1600 | Citrus Production Technology

Associate in Science (A.S.)

Description of Program:

The A.S. degree in Citrus Production Technology prepares you for employment as a citrus production or citrus nursery foreperson or manager, harvest supervisor, citrus supply salesperson, fruit and tree inspector, or other citrus-related occupations. Course content includes, but is not limited to, instruction that prepares you to produce citrus trees and fruit and manage services associated with citrus production. You will also learn pest management, propagation, nutrition, irrigation, equipment management, environmental management, business management and marketing.

Length: Two (2) years (62 credit hours)


PREFIX NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS

FIRST YEAR
First Term
* ENC 1101 Freshman English I (G.E.) 3
  CGS 1100C Introduction to Microcomputers using Windows (G.E.) 3
  HOS 1010 Introduction to Plant Science   3
  SWS 1102 Soils and Fertilizers   3
  INP 1390 Human Relations OR   3
    PSY 2012   General Psychology    
SLS 1106 First Year Experience Seminar 1
        16
Second Term
  OST 2335 Business Communications   3
  MAC 1105 College Algebra (G.E.) 3
  SPC 2608 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (G.E.) 3
  FRC 1211 Citrus Culture   3
  IPM 2671 Principles of Pest Management (Citrus)   3
        15
Summer Term
**   Agriculture Elective   3
**   Humanities Elective   3
        6

SECOND YEAR
First Term
  AOM 1310 Agricultural Machinery and Equipment (Citrus)   3
  ORH 1010 Introduction to Horticulture   3
  FRC 1220 Citrus Production and Management   3
**   Social Science Elective (G.E.) 3
**   Citrus Elective   3
        15
Second Term
  MNA 2345 Management and Supervision   3
  FNR 1060 Environmental Science and Policy   3
  AEB 2102 Principles of Agri-Business Management   3
  AGR 2949 Co-op Work Experience in Agriculture (Citrus Industry) OR   1
     ARG 2915    Internship in Agriculture (Citrus Industry)    
        10

* It may be necessary to first enroll in a lower level English, math, or reading course depending on college placement test scores.
** It is the student’s responsibility to meet with the department chair or counselor to select the proper course to fulfill this requirement.
   
NOTE: Many agriculture specific courses are conducted as Web-enhanced independent studies. A mandatory orientation is held the first Tuesday of the term at 6 p.m. in Building T, Room 20.