Agribusiness Management (AAS) - Black Hawk College

Agribusiness Management (AAS)

Program Description

Students completing the Agribusiness Management Program will find a great demand for their skills and services in the ag chemicals, feed, fertilizer, grain, seeds and other agri-related supply and service businesses. Jobs will be in sales, operation and management.

The Agribusiness Management Program offers classroom instruction and laboratory exercises coupled with supervised on-the-job experience to prepare students for gainful employment.

Special program features include: instructors with practical expertise in their areas of specialization; supervised on-the-job experience during both first and second years of the program; minimum of 3 elective hours of coursework, allowing students to specialize in their areas of interest; practical two-week summer session; 10-week fourth semester enabling students to secure full-time employment on or about April 1; and a majority of courses are in agriculture or are agriculture-related.

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in agricultural topics including agricultural economics, animal science, and crops and soils.
  • Expand and update precision technology as it applies to Crop Protection Technology, Agriculture Production, and Agribusiness Management Programs.
  • Expand industry partnerships that provide opportunities for students to gain work experience in the agricultural production and agricultural business.

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Suggested Courses

Course (Credit Hours):

First Semester

AG 101 Introductory Ag Seminar (1)
AG 121 Ag Economics (3)
AG 125 Computers in Agriculture (1)
AG 131 Soils and Soil Fertility (4)
AG 141 Animal Science (4)
* AG Electives (1)
Communications Elective (3)

Second Semester

AG 102 Ag Work Experience Seminar (1)
AG 107 Agri-business Work Experience (7)
AG 122 Intro to Agriculture Mngt (4)
AG 132 Field Crop Science 1 (1.5)
AG 135 Integrated Pest Management 1 (1.5)
AG 171 Materials Handling Equipment (2)
* AG Electives (1)
Mathematics Elective (3)

Summer Semester

AG 133 Field Crop Science 2 (2)
AG 136 Integrated Pest Management 2 (1)

Third Semester

AG 134 Field Crop Science 3 (0.5)
AG 137 Integrated Pest Management 3 (0.5)
AG 201 Adv Ag Work Experience Seminar (1)
AG 207 Adv Agri-Busin Work Experience (5)
AG 211 Ag Salesmanship (3)
AG 225 Computer Applications in Agri (3)
* AG Electives (2)

Fourth Semester

AG 202 Advanced Ag Seminar (1)
AG 222 Advanced Agriculture Mngt (4)
AG 223 Agriculture Marketing (3)
* AG Electives (7)


*A minimum of 11 elective hours are required in the Agribusiness Management Program. Suggested electives include: (Fall Semester) AG 138, 142, 148, 214, 238, 244, 248, 272 and 275; (Spring Semester) 147, 149, 214, 232, 241, 242, 245, 246, 247, 249, and 276.

Minimum total hours required for degree: 71