MACC AG Launching in Mexico


In response to community need and demand and in an effort to expand offerings at its Mexico, MO, campus, Moberly Area Community College is moving forward with designing and implementing programs focused on the agriculture industry. Students pursuing these degrees would be able to use their A+ benefit to pay for classes.

Students with plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in an agriculture field will now have additional choices available to them in MACC’s Spring 2018 course offerings. New courses will be phased in over the next 18 months. Rural Sociology, the first new course designed for students interested in agriculture, will be offered in the online format in the Spring semester.

Additional courses that will be developed and phased in over the coming months may include Soils and Plant Science. Course rotations will be adjusted to ensure that students have access to transfer courses that are recommended for a four-year degree in agriculture; these courses include Atmospheric Science, Introduction to Business, Geology, Biology, Plant Biology, Macroeconomics, and Microeconomics.

MACC faculty and staff are currently working with an Agriculture Advisory Board comprised of local business leaders and educators in the Mexico area. The Board’s goal is to identify and recommend an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in an agriculture field that would provide the training and education needed to serve the area’s employment needs.

MACC’s Engineering Systems Mechatronics degree is scheduled to be expanded to the Mexico campus beginning in Fall 2018. Courses offered in the Mechatronics degree could also serve as courses in an AAS agriculture degree; some of these courses include Fluid Power Principles, DC/AC Electronics, and Mechanical Systems.

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