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Agricultural Business Management - Fertilizer and Chemical Operations

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program) - 65 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:

The mission of the Agricultural- Business Management-Fertilizer and Chemical Operations Associate in Applied Science degree program is to prepare students for employment in the fertilizer and chemical operations industry by educating them in the fundamental concepts, knowledge, and hands-on techniques and skills of the fertilizer and chemical operations industry.  

Program Note:
Select electives in consultation with academic advisor. 

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
ENGL 110; AGBUS 111; AGRI 112; Mathematics; Social Science

Spring Semester 1:
AGRI 113; AGMEC 117; Communication; Humanities; Elective

Summer Semester 1:
AGRI 201; AGRI 203

Fall Semester 2:
AGBUS 115; AGBUS 200; Approved Electives

Spring Semester 2:
AGBUS 211; AGBUS 214; Electives


Course Information:
Required General Education Courses
CourseNameCredit
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
COMMUNICATION **3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
MATHEMATICS ***3
AGRI 112BASIC SOILS 4
HUMANITIES *3
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
AGBUS 111ECONOMICS OF AGRICULTURE 3
AGBUS 115COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY IN AGRICULTURE 3
AGBUS 200OCCUPATIONAL INTERNSHIP AND SEMINAR I 5
AGBUS 211AGRICULTURE BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 3
AGBUS 214 OCCUPATIONAL INTERNSHIP AND SEMINAR II 5
AGMEC 117PRINCIPLES OF AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS 3
AGRI 113PRINCIPLES OF SOIL FERTILITY 3
AGRI 201CROP PRODUCTION 4
AGRI 203INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT 4
Elective Courses
CourseNameCredit
APPROVED ELECTIVES ****7
ELECTIVES ****6

* See specific requirements for Associate in Applied Science Degree.
** COMM 110 or 3 additional hours in composition courses numbered 111 or above, such as ENGL 111, 116, or 125.
*** See specific mathematic requirements for Associate in Applied Science Degree.
**** Select 13 hours from the following: AGBUS 112, 212, 255, AGRI 111, 114, 118, 133, 134, 233, 234, GIS 102, 104, 106, 108.

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For Program Information Contact:
Agricultural and Industrial Technologies Department
AIT Building
Room 118
(309) 694-5171