Ag students involved with projects.

The NJC Agriculture Department offers a wide range of agriculture and horticulture programs and course work. It provides the most comprehensive offering of courses with over 75 different course titles to select from. The basis of NJC agriculture program are the foundation courses that make up the transfer and career programs. NJC's agriculture students are about evenly divided between transfer and career majors.

Programs of Study

Degree Emphasis Transfer/Non-Transfer Courses Required Primary Advisor
Business Programs      
Agri-Business Non Transfer Class List Brian Cullen
Agri-Business Non Transfer-Online Class List Brian Cullen
Agriculture Business Transfer Class List Kelly Huenink
Ag Economics Transfer Class List Kelly Huenink
Farm & Ranch Management Transfer Class List Kelly Huenink
Agriculture Education      
Agriculture Education  Transfer Class List Mike Anderson
Agriculture Journalism      
Agriculture Journalism  Transfer Class List Mike Anderson
Animal Sciences      
Animal Science - Industry Transfer Class List Randell Von Krosigk
Animal Science - Science Transfer Class List Larry Pollart
Chemical/Fertilizer Application Non Transfer Class List Andy Bartlett
Crop and Soil Science Transfer Class List Andy Bartlett
Equine Programs      
Equine Business Management Non Transfer Class List Taya McAdow
Equine Management -Training Non Transfer Class List Cole Briggs
Equine Science - Industry Transfer Class List Taya McAdow
Equine Science - Science Transfer Class List Taya McAdow
Producuction Agriculture      
Production Agriculture Non Transfer Class List Mike Anderson
Farm & Ranch Management Non Transfer Class List Mike Anderson
Adult Education
Agriculture Business Management Non Transfer Class Info Lisa Shinn
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Degree Descriptions

Associate of Arts Degree (A.A.) and Associate of Science Degree (A.S.)
The AA and the AS degrees are traditional 2-year degrees specifically designed to transfer to 4-year institutions for the purpose of completing a BA or a BS. They are often referred to as university parallel degrees. The general education requirements are what actually permit the degrees to be called Associates or Arts or Science. The difference between the AS and AA is minimal, with the AA permitting math courses and a science course that are not recognized under the AS degree. Read Colorado's Guaranteed Transfer Policy here.

Associate of General Studies (A.G.S.)
The AGS degree is, at times, articulated to transfer to certain 4-year institutions and programs. There is more room for flexibility in this degree. Generally, if a student decides to transfer to a 4-year school to pursue a BA or BS after earning the AGS, they may be short some of the general education requirements.

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
The Associate of Applied Science degree is rarely pursued by a student who intends to transfer to a 4-year school. It is primarily a degree that prepares a student to go directly into the workforce. It is typically a specific technical career that the student who seeks the AAS is seeking. Again, the general education requirements are less rigid with the AAS degree.

Certificate Programs
Certificates are 1-year technical programs that require no general education courses. Auto Tech, Agri-business, and Cosmetology are Certificate programs. English, math, science, etc. are not required to complete a certificate, although some students choose to take preparatory classes that might help them succeed in the program.