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Agribusiness Technology – Associate Degree

Credential: A.A.S
Code: A15100

The Agribusiness Technology curriculum is designed to provide the entrepreneurial and technical skills necessary to manage a profitable, environmentally sound, community based small farm or agricultural business. The objective is the development of a workforce knowledgeable in sustainable agriculture practices.

Students will learn the fundamentals of agriculture, focusing on crop production and business. Emphasis is placed on entrepreneurial and field training. 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; wholesale and retail produce management; nursery operations; and environmental and agricultural education.

Agribusiness Technology prepares individuals to manage agricultural businesses and agriculturally related operations within diversified corporations. Potential course work includes instruction in agriculture, agricultural specialization, business management, accounting, finance, marketing, planning, human resources management, and other managerial responsibilities.

This program leads to a Diploma. 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 139 Intro to Sustainable Ag 3 0 0 3
AGR 170 Soil Science 2 2 0 3
ANS 110 Animal Science 3 0 0 3
CIS 110 Intro to Computers 2 2 0 3
MAT __ Math Requirement (Select One: MAT 110, MAT 121, MAT 143, MAT 152, MAT 171) 2-3 2 0 3-4
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 0 2 0 1
Total Hours Per Week 12-13 8 0 16-17
Spring Semester-1st Year
AGR 111 Basic Farm Maintenance 1 3 0 2
AGR 145 Intro to Small Fruits 3 2 0 4
AGR 160 Plant Science 2 2 0 3
ANS 111 Sustainable Livestock Management 2 2 0 3
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3 0 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 11 9 0 15
Summer Semester
AGR 213 Ag Law and Finance 3 0 0 3
AGR 214 Agricultural Marketing 3 0 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 6 0 0 6
Fall Semester-2nd Year
AGR 140 Agricultural Chemicals 2 2 0 3
ANS 150 Animal Health Management 3 0 0 3
AGR 262 Weed ID & Control 2 3 0 3
VEN 135 Intro to Viticulture 3 2 0 4
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3 0 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 13 7 0 16
Spring Semester-2nd Year
AGR 212 Farm Business Management 3 0 0 3
AGR 263 Vegetable Production 2 2 0 3
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I 0 0 10 1
_______ Communications Requirement (Select One: COM 120, COM 231) 3 0 0 3
_______ Humanities/Fine Arts Requirement (Select One: HUM 110, HUM 115, PHI 240) 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 14 2 10 16
SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES 15-16
MAJOR COURSES 53
OTHER REQUIRED COURSES 01
*TOTAL CREDIT HOURS** 69-70

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.

Several of these courses are offered via distance education. Refer to your class schedules and/or your advisor for more details.