Field Crops Technology (AAS)

To see more about what you will learn in this program, visit the Learning Outcomes website!

A growing world population and decreased arable land make it extremely important to explore new ways to grow more crops on less land.  

The program focuses on sound crop and soil management practices and the wise use of farm resources. Students learn efficient and effective production strategies for the major agronomic crops based on best practices and integrated pest management principles, agricultural business principles and environmentally sound soil management.

For more information about this major, including contact information, please visit our website.

Dr. Amy Johnson
Program Coordinator
2228 Williams Hall
919.515.6968
amjohns2@ncsu.edu
Website

Plan Requirements

Orientation
CS 101Field Crop and Turfgrass Management Orientation1
English
WRT 111Expository Writing3
WRT 114Professional Writing, Research and Reporting3
Mathematics
MAA 102Mathematics in Agriculture and Related Sciences3
MA 103Topics in Contemporary Mathematics3
General Requirements
ARE 201Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics3
ARE 115Agribusiness Accounting3
Sociology3
Current Social Problems
Sociology of Agriculture and Rural Society
GEP Additional Breadth (Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts)3
Physical Education
GEP Health and Exercise Studies1
Major Requirements
CS 111Field Crop Production4
CS 152Weed Control in Field Crops3
CS 1621
CS 1631
CS 1641
CS 1651
CS 1661
CS 1671
CS 191Field Crops Seminar2
BAE 133Agricultural Tractors and Machinery4
ARE Elective3
Agricultural Business Management
Agricultural & Agribusiness Marketing
Agricultural & Environmental Policy
SSC 112Principles of Soil Science4
SSC 151Fertilizers and Soil Fertility3
ENT 110General Entomology3
or ENT 121 Pesticides and Their Utilization
Free Electives
Free Electives 16
Total Hours64

Semester Sequence

This is a sample.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
Fall SemesterHours
WRT 111 Expository Writing 1  
MAA 102 Mathematics in Agriculture and Related Sciences 2  
CS 101 Field Crop and Turfgrass Management Orientation  
CS 111 Field Crop Production  
SSC 112 Principles of Soil Science  
 Hours0
Spring Semester
WRT 114 Professional Writing, Research and Reporting 1  
MA 103A Topics in Contemporary Mathematics  
CS 162  
CS 166  
CS 167  
SSC 151 Fertilizers and Soil Fertility  
GEP Health and Exercise Studies 1
Elective 3
 Hours4
Sophomore Year
Fall Semester
ARE 201A Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics  
BAE 133 Agricultural Tractors and Machinery  
CS 152 Weed Control in Field Crops  
CS 163  
CS 164  
CS 165  
ENT 110
General Entomology
or Pesticides and Their Utilization
 
 Hours0
Spring Semester
ARE 115 Agribusiness Accounting  
ARE Elective 3
CS 191 Field Crops Seminar  
SOC 203
Current Social Problems
or Sociology of Agriculture and Rural Society
 
Free Elective 3
GEP Humanities 3
 Hours9
 Total Hours13