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Agricultural Business Overview

The Agriculture Business Certification emphasizes preparation for agriculture service-industry occupations.  Courses are offered in introduction to agriculture, management of agricultural business, sales and marketing in the agricultural business and sustainable agriculture. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for the industry credential Certificate in Ag. Business and employment in entry level positions in the agriculture service industry in crop care, animal care, horticulture, landscape or food science related industries and/or as the basis for an Associate’s Degree in Agriculture Business.

Agricultural Business Highlights 

  • The Certificate prepares students for agriculture service-industry occupations
  • Courses introduces students to agriculture, management of agricultural business, sales and marketing in the agricultural business and sustainable agriculture
  • Curriculum prepares students for the industry credential Certificate in Ag. Business
  • Financial Aid eligible for those who qualify
  • Completed in one term
  • 100% online

Career Opportunities

Nationally speaking, the negative growth of agriculture as an industry hides the labor shortage in the technician level and other agricultural support jobs in the business and management sectors which are projected to see growth of 4.5% across Ohio over the next decade.

Job opportunities for include Agricultural Business include

  • Agriculture worker- entry level.
  • Technicians in agriculture service and production.

Agricultural Business Plan of Study

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
IMT 1911 Technical Math I 3
AGR 1000 Introduction to Agriculture 3
AGR 1100 Agricultural Business Principles of Management 3
AGR 1200 Sustainable Agriculture 3
AGR 1300 Principles of Agricultural Marketing and Sales 3
AGR 2991 Field Experience 3
Total Credit Hours: 16