Ag. Business – Ag. Finance

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Ag. Business – Ag. Finance

Subject Area: Agriculture and Animal Sciences

Award: Certificate

Minimum Credits: 21

Location: Calmar, Online

Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Contact email: muellert@nicc.edu

Description

The specialized needs in agriculture credit and financing have created a need for specific training in this area. The courses in this certificate develop skills to help individuals interested in the financing part of the agriculture industry. This certificate is designed to complement a two-year or four-year degree in agriculture business. Graduates with a degree and this certificate can pursue careers as bank agriculture finance officers or as credit managers in agriculture businesses.

Admissions Requirements
  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Complete ACCUPLACER® admission testing. 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.
  3. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
Academic Requirements

View the printable Ed Plan.

Term 1
CourseTitleCredits
ACC:152 Financial Accounting 4.0
AGB:330 Farm Business Management¹ 3.0
AGB:336 Agriculture Selling 3.0
AGB:466 Agriculture Finance 3.0

 

Term 2
CourseTitleCredits
AGB:235 Intro to Agriculture Markets 3.0
AGB:245 Agriculture Risk Management 3.0
AGB:333 Applied Farm Financial Management 2.0


¹Articulation can be achieved by successfully passing an NICC Agriculture Department proficiency exam and taking Farm Management at your high school.

Employment Information

With an average annual income of $26,353 - $115,918 and a projected growth of 11.5%, the career outlook for Agriculture Business - Ag. Finance graduates is growing.

Source: Institutional Effectiveness

Additional Information

Related Student Organizations

Post Secondary Agriculture Students, Dairy Science Club

Program Facilities

Dairy Science Center, Dairy Science Center Cropland

Additional Resources

NICC AgriSciences Blog

Contacts

Lenny Graves
Dean of Career and Technical Education
800.728.2256, ext. 240
gravesl@nicc.edu

Tad Mueller
Agriculture Business Instructor
866.474.4692, ext. 111
muellert@nicc.edu