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Agriculture Business

A.A.S. Degree and/or Certificate
In order to obtain a degree under the Agriculture Business option, students will enroll in 13 core Agriculture classes and five additional Agricultural courses as well as the general education requirements of Kaskaskia College. The Agriculture Business option at Kaskaskia College emphasizes the business side of agriculture. This option includes courses in sales, management, and finance, in addition to preparing the student to pursue a career or advanced degree.

Field Internship
Students enrolled in the Agriculture Business Program at Kaskaskia College complete a total of 600 hours of Supervised Occupational Experience.

Representative Job Titles
  • Farm Manager
  • Tech Sales Representative
  • Tech Service Representative
  • Operations Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Crop Scout
  • Livestock Production Manager
    (Swine, Beef, Dairy, Poultry, Sheep)
  • Feed Sales/Management
  • Livestock Equipment Sales/Mgt.
  • Research or Lab Technician
Semester Offerings
Since many of the AGRC courses are offered only once each year, students should attempt to follow the program schedule as closely as possible.

Course substitutions will be handled on an individual basis. All course substitutions must be approved by the appropriate dean or vice-president.

First Semester
AGRC 121 *Soils and Soil Supplements 3
AGRC 101 *Introduction to Animal Science 4
AGRC 122 *Agriculture Economics^ 3
AGRC 213 *Computers & Technology in Agriculture 4
  Area GenEd Elective 3
    17

Second Semester
AGRC 113 Introduction to Ag Business and Supply 1
AGRC 124 *Agriculture Crop Production 4
AGRC 155 *Agriculture Chemicals 2
AGRC 115 *Introduction to Agriculture Employment 1
AGRC 230 *Supervised Occupational Experience 2
ACCT 100 Accounting Principles 3
  *AGRC Elective 3
    16

Summer Semester
AGRC 227 *Supervised Occupational Experience 4
    4

Third Semester
AGRC 219 Agriculture Finance 3
AGRC 221 Agricultural Marketing 3
AGRC 218 *Precision Agriculture 3
AGRC 217 World Agriculture 3
  Area GenEd Electives 6
    18

Fourth Semester
AGRC 233 Managing & Agriculture Business 3
AGRC 210 *Agriculture Sales & Leadership 3
  AGRC Elective 3
  Area GenEd Electives 8
    17

*Courses required for certificate
^Courses count as Area C Electives

Minimum Requirements
Certificate 32 credit hours
AAS Degree 72 credit hours


Approved AGRC Electives (Choose 2 Courses):
AGRC 125Field Crop Scouting3
AGRC 250Beef & Swine Science3
AGRC 102Animal Nutrition3
AGRC 224Waste Management3

Suggested General Education Electives (but not limited to):
Area A (6 credit hours required)
AGRC 212Agriculture Math3
CHEM 103/104General Chemistry8
CHEM 111/112Inorganic/Organic10
MATH 3-5
 
Area B (6 credit hours required)
ENGL 101/102English Composition6
SPCH 103Fundamentals of Speech3
 
Area C (3 credit hours required)
PSYH 101Psychology3
SOCO 101Sociology3
POLS 101Political Science3
 
Area D (2 credit hours required)
HTLTH 102Human Health3
HTLTH 208First Aid3


Every student must enroll in and successfully complete one of the following courses to receive a degree (to meet requirements of Illinois Public Act 87-581):
  • ETHICS 120
  • PHILOSOPHY 121
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE 101
  • PSYCHOLOGY 101
  • SOCIOLOGY 101
  • MANAGING DIVERSITY 134

NOTE: The program requirements presented here are effective Fall 2014. Previous versions of the KC Catalog are available in their entirety at our catalog archive. If you are uncertain about which catalog you should reference, please contact an academic advisor. Please contact an academic advisor with questions regarding course registration or degree/certificate completion.
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