Agribusiness Technology

Contact(s): Alaina Finney

This 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: A program that 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.


Agribusiness Technology - Associate in Applied Science - A15100

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ACA 111
College Student Success
or College Transfer Success
1
AGR 139 Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture 3
AGR 214 Agricultural Marketing 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
ANS 110 Animal Science 3
MAT 171
Precalculus Algebra
or Quantitative Literacy
3-4
 Credit Hours16-17
Spring
AGR 170 Soil Science 3
AGR 121 Biological Pest Management 3
AGR 212 Farm Business Management 3
ENG 112
Writing and Research in the Disciplines
or Professional Research & Reporting
3
CHM 151 General Chemistry I 4
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I 1
 Credit Hours17
Summer
Humanities Elective * 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective * 3
 Credit Hours6
Second Year
Fall
BIO 111 General Biology I 4
AGR 110 Agricultural Economics 3
AGR 140 Agricultural Chemicals 3
AGR 112
Agri Records & Accounting
or Principles of Financial Accounting
3-4
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
 Credit Hours16-17
Spring
BIO 112 General Biology II 4
AGR 130 Alternative Ag Production 3
ECO 251
Principles of Microeconomics
or Principles of Macroeconomics
3
AGR 213 Agricultural Law & Finance 3
AGR 160 Plant Science 3
ETR 210 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
 Credit Hours19
 Total Credit Hours74-76

*Please see the Suggested Humanities and Social/Behavioral Science Elective List for AAS Majors webpage.

Agribusiness Technology Diploma – D15100

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
AGR 139 Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture 3
AGR 214 Agricultural Marketing 3
ANS 110 Animal Science 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
AGR 170 Soil Science 3
AGR 121 Biological Pest Management 3
AGR 212 Farm Business Management 3
CHM 151 General Chemistry I 4
ENG 112 Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3
 Credit Hours16
Summer
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
 Credit Hours6
 Total Credit Hours38

Agribusiness Technology Work Diploma - D15100W

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
AGR 139 Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture 3
AGR 214 Agricultural Marketing 3
ANS 110 Animal Science 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
BUS 151 People Skills 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 4
AGR 170 Soil Science 3
AGR 121 Biological Pest Management 3
AGR 212 Farm Business Management 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 3
 Credit Hours16
Summer
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3
 Credit Hours6
 Total Credit Hours38

Agribusiness Technology Certificate – C15100

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
AGR 139 Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture 3
AGR 214
Agricultural Marketing
or Animal Science
3
 Credit Hours7
Spring
AGR 170 Soil Science 3
AGR 121 Biological Pest Management 3
AGR 212 Farm Business Management 3
 Credit Hours9
 Total Credit Hours16

Agribusiness Technology - CCP

Tuition-waived program for Career & College Promise (high school juniors and seniors)

AGR 139Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture3
AGR 170Soil Science3
AGR 214Agricultural Marketing3
ANS 110Animal Science3
AGR 121Biological Pest Management3
AGR 212Farm Business Management3
Total Credit Hours18