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Agriculture (Agribusiness Track), AAS Degree

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Offered at ECC (Code: EVAGM)

Agribusiness combines instruction in the agricultural sciences and business with particular emphasis on business practices and the management of agricultural production. By combining these areas in the curriculum, the program meets agribusiness competencies essential for today’s production agriculture, and provides students expertise to allow them to enter management levels in agribusiness firms. In addition, a broad range of elective courses allows the student to structure a program consistent with his/her personal interests and goals. Agribusiness students are also involved in a cooperative education program that provides training, experience, and a first-hand look at various career opportunities. Upon completion, students are awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Plan of Study

General Education

Social/Behavioral Science/Humanities - Credit Hours: 3

(Select from AA Approved Courses list below)

Total Credit Hours: 16

Total Credit Hours: 41

Total Credit Hours: 12

Total Required Hours: 69

Courses Approved for AA



No more than 6 credits from one prefix. LIT courses not on this list will satisfy this requirement and transfer to all three Iowa Regent Universities as Humanities electives.

Math and Science

Must include at least one math and one lab science course.

Computer Education

Physical Education

Student Development


All transfer courses may be used here including courses listed above (if additional are taken beyond requirements). Students should plan their elective courses according to their college major if they are planning to transfer on for a four year degree.

A maximum of 16 hours of vocational-technical credits may apply toward elective credit with a maximum of 9 of the 16 being independent projects or experimental courses. No more than 6 activity credits (those having prefixes of PEA, MUA, and some MUS courses) may be applied to elective credits. Developmental courses do not apply towards degree requirements.

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