Sustainable Agriculture, AAS

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Program Intro

The Sustainable Agriculture, AAS–A15410 program that focuses on agricultural principles and practices that, over the long term, enhance environmental quality, make efficient use of nonrenewable resources, integrate natural biological cycles, and controls, and are economically viable and socially responsible; and that may prepare individuals to apply this knowledge to the solution of agricultural and environmental problems. Potential course work includes instruction in principles of agroecology, crop and soil sciences, entomology, horticulture, animal science, weed science and management, soil fertility and nutrient cycling, applied ecology, agricultural economics, and rangeland ecology and watershed management.

Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs in agricultural businesses such as equipment, feed, and agricultural supply sales; store management; farm operations; wholesale and retail produce management; nursery operations; and environmental and agricultural education.

Curriculum Preview

SAMPLE COURSES

  • AGR 139 – Intro to Sustainable Ag
    This course will provide students with a clear perspective on the principles, history, and practices of sustainable agriculture in our local and global communities.
  • ANS 110 – Animal Science
    This course introduces the livestock industry. Topics include nutrition, reproduction, production practices, diseases, meat processing, sustainable livestock production, and marketing.

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • AGR 212 – Farm Business Management
    This course introduces budgeting, farm analysis, production costs, business organizations, and general management principles.
  • HOR 142 – Fruit & Vegetable Prod
    This course introduces the principles and techniques of growing fruits and field-grown vegetables.

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • AGR 121 – Biological Pest Mgmt
    This course will emphasize the building and maintaining of healthy soil, plant, and insect biological cycles as the key to pest and disease management.
  • PSY 150 – General Psychology
    This course provides an overview of the scientific study of human behavior.

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • AGR 170 – Soil Science
    This course covers the basic principles of soil management and fertilization.
  • HOR 134 – Math Measurement & Literacy
    This course covers the principles and procedures involved in the operation and maintenance of greenhouse facilities.

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • AGR 220 – Ag Mechanization
    This course is a study of farm machinery and agricultural equipment.
  • WBL 111 – Work-Based Learning
    This course provides a work-based learning experience with a college-approved employer in an area related to the student’s program of study.

Paying for College

What is financial aid? Financial aid is money that is given or borrowed to help pay for college. It can come from federal, state, local, school and private entities. North Carolina and the federal government award millions of dollars each year to help students pay for college. Don’t forget Scholarships! Scholarships are gifts. They don’t need to be repaid. There are thousands of them, offered by schools, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, communities, religious groups, and professional and social organizations.

Paying for College
Scholarships
Tuition and Fees
Types of Financial Aid
Tyler Jenkins
TYLER JENKINS

“Thank you for your support of the LCC Foundation. Receiving this scholarship has helped me focus on earning my Associate in Arts degree without the stress of covering the cost of earning a higher education. After my time at LCC I plan to transfer to ECU to earn my bachelor’s degree in construction management.”

Bradley Scott Lanier Scholarship

Gabriel Wooten
GABRIEL WOOTEN

“With the generous donations from donors, I have been able to cover the cost of my education while attending LCC. I plan to transfer to UNC-Chapel Hill where I will work towards earning my Psychology degree. Words cannot describe how thankful I am that others have decided to invest in my education.”

LCC Guarantee Scholarship
W. Foster and Mary L. Gurley Ambassador Scholarship
Dr. Shirley L. Dove Scholarship

Kristen Joyner
KRISTEN JOYNER

“I am thankful for this scholarship because it helps alleviate the financial stress that comes with the cost of higher education. I promise to make the scholarship committee proud of their decision of giving this scholarship to me and I will not let them down.”

Lester and Geraldine White-Richard and Margaret Richardson Memorial Scholarship

Atanacio Borja Arreola
ATANACIO BORJA ARREOLA

“Earning this scholarship award has not only benefited me, but also my family. I have been able to have the cost of my tuition covered while working toward my degree in Mechanical Engineering. I have been able to work and save money to help cover the cost of my bachelor's degree, so that I can hopefully graduate debt free. I am very thankful for the donors to the LCC Foundation for helping me achieve my dreams!”

LCC Guarantee Scholarship

Christina Mendoza
CHRISTINA MENDOZA

"Receiving this scholarship affects not just me but my entire family. I am able to work towards my goal of becoming a nurse without the burden of tuition cost. I am the first in my family to attend college. I hope I can inspire others in my family to follow in my footsteps in reaching their dreams!"

LCC Guarantee Scholarship

Faith Lam
FAITH LAM

“Receiving this scholarship will help to alleviate some of the monetary strain and long work hours associated with the cost of college. Because of your generosity, I will be able to devote more time to my family, education, and future aspirations. One day, I hope to be in a position that allows me to assist other students in reaching their educational goals, just as you have done for me.”

Kathryn and Leroy Pittman Scholarship

Jaylen Rouse
JAYLEN ROUSE

“Being awarded these scholarships shows me that someone believes in me and cares about my future. I am in the Human Services program and plan to transfer to ECU to work towards my goal of becoming a school counselor. I aspire to help the youth so that they see their potential, just as others have seen mine in me.”

Bojangles Tands Scholarship

Hailey Alcock
HAILEY ALCOCK

“Thanks to the generous donations to the LCC Foundation scholarships, neither my parents nor I have to worry about covering my tuition cost during my time at LCC. I am very thankful for the opportunity to earn my education at Lenoir Community College debt-free!”

West Pharmaceutical Services Scholarship
A. Forrest and Ruth King Waller Memorial Scholarship

Madison Smith
MADISON SMITH

“This scholarship means so much to me and my family as I am the first to pursue higher education. It is because of kind people like you that a young student like me are given opportunities to help them achieve greatness.”

James C. and Angeline S. Shell Scholarship

Patrick Carr
PATRICK CARR

“I am very grateful and honored to be awarded this scholarship. It is a tremendous blessing to my family to receive this financial help. Thank you to the donors who provide so students like me are given an opportunity at higher education.”

Golden "K" Kiwanis Club of Kinston Scholarship

Brock Alcock
BROCK ALCOCK

“It is such a blessing to be given this opportunity to receive this very special scholarship. This award means I will be able to make my dreams of becoming a registered nurse come true. A passion of mine has always been a desire to help others by providing the care they need. Thank you again for helping make my dreams a reality.”

Macy Beaman
MACY BEAMAN

“I am thankful for the generous donations made to the LCC Foundation scholarships that have helped me pay for my tuition at LCC. Because I am in RIBN program, I am enrolled in the nursing program while also working towards earning my BSN through ECU. So, with the scholarships I have received, I will be able to cover the cost of earning my bachelor’s degree as well. Thank you for helping me reach my dreams of becoming a nurse!”

Kenneth Carrasquillo
KENNETH CARRASQUILLO

“This scholarship has allowed me to go to college at an affordable price and pursue my dream of becoming a registered nurse! I am so grateful for this opportunity; I don’t know if I would be in the same position I am today without this scholarship.”

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Who to Contact

For more information:
Warren Moore
Dean of Business and Industry

Science/LAP (Building 027), Room 127
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 612
Fax: (252) 233-6889
Email: wcmoore39@lenoircc.edu

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