Agribusiness Diploma (AG12)

Agribusiness is the study of the business and economics of agribusiness firms. Agribusiness possesses many unique challenges and opportunities including risks and uncertainties of agricultural production, reliance on natural resources, government involvement with food and agriculture, competitive nature of the agribusiness sector, innovative technology within commercial agriculture and food processing, and global impacts of food and agriculture. The agribusiness curriculum allows individuals to gain an appreciation for management and technology concepts needed for the agricultural industry. This program develops knowledge and skills in management, production, and marketing as related to agribusiness management.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Agribusiness diploma program are prepared to work in a variety of agricultural fields such as agricultural production, management, mid-management, marketing, and banking and finance.

Admissions Criteria

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Meet the following assessment requirements:
Test Reading Writing Numerical Algebra
Accuplacer 55 60 34 NA
Accuplacer (Next Gen) 224 236 229 NA
Compass 70 32 26 NA
SAT 16 15 18 NA
SAT 270 280 310 NA
ACT 14 13 14 NA
ASSET 37 38 32 NA
PSAT 16 15 18 NA
GED NA 145 145 NA
TABE 461 NA 442 NA

Agribusiness Curriculum

The curriculum for the Agribusiness diploma program is designed for the semester system. A student may enter the program any semester. To graduate, diploma-seeking students must earn a minimum of 49 semester credit hours. The program requires a minimum of 900 contact hours and generally takes 4 semesters to complete.

Program Courses

Basic Skills Courses (8 Credits)

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I


MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics


Select one (2 Credits)

EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations & Professional Development


PSYC 1101Introductory Psychology


Occupational Courses (41 Credits)

COLL 1010College & Career Success Skills


AGRB 1100Introduction to Agribusiness


AGRB 1110Agribusiness Management


AGRB 1120Leadership in Agribusiness


AGRB 1150Agriculture Finance and Credit


AGRB 2100Agribusiness Marketing


AGRB 2110Farm Organization and Mgmt


AGRB 2130Agricultural Policy


AGRB 2140Issues of Agriculture and NR


AGRB 2200Principles of Agronomy


AGRB 2250Survey of the Animal Industry


AGRB 2300Precision Agricultural Systems


AGRB 2800Agribusiness Internship


Occupational Guided Elective


AGRB 2800: “C” or higher grade is required for this course.

Program Costs

Tuition ($100 per credit hour): $4,900

Fees ($385 per semester): $1,540

Books/Supplies: $1,500

(Costs are estimates and are subject to change.)