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2021-2022 Catalog 
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Agribusiness Certificate

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The Agribusiness Certificate Program is geared for students seeking a challenging and exciting career in the agricultural industry.  Over the course of the certificate program, you will learn concepts in business to include customer service, marketing, and business management.  You will also choose between core classes in animal science or food production.

Program Overview 

The Agribusiness Program supplies local agricultural businesses with employees who have training in basic business disciplines as well as animal science or food production.  The certificate program will be the first step in a career in agriculture.  After completion of the certificate, students can enter the agriculture workforce in entry-level positions.  Positions may include agriculture retail, agricultural trade organizations, veterinary offices, produce markets, general farming businesses, and animal farming management.

Career Opportunities

Agribusiness students may find rewarding careers in veterinary offices, farmers’ markets, farms, or animal science industries.  Agribusiness students will have the opportunity to work in any state.  Basic business and agriculture courses and training may allow certificate holders to be employed in a variety of industries and localities.

Program Outcomes

  • Identify employment opportunities that match students’ career goals and abilities.
  • Apply customer service skills into agribusiness employment.
  • Create a basic marketing plan that is unique to an agricultural business.

Curriculum for a Certificate in Agribusiness

General Education Core 6
Agribusiness Core 24
Total Credit Hours Required  30

Agribusiness Core

Students can take any combination of Agribusiness Core Electives to total 24 credit hours. Below is a partial list of courses available; however, any course with a AGRB subject code will meet the criteria.

Program Disclaimer

This curriculum includes a list of courses required for this program of study for this calendar year.  Your Academic Plan can be found on DegreeWorks once you become a degree-seeking student. 

Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs.  BRCTC cannot guarantee that the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive.

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