Agribusiness Technology Certificate

Related Degrees

Gainful Employment

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Description

This course will provide students with a clear, perspective on the principles, history and, practices of sustainable agriculture in our local, and global communities. Students will be, introduced to the economic, environmental and, social impacts of agriculture. Upon completion,, students will be able to identify the principles, of sustainable agriculture as they relate to basic, production practices.

Classroom Hours: 3

ANS 110
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course introduces the livestock industry., Topics include nutrition, reproduction, production, practices, diseases, meat processing, sustainable, livestock production, and marketing. Upon, completion, students should be able to demonstrate, a basic understanding of livestock production, practices and the economic impact of livestock, locally, regionally, state-wide, and, internationally.

Classroom Hours: 3

BUS 151
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course introduces the basic concepts of, identity and communication in the business, setting. Topics include self-concept, values,, communication styles, feelings and emotions, roles, versus relationships, and basic assertiveness,, listening, and conflict resolution. Upon, completion, students should be able to distinguish, between unhealthy, self-destructive, communication, patterns and healthy, non-destructive, positive, communication patterns.

Classroom Hours: 3

*Credits are based on the course(s) selected

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Description

This course covers all aspects of agricultural, chemicals. Topics include safety, environmental, effects, federal and state laws, pesticide, classification, sprayer calibration, and, licensing. Upon completion, students should be, able to calibrate a sprayer, give proper pesticide, recommendations (using integrated pest, management), and demonstrate safe handling of, pesticides.

Classroom Hours: 2

Lab/Shop Hours: 2

Course Description

This course introduces budgeting, farm analysis,, production costs, business organizations, and, general management principles. Topics include, enterprise budgets, partial budgets, whole farm, budgets, income analysis, and business, organizations. Upon completion, students should, be able to prepare and analyze a farm budget.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Description

This course covers basic marketing principles for, agricultural products. Topics include buying,, selling, processing, standardizing, grading,, storing, and marketing of agricultural, commodities. Upon completion, students should be, able to construct a marketing plan for an, agricultural product.

Classroom Hours: 3

*Credits are based on the course(s) selected