Agriculture Technology Offered at MACC
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 can use their A+ benefit to pay for classes.
Students with plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in an agriculture field now have additional choices available to them in their course offerings. New courses will be phased in over the next 18 months. Soil Science and Rural Sociology, the first new courses designed for students interested in agriculture, will be offered beginning with the Fall 2018 semester. Additional new courses include Animal Science and Plant Science.
Course rotations will help to ensure that students have access to transfer courses that are recommended for a four-year degree in agriculture; these courses include Environmental Science, Atmospheric Science, Introduction to Business, Geology, Biology, Plant Biology, Macroeconomics, and Microeconomics.
Over the last several months, MACC faculty and staff have worked with an Agriculture Advisory Board comprised of local business leaders and educators in the Mexico area to help identify and recommend an Associate of Applied Science in an agriculture field. This degree, an AAS in Agriculture Technology, will provide the training and education needed to serve the area’s employment needs and will include such courses as Plant Science, Animal Science, Ag Systems, DC/AC Electronics, and Ag Business. MACC’s Engineering Systems Mechatronics degree is also scheduled to be expanded to the Mexico campus beginning in Fall 2018.
For additional information about MACC’s agriculture initiatives e-mail . To schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor visit the following link: http://www.macc.edu/academic-advising-m.