Agricultural Technology Business Associate Degree

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Program Description

Overview

Graduates of the Agricultural Technology Business Option program qualify for a variety of rewarding positions. Areas of employment encompass agricultural sales, marketing, mid-management at dealerships or distributorships, research, or other agricultural positions. Job opportunities include operational or mid-management positions at agricultural suppliers of feed, seed, fertilizer, chemicals, grain, equipment, and other products and services.

Upon completion of this program, students should be able to communicate with other people, demonstrate a general knowledge of crop and livestock production, understand the problems of agriculture, be aware of the new developments in farming, and develop skills in marketing, management, and financing in agri-business.

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Soil Science or
  • Physical Geology
  • Introduction to Agronomy
  • Introduction to Animal Science
  • English Gen Ed Elective

Semester 2

  • Agricultural Business Seminar I
  • Soil Fertility & Fertilizers
  • Crop Protection
  • Supervised Occupational Experience I
  • Advanced Computers in Agriculture
  • Math Gen Ed Elective

Summer Semester

  • Supervised Occupational Experience II
  • Agriculture Business Seminar II

Semester 3

  • Precision Agriculture
  • Ag Records and Analysis
  • Agriculture Business Seminar III
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Agricultural Finance
  • Agricultural Salesmanship
  • Supervised Occupational Experience III

Semester 4

  • Intro. to Agricultural Economics
  • Introductory Agricultural Mechanization
  • Agriculture Business Seminar IV
  • Agribusiness Management
  • Supervised Occupational Experience IV
  • Standard First Aid
  • Employment Skills
  • Approved Agriculture Elective

Other Recommended Core Electives (with permission of instructor)

  • Farm Futures Markets
  • Intro to Agricultural Ed
  • Agricultural Occupations
  • Intro to Floral Design
  • Ag Chem Applicator
  • Precision Agriculture Controls
  • Turf & Landscape Management
  • Agricultural Law
  • Intro Geographical Information Sys
  • Introduction to Horticulture
  • CDL Exam Preparation
  • Basic Welding
  • Practical Welding

Program Total: 69

We recommend that you contact an advisor before enrolling in any program to ensure all requirements are met including total hours associated with transfer courses.

Last updated September 2018

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