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Agribusiness Technology – Sustainable Farming Certificate

Credential: Certificate
Code: C15100S

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 Certificate. 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
AGR 111 Basic Farm Maintenance 1 3 0 2
AGR 139 Intro to Sustainable Ag 3 0 0 3
AGR 160 Plant Science 2 2 0 3
AGR 170 Soil Science 2 2 0 3
ANS 111 Sustainable Livestock Management 2 2 0 3
Total Semester Hours in Program 10 9 0 14