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Plant Health Care Applicator

Undergraduate | 2 Credits

CATALOG #10001102

Focuses on training to successfully pass the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection’s pesticide applicator exam (which will be proctored in this class). Additionally, students are familiarized with chemical handling, mixing, calibration, and application via field exercises.

Wisconsin Rapids
Spring 2024

Applied Arboriculture & Urban Forestry

Undergraduate | 2 Credits

CATALOG #10001103

Students gain familiarity with techniques & methods used in the management of trees & tree populations. This course also serves to create an awareness of arboriculture career paths. Prerequisites: Pruning for Structure 100001173, Tree Biology 100001110

Wisconsin Rapids
Spring 2024

Electric Systems & Safety in Arboriculture

Undergraduate | 1 Credit

CATALOG #10001108

Students will gain familiarity with electrical distribution and transmission system hardware identification. Industry safety best practices and standards related to performing tree work near energized conductors will be explored.

Wisconsin Rapids
Spring 2024

Tree Biology

Undergraduate | 2 Credits

CATALOG #10001110

This course provides an overview of the major structures and functions of woody plants.  The overall objective is to provide a basic understanding of these complex organisms, equipping you with a solid foundation to diagnose myriad health & structural abnormalities you’ll encounter.  Major course themes include plant functions, physiology, adaptations, root systems, planting, & basic risk assessment.

Wisconsin Rapids
Spring 2024

Intro to Horticulture

Undergraduate | 2 Credits

CATALOG #10001111

Provides an overview of the science and profession of horticulture. Its role and importance throughout history, current trends, and careers are covered. Particular attention is given to horticultural crops, plant growth, and plant development.

Wisconsin Rapids
Spring 2024

Ornamental Plant Health Care

Undergraduate | 3 Credits

CATALOG #10001113

Classification and identification of important ornamental plant insects, diseases, and abiotic agents is presented, emphasizing their modes of plant damage. Diagnostics, damage assessment, sample preparation, and control strategies are introduced. Prerequisites: Landscape Plant Identification 10001118 and Plant Health Care Applicator 10001102

Wisconsin Rapids
Spring 2024

Arboriculture Operations 1

Undergraduate | 2 Credits

CATALOG #10001125

Emphasizes practice of skills associated with being safe & productive members of crews engaged in basic tree work/arboricultural operations. Topics include introductory elements of pruning & removal techniques, equipment operations, & work site set-up. Prerequisites: Arborist Skills Introduction 10001124 and Pruning for Structure 10001173

Wisconsin Rapids
Spring 2024

Advanced Studies in Plant Biology

Undergraduate | 1 Credit

CATALOG #10001147

This course builds on plant biology with emphasis on growth, reproduction, and cellular morphological and physiological processes. In combination with the three-credit Plant Biology course 10806184, this will satisfy UW-Stevens Point’s Plant Biology requirement for transfer. Prerequisite: Plant Biology 10806184

Virtual Campus
Spring 2024

Ecology for Arboriculture

Undergraduate | 3 Credits

CATALOG #10001149

Introduces the basic principles of ecology and their application to management of natural resources. The scientific method and interactions between and among species are examined. Lab exercises are designed to give hands-on experience with measurement and data collection, preparation of technical reports, use of library resources, use of computer models, and development of critical thinking skills. Prerequisite: Plant Biology 10806184

Wisconsin Rapids
Spring 2024

Workplace Communication in Arboriculture

Undergraduate | 1 Credit

CATALOG #10001150

This course introduces students to the key concepts of effective and impactful communications in the arboriculture industry. Students will investigate the diversity of commonalities and differences among people and how they relate to improving personal and organizational effectiveness at work.

Virtual Campus
Spring 2024

Soil & Water Resources

Undergraduate | 3 Credits

CATALOG #10001198

Introduces the student to integrated concepts of soil and water resources at the landscape level. Examines physical, chemical, and biological interactions relating to watershed processes and response to land use and management. Prerequisite: Plant Biology 10806184; Corequisite: General Chemistry 10806134

Wisconsin Rapids
Spring 2024

Agricultural Diesel Engine Systems

Undergraduate | 3 Credits

CATALOG #10003101

Students learn the different uses of diesel engines in an agricultural setting. This course also provides an introduction to fuel systems, exhaust systems, and electrical systems. Use of technical service resources and precision measuring is stressed.

Wisconsin Rapids
Spring 2024

Agriculture Internship

Undergraduate | 2 Credits

CATALOG #10006007

This course provides an opportunity for students to apply concepts of agribusiness classroom study with specific off-campus real-life agricultural experiences at local employers. An organized plan of experiences built around agriculture competencies is planned, supervised, and evaluated by the instructor and cooperating business supervisor. Pre-req: Admission to the Agribusiness and Science Technology or Agronomy Technician program and completion of at least 12 credits of agriculture course work in the areas of 10-093, 10-080, 10-070, 10-091, 10-006, or 10-090

Virtual Campus
Spring 2024

Agricultural Computations

Undergraduate | 3 Credits

CATALOG #10006101

Deals with the application of quantitative tools to support agribusiness management decisions. These management decisions are executed using spreadsheet and data analysis (e.g., Microsoft Excel) while using elementary mathematical tools in an agricultural economics context. This course is designed to prepare students for upper-level agribusiness courses as well as real-world situations in agriculture.

Virtual Campus
Spring 2024

Agribusiness Equipment and Facilities

Undergraduate | 2 Credits

CATALOG #10006102

Examines arrangement and design of efficient farm buildings and equipment as well as construction requirements. Farmstead planning includes mapping of present facilities as well as evaluating usefulness and planning long and short-range goals for farmstead changes to improve economics, safety, efficiency and aesthetics. Environmental factors and animal wellness needs are identified, including space, ventilation, nutrition, and care. Also examines the appropriate use and care of feed, fertilizer, planting and harvesting equipment, and dairy and livestock equipment and facilities. Possible equipment/facility changes are discussed and business expansion is analyzed.

Virtual Campus
Spring 2024

Agribusiness Financial Analysis

Undergraduate | 2 Credits

CATALOG #10006105

This course provides the student opportunities to develop necessary business skills for operating a successful farm business. These skills involve analyzing, evaluating, creating and decision-making. These skills will be used with balance sheets, Income & Expense projections, cash flow needs, budget creation, benchmarking, cost of production, inventories, credit needs and history along with loan decisions.

Virtual Campus
Spring 2024

Agriculture Capstone

Undergraduate | 2 Credits

CATALOG #10006110

This project-based course gives students the opportunity to demonstrate technical competency of agribusiness classroom study. The project simulates many of the tasks students are expected to perform as an agricultural professional. A capstone research paper and portfolio will be due at the end of this course. Pre-req: Instructor approval

Virtual Campus
Spring 2024

Precision Equipment Systems

Undergraduate | 2 Credits

CATALOG #10070102

Provides experience with different precision farming GPS systems used on agriculture equipment. Students learn proper setup, calibration, and installation of the systems. Students also create and interpret maps and learn adjustments and settings as well as GPS display and the different functions related.

Adams, Stevens Point
Spring 2024

Basic Agriculture Electrical, Mechanical, and Irrigation

Undergraduate | 3 Credits

CATALOG #10070103

Students learn the fundamentals of electrical and irrigation systems related to agricultural equipment and facilities. Electrical topics discussed include safety precautions, Ohm's law, generators, batteries, electric motors, water heaters, overcurrent protection, conductor sizing, and national electrical code requirements. Irrigation topics include an introduction to irrigation systems which includes the study of systems design, pump selection and repair, safety controls, power units, power requirements, power distribution, and basic electrical concepts of irrigation systems.

Wisconsin Rapids
Spring 2024

Intro to Soil Science

Undergraduate | 3 Credits

CATALOG #10080105

Designed to provide students with fundamental knowledge of soil and soil composition. Includes study of soil types, formation factors, physical properties, biological properties, and basic soil chemistry. Units covering tillage, conservation, pH, soil management, plant nutrients, and fertilizer sources are also included. Students gain the skills required to interpret soil test reports and soil survey maps and recognize qualities of various soil types. Students perform soil sampling, residue measurements, compaction assessments, and soil loss determinations per crop rotation guidelines.

Adams, Stevens Point
Spring 2024

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