Agribusiness Technology (A15100)
Associate in Applied Science
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.
The Agribusiness Technology 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 resources management, and other managerial responsibilities.
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.
|AGR 139||Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture||3||0||3|
|AGR 160||Plant Science||2||2||3|
|ANS 110||Animal Science||3||0||3|
|CIS 110||Introduction to Computers||2||2||3|
|ACA 122||College Transfer Student Success||0||2||1|
|AGR 121||Biological Pest Control||3||0||3|
|AGR 170||Soil Science||2||2||3|
|AGR 214||Ag Marketing||3||0||3|
|BUS 110||Introduction to Business||3||0||3|
|ENG 111||Writing and Inquiry||3||0||3|
|WBL 111||Work-Based Learning||0||10||1|
|AGR 110||Ag Economics||3||0||3|
|AGR 140||Agricultural Chemicals||2||2||3|
|BIO 110 or BIO 111||Principles of Biology or General Biology I||3||3||4|
|ENG 112||Writing/Research in the Discipline||3||0||3|
|ACC 120||Principles of Managerial Accounting/3/2/4|
|AGR 212||Farm Business||3||0||3|
|AGR 213||Ag Law and Finance||3||0||3|
|ECO 251||Principles of Microeconomics||3||0||3|
|PHI 240||Introduction to Ethics||3||0||3|
|Mathematics Elective – Choose one of the following: UGETC: MAT 143, MAT 152, MAT 171|
1. Apply Ag – Marketing skills
2. Effectively use Biological Pest Control
3. Qualify to become G.A.P. (Good Agricultural Practices) inspectors
4. Manage animal production operations
Interpersonal Skills and Teamwork – The ability to work effectively with others, especially to analyze situations, establish priorities, and apply resources for solving problems or accomplishing tasks.
Communication – The ability to effectively exchange ideas and information with others through oral, written, or visual means.
Integrity and Professionalism – Workplace behaviors that relate to ethical standards, honesty, fairness, respect, responsibility, self-control, criticism and demeanor.
Problem-solving – The ability to identify problems and potential causes while developing and implementing practical action plans for solutions.
Initiative and Dependability – Workplace behaviors that relate to seeking out new responsibilities, establishing and meeting goals, completing tasks, following directions, complying with rules, and consistent reliability.
Information processing – The ability to acquire, evaluate, organize, manage, and interpret information.
Adaptability and Lifelong Learning – The ability to learn and apply new knowledge and skills and adapt to changing technologies, methods, processes, work environments, organizational structures and management practices.
Entrepreneurship – The knowledge and skills necessary to create opportunities and develop as an employee or self-employed business owner.