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Agriculture Production

A.A.S. Degree and/or Certificate
Students enrolled in the Agriculture Production option will complete the 13 core Agriculture classes and four courses unique to this option, as well as the general education requirements of Kaskaskia College. The Agriculture Production courses emphasize the technical and mechanical side of production agriculture including engines, harvesting and air conditioning.

Field Internship
Students enrolled in the Agriculture Production Program at Kaskaskia College complete a total of 450 hours of Supervised Occupational Experience.

Representative Job Titles
  • Production Manager
  • Greenhouse/Florist Manager
  • Farm Manager
  • Custom Spray Operator
  • Crop Scout
  • Livestock Production Manager
  • (Swine, Beef, Dairy, Poultry, Sheep)
  • A.I. Breeding Technician
  • Livestock Feedlot Operator
Semester Offerings
Since many of the AGRC courses are offeredonly once each year, students should attempt to follow the program schedule as closely as possible.

Approved Substitution

Course substitutions will be handled on an individual basis. All course substitutions must be approved by the appropriate dean or vice-president. Course AGRC 236 has a Prerequisite of AGRC 230

First Semester
AGRC 121 *Soils and Soil Supplements 3
AGRC 101 *Introduction to Animal Science 4
AGRC 122 *Agriculture Economics 3
AGRC 213 *Computer in Agriculture 4
  Area B (Arts & Humanities) Elective 3-4

Second Semester
AGRC 124 *Agriculture Crop Production 4
AGRC 155 *Agriculture Chemicals 3
AGRC 102 *Animal Nutrition 3
AGRC 115 Introduction to Agriculture Employment 1
AGRC 230 *Supervised Occupational Experience 2
AGRC 223 *Plant and Animal Diseases

Summer Semester
AGRC 125 *Field Crop Scouting 3

Third Semester
AGRC 211 *Business Records & Computer Analysis 3
AGRC 221 *Agricultural Marketing 3
AGRC 161 *Agriculture Credit and Finance 3
AGRC 250 *Beef and Swine Production 3
  Area A (Natural Sciences & Mathematics) Elective 3
  Area C (Social Science) Elective 3

Fourth Semester
AGRC 224 *Waste Management 3
AGRC 227 *Supervised Occupational Experience 4
  Area A (Natural Sciences & Mathematics) Elective 3
  Area B (Arts & Humanities) Elective 3
  Area C (Social Science) Elective 3
  Area D (Health & Personal Development) Elective 2

*Courses required for certificate

Minimum Requirements
Certificate 45 credit hours
AAS Degree 72 credit hours
Every student must enroll in and successfully complete one of the following courses to receive a degree (to meet requirements of Illinois Public Act 87-581):
  • ETHICS 120

NOTE: The program requirements presented here are effective Spring 2008. Previous versions of the KC Catalog are available in their entirety at our catalog archive. If you are uncertain about which catalog you should reference, please contact an academic advisor. Please contact an academic advisor with questions regarding course registration or degree/certificate completion.
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