Agribusiness Management – Crop Protection Technology Option (AAS)

Program Description

Students completing this program will have the technical skills to operate, calibrate, and maintain agriculture chemical application equipment. Operators can earn an annual income of $35,000 to $45,000 per year. Opportunities for growth and advancement within the agriculture business exists for qualified individuals.

The Agribusiness Management Program offers classroom instruction and laboratory exercises coupled with supervised on-the-job experience to prepare students for 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 11 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.

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 138 Crop and Soil Mngt (3)
AG 172 Agricultural CDL Training (2)
AG 173 Ag Chem Equip Tech I (1)
HEAL 200 First Aid (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 174 Ag Chem Equip Tech II (1)
AG Elective (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 173 Ag Chem Equip Tech I (1)
(repeated)
AG 201 Adv Ag Work Experience Seminar (1)
AG 207 Advanced Agri-busin Work Experience (5)
AG 211 Ag Salesmanship (3)
AG 225 Computer Applications in Agri (3)
AG Elective (1)

Fourth Semester

AG 174 Ag Chem Equip Tech II (1)
(repeated)
AG 202 Advanced Ag Seminar (1)
AG 214 Agriculture Tech & Info Mngt (3)
AG 222 Advanced Agriculture Mngt (4)
AG 223 Agriculture Marketing (3)
AG Elective (1)

 

*A minimum of three elective hours in agriculture are required in the Agricultural Chemical Applicator Option. Suggested electives include: (Fall Semester) AG 138,
AG 238, AG 272, AG 275; (Spring Semester) AG 232, AG 276.

Minimum total hours required for degree: 72