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Plant and Soil Science

Associate in Applied Science

Modes of Instruction

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KC’s plant and soil program provides a blend of crop-related courses and practical application, ensuring a well-rounded agricultural education. The primary objectives of the program are to offer students technical knowledge in the areas of soils and fertilizers, pests and control procedures, and crop management. During the program, students obtain knowledge of current practices in crop production and technology within the production field, gaining confidence in producing locally grown crops. Upon graduation, students are prepared for successful careers, whether they choose to pursue position in the workplace or on the farm.


Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Explain agronomic principles and industry best-practices across the spectrum of crop production and soil management.
  • Apply key concepts of Plant and Soil Science to provide solutions to common industry challenges and basic farm management.
  • Demonstrate the use of technological advancements and applications in Agronomy.
  • Complete a successful Supervised Occupational Experience.  Additionally, students will identify, develop, and support their knowledge of career opportunities in Agriculture through intra- and extracurricular exposure to career pathways.

What You Can Do

Where do you see yourself?

Upon successful completion of this degree students will be prepared for employment in the following fields:

  • Chemical or fertilizer applicators
  • Agronomists
  • Soil science technician
  • Seed sales
  • Chemical sales
  • Fertilizer sales

Program Details


Agriculture Faculty

Aaron Heinzmann

Aaron Heinzmann

Assistant Professor of Agriculture
William Waggoner

William Waggoner

Assistant Professor of Agriculture

Agriculture Contacts

Aaron Heinzmann

Assistant Professor of Agriculture

Phone  |  618-545-3381

Main Campus


Phone  |  618-545-3040

Fax  |  618-545-3393

Main Campus

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