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Agribusiness Technology Diploma

Credential: Diploma
Code: D15100

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 Agr. 3 0 0 3
AGR 140 Agricultural Chemicals 2 2 0 3
AGR 170 Soil Science 2 2 0 3
ANS 110 Animal Science 3 0 0 3
_______ Math Requirement (Select One: MAT 110, MAT 121, MAT 143, MAT 152, MAT 171) 2-3 2 0 3-4
ACA 115 Success and Study Skills 0 2 0 1
Total Hours Per Week 12-13 8 0 16-17
Spring Semester 1st year
AGR 160 Plant Science 2 2 0 3
AGR 212 Farm Business Management 3 0 0 3
_______, _______, ______ Course Electives from AGR, ANS, VEN prefixes totaling a minimum of 9 hours 1-3 0-3 0 2-4
_______ Communications Requirement (Select One: COM 120 or COM 231) 3 0 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 13-17 2-11 0 18-20
Summer Semester
AGR 213 Ag Law and Finance 3 0 0 3
OR
AGR 214 Agriculture Marketing 3 0 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 3 0 0 3
SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES 6
MAJOR COURSES 30-32
OTHER REQUIRED COURSES 1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 37-39

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.