The Bachelor of Science in General Agriculture is a four-year degree developed by the department from committee request from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Agriculture Technology Committee to develop a hands-on four-year degree program in the area of Farm & Ranch Management. The new degree program has three professional areas of study for a student to choose from:
Option A – General Agriculture in Farm & Ranch Management
Option B – Natural Resource Management
Option C – Agriculture/Business Management
The Associate of Arts is a two-year degree intended for those who want to pursue a Bachelors degree. The program is designed for broad education and transfer without loss of credit. The Agriculture and Natural Resource Department currently has a list of OLC courses that will transfer to South Dakota State University (SDSU), Brookings, SD through a 2+2+2 arrangement between reservation high schools, OLC, and SDSU.
The A.A. is offered in the following two areas:
Option A – Agriculture
Option B – Natural Resources
The Associate of Applied Science is a vocational degree program. The program is designed to meet local needs and is not designed for complete transfer of credits into a higher degree. The courses are designed to have hands-on application of scientific or practical ideas. The programs will change with the needs of the agriculture and natural resource professions.
Option A – Agri-Business
Option B – Organic Agriculture
A one-year certificate is available in Organic Gardening.