CUT Agriculture



CUT Agriculture, the Department of Agriculture offers a National Diploma and Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Agricultural Management. It also offers Master’s and Doctoral degrees, as well as Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Agriculture. Agriculture (also called farming or husbandry) involves a set of activities that transform the environment for the production of animals and plants for human use. The study of agriculture is known as agricultural science. Agriculture also include farming with animals, plants, fungi, and other life forms for food, fibre, bio-fuel and other products used to sustain human life. The development of agriculture has been driven and defined by different climates, cultures and technologies. All farming activities rely on specific techniques and are used for plant production and animal grazing under irrigation and/ or dry-land farming.



At the Central University of Technology, Free State students are trained in various aspects of agriculture such as: animal breeding, animal nutrition, artificial insemination, crop rotation, irrigation and drainage, plant breeding, plant physiology, soil classification, soil fertility, weed control, insect and pest control. Obtaining agricultural qualifications, therefore offers great opportunities to graduates in a number of organizations (private and government sectors).



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AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION



ADVANCED DIPLOMA : AGRICULTURAL EXTENSIONTLADAE
CampusDuration of ProgrammeEnrolment Option(s)SAQA CreditsNQF Level
Bloemfontein Campus1 yearSemester 1 and 21207
Additional Admission RequirementsA National Diploma in Agricultural Management or an applicable three-year national diploma (classified by SAQA as an M+3 qualification) in Agriculture is a prerequisite for the Advanced Diploma in Agricultural Extension qualification.
Career OpportunitiesObtaining an agricultural qualification offers great opportunities to graduates to work in a number of organisations (private and government sectors) as agricultural advisors, consultants, growers, farm managers, researchers, technicians, etc.The Department of Agriculture at CUT offers a professional Advanced Diploma in Agricultural Extension. This is the first diploma of its kind to be taught at a university in the central region of South Africa. Over the years, the Department of Agriculture at CUT has earned an excellent reputation among farming communities, both in the Free State region and nationwide. This advanced diploma programme will provide immeasurable opportunities, application of scientific research protocols and new knowledge to agricultural practices through interactive farmer education services. The purpose of the qualification is to provide learners with a proper understanding and knowledge of extension and an integrated effective mix of extension skills. These build on prior graduate-level agricultural knowledge in such a way that a high degree of growth in extension skills and competence can readily take place. This qualification will, therefore, supply the agricultural industry with competent agricultural extensionists that can effectively design development programmes, conforming to the principles of participatory development with maximum community involvement and impact.The qualifying learner will have exposure and orientation to agricultural extension programme development, will be competent to compile and manage an extension programme, and will apply their basic knowledge, skills and attitudes towards rural and agricultural development.
1ST YEARINSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGSCREDITS
Compulsory instructional offerings
AEE7000Agricultural Economics for Extension24
BCI7000Behaviour Change and Intervention in Extension18
APA7000Extension and Advisory Principles and Approaches24
LGN7000Leadership, Group Dynamics and Networking in Extension18
PPI7000Project Planning, Implementation and Evaluation in Extension
Optional instructional offerings
APR7000Animal Production18
PPR7000Plant Production18

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AGRICULTURAL MANAGEMENT



NATIONAL DIPLOMA : AGRICULTURAL MANAGEMENTTLNDLB
CampusDuration of ProgrammeEnrolment Option(s)SAQA CreditsNQF Level
Bloemfontein Campus3 yearsSemester 13606
Additional Admission RequirementsFor candidates who matriculated in 2007 or before:In addition to the general admission requirements, a pass mark in Agricultural Sciences is recommended.For candidates who completed the NSC in 2008 and thereafter:In addition to the general admission requirements, a minimum mark of 40% in either Agricultural Sciences or Life Sciences, as well as a minimum mark of 50% in Mathematics, Mathematical Literacy, Economics, Accounting, Geography or Physical Science.
Career OpportunitiesFarming as owner or manager; agricultural agents in stock-feed, machinery and agrochemical companies; or agricultural insurance, financing and other related fields, agricultural research institutes, as well as active engagement with consultation and advisory services with the government, international companies and private agencies; urban development and resource management; land and resource management; and business opportunities in other commercial fields.
1ST YEARINSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS
SEMESTER 1SEMESTER 2
AMN11ATAgricultural Management I
PPR11ATPlant Production I
APR11ATAnimal Production I
COM11ATComputer Skills I
SSC11ATAgricultural Soil Science I
PAS11ATPasture Science I
PRE1APRE2BEnglish Proficiency (Semester 1) andEnglish Proficiency (Semester 2)
AMN22ATAgricultural Management II
PPR22ATPlant Production II
APR22ATAnimal Production II
CAP22ATComputer Applications (Agriculture) II
SCL22ATSoil Classification II
PRD12ATProduction and Operational Techniques I
2ND YEARINSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS
SEMESTER 1SEMESTER 2
LBB21ZTLBB22ZTWork-integrated Learning: Agricultural Management
APM20ATAgricultural Production Management II
APT20ATAgricultural Production Techniques II
3RD YEARINSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS
Compulsory instructional offerings
AMN30ATAgricultural Management III
ENG10ATAgricultural Engineering I
PBL10ATPersonnel Management: Agriculture I
ALW10ATAgricultural Law I
Optional instructional offerings
PPR30AT*Plant Production III
APR30AT*Animal Production III
*Optional instructional offerings.

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AGRICULTURAL MANAGEMENT

BACCALAUREUS : AGRICULTURAL MANAGEMENTTLBTLA
CampusDuration of ProgrammeEnrolment Option(s)SAQA CreditsNQF Level
Bloemfontein Campus1 YearSemester 11207
Additional Admission RequirementsFor candidates who matriculated in 2007 or before:National Diploma: Agricultural Management or equivalent qualification.For candidates who completed the NSC in 2008 and thereafter:National Diploma: Agricultural Management, or equivalent qualification, with the appropriate instructional offerings.
Career OpportunitiesFarming as owner or manager; buying and selling of agricultural products; agricultural industries such as stock-feed, machinery and agrochemical companies; agricultural insurance, agricultural research institutes, financing and other related fields; consultation and advisory positions with the government, international companies and private agencies; urban development and resource management; land and resource management; and business opportunities in other commercial fields, whether related or unrelated to agriculture.
4TH YEARINSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS
Compulsory instructional offerings
FIN40ATFinancial Management: Agriculture IV
STG40ATStrategic Management: Agriculture IV
LEA20ATLeadership Development II
Optional instructional offerings
ANI40AT*Animal Production IV
PLT40AT*Plant Production IV
*Optional instructional offerings.

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