2024-2025 College Catalog 
    May 28, 2024  
2024-2025 College Catalog

Agribusiness, AAS

This degree program will train students for entry-level agribusiness positions and includes coursework to prepare graduates for advancement into supervisory or management positions in agriculture business areas including input retail, grain marketing operations, ethanol production, dealership operations, agronomic services, and livestock management. Positions could include: Ag Business Office Managers, Ag Operations Specialists and Managers, Customer Support Representatives and Managers, Ag Sales and Services Representatives and Managers, and Farm Managers.

Agribusiness AAS 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, mathematic, accounting, and supervisory 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 a Student Success Advocate/Advisor 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