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Agriculture Transfer AS

Last updated 6/17/2015

Associate in Science Code 7519

Program Contacts:
East Campus

Andrew Larson, 309-854-1830, larsonan@bhc.edu; Recruiter, 309-854-1724


Students who plan to complete a bachelor’s program with a major in agriculture are encouraged to enroll in the Agriculture Transfer Program at Black Hawk College East Campus.

All East Campus courses have been articulated with the four Illinois universities which offer degrees in agriculture including: Illinois State University (Normal), Southern Illinois University (Carbondale), Western Illinois University (Macomb), and University of Illinois (Champaign/Urbana).

These articulation agreements allow students completing the associate degree in agriculture to continue their education at these four-year institutions without loss of credits. Many BHE agriculture graduates have successfully transferred to universities across the country, such as Purdue, Iowa State, Michigan State, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Colorado State, and Texas A & M.

Students should work closely with an academic adviser to plan a two-year program designed for successful transfer of credits.

Agriculture Transfer AS
Associate in Science Code 7519
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)

First Semester
AG 100 — Introduction to Agriculture (1)
ENG 101 — Composition I (3)
* AG Electives (4)
Humanities Elective (3)
Life Science (4)

Second Semester
ENG 102 — Composition II (3)
SPEC 101 — Principles of Speech Communication (3)
* AG Electives (4)
Mathematics (3)
Physical Science (4)

Third Semester
* AG Electives (4)
Fine Arts Elective (3)
Non-Western Studies (3)
Mathematics  or  Computer Science (3)
Social and Behavioral Sciences (3)

Fourth Semester
* AG Electives (7)
Humanities  or  Fine Arts (3)
Social and Behavioral Sciences (3)
Social and Behavioral Sciences (3)

Minimum total hours required for degree (64)

* A minimum of 19 elective hours in agriculture are required in the Agriculture Transfer Program. Suggested electives include: (Fall semester) AG 280, AG 281, AG 285, or AG 287;
(Spring semester) AG 282, AG 283, HORT 284, AG 288, AG 289.

Courses for this program include: »

AG 100 Introduction to Agriculture
1 cr. hr.;
1 lecture hour; 0 lab hours per week.
A study of agriculture in our modern society. Emphasis on leadership development, educational goals and employment opportunities. Brief orientation to the College and agriculture division.

ENG 101 Composition I
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: ACT English score of 22 or above; or appropriate COMPASS score; or English 091 “C” or better.
English 101 is designed for students who are competent in the fundamentals of composition. Students will write essays using a variety of expository strategies and will apply standard techniques of documentation when appropriate. IAI: C1 900

ENG 102 Composition II
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: English 101 “C” or better.
English 102 is a continuation of English 101, is a required composition course that involves reading, discussion, and analysis of a body of literature to generate ideas for critical and persuasive papers, including one documented research paper. IAI: C1 901R (Grade of “C” or higher required for this course to be eligible to be included in the IAI General Education Core Curriculum.)

SPEC 101 Principles of Speech Communication
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
The oral communication course combines communication theory with the practice of oral communication skills. The oral communication course: (1) develops awareness of the communication process; (2) provides inventional, organizational, and expressive strategies; (3) promotes understanding of and adaptation to a variety of communication contexts; and (4) emphasizes critical skills in listening, reading, thinking and speaking. IAI: C2 900