Agribusiness Specialist

Technical Diploma

The Agribusiness Specialist program is a one-year technical diploma program providing students with the necessary skills and internship experience for future agriculture employment in a variety of settings. Topics within this program include: production, agricultural service and supply, agricultural marketing and sales, agricultural research, direct marketing as it pertains to agribusiness and agri-tourism. Students in the program will increase their skills in agribusiness management and marketing, agronomy, livestock management and nutrition, safe and sustainable agriculture practices, and renewable energy applications. This technical diploma program will utilize associate degree level courses and content which may articulate to two-year and four-year agriculture degrees.

This program is offered at the Monroe Campus.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate Agribusiness management and technology use to enhance management practices to increase profitability.
  • Apply management practices to produce agronomic crops in a profitable manner.
  • Apply management practices to produce livestock products in a profitable manner.
  • Identify potential career choices and apply skills necessary to gain employment.
  • Research and utilize appropriate resources to solve problems.
  • Use appropriate verbal communication techniques in personal and professional settings.
  • Follow all safety and precautionary measures when working in agribusiness.
  • Utilize strategies to market agricultural products based on predicted trends in agribusiness.
  • Appreciate the diversity of agriculture and the use of sustainable practices

Graduates Have Found Employment As

  • Farm, Ranch and other Agricultural Manager
  • Chemical/Fertilizer Applicator
  • Farm Products Purchasing Agent
  • Crop Scouting Associate
  • Agricultural product Sales agent
  • Agricultural Research Technician
  • Agricultural Marketing Specialist
  • Nutrient Management Specialist
  • Seed, Feed, Chemical, Fertilizer Associate
  • Precision Ag Specialist

View the entire course listing.

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
Semester 2
006-103 Agricultural Commodity Marketing 1
006-105 Nutrient Management 3
006-106 Agribusiness Occupational Experience 1
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
 Total Credits35

General Education Courses Within Program

801-196Oral/Interpersonal Communication3
804-123Math with Business Applications3

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 Specialist Career Path (PDF).