Michael Gaspar

Residential Faculty - Sustainable Agriculture

Applied Sciences and Technology

Office: TC 50 - Room: TC 421

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 

Online

 

Online

  
By appointment By appointment  

Classes Taught

Spring 2024

AGL296WA Cooperative Education 1 Credits

Work-college experiences that involve the combined efforts of educators and employers to accomplish an outcome related to the career objectives of the students.

Prerequisites: Completion of 12 college credits, min 2.6 gpa and obtain a position related to academic or career goals or permission of Instructor. Corequisites: At least 1 class related to major or career interest or with permission of the Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
26493
Dobson Campus

Instructor Office

Field Based
Lab
01/13/2024 - 05/10/2024

Class Started

AGL298AC Special Projects 3 Credits

Organized and tailored around the interests and needs of the individual student. Structured to provide an atmosphere of individualized research and study paralleled by professional expertise and guidance. Professional-type facilities and equipment available for student use. Allows the best aspects of independent study and individualized learning to be combined to maximize student development.

Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director or Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29140
Dobson Campus

Online Course

Independent Study
Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024

Class Started

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 29140 Students may contact instructor at: jose.gaspar@mesacc.edu

AGS164 Plant Growth and Development 4 Credits

Principles of growth in relation to seed germination, emergence, growth and reproduction processes of plants and the environmental influences on plant growth processes. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29152
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lab
01/17/2024 - 05/10/2024
We
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Closed

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 29152 must also register for .

AGS265 Sustainable Crop Production 3 Credits

Study of the importance of crops for food, feed, and fiber. Cultural practices for raising the major crops in the State of Arizona, including planting, environmental modifications, harvesting, handling and quality control with an emphasis on sustainability.

A grade of C or better required in all Prerequisites. Prerequisites or Corequisites: AGS164 or permission of Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
33087
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lab
01/17/2024 - 05/10/2024
We
10:30 AM - 1:10 PM

Class Started

Notes: Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 33087 must also register for .

AGS268 Integrated Pest Management in the Cultivated Environment 4 Credits

Identification and management of pests of the garden, farm and landscape in the arid west. Special emphasis is given to safe handling of pesticides. Prerequisites: None.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27964
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture/Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
TuTh
9:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Closed

AGS290 Internship 3 Credits

Supervised field training for Urban Horticulture students with local industry businesses.

Prerequisites: Student shall be in final semester before graduation and permission of Department or Division.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
26492
Dobson Campus

Instructor Office

Field Based
Lab
01/13/2024 - 05/10/2024

Class Started

AGS296WA Cooperative Education 1 Credits

Work-college experiences that involve the combined efforts of educators and employers to accomplish an outcome related to the career objectives of the students.

Prerequisites: Completion of 12 college credits, min 2.6 gpa and obtain a position related to academic or career goals or permission of Instructor. Corequisites: At least 1 class related to major or career interest or with permission of the Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27720
Dobson Campus

Instructor Office

Field Based
Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024

Class Started

AGS296WC Cooperative Education 3 Credits

Work-college experiences that involve the combined efforts of educators and employers to accomplish an outcome related to the career objectives of the students.

Prerequisites: Completion of 12 college credits, min 2.6 gpa and obtain a position related to academic or career goals or permission of Instructor. Corequisites: At least 1 class related to major or career interest or with permission of the Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
26510
Dobson Campus

Instructor Office

Field Based
Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024

Class Started

AGS298AA Special Projects 1 Credits

Organized and tailored around the interests and needs of the individual student. Structured to provide an atmosphere of individualized research and study paralleled by professional expertise and guidance. Professional-type facilities and equipment available for student use. Allows the best aspects of independent study and individualized learning to be combined to maximize student development.

Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director or Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28531
Dobson Campus

SD Instructor Office

Independent Study
Lab
01/13/2024 - 05/10/2024

Class Started

AGS298AC Special Projects 3 Credits

Organized and tailored around the interests and needs of the individual student. Structured to provide an atmosphere of individualized research and study paralleled by professional expertise and guidance. Professional-type facilities and equipment available for student use. Allows the best aspects of independent study and individualized learning to be combined to maximize student development.

Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director or Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
26504
Dobson Campus

Instructor Office

Independent Study
Lab
01/13/2024 - 05/10/2024

Class Started

Spring Flex Start 2024

AGS164 Plant Growth and Development 4 Credits

Principles of growth in relation to seed germination, emergence, growth and reproduction processes of plants and the environmental influences on plant growth processes. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
26508
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/22/2024 - 05/10/2024
Mo
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Closed

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 26508 must also register for .

AGS265 Sustainable Crop Production 3 Credits

Study of the importance of crops for food, feed, and fiber. Cultural practices for raising the major crops in the State of Arizona, including planting, environmental modifications, harvesting, handling and quality control with an emphasis on sustainability.

A grade of C or better required in all Prerequisites. Prerequisites or Corequisites: AGS164 or permission of Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
33086
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/22/2024 - 05/10/2024
Mo
10:30 AM - 12:10 PM

Class Started

Notes: Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 33086 must also register for .

Fall 2024

AGB290 Internship 3 Credits

Supervised field training for Agribusiness students with local industry businesses.

Prerequisites: Student shall be in final semester before graduation and permission of Department or Division.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
14662
Dobson Campus

SD Instructor Office

Field Based
Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

10 of 10
Seats Available

Notes: Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

AGS164 Plant Growth and Development 4 Credits

Principles of growth in relation to seed germination, emergence, growth and reproduction processes of plants and the environmental influences on plant growth processes. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15345
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
Mo
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Open

11 of 20
Seats Available

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 15345 must also register for .

15347
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/20/2024 - 12/13/2024
Tu
10:30 AM - 1:10 PM

Open

13 of 18
Seats Available

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 15347 must also register for .

15346
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lab
08/21/2024 - 12/13/2024
We
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Open

11 of 20
Seats Available

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 15346 must also register for .

15348
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lab
08/22/2024 - 12/13/2024
Th
10:30 AM - 1:10 PM

Open

15 of 20
Seats Available

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 15348 must also register for .

AGS217 Introduction to Hydroponics and Controlled Environment Agriculture 4 Credits

Introduction to hydroponics and controlled environment agriculture. Includes a history of hydroponics and basic plant physiology and anatomy. Study of general cultural practices, plant protection, conventional and organic hydroponic production systems. pollination, fertilization and bee management. Provides an overview of plant nutrition and disorders, irrigation systems and nutrients transplant production. Covers greenhouse site selection, structures and control systems, fruit harvest; food handling, safety and marketing and economics of a hydroponic business.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in AGS164, or permission of Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15602
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
Mo
10:30 AM - 1:10 PM

Open

14 of 20
Seats Available

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 15602 must also register for .

15713
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lab
08/21/2024 - 12/13/2024
We
10:30 AM - 1:10 PM

Open

14 of 20
Seats Available

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 15713 must also register for .

AGS298AA Special Projects 1 Credits

Organized and tailored around the interests and needs of the individual student. Structured to provide an atmosphere of individualized research and study paralleled by professional expertise and guidance. Professional-type facilities and equipment available for student use. Allows the best aspects of independent study and individualized learning to be combined to maximize student development.

Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director or Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
13254
Dobson Campus

Instructor Office

Independent Study
Lab
08/17/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

5 of 5
Seats Available

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