Agribusiness Technology A15100

Pathway Description: These curriculums are designed to provide the entrepreneurial and technical skills necessary to manage a profitable, environmentally sound, community based small farm or agricultural business. The objective is the development of a workforce knowledgeable in sustainable agriculture practices. Students will learn the fundamentals of agriculture, focusing on crop production and business. Emphasis is placed on entrepreneurial and field training. Students will also learn the basic principles of our economic system and government policies and programs relating to agriculture. Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs in agricultural businesses such as equipment, feed, and agricultural supply sales; store management; farm operations; wholesale and retail produce management; nursery operations; and environmental and agricultural education.

Agribusiness Technology: A program that prepares individuals to manage agricultural businesses and agriculturally related operations within diversified corporations. Potential course work includes instruction in agriculture, agricultural specialization, business management, accounting, finance, marketing, planning, human resources management, and other managerial responsibilities.

The Agribusiness program at BCCC has "2+2" agreements with North Carolina A&T State University and the University of Mount Olive. These agreements allow students to complete the Associates in Agribusiness Technology at BCCC and then transfer to the university without a loss of credits and complete a four-year degree. There is room in these agreements to complete the four-year degree in other agricultural areas. This offers a tremendous cost savings to students and their families!

Number of credit hours required for this program: 64

General Education Requirements

English

Take 3 credits from ENG-111.

English - Other

Take 3 credits from ENG-112 ENG-113 ENG-114.

Mathematics

Take 3 credits from MAT-110 MAT-143 MAT-171.

Major Requirements

Technical Core

Take 12 credits from AGR-139 AGR-170 AGR-214 ANS-110.

Other Major Requirements

Computers

Take 2 credits from CIS-110 CIS-111.

Economics

Take 3 credits from AGR-110 ECO-151 ECO-251.

Student Success

Take 1 credits from ACA-111 ACA-118 ACA-122.