Aquaponics Entrepreneurship, Associate
The associate of applied science degree in Aquaponics Entrepreneurship covers content in aquaponics, engineering/automation and business; three essential needs areas for the aquaponics industry. Aquaponics includes an understanding of how to keep plants and aquatic organisms alive, including basic biology, water quality, nutrition, and an introduction to system designs. The engineering component addresses system automation, as well as an independent study to understand aquaponics systems, pumps, power tools, etc. The business component includes accounting and marketing skills, as well as an independent study/internship in entrepreneurship, skills that are essential to a successful aquaponics business.
Program Learning Outcomes
At the end of the program, students will be able to recall and apply principles of:
- The basic biology and water quality (chemistry and microbiology) of aquaponics especially as applied to the production of healthy plants.
- Operation and maintenance of the equipment, and sustainable energy design components of aquaponics systems.
- Operating an economically sustainable aquaponics business through an understanding of business planning, marketing, and accounting.
|ACTG 132||Principles of Accounting I||4|
|BIOL 104||Survey of General Biology||4|
|or BIOL 132||General Biology: Organisms|
|BIOL 232||Introduction to Aquaponics||4|
|BIOL 235||Int to Protected Horticulture||3|
|BIOL 290||Ind Study in Discipline||4|
|BUSN 121||Introduction to Business||3|
|BUSN 299||Internship in||2|
|BUSN Business Elective||3|
|CHEM 108||Applied Chemistry||3|
|CHEM 109||Applied Chemistry Lab||1|
|CSCI 105||Intro to Computer Programming||3|
|CSCI 163||Troubleshooting/Repair of PC's||3|
|EGRS 215||Introduction to Robotics||2|
|EGNR 261||Energy Systems/Sustainability||3|
|MATH 111||College Algebra||3|
|MRKT 281||Marketing Principles/ Strategy||3|
Free electives to total 62 credits
General Education: All LSSU Associate’s degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Requirements.
A minimum of 62 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher. A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Requirements.