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Associate of Applied Scienceagribus

Technical Studies
Major: Agribusiness Management

Length: Two-year Program – Four Semesters

Purpose: To provide a response to current and anticipated workforce shortage in the agribusiness industry, Individuals who are interested in owning or seeking employment in managing an agribusiness, farm, nursery, greenhouse, or other related fields may benefit from this program. The Agribusiness program will prepare the student to enter the rapidly changing areas of Agricultural Business and the challenges that are currently facing today’s Agricultural industry. Agriculture is facing a period of change trying to compete in today’s world markets and to provide food for the growing world’s populations.

Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Agribusiness Technical Studies degree program requires proficiency in high school English, mathematics, and science.

Program Requirements: The curriculum in Agribusiness is a two-year program encompassing instruction in many areas required for competency in agriculture and agribusiness. Approximately one-third of the curricula will include courses in general education areas such as English, public speaking and economics while the other two-thirds of the curriculum will relate specifically to Agribusiness. The Agribusiness major will provide the student with a broad background qualifying her or him to perform effectively in several different occupational areas of agribusiness. Students are advised to consult with their faculty advisor and the counse1ing office in planning their program and selecting electives. Upon completion of the Agribusiness major, the student will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree with a major in Agribusiness.

Course NumberCourse TitleLecture HoursLab HoursCourse Credits
First Semester
ENG 111College Composition I303
ECO 120Survey of Economics OR303
ECO 201Principles of Macroeconomics
SDV 101Orientation (Agribusiness)101
ITE 115Intro to Computer Applications & Concepts303
AGR 142Introduction to Plant Science and Technology233
AGR 141Introduction to Animal Science and Technology334
Second Semester
CST 100Public Speaking303
AGR 205Soil & Environmental Science Technology and Management223
AGR 144Agricultural Human Resource Mgmt223
ElectiveECO, SOC, or PSY303
ENG 112College Composition II303
Summer Semester
AGR 297Cooperative Education in Agribusiness505
Third Semester
AGR 143Agribusiness & Financial Mgmt303
HUM 165Controversial Issues in Contemporary American Culture303
ElectiveTechnical Elective, ACC CAD or ITD303
AGR 233Food Production, Safety, Biosecurity & Quality Control223
PEDPED Elective202
Fourth Semester
AGR 231Agribusiness Marketing, Risk Mgmt & Entrepreneurship223
AGR 234Chemical Applications & Pest Mgmt122
AGR 232Professional Selling for Agribusiness212
AGR*Agriculture Elective303
AGR*Agriculture Elective303
AGR 298 or AGR 299Seminar & Project/Supervised Study101

Total Minimum Credits for the Agri-business Management Major 65

*Take Three of the Five Electives
AGR 241 Agricultural Policy, Leadership, and Professional Service
AGR 242 Livestock Production, Products & Emerging Technologies
AGR 244 Agricultural Alternative Energy Solutions
AGR 295 Topics in Crop Production, Products & Emerging Technologies
SPA 160 Spanish for the Green Industry

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