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Agriculture Business, A.S.


Locations: Worthington.
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This two-year program is designed to prepare students for employment in agri-business or for continuing their education at a four-year institution. Graduates of this program may find job opportunities in sales, services, and management positions in agriculture related firms and industries. Students who plan to transfer are encouraged to review the requirements of the transfer institutions and plan their programs accordingly. Students in this program will receive the A.S. degree upon successful completion of the following requirements and suggested courses:
  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 60 credits, 15 of which must be earned at Minnesota West Community & Technical College.
  2. A grade point average of 2.00 (ā€œCā€) or better.
  3. Meet the minimum of 30 credits of general education as required by the A.S. degree.
  4. Fulfill a minimum of 30 credits of core technical courses in the areas of business and agriculture from the following:
  General Education Requirements:  30
BUS 1101 Introduction to Business  4
BUS 2201 Principles of Accounting I  4
AGRI 2251 Principles of Farm & Ranch Mgmt  4
Agriculture Courses - a minimum of 18 credits including an Agri-business internship of at least 2 credits.  18
  Agriculture credits may be chosen from the following:  
AGRI 1101 Intro to Animal Science  3
AGRI 1102 Principles of Agronomy  3
Introduction to Soil Science  3
Introduction to Horticulture  3
AGRI 1121 Dairy Technician  2
AGRI 1125 Custom Application  2
AGRI 1151   Farm Records & Business Analysis  4
AGRI 1152 Ag Marketing & Pricing  3
AGRI 2201  Principles of Animal Nutrition  3
AGRI 2202  Weed Control  3
AGRI 2203 Soil Fertility & Fertilizers   3
AGRI 2204 Intro to GPS/GIS  3
AGRI 2212 Corn & Soybean Production  3
AGRI 2214 Machinery Principles & Management  3
AGRI 2216 Introduction to Meat Science  3
AGRI 2235 Special Topics in Agriculture 1-3
AGRI 2251  Prin of Farm & Ranch Management  4
AGRI 2299  AGRI-Business Internship  2

Updated: si 6/30/15