer to consumer. 

Credit: Three semester hours

Biological and scientific aspects of modern industrial food supply systems. Food classification, modern processing, and quality control. 

Credit: Three semester hours

Fundamentals of internal combustion engines: gasoline, diesel, and liquefied petroleum. Maintenance and adjustments of the electrical, ignition, fuel, lubricating, and cooling systems of agricultural power machinery. 

Credit: Three semester hours

Safety procedures, selection, use, and maintenance of hand and power tools, metal cutting and welding; and construction materials and principles.

Credit: Three semester hours

Fundamental economic principles and their applications to the problems of the agriclutural industry.

Credit: Three semester hours

Evaluation and grading of market cattle, swine, sheep, and goats and their carcasses and wholesale cuts. Emphasis will be placed on value determination. Selection and evaluation of breeding cattle, sheep, swine, and goats with emphasis on economically important traits.

Credit: Three semester hours

Principles and practices used in the production and improvement of wildlife resources. Aesthetic, ecological, and recreational uses of public and private lands. 

Credit: Three semester hours


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Contact:

  • Bryn Behnke
  • Assistant Dean for Agriculture and Natural Sciences