Agribusiness Technology Associate Degree

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These curriculum are 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 agricultural 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. This program 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 resource management, and other managerial responsibilities.

TYPICAL COURSE SEQUENCE COURSE AND HOUR REQUIREMENTS

  • ACA 122 College Transfer Success may be taken in lieu of ACA 115 Success &Study Skills
  • COM 231 Public Speaking may be taken in lieu of ENG 115 Oral Communications
  • CIS 110 Introduction to Computers may be taken in lieu of CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy
  • MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy may be taken in lieu ofĀ  MAT 110 Math Measurement & Lit.
Hours Per Week Hours
FIRST SEMESTER Course Title Class Lab Credit
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 0 2 1
AGR 140 Agricultural Chemicals 2 2 3
ANS 110 Animal Science 3 0 3
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1 2 2
ENG 115 Oral Communication 3 0 3
9 6 12
Hours Per Week Hours
SECOND SEMESTER Course Title Class Lab Credit
AGR 160 Plant Science 2 2 3
ANS 150 Animal Health Management 3 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3
MAT 110 Math Measurement & Literacy 2 2 3
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3 0 3
13 4 15
Hours Per Week Hours
THIRD SEMESTER Course Title Class Lab Credit
WBL 113 Work-Based Learning I 0 30 3
0 30 3
Hours Per Week Hours
FOURTH SEMESTER Course Title Class Lab Credit
ACC 120 Principles of Accounting 3 2 4
AGR 150 Ag-O-Metrics 3 0 3
AGR 214 Agricultural Marketing 3 0 3
AGR 170 Soil Science 2 2 3
ECO 151 Survey of Economics 3 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective* 3 0 3
17 4 19
Hours Per Week Hours
FIFTH SEMESTER Course Title Class Lab Credit
AGR 139 Intro to Sustainable Ag 3 0 3
AGR 212 Farm Business Management 3 0 3
AGR 213 Ag Law & Finance 3 0 3
AGR 261 Agronomy 2 2 3
BUS 270 Professional Development 3 0 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective** 3 0 3
17 2 18
*The Humanities/Fine Arts elective must be chosen from the following:
ART 111 Art Appreciation 3 0 3
ART 114 Art History Survey I 3 0 3
ART 115 Art History Survey II 3 0 3
HUM 110 Technology and Society 3 0 3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3 0 3
HUM 122 Southern Culture 3 0 3
HUM 230 Leadership Development 3 0 3
MUS 110 Music Appreciation 3 0 3
MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz 3 0 3
MUS 210 History of Rock Music 3 0 3
REL 110 World Religions 3 0 3
REL 211 Intro to Old Testament 3 0 3
REL 212 Intro to New Testament 3 0 3
**The Social/Behavioral Science elective must be chosen from the following:
ECO 251 Prin of Microeconomics 3 0 3
ECO 252 Prin of Macroeconomics 3 0 3
HIS 121 Western Civilization I 3 0 3
HIS 122 Western Civilization II 3 0 3
HIS 131 American History I 3 0 3
HIS 132 American History II 3 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3

Total Semester hours credit: 67

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