Agribusiness Certificate

Certificate - AA Level

This certificate prepares individuals for careers in the agricultural business segment of the agricultural industry.

Certificate Objective

Upon completion of the Agribusiness Certificate, students should be able to manage the fundamental principles of agricultural production.


Associate degree charge per credit hour.


An Agribusiness Certificate will be printed on the transcript of those students who have successfully completed these 12 credits of Agribusiness courses with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 in the designated courses.


Required Courses

AB2200 Introduction to the Animal and Poultry Industries 3 hours 5 weeks

This course is a general introduction to nutrition, reproduction, breeding, management and description of marketing channels of animals and poultry.  Also, it equates live animal and carcass characteristics with market specifications.  Factors of pre- and post-slaughter treatment are related to the shelf life of fresh and processed meats.

AB2300 Field Crop Production 3 hours 5 weeks

This course is a general introduction to the management of field crops, including growth and development, establishment, rotation of crops and chemicals, harvesting, and storage.  Also it examines pest management, as well as, environmental and societal issues related to field crops.

AB2100 Agribusiness Sales 3 hours 5 weeks

A study of the basic principles and concepts of marketing and selling within various agribusiness markets including an in-depth look at selling various agriculture commodities as well as the development of a marketing and sales plan.

AB2000 Farm Management 3 hours 5 weeks

This course is a study of the effective organizational and management principles involved in a farming operation with emphasis given to developing a farm operation business plan, management of farm resources, farm finances, and practices for an effective farm operation. This course will assist students in developing strategies for the present and future success of a farming operation.

AB2200 Introduction to the Animal and Poultry Industries
AB2100 Agribusiness Sales
AB2300 Field Crop Production