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Agriculture BusinessCertificates

Aims offers two agribusiness certificate programs that will help you start or advance your career with foundational knowledge and hands-on experience.

Introduction to Agriculture Business Management

Study the production and distribution of the world’s food supply, financial basics for agribusinesses, and the systems and methods for marketing crops and livestock. Learn how to apply the principles of economics, business, marketing and finance to managing a farm or ranch operation.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements: Credits
required

Provide students with practical experience in applying principles of economics, business, marketing, and finance to the management of a farm/ranch operation. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Emphasizes principles of finance and their application to agriculture and agribusiness, including the time value of money, net present value analysis, interest, credit lending institutions, financial statements, and financial ratios. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Studies the agricultural marketing system and methods of marketing crops and livestock. Emphasizes hedging with futures options. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Covers concepts and issues related to world population, food, and agriculture. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SS3 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
Total Credits for Certificate 12

Agricultural Business Management Certificate

This certificate covers the fundamentals of farm and ranch management, finance, and marketing and communication for agriculture. Learn about food supply and distribution for the world’s population and the economic principles of agriculture.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements: Credits
required

Provide students with practical experience in applying principles of economics, business, marketing, and finance to the management of a farm/ranch operation. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Emphasizes principles of finance and their application to agriculture and agribusiness, including the time value of money, net present value analysis, interest, credit lending institutions, financial statements, and financial ratios. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Studies the agricultural marketing system and methods of marketing crops and livestock. Emphasizes hedging with futures options. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Explores the agricultural communication sector through an overview of professional skills and opportunities needed for success in agricultural communication. Emerging new media communication strategies and technologies to convey information on important issues in agriculture to a global audience will be discussed. Content topics will be focused on food, fiber farming, production, and precision agriculture. There will also be an evaluation of communication strategies to target consumer audiences. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Covers concepts and issues related to world population, food, and agriculture. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SS3 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Focuses on economic principles and decision-making by consumers, firms, and government with emphasis on their application to the food, fiber, and natural resource sectors of the economy. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SS1 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

This course introduces basic computer terminology, file management, and PC system components. Provides an overview of office application software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation graphics. Includes the use of a web browser to access the Internet. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
Total Credits for Certificate 21