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  Feb 20, 2018
2017-2018 Catalog

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 many 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 will allow certificate holders to be employed in a variety of industries and localities.

Curriculum for a Certificate in Agribusiness

General Education Core 9
Agribusiness Core 21
Total Credit Hours Required  30

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