Agribusiness Administration Certificate

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Council Bluffs Campus
Clarinda Center
Cass County Center
Page/Fremont County Center
Shelby County Center

Program Information

The Agribusiness Administration Certificate prepares students for entry-level positions in agribusiness organizations.  Students gain an understanding of production agriculture and the role of agribusiness in the economy.  Students are provided classroom instruction, lab, and field experience in order to pursue a career in agriculture business, administration, or accounting. Graduates of this program are awarded a certificate.


  • Entry Level: $14/hr
  • Average: $16/hr
  • Experienced: $24/hr
    (wages can vary considerably depending on chosen career)

Career Examples

  • Crop Insurance
  • Agribusiness Supply
  • Grain Industry Administration
  • Ag/Retail Lending
  • Agronomy Sales Support

First Semester

AGA 181 - Introduction to Crop Science 3.0 Credit(s)
AGS 113 - Survey of the Animal Industry 3.0 Credit(s)
AGB 330 - Farm Business Management 3.0 Credit(s)

Semester Totals: 9.0 Credits

Second Semester

AGB 101 - Agricultural Economics 3.0 Credit(s)
AGB 466 - Agricultural Finance 3.0 Credit(s)
MAT 711 - Business and Financial Mathematics 3.0 Credit(s)

*May substitue with MAT 102 or higher (3 credits).

Semester Totals: 9.0 Credits

Total Semester Hours Required: 18.0


1May substitute with MAT 102 or higher.


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Program Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the program students will:

  • Demonstrate leadership and effective time management skills.
  • Categorize soil, plant, and climatic factors that influence plant growth and development.
  • Establish proper record keeping skills and use those records to construct and analyze various financial instruments used.
  • Develop a risk management plan that incorporates standard financial instruments, marketing techniques, and other industry accepted tools.

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