Northeastern Junior College

Agriculture Department

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
(What are my options?)
What classes will I take? Who will my advisor be?
Agriculture Business Class List
Class List
Brian Cullen
Agriculture Business: Chemical/Fertilizer Application Class List Mike Brownell
Agriculture Business Management Contact Advisor Lisa Shinn
Kala Doane
Agriculture Business Online Class List  Brian Cullen
Agriculture Economics Class List Lisa Schapira
Agriculture Education Class List Mike Brownell
Agriculture Journalism Class List Mike Anderson
Agriculture Production Class List Mike Anderson
Animal Science - Industry Class List Ben Cooley
Animal Science - Science Class List Larry Pollart
Colorado Young Farmers Contact Advisor Mike Anderson
Crop and Soil Science Class List Mike Brownell
Equine Management Class List Cole Briggs
Equine Science-Industry
Equine Science-Science
Class List
Class List
Taya McAdow
Farm and Ranch Management Class List Mike Anderson

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.

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