2023-2024 College Catalog 
    Jun 15, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Agribusiness Certificate

This two-semester certificate program will train graduates for entry-level positions in the agribusiness industry and includes coursework to prepare students for employment in the agriculture career cluster pathway. Positions could include: Ag Business Office Personnel, Ag Operations Specialists, Customer Support Representatives, and Ag Sales and Service Representatives.

Agribusiness Certificate Program Goals

  • Explore career opportunities in the agribusiness sector
  • Understand basic concepts of animal science, plant science, soil science, horticulture, agribusiness management, agricultural mechanics, and agricultural resources
  • Demonstrate basic and advanced technological and mathematic skills commonly utilized in agribusiness
  • Apply management skills to make sound planning and operational decisions in the multiple sectors of agribusiness
  • Demonstrate knowledge to work safely and effectively in an agribusiness environment
  • Develop basic employability and soft skills including accountability, work ethic, communication, conflict resolution, and customer service
  • Demonstrate workplace skills through an agriculture internship experience

Admission to the Program: Open

First-Time Enrollees

  1. Complete an application for admission and, if desired, apply for financial aid.
  2. Send an official high school transcript or GED score report to the Admissions and Records Office.
  3. Complete the placement exam.
  4. Meet with an advisor/counselor to select classes and complete the registration process.

Department of Career & Technical Education

2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401

For Additional Information Contact:

The Welcome Center
Phone: 309.345.3500

For Graduation Requirements:

See the graduation policies and procedures page for details   

Certificate Requirements


Ellen Burns
Dean of Career and Technical Education