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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

Provides students with practical experience in applying principles of economics, business, marketing and finance to the management of a farm/ranch operation. Three credits.

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. Three credits.

3
required

Studies the agricultural marketing system and methods of marketing crops and livestock. Emphasizes hedging with futures options. Three credits.

3
required

Covers the study of world population and food production and distribution. Problems and opportunities concerning population and food are discussed in a global context. This course is a statewide guaranteed transfer course GT-SS3. Three credits.

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

Provides students with practical experience in applying principles of economics, business, marketing and finance to the management of a farm/ranch operation. Three credits.

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. Three credits.

3
required

Studies the agricultural marketing system and methods of marketing crops and livestock. Emphasizes hedging with futures options. Three credits.

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. Three credits.

3
required

Covers the study of world population and food production and distribution. Problems and opportunities concerning population and food are discussed in a global context. This course is a statewide guaranteed transfer course GT-SS3. Three credits.

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. Three credits.

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. Three credits.

3
Total Credits for Certificate 21