Department of Agriculture

Program Objectives

Program Requirement

Basic communication course emphasizing listening, constructive or clear thinking, basic writing and speaking abilities. Includes reading and discussion of short prose selections intended to develop both the reading and writing skills of the students with emphasis on organization and development of ideas; writing of effective paragraphs and short compositions. 

A pre-requisite for all students majoring in Agriculture; covers topics in Algebra, providing students with the fundamentals of pre-calculus. A review of the real number system and set operation; review of algebraic expressions, equalities and inequalities including polynomials, rational expressions, radical expressions, absolute values, etc.

This course explores the general concept of the fundamental laws and theories of chemistry; Gas laws of chemical combinations; oxidation and reduction, solutions-kinds and properties; chemical kinetics,

equilibrate thermodynamics; study of non-metals, metals and their components; introduction to the fundamental ideas and the scope of Organic Chemistry. Laboratory work includes experiments, rate of

reactions; heat of reaction, neutralization oxidation, reduction, preparation of selected elements and study of their properties; systematic separation and identification of captions and anions.

Introduction; history; soil formation and classification of soil profile; botanical characteristics of crops and animals including fishery; role of agriculture in socio-economic development; food security and generation of foreign exchange.

This course, which is a requirement for all students irrespective of their areas of specialty, is an introduction to computer application with 80% practical orientation. The students learn about the evolution of computer, the classification, the components of the computer and their functions, significance; indispensability of computers in our contemporary world; the practical applicability of computer in a real time situation. Introduces students to Microsoft Word Processing and data manipulation.

Instruction in writing original composition, short essays, short stories, and poetry; to enhance basic written and oral communication skills.

Covers topics in trigonometry and their graphs, trigonometric identities, solving trigonometric equation, inverse trigonometric function, and analytical geometry, providing students with the fundamentals of pre-calculus.

An extended study of Inorganic Chemistry from the standpoint of periodic classification of elements; classification of elements according to electronic structure; different types of linkages; modern theory and complex compounds; comparison between elements belonging to the main groups and sub-groups.

History and evolution of forest; principles and practices useful in the management of trees and their products, soils and water management for the sustainability of the environment; classification and scientific naming of trees and agricultural field crops.

A required course for all students regardless of discipline. This course is 80% practical oriented and is focused on data processing using spreadsheet. It provides students hands-on training in electronic spreadsheet using MS Excel 2010. Teaches general concept and processes of management information system, payroll calculation, petty-cash flow, data query, pivot/chart depiction of data, data integrity. PowerPoint Presentation.

Integrated program which places emphasis on the effective development of basic communication skills such as reading comprehensive and writing. It is a study of styles as manifested through some selected narratives, expository, descriptive and argumentative prose and poetic works in English. Summary (précis) and narrative writing skills are fostered, and students are ultimately exposed to the methods and techniques of writing short research papers.

A study of the major phyla of the animal Kingdom. Classification, morphology, distribution, life history, ecology and economic importance of the invertebrate and phyla of the animal Kingdom. Microscopic study and typical examples of the various phyla.

This course focuses on the motion of macroscopic objects around us. The two main branches are Kinematics (description of motion) and dynamics (the analysis of the causes of motion); Newtonian Mechanics of physical laws governing the interaction of forces exerted on each other by bodies in contact with them. 

Covers introduction, meaning, the nature and scope of microeconomics; economic models and concepts of market and industry. How the theory of demand and supply affects production; the consumer behavior; theory of production with emphasis in agricultural products. 

The dynamics and transitions, changes taking place in relation to population growth, migration, informal and formal education; marriage and divorce; traditional laws and beliefs; the governance processes; rule of law.

A study of the major phyla of the animal Kingdom. Classification, morphology, distribution, life history, ecology and economic importance of the invertebrate and phyla of the animal Kingdom. Microscopic study and typical examples of the various phyla.

Classification and general characteristics of vertebrates with special reference to the anatomy and physiology of the frog are studied in relationship to human anatomy. Dissertation and microscopic study of the organ systems is practiced. General principles of genetics and evolution of vertebrates are also studied.

Classification and general characteristics of vertebrates with special reference to the anatomy and physiology of the frog are studied in relationship to human anatomy. Dissertation and microscopic study of the organ systems is practiced. General principles of genetics and evolution of vertebrates are also studied.

This course focuses on the motion of macroscopic objects around us. The two main branches are Kinematics (description of motion) and dynamics (the analysis of the causes of motion); Newtonian Mechanics of physical laws governing the interaction of forces exerted on each other by bodies in contact with them. 

History, relationship, philosophy, purposes, legislations, aims and objectives of agriculture in rural communities. Duties, functions and responsibilities of agriculture extension workers; agriculture teachers and rural youth workers. Various types of demonstrations, methods for disseminating information, farm visit or tours and exhibit planning organizing and operating programs in agriculture extension education.

The basic principles of internal combustion engines; parts and working of two-stroke and four-stroke gasoline and diesel engines; components of transmission systems and tractor devices, types, uses, and operation of farm tractor; selection and management of farm power units.

An introductory course designed to familiarize students with the role of statistics in various fields of study with emphasis on agriculture. Calculation, interpretation and the use of various statistical measurements including means, standard deviations, analysis of variance and tests of significance.

A practical course designed to familiarize students with the production of field crops such as vegetables, leguminous, cereals, root and tubers including cash crops.

The concepts of soils, nature and occurrence of geological materials, weathering processes, physical properties and composition of soils. Chemical properties of soil, nature and properties of soils colloids, and soil PH. Soil organic matter, soil water properties and movement. Study of soil profile, factors of soil formation, soil genesis, conservation, management, and classification.

General introduction to farm animal production; study of the anatomy and physiology of farm animals relative to their economic value; animal hygiene, principles of infections, Immunology and control of livestock diseases. The mechanisms of chemo-regulation and the effect of climate on livestock performance.

Study of the principles and practices of field crop production. Major world economic and food crops such as cereals, root and tubers, legumes, vegetables, cash crops, etc. with special emphasis on their cultural practices, soil requirements and climatic conditions. The relation of environmental factors to crop seeds and seeds testing to determine viability and other practices relating to the production of individual crops under study.

Three (3) months of practical on-job training at an institution or with an organization; apply skills and knowledge acquired in school to job training to gain work experience in field of study before graduation.

This course deals with the operation of farm machineries and equipment for land preparation; sowing inter-row, cultivation, spraying, dusting and harvesting. Farm equipment: grinders, mixers, cleaners and driers.

A revision of basic economic principles and concepts pertaining to the field of marketing; principles of agriculture production, including marketing agencies, channels, services and costs.Study of the modern supermarket system as is compared with the tradition of market.

Introduction to the daily care and management of farm animals, especially non ruminants. These include mono-gastric animals such as pigs, poultry.

History of soil fertility essential for plants growth; mechanism of nutrients uptake by the plants; major concepts in soil, fertilizers, farm and green manure; fertilizer management and use; effects of fertilizer and soil on crop quality.

The principles of animal nutrition and feeding practices; the chemistry and metabolism of nutrients, feed formulation, evaluation and requirements. Livestock feed ingredients, compounding rations, feeding trials, measuring feed efficiency.

Fundamentals of plants physiology, solution and colloidal system, photosynthesis, respiration, water and plant nutrient relations, metabolism, growth and development; and, their application in crop production.