The course will include the introduction of some basic scientific principles relating to agriculture and food production. Students will gain an awareness of educational and career opportunities in agriculture. Examples of global and local agriculture will be presented through readings, discussion, and field trips. The course is designed for any student interested in agriculture and food production. This course fulfills the MCC requirement for a natural science elective. One class hour.
A basic course emphasizing the significance and use of controlled climate structures. Studies include grow structures, plant growth, propagation, pest and disease management. This course is designed for the career or non-science student. This course fulfills the MCC requirement for a natural science elective. (SUNY-NS) Two class hours, two lab hours.
An introduction to the basic principles relating to microorganisms and contaminants associated with food and fiber production. Students will gain an awareness and understanding of pathogens, contaminants, and control methods associated with fresh and processed foods while maintaining quality. The course is designed for a student interested in agriculture and food production. This course fulfills the MCC requirement for a natural science elective. Three class hours, two lab hours. (SUNY-NS)
This capstone course will utilize an organizational behavior approach for understanding behavior in the workplace to better manage change within food and agriculturally related organizations. This course is intended for those who want to develop the tools for understanding, analyzing and accounting for the work behaviors of individuals and groups. It will use a combination of teambuilding exercises, self-assessment inventories, and case analysis to develop insights that facilitate self-knowledge and teamwork in a dynamic global environment. Topics covered will include, but not be limited to, teamwork and team processes, personality and values, conflict resolution, organizational politics, leadership, motivation, communications, decision making and accountability. Three class hours.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 and any two of: AGS 101, AGS 110, or AGS 150, or permission of instructor.