The Agricultural Sciences Program is one of the fastest-growing and largest divisions in the Blinn College District. Enrollment in Blinn agriculture classes tops more than 700 students each semester. Blinn offers agriculture classes on all of its campuses, with the hub of the program located at the W.J. "Bill" Rankin Agricultural Complex on the Brenham Campus.
Agriculture at Blinn is an academically driven program providing accredited courses that can lead to an associate degree and transfers to major universities. Blinn is an active member of the Agriculture Consortium of Texas and maintains close associations with department heads and representatives from all Texas agriculture universities to ensure a smooth transition for our students.
The Division of Agriculture Sciences has one of the most active extracurricular programs in the state. Blinn offers educational activities in the areas of livestock judging, the Agriculture Club, wildlife, agriculture mechanics, horticulture, and agriculture sciences.
Associate of Science Degree in Agriculture
Introductory survey course stressing the importance of livestock production. Emphasis is placed on breeding, feeding, management, selection of domestic farm animals and marketing. Laboratory consists of selection and evaluation of beef cattle, swine, sheep and horses, including the presentation of accurate reasons. Three class hours per week. Credit: Three semester hours.
Selection, evaluation, and classification of livestock and livestock products. One class hour and four laboratory hours. May be repeated for credit. Credit: Three semester hours.
An introduction to the wildlife and fishery resources of the United States with special reference to Texas; the importance of plants and animals in our economic and cultural life; an account of what has happened to North American Wildlife with consideration of specific plans and methods for its rehabilitation, maintenance, and increase. Three class hours per week. Credit: Three semester hours.
The basic principles involved in structure, growth and development of horticultural plants; control of environment and plant growth with consideration of biological competition and progressive improvements of crops; principles of propagation and greenhouse production. Three class hours per week. Credit: Three semester hours.
The scientific approach to major food and fiber crops of the world is studied, emphasizing origin, history, classification, distribution, climatic, cultural and soil requirements, improvement and seed technology. Food production as a source to feed an ever-increasing population is emphasized. Three class hours per week. Credit: Three semester hours.
An introduction to the economic problems of agriculture and the place of agriculture in our national economy. Three class hours per week. Credit: Three semester hours.
Essential marketing functions in the movement of agricultural commodities and products from producer to consumer. Three class hours per week. Credit: Three semester hours.
Provides an overview of world agriculture, nature of the agriculture industry and resource conservation. Provides insight regarding departmental and college programs, career opportunities in agriculture, natural resources and instruction concerning academic skills. One class hour per week. Credit: One semester hour.
Biological and scientific aspects of modern industrial food supply systems. Food classification, modern processing, nutritional quality, and quality control. Three class hours per week. Credit: Three semester hours.
A study of design, construction, care and repair of internal combustion engines. Two class hours and two laboratory hours per week. Credit: Three semester hours.
Safety procedures, selection, use, and maintenance of hand and power tools, metal cutting and welding; and construction materials and principles Two class hours and two laboratory hours per week. Credit: Three semester hours.