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2013-2014 Course Catalog 
2013-2014 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Agribusiness, AAS

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The Agribusiness program is designed to prepare students for the rapidly expanding food, fiber and natural resources industry. Students are given an option of emphasizing agronomy, animal science, farm management or agricultural supply and service.

This program provides the student with training in the latest developments in technical agriculture in both the classroom and industry settings. The program also includes on-the-job employment experience in the industry. Classroom and laboratory instruction will occur at the Dallas County Farm location, where the program maintains a crop and livestock operation.

Students who receive the Agribusiness degree are capable of filling entry-level jobs as an agronomist, livestock specialist, grain or petroleum marketing specialist. Other job opportunities may be found within the seed, chemical, banking and commodity brokerage industry.

Students with a production agricultural interest will benefit from the broad-based approach the degree provides for an ever-changing industry. The Agribusiness degree has been designed for those who may enter production agriculture or find employment as a farm management specialist.

The Agribusiness degree offers students transfer opportunities to several four-year institutions. Students should visit with program instructors and counselors for information regarding transfer to four-year institutions and their specific program requirements. For more information about the Agribusiness program, please visit our website at www.dmacc.edu/programs/ag.

Location: Ankeny

Selected courses in this program are offered at other campuses.

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.

Students start any semester.

Graduation Requirements

To earn an Agribusiness AAS degree, students must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Required Courses

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Option 4 - Select 1 Course

Semester 5

Total Credits Required to Complete this AAS Degree - 72

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