Course Recommendations for Agribusiness at Riverland Community College - Riverland

Agribusiness

Spring Semester - First Year

  Course # Course Name Credits  
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ACCT2011
Principles of Financial Accounting

This course is an introduction to financial accounting concepts and principles through a study of business transactions and their effect on financial statements. Topics/concepts included are: accounting as an information system; transactions and the accounting cycle; financial statements (including the Income Statement, Statement of Equity, Balance Sheet, and the Cash Flow Statement); and analysis of profitability, liquidity, and risk.  Accounting practices will be applied to measure, classify and report current and long-term assets, current and long-term liabilities, and equity. The course focus will be on corporate accounting. This course is part of the Associate in Applied Science Accounting degree which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

(4 Cr – 4 lect, 0 lab) 

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AGSC1010
Introduction to Agronomy

This course provides an orientation into the profession of agricultural sciences. Combining theoretical and practical knowledge, students investigate plants, the principles and practices of crop production and management, precision farming, sustainability, biotechnology, marketing and sales related to agriculture. A special emphasis on real-world, innovative problem solving will provide students with a background to further specialize in producing and improving food crops. Important current societal issues related to modern agriculture are discussed throughout.

(3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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BUSA2065
Introduction to International Business

This course is an overview of international business and the environmental forces that impact international business. Topics covered include economic, cultural, legal and political environments in global business and international business functions including management, marketing, finance, and exporting and importing. The course also discusses professional business practices, ethics, cultural behavior, etiquette and social responsibility. This course is part of the Associate in Arts Business Emphasis and Associate in Science Business degrees which are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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Fall Semester - First Year

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AGBS2000
Introduction to Agribusiness Management

This course provides students with a foundation in agribusiness management.  Employers desire a combination of technical and business management skills in potential employees.  This course includes the study of critical agribusiness skills and their application in the agribusiness industry.

(3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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AGSC1020
Introduction to Soil Science OR

This course investigates the formation, classification, and composition of soils, with emphasis on environmental quality, chemical and physical properties affecting growth and nutrition of plants.  Management principles and practices are used to increase productivity and conserve soil and water resources for agronomic crops.

(3 Cr – 2 lect 1 lab)

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AGSC2020
Principles of Animal Science I

This course is designed to introduce the student to the scientific theories, principles, and concepts related to animal production and management. An overview of animal welfare and safety issues will be explored.  Students will learn about anatomy & physiology, and their application to growth and development of food, companion and clinical (model) animals.  Key systems, such as skeletal, muscular, nervous, and other biological systems that impact reproduction and nutrition will be examined.  A special emphasis on real-world, creative problem solving will help students further specialize in animal agriculture. The use of innovation and design thinking skills to enhance learning outcomes through opportunities to conduct applied research and/or gain hands-on experience are also included. Where possible, live animals will be used during laboratories in accordance with federal regulations, and all laboratories will be conducted with respect for the animals.  Prerequisites: One year of introductory or general animal science coursework or instructor permission.

(4 Cr -3 lect, 1 lab)

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BUSA1060
Computer Concepts and Applications

This course provides a basic understanding of computer history, concepts, and microcomputer applications using Windows-based computers.  Topics covered include computer hardware and software, operating systems and utilities, the system unit, input and output devices, secondary storage, communications and connectivity, the Internet and the Web, security and privacy, ethics, and computer use in organizations. Through hands-on experience, students acquire an understanding of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint that are used in business. No prior knowledge of software packages or microcomputers is necessary.  Keyboarding skill promotes success in this course.  This course is part of the Associate in Arts Business Concentration and Associate in Science Business degrees which are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

(3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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Last Updated: October 26, 2016