Just the Facts
Program Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Length: 4 Semesters, 1 Summer
Number of Majors: 43
Average Class Size: 16
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Program Courses Offered: Day
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus
About the Program
If you know you want to pursue a career in agriculture, majoring in Agribusiness Technology will give you an excellent foundation for several careers in the agriculture industry. In just two years you’ll earn an Associate of Applied Science degree and have the skills needed to enter the workforce.
This versatile degree allows you to explore career opportunities and opens a wide range of options for you. During your program of study, you'll complete a unique blend of courses that will introduce you to the technical aspects of agribusiness, while emphasizing marketing and management principles. You'll study agribusiness economics, agricultural law and credit, agronomy, animal science, agriculture sales, and agriculture taxes.
This program is intended for students who wish to enter the workforce upon completion of the two-year degree. Graduates are able to pursue career opportunities in agribusiness, farm management, agriculture production, and agriculture research, as well as in agriculture and agriculture-related sales, service, and supply industries. Additional career opportunities may include running farm or ranch operations, working as a farm credit loan officer, or a soil conservation technician.
* Salary information from the Iowa Western Program Chair.