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Agribusiness Technology – Associate Degree

Credential: A.A.S
Code: A15100

The Agribusiness Technology curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for careers in the agribusiness segment of the agricultural industry. It provides an understanding of basic business concepts and principles as they relate to the agricultural industry.

Students will learn the principles of organization and management in agricultural businesses and the application of these principles in agricultural production. Students will also learn the basic principles of our economic system and government policies and programs relating to agriculture.

Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs in agricultural businesses such as equipment, feed, and agricultural supply sales; store management; farm operations; and office management for agricultural products marketing firms.

This program leads to an Associate in Applied Science Degree. To be eligible for graduation, the student must have satisfactorily completed the course requirements as outlined below.

To qualify for admission into this program, the applicant must have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Curriculum

Course Prefix, No. Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
Fall Semester-1st Year
AGR 170 Soil Science 2 2 0 3
ANS 150 Animal Health Management 3 0 0 3
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
ANS 110 Animal Science 3 0 0 3
AGR 139 Intro to Sustainable Agr. 3 0 0 3
ACA 115 Success and Study Skills 0 2 0 1
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3 0 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 16 6 0 19
Spring Semester 1st year
AGR 140 Agricultural Chemicals 2 2 0 3
HOR 164 Hort Pest Management 2 2 0 3
ANS 111 Sustainable Livestock Management 2 2 0 3
ENG 114 Professional Res. & Rep. 3 0 0 3
FOR 175 Wildlife and Environ. Science 2 3 0 3
_____ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 0 3
(Select one: HUM 115 or PHI 240)
Total Hours Per Week 14 9 0 18
Fall Semester-2nd Year
AGR 210 Agriculture Accounting 1 4 0 3
AGR 212 Farm Business Management 3 0 0 3
AGR 213 AG Law and Finance 3 0 0 3
BUS 153 Human Resource Management 3 0 0 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
–OR–
ENG 115 Oral Communications 3 0 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 15 6 0 18
Spring Semester-2nd Year
AGR 214 Agriculture Marketing 3 0 0 3
AGR 262 Weed ID & Control 2 3 0 3
BUS 230 Small Business Management 3 0 0 3
WBL 110 World of Work 1 0 0 1
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I 0 0 10 1
BUS 135 Principles of Supervision 3 0 0 3
_____ Social Science Elective 3 0 0 3
(Select one: ECO 151 or GEO 111)
Total Hours Per Week 15 3 10 17
SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES 18
MAJOR COURSES 53
OTHER REQUIRED COURSES 1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 72

Specific courses within the above categories may be identified by your advisor or by the Vice President for Instruction and Student Services. Expected program competencies are maintained by the lead instructor for this program, while course competencies are maintained by the respective instructors of specific courses.

NOTE: The above curriculum outline is intended as a guide only. The sequence of course offerings is subject to change at the discretion of the administration.