Agribusiness/Science Technology

Associate Degree
10-006-2

The Agribusiness/Science technology focus of this program gives students the skills needed to run their own agribusiness operation or help other agricultural producers become more successful. Students will learn how to merge business and science to produce a product and make a profit. Through hands-on learning and on-the-job experience, students gain skills in animal science and nutrition, integrated pest management, soil science, crop production and precision agriculture. Students develop crop management, livestock management, and business plans as well as learn how to enhance success through sales, marketing and business management. This program will provide opportunities in a variety of agribusiness career pathways.

Program Outcomes

  • Create a crop management plan
  • Develop an agri-business management plan
  • Apply economic and marketing strategies to agribusiness industry
  • Apply relevant technologies
  • Create a livestock management plan
  • Investigate opportunities in agribusiness
  • Interact as a professional in agribusiness

Graduates Have Found Employment As

  • Sales Representative
  • Service Representatives
  • Farm Manager
  • Agricultural Technician
Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
006-101 Contemporary Issues in Sustainability 1
006-102 Emerging Agriculture Technologies 2
006-108 Commercial Drivers Training 1
006-116 Introduction to Soils 3
006-169 Career Develop in Agriculture 2
102-148 Introduction to Business and Management 3
801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3
804-123 Math with Business Applications 3
 Credits18
Semester 2
006-103 Agricultural Commodity Marketing 1
006-105 Nutrient Management 3
006-107 Pest Management:Applicator Training 3
006-160 Plant Science and Crop Science 3
006-162 Farm Records and Business Management 3
006-180 Animal Science and Livestock Management 3
 Credits16
Summer between year 1 and year 2
006-197 Agribusiness Internship 3
 Credits3
Semester 3
006-165 Livestock Nutrition 3
006-181 Crop Management 3
104-102 Marketing Principles 3
801-195 Written Communication 3
809-198 Introduction to Psychology 3
 Credits15
Semester 4
006-164 Livestock Management 3
006-166 Precision Agriculture Technologies 3
104-104 Selling Principles 3
809-143 Microeconomics 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits64

 General Education Courses Within Program

801-195Written Communication3
801-196Oral/Interpersonal Communication3
804-123Math with Business Applications3
809-198Introduction to Psychology3
809-143Microeconomics3

Associate Degrees and Technical Diplomas are part of a larger model of BTC’s Career Pathways which link related academic programs in sequence.  Each program within a career pathway offers direct job preparation and a path to the next level of academic programming.  To view the connected program model, visit the Agribusiness Career Path (PDF).