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Agribusiness Technology

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Agribusiness Technology (C15100AP)


This pathway is designed to introduce students to the many aspects of agribusiness, including managing agricultural businesses and agriculturally related operations within diversified fields. Courses include sustainable agriculture practices, animal science, agricultural marketing, and biological pest controls. Courses within the pathway may be applied toward an Associate of Applied Science degree in Agribusiness Technology.

Course Sequence

Fall Semester Class Lab Credit
AGR 139 Introduction to Sustainable Ag. 3 0 3
ANS 110 Animal Science 3 0 3
6 0 6
Spring Semester
AGR 214 Ag Marketing 3 0 3
AGR 121 Biological Pest Management 3 0 3
6 0 6

Employment Competencies

  • Demonstrate workplace safety with food, chemical/pesticides, and equipment
  • Apply functions of plant growth and reproduction
  • Identify soil properties, major pests, and disease in production agriculture
  • Construct a business plan for an agricultural business
  • Demonstrate professional skills and behaviors to obtain and maintain employment
  • Apply basic recordkeeping and accounting procedures to agribusiness operations
  • Describe the basic physiology and terminology of the animal industries

Employment Outlook

Employment of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers is projected to decline 6% from 2019 to 2029. Despite projected employment declines, about 80,900 openings for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers are projected each year, on average, over the decade.


Rockingham Community College
215 Wrenn Memorial Rd.
Wentworth, NC 27375


Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm


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