Ag. Business – Ag. Office Technician

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Ag. Business – Ag. Office Technician

Subject Area: Agriculture and Animal Sciences

Award: Certificate

Minimum Credits: 21

Location: Calmar

Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer


This certificate prepares graduates to enter the workforce with skills in office procedures, agriculture marketing and computers. Students learn how to efficiently manage an agriculture office in a production or business operation. The program is designed to enhance and advance individuals in office management in an agriculture career.

Admissions Requirements
  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
  3. Complete ACCUPLACER® reading and writing assessment and ALEKS® math assessment. Testing may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, ACT Compass® or ALEKS® test scores. Scores are valid for three years.
Academic Requirements

View the printable Ed Plan.

Term 1
ADM:105 Intro to Keyboarding OR 1.0
ADM:116 Keyboarding II OR 3.0
ADM:162 Office Procedures 3.0
CIS:197 Fundamentals of Web Design 3.0
GIS:111 Intro to Geographical Info Systems 3.0
  Accounting Elective 3.0


Term 2
ADM:181 Records and Database Management 3.0
AGA:157 Soil Fertility 1.0
AGB:235 Intro to Agriculture Markets 3.0
AGB:333 Applied Farm Financial Management OR 2.0
AGS:326 Applied Ration Balancing and Feeding 2.0
AGB:436 Grain Merchandising 2.0
Employment Information

With an annual income range of $28,988 - $50,401 and a projected growth of 9.0%, the career outlook for Agriculture Business - Ag. Office Technician graduates is growing.

Source: EMSI; Salary range represents 10th percentile - median annual wage for related occupations in the NICC district. Growth rate based on projections from 2016-2020.

Additional Information

Related Student Organizations

Post Secondary Agriculture Students, Dairy Science Club

Program Facilities

Dairy Science Center
Dairy Science Center Cropland


Lenny Graves
Dean of Career and Technical Education
800.728.2256, ext. 240

Tad Mueller
Agriculture Business Instructor
866.474.4692, ext. 111