Agribusiness, Science & Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree

The BTC Agribusiness, Science & Technology 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.

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • 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
  • Crop Associate
  • Assistant Herdsman
  • Agricultural Equipment Operator
  • Commercial Applicator
  • Precision Ag Technician
  • Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse Worker
  • Crop and Livestock Manager
  • Animal Breeders
  • Nutrient Management Specialist
  • Crop Scouting Technician
Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
006-102 Emerging Agriculture Technologies 2
006-116 Introduction to Soils 3
006-200 Ag Equipment Safety and Operation 3
006-201 Career Development in Agriculture 3
102-148 Introduction to Business and Management 3
Mathematical Reasoning
or Intermediate Algebra with Applications
Semester 2
006-103 Agricultural Commodity Marketing 1
006-105 Nutrient Management 3
006-107 Pest Management:Applicator Training 3
006-160 Introduction to Plant Science 3
006-180 Introduction to Animal Science 3
801-198 Speech 3
Summer between year 1 and year 2
006-197 Agribusiness Internship 3
Semester 3
006-165 Livestock Nutrition 3
006-181 Crop Management 3
104-104 Selling Principles 3
801-136 English Composition 1 3
809-198 Introduction to Psychology 3
Semester 4
006-162 Farm Records and Business Management 3
006-164 Livestock Management 3
006-166 Precision Agriculture Technologies 3
104-102 Marketing Principles 3
or Introduction to Sociology
 Total Credits66-67

 General Education Courses Within Program

809-198Introduction to Psychology3
801-136English Composition 13
804-134Mathematical Reasoning3-4
or 804-118 Intermediate Algebra with Applications
or 809-196 Introduction to Sociology