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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 AGRC 236 has a Prerequisite of AGRC 230

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 *Computer in Agriculture 4
  Area B (Arts & Humanities) Elective 3-4
    16-17

Second Semester
AGRC 113 Introduction to Business and Supply 1
AGRC 124 *Agricultural Crop Production 4
AGRC 155 *Agriculture Chemicals 3
AGRC 102 *Animal Nutrition 3
AGRC 115 *Introduction to Agriculture Employment 1
AGRC 230 *Supervised Occupational Experience 2
ACCT 100 Accounting Principles
    17

Summer Semester
AGRC 227 *Supervised Occupational Experience 4
    4

Third Semester
AGRC 211 *Business Records & Computer Analysis 3
AGRC 221 *Agricultural Marketing 3
AGRC 161 *Agriculture Credit and Finance 3
  Area A (Natural Sciences & Mathematics) Elective 3
  Area C (Social Science) Elective 3
  Area C (Social Science) Elective 3
    18

Fourth Semester
AGRC 236 *Supervised Occupational Experience 2
AGRC 233 Managing & Agriculture Business 3
BUSN 154 Principles of Personal Selling 3
  Area A (Natural Sciences & Mathematics) Elective 3
  Area B (Arts & Humanities) Elective 3
  Area D (Health & Personal Development) Elective 2
    16

*Courses required for certificate

Minimum Requirements
Certificate 45 credit hours
AAS Degree 72 credit hours

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 Spring 2008. 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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