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2023-2024 General Catalog 
2023-2024 General Catalog
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AGC 318 - Field Studies/Career Opportunities

Last Date of Approval: Fall 2016

3 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 30
Total Lab Hours: 30
Total Clinical Hours: 0
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
This course will provide students with field trips to agricultural businesses, College Ag. facilities, operating farms, and livestock facilities. Students will also get a look at the various careers available to them in agriculture. Also, in this class students will work on resumes, cover letters, and job interviewing skills, along with future life/career planning. The skills acquired in this class will be beneficial in any/all types of careers, particularly in agriculture when making future life and career decisions.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: None

Mode(s) of Instruction: Traditional/Face to Face

Credit for Prior Learning: There is no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.

Course Fees: None

Common Course Assessment(s): None

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
  • Students will compare what services are provided by various businesses in the agricultural field and the current research being conducted. Field trips will allow students to see first-hand the operations of the facilities, i.e. research facilities, livestock facilities, cooperatives, college Ag facilities, and many other agricultural related businesses.
  • Students will assess the variety of careers open to them upon completion of their degree.
  • Students will create a cover letter, resume, and perform an interview.



Course Objectives

  • Self Assessment
    • Personality Attitudes
    • Skills & achievements
    • Knowledge & learning Styles
    • Values v. Interests
    • Entrepreneurism
  • Occupational Research
    • Information Search
    • Information Interviews
    • Hands on experience iv. Trends
  • Decision Making
    • Career Objectives
    • Personal Objectives
    • Community Service
    • Lifelong Learning
  • Employment Contacts
    • Job/work search
    • Resumes & Letters
    • Job/Work Interviews
  • Work
    • Work offers & Acceptance
    • Success at Work
  • Career/Life Planning
    • Re-Evaluation

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