Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
4/29/2016Chesapeake College
Proposal
AASAgriculture with AOCs in Production & Sustainability6/28/2016Aproved7/14/2016
Agriculture with AOCs in Production & Sustainability Program Description
Chesapeake College has submitted a proposal to offer a new 120-credit hour Associate ofApplied Science (A.A.S.) in Agriculture with two Areas of Concentration:  1) Production and 2) Sustainability.  The degree program will prepare graduates to run their own farms, participate in the activities of others, and join one of the many industries that support agriculture.  The concentrations in Production and Sustainability are comprised of core courses (13 credit hours each), which point to a different set of potential career objectives.  The Production concentration focuses on animal and plant production as well as a wide variety of industries that support growers.  The Sustainability curriculum incorporates topics on ecological, social and financial challenges faced by humanity along with practical solutions.