Agribusiness Management Horticulture Option (AAS)

Program Description

Students completing this program will find a great demand for their skills and services in the planning, implementation, production, management, processing, marketing and sales of horticultural commodities and services. Jobs will be in production, sales, operation and management.

The Agribusiness Management Horticulture Option program offers classroom instruction and laboratory experiences 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, minimum of 12 hours of elective hours of coursework allowing students to specialize in their areas of interest; 10-week fourth semester enabling students to secure full-time employment on or about April 1; and a majority of courses are in agriculture, horticulture and related disciplines.

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)
*HORT 284 Introduction to Horticulture (3)
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)
*Horticulture 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)
* Horticulture Elective (3)

Fourth Semester

AG 202 Advanced Ag Seminar (1)
AG 222 Advanced Agriculture Mngt (4)
AG 223 Agriculture Marketing (3)
* Horticulture Elective (4)
Mathematics Elective (3)

*A minimum of 10 elective hours are required in the Agribusiness Management – Horticulture Option. Suggested electives include: (Fall Semester) AG 172, HORT 192, HORT 203; (Spring Semester) HORT 193, HORT 194, HORT 196, HORT 198.

Minimum total hours required for degree: 69