University Catalog 2024-2025

Field Crops Technology (AAS)

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

Plan Requirements

AGI 101Introduction to the Agricultural Institute1
WRT 111Expository Writing 13
WRT 114Professional Writing, Research and Reporting3
MAA 102Mathematics in Agriculture and Related Sciences3
MA 103Topics in Contemporary Mathematics3
General Requirements
AGI 191Professional Development1
AGI 192AGI External Learning Experience3
ARE 201/201AIntroduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics3
ARE 115Agribusiness Accounting3
Current Social Problems
Sociology of Agriculture and Rural Society
Humanities/VPA Elective3
GEP Health and Exercise Studies1
Major Requirements
CS 111Field Crop Production4
CS 152Weed Control in Field Crops3
CS 116Agronomic Crops - Cotton, Peanuts, and Tobacco3
CS 118Agronomic Crops - Corn, Small Grains and Soybeans3
CS 196Crop and Soil Management3
SSC 112Principles of Soil Science4
SSC 151Fertilizers and Soil Fertility3
ARE Elective3
BAE Elective3
ENT Elective3
Free Electives 2,32
Total Hours64

A grade of C- or higher is required.


Courses graded "S" for Satisfactory are allowed.


Students should consult their academic advisors to determine which courses fill this requirement.

ARE Elective

ARE 104Agricultural Business Management3
ARE 106Agri Business Law3
ARE 112Agricultural & Agribusiness Marketing3
ARE 113Principles of Salesmanship3
ARE 121Agricultural Finance3
ARE 132Management of Personnel3
ARE 141Personal Financial Management3

BAE Elective

BAE 133Agricultural Tractors and Machinery4
BAET 135Introduction to Precision Agriculture3

ENT Elective

ENT 110General Entomology3
ENT 121Pesticides and Their Utilization3

Semester Sequence

This is a sample.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
AGI 101 Introduction to the Agricultural Institute 1
CS 111 Field Crop Production 4
MAA 102 Mathematics in Agriculture and Related Sciences 3
SSC 112 Principles of Soil Science 4
WRT 111 Expository Writing 3
Spring Semester
AGI 191 Professional Development 1
CS 118 Agronomic Crops - Corn, Small Grains and Soybeans 3
MA 103A Topics in Contemporary Mathematics 3
SSC 151 Fertilizers and Soil Fertility 3
WRT 114 Professional Writing, Research and Reporting 3
SOC 203A
Current Social Problems
or Sociology of Agriculture and Rural Society
Second Year
Fall Semester
ARE 115 Agribusiness Accounting 3
CS 116 Agronomic Crops - Cotton, Peanuts, and Tobacco 3
CS 152 Weed Control in Field Crops 3
AGI 192 AGI External Learning Experience 3
ARE Elective 3
ENT Elective 3
Spring Semester
ARE 201A Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics 3
CS 196 Crop and Soil Management 3
BAE Elective 3
GEP - US Diversity 3
GEP - Health and Exercise Science 1
Free Electives 2
 Total Hours64

WRT 111 Expository Writing and WRT 114 Professional Writing, Research and Reporting must be completed with a C-minus or higher grade for transfer to an NC State baccalaureate program.


MAA 102 Mathematics in Agriculture and Related Sciences must be completed with a C- minus or higher grade.

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