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Discipline: Degree: AS-T - Agriculture Plant Science - S0847
Course Name Course Number
Biology for Majors BIOL 4
  • Students will be able to integrate the principles of ecology to explain relationships within the biosphere and human impact on the planet.
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast the processes of photosynthesis and cellular respiration, and explain the significance of the similarities and differences between the two processes.
  • Students will be able to describe the structure of DNA, its mechanism of replication and the implications of this process on inheritance, evolution and biodiversity.
  • Students will have the ability to form a hypothesis, collect data, conduct statistical analysis, and interpret data. \n
  • Students completing this project will be able to demonstrate the ability to show the relevance of biology on their daily lives.
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast the components of the organizational hierarchy within the biosphere.
  • Students will be able to evaluate experimental results in the laboratory and explain why these may differ from expected results.
  • Students will be able to apply principles of the scientific method in experimental situations and demonstrate explain the purpose and expected outcomes of laboratory experiments.
  • Students will be able to examine the chemical organization and structure of cells, and relate these to cellular processes including transport, synthesis and cell reproduction.
Biology for Majors - Honors BIOL 4H
  • Students completing this project will be able to demonstrate the ability to show the relevance of biology on their daily lives.
  • Students will be able to evaluate experimental results in the laboratory and explain why these may differ from expected results.
  • Students will be able to apply principles of the scientific method in experimental situations and demonstrate explain the purpose and expected outcomes of laboratory experiments.
  • Students will be able to examine the chemical organization and structure of cells, and relate these to cellular processes including transport, synthesis and cell reproduction.
  • Students will have the ability to form a hypothesis, collect data, conduct statistical analysis, and interpret data. \n
  • Students will be able to integrate the principles of ecology to explain relationships within the biosphere and human impact on the planet.
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast the processes of photosynthesis and cellular respiration, and explain the significance of the similarities and differences between the two processes.
  • Students will be able to describe the structure of DNA, its mechanism of replication and the implications of this process on inheritance, evolution and biodiversity.
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast the components of the organizational hierarchy within the biosphere.
Elementary Statistics Math 110
  • Using sample statistics from one or more samples, students will be able to test a claim made about a population parameter.
  • Using bivariate data, students will be able to determine whether a significant linear correlation exists between two variables and determine the equation of the regression line.
  • Students will be able to determine descriptive statistics from a sample
  • Students will be able to use sample statistics to develop a confidence interval for population parameters
  • Students will be able to use sample statistics to develop a confidence interval for population parameters. \n\nUsing sample statistics from one or more samples, students will be able to test a claim made about a population parameter.
Elementary Statistics -Honors Math 110H
  • Students will be able to determine descriptive statistics from a sample.
  • Students will be able to use sample statistics to develop a confidence interval for population parameters
  • Using sample statistics from one or more samples, students will be able to test a claim made about a population parameter
  • Using bivariate data, students will be able to determine whether a significant linear correlation exists between two variables and determine the equation of the regression line.
  • Students will be able to use sample statistics to develop a confidence interval for population parameters. \n\nUsing sample statistics from one or more samples, students will be able to test a claim made about a population parameter.
Food Production, Land use and Politics - A Global Perspective AGAG 1 (VOC)
  • Students in AGAG 1 will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the interdependence of world agriculture systems.
  • Students completing AGAG 1 will be able to discuss the impact that the endangered species act has on current agricultural practices.
  • Students completing AGAG 1 will be able to give a brief, coherent presentation of their current event summary in front of the class.
General Chemistry I CHEM 50
  • Chem 50 students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of stoichiometric principles, such as: \na.\tMole-to-mole conversions\nb.\tMole-to-mass conversions\nc.\tMass-to-mass conversions\nd.\tIdentifying limiting reactant\ne.\tCalculating the theoretical yield\nf.\tCalculating the amount of excess reactant\n
  • Chem 50 students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of solution chemistry such as: \na. calculating molarity \nb. making dilutions \nc. performing stoichiometric calculations. \n
General Chemistry I - Honors CHEM 50H
  • Chem 50 students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of solution chemistry such as: \na. calculating molarity \nb. making dilutions \nc. performing stoichiometric calculations. \n
  • Chem 50H students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of stoichiometric principles, such as: \na.\tMole-to-mole conversions\nb.\tMole-to-mass conversions\nc.\tMass-to-mass conversions\nd.\tIdentifying limiting reactant\ne.\tCalculating the theoretical yield\nf.\tCalculating the amount of excess reactant\n
Horticultural Science AGOR 1 (VOC)
  • GEO- Students completing relevant assignments in Area B courses will evaluate the impact of science on their daily lives.
  • Students completing AGOR 1 will be able to describe sexual and asexual reproduction in plants.
  • Students completing AGOR 1 will be able to evaluate various pruning practices and applications for common plants.
Introduction to General Chemistry CHEM 40
  • Chemistry 40 students will be able to apply the principles of stoichiometry to calculate the quantities of any component in a balanced chemical reaction equation.
  • Molecular Geometry) - students will be able to assign a molecular geometry of linear, bent, trigonal planar, trigonal pyramidal, or tetrahedral to a given molecule.
  • Students will be able to calculate the percent composition, molar masses, empirical and molecular formula of compounds from appropriate data.
Landscape Construction Fundamentals AGOR 71 (VOC)
  • Students will prepare site and properly install bricks on sand for a walkway project.
  • Identify and correctly use the proper tool needed for landscape projects. \nUnderstand basic electrical concepts for low voltage landscape lighting projects
Landscape Hardscape Applications AGOR 72 (VOC)
  • Completers will calculate electrical loads for a low voltage lighting system.
  • Student will design and estimate materials needed for a block wall project.
Landscape Irrigation - Design and Installation AGOR 62 (VOC)
  • Course completers will be able to evaluate a site and develop a functional design that meets client criteria
  • Identify the proper components of a efficient automatic irrigation system
Landscaping and Nursery Management AGOR 32 (VOC)
  • Demonstrate a work ethic appropriate to the plant production industry.
  • Students completing AGOR 32 will be able to demonstrate good customer relations skills.
  • Students completing this course will be able to explain the organizational structure of the nursery industry.
Organic Chemistry CHEM 80
  • Provided with a molecular formula and the infrared (IR), 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR spectra for an unknown organic molecule, CHEM 80 students will be able to propose a correct structure for the molecule.\n\nThe assessment consisted of questions in a multiple-choice standardized-exam format (ACS Standardized National Exam), focusing on IR and NMR. In addition, a student survey was administered to gauge the effectiveness of replacing the old computers with new ones in the CTC Lab. Some of the questions targeted direct experience using the CTC lab.
  • CHEM 80 students will be able to demonstrate the effectiveness of the CTC Lab. These updated tools promote their success in organic chemistry.
  • CHEM 80 students will be able to analyze 3D, Fischer and Newman projection drawings to determine their \nstereochemical designations, determine isomeric relationships between two drawings, and correlate stereoisomerism \nwith physical properties such as optical rotation of light.
Ornamental Plants - Herbaceous AGOR 29 (VOC)
  • Students completing AGOR 29 will be able to identify common herbaceous landscape plants using physical features of leaf, stem, flower, fruit, and growth habit.
Ornamental Plants - Trees and Woody Shrubs AGOR 30 (VOC)
  • Students completing AGOR 30 will be able to identify common landscape trees and woody shrubs using physical features of leaf, bark, flower, fruit, and growth habit.
Plant Propagation\/Greenhouse Management AGOR 2 (VOC)
  • Students completing AGOR 2 will be able to demonstrate a work ethic appropriate to the plant production industry.
  • Course completers will be able to demonstrate commercial plant propagation techniques used in the nursery industry.
Principles of Economics - Microeconomics BUSC 1B
  • Students completing BUSC 1B - Principles of Economics - Microeconomics will correctly know consumer's behavior to maximize their utility in allocating scarce resources to satisfy their infinite wants.
  • Students completing BUSC 1B - Principles of Economics - Microeconomics will be able to choose quantities of different commodities having different price tags by spending limited amount of money to maximize satisfaction
  • Students completing BUSC 1B - Principles of Economics - Microeconomics will use producer's behavior to determine price of the product they produce under various market situations to maximize profit
  • Students were asked to discuss the reason for not giving welfare recipients their welfare benefits in cash rather than in-kind.
  • Students should be able to distinguish between public and private goods. Students should also be able to explain why private market fails to provide public goods.
  • Students should be able explain externalities and distinguish between external costs and external benefits.\t
  • Students were asked to determine the merits of price-quantity determination in the market economy of the Unites States.
Principles of Economics -Microeconomics - Honors BUSC 1BH
  • Students completing BUSC 1BH - Principles of Economics - Microeconomics - Honors will correctly know the consumers' behavior to maximize their utility by allocating scarce resources.
  • Students completing BUSC 1BH - Principles of Economics - Microeconomics - Honors will correctly know the producers' behavior to maximize their profit by allocating scarce resources.
  • Students should be able to distinguish between public goods and private goods. Students should be able to explain why private market fails to provide public goods.
  • Students were given a research paper to discuss and analyze "Coase Theorem" with respect to market failure and government intervention in the presence of externalities. They were asked to use examples to make their point.\n100% of the student were able to discuss "Coase Theorem" properly citing some other research studies. All students got over 85% score in this paper.
Soil Science and Management AGOR 50 (VOC)
  • Course completers will be able to predict the potential effects that certain chemical and physical properties of soils will have on overall plant health.
  • Course completers will be able to identify and explain all aspects of a standard soil test.
  • Course completers will be able to evaluate the soil conditions at an existing site and make specific recommendations for the immediate and long-term correction of all problems
Tractor and Landscape Equipment Operations AGOR 51 (VOC)
  • Students completing this course will be able to demonstrate fundamentals of operating tractors and equipment covered in class
  • Students completing this course will be able to demonstrate safe operational skills and practices when operating tractors and other equipment