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LCCC Catalog 2022-2023 
    Jul 23, 2024  
LCCC Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Agricultural Business, AS

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The Associate of Science Agricultural Business program prepares students to be agile problem solvers and strong communicators in order to effectively meet the challenges facing the next generation in the food and fiber sector. This program is designed to provide a pathway for students to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, or Agriculture Leadership and Communication related fields at a university. An Agricultural Business degree offers the graduate a variety of career opportunities including business ownership, political analyst, international business, banking and lending, farm or ranch management, financial consulting, education, commodity trading, marketing, transportation analyst, agricultural and water law, and the list goes on.

Contact Information

Contact information is available on the Agricultural Business website.

Map your individual academic plan of courses with your College Advisor.

If students choose to transition to another program within the Ag & Equine pathway, they should be particularly aware of the choice points that indicate when a decision to branch off into another program must be made to ensure credits and time are not lost.

Coursework common to all degrees within this pathway is indicated by CAC, Common Academic Coursework, in the program map.


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Apply critical thinking with the appropriate academic and technical skills to business problems faced by the agriculture industry.
  2. Produce agriculture business reports that effectively communicate in a persuasive and informative manner.
  3. Work collaboratively with agriculture communities of interest to in order to build consensus and accomplish agriculture business and financial management goals.
  4. Apply agriculture business management principles and research to the development and selection of agriculture enterprises.
  5. Evaluate the success of agricultural management plans and enterprises using financial and accounting information and tools.

First Semester

Choice Points

  • Students choosing to pursue degrees other than the Agricultural Business, AS should make the appropriate course selections.

Course Requirements


  • Completion of Math and English requirements.
  • Completion of ENGL 1010  as a prerequisite for other courses.

Semester Total: 17 Credits

Second Semester


  • Completion of the first year of the Agricultural Business, AS.

Semester Total: 17 Credits

Third Semester


  • Completion of the third semester of the Agricultural Business, AS.

Semester Total: 14 Credits

Fourth Semester

Course Requirements


  • Completion of the LCCC general education core and eligible for the Interstate Passport.
  • Completion of Agricultural Business, AS.

Semester Total: 16 Credits

Program Credit Hour Total: 64 Credits

Program Comments

The information below is intended to be a guide, and does not guarantee regional job placement, job availability, or a specific wage after completion of the program.

The Agricultural Business program is intended for students who are wishing to transfer to a university and obtain a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. Most of the potential jobs listed below require you to transfer and continue your education at the next level.

Potential job opportunities for individuals with degrees Agricultural Business may include farmers, ranchers, agricultural managers, agricultural transportation, livestock production, feedlot management, agricultural communications, agricultural finance, commodity merchandising, equipment sales and financing, agriculture lending, agriculture agency and service sector.

Additional information on careers in Agricultural Business is available through Career Coach.

Transfer Information

The AS Agricultural Business program is well suited for transfer to a Bachelor’s program in Agribusiness Management, Farm and Ranch Management, Livestock Business Management, and International Agriculture.

LCCC courses may transfer to institutions in addition to those above with formal articulation agreements. Students are strongly encouraged to determine the degree requirements and transfer policy of the specific college/university and program to which they plan to transfer.

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