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Agribusiness Technology A.A.S. (A15100)

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Program Description

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

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Describe and discuss the fundamentals of plant growth and how those impact management decisions.
  • Analyze soils and soilless substrates in order to determine amendments and amounts needed for optimal plant growth.
  • Describe and discuss crop protection using cultural, biological, and organic practices to prevent and manage pests.
  • Perform maintenance and/or operate equipment and tools specific to the agricultural industry safely and correctly.
  • Explain economic systems, interpret supply and demand curves, and complete cost and revenue production schedules.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of, and appreciation for, the importance of the impact of sustainable agriculture practices.
  • Implement agricultural production planning and rotation systems, and maintain and use records. 
  • Recognize and examine the relationships between inputs and outputs in their agricultural field to make effective profitable decisions.
  • Describe the legal and ethical responsibilities of business.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform basic financial analysis.
  • Develop and present an agricultural business plan.

Additional Program Costs

The Agribusiness curriculum has additional costs associated with it. Students who enroll in this program are required to pay for such items as certification exams, achievement tests, supplies, and the like. Many of these are required as part of the curriculum, but are not provided by the College. Additional expenses required for this program are listed below with approximate costs.

  • Accident insurance-$6 per year

First Year

Fall 1st Semester

Semester Total: 20 Contact Hour(s)

Semester Total: 15 Credit Hour(s)

Semester Total: 16 Contact Hour(s)

Semester Total: 14-15 Credit Hour(s)

Summer 3rd Semester

Semester Total: 3 Contact Hour(s)

Semester Total: 3 Credit Hour(s)

Second Year

Fall 4th Semester

Semester Total: 17-18 Contact Hour(s)

Semester Total: 15 Credit Hour(s)

Spring 5th Semester

Semester Total: 17 Contact Hour(s)

Semester Total: 16 Credit Hour(s)

Summer 6th Semester

Semester Total: 20 Contact Hour(s)

Semester Total: 2 Credit Hour(s)

Total: 86-87 Contact Hour(s)

Total: 65-66 Credit Hour(s)

*Developmental English and/or Math may be required, based on placement test results.

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