Jan 19, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog

AGR1211 AGRICULTURE ORIENTATION COURSE PROCEDURE


AGR 1211 AGRICULTURE ORIENTATION

1 Credit Hour

 

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level in either the Freshman or Sophomore year and to area high school vocational students.

Catalog Description:

AGR1211 - Agriculture Orientation (1 hr)

This course is an orientation to curriculum and career opportunities in the Agriculture Industry. Emphasis will be on career planning as related to a chosen profession and agricultural community. The development of the agriculture industry will also be included as it pertains to career opportunities.

Course Classification:

Lecture

Prerequisites:

None

Controlling Purpose:

The purpose of this his course is an orientation to curriculum and career opportunities in the Agriculture Industry. Emphasis will be on career planning as related to a chosen profession and agricultural community. The development of the agriculture industry will also be included as it pertains to career opportunities.

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, the student will

  1. Demonstrate time management, study skills, and goal setting skills.
  2. Describe courses and programs in the Agricultural Program and how they relate to the university Bachelor Degree Programs.
  3. Develop educational plans and goals based on career objectives and understand the educational opportunities that are available.
  4. Identify career opportunities in the Agriculture Industry.
  5. Demonstrate skills and preparation needed to obtain a career in Agriculture.

Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:

The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other material as time allows.

UNIT 1: Basic Skills for Success

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully demonstrate time management, study skills, and goal setting skills.

  • Identify and record their personal goals and priorities.
  • Identify personal obstacles to productivity through a self-assessment of personal
  • time management practices and habits
  • Identify greatest time wasters - and determine how to avoid or eliminate them.
  • Identify how to maximize their time in order to accomplish their goals both
  • personally and professionally.
  • Utilize Library resources
  • Analyze and apply individual learning styles
  • Develop and implement an action plan to meet an achievable academic goal

UNIT 2: Knowledge of Courses and Degrees

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully describe courses and programs in the Agricultural Program and how they relate to university Bachelor degree programs.

  • Compile a portfolio of three university agriculture programs, outlining admission and transfer requirements, degree requirements, course transfer opportunities, and cost to attend.
  • Compare degree, transfer, and cost requirements between a 2+2 program, a transfer program, and a full 4-year program.

UNIT 3: Setting Plans and Goals

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully develop educational plans and goals based on career objectives and understand the educational opportunities that are available.

  • Identify and demonstrate processes for making short and long term goals.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of technology and its application in career fields/clusters.
  • Develop a career and education plan that includes short and long-term
  • goals, high school program of study, and postsecondary/career goals.

UNIT 4: Careers in Agriculture

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully identify career opportunities in the Agriculture Industry.     

  • Develop skills to locate, evaluate, and interpret career information
  • Discuss professional opportunities for future graduates with training in agriculture.
  • Outline current and recent labor and agriculture statistical trends.   
  • Describe current trends in placement and salaries of agriculture graduates.   
  • Compile a portfolio of ten career opportunities outlining education, knowledge, skills, abilities, and employment/wage data.

UNIT 5: Job Seeking Skills

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully demonstrate skills and preparation needed to obtain a career in Agriculture.

  • Demonstrate how to write a resume.
  • Demonstrate how to revise a resume to meet the needs of a specific job opportunity.
  • Demonstrate how to write a cover letter.
  • Complete an online Job Seeker profile on KansasWorks.
  • Demonstrate employability skills such as working in a group, problem-solving and organizational skills, etc.
  • Identify and describe the importance of entrepreneurship in agriculture.

Projects Required:

Varies, refer to syllabus.

Textbook:

Contact Bookstore for current textbook.

Attendance Policy:

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy.

Course Time Frame:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college.  A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time.  The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program: 

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability.  If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.