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Agribusiness Office Specialist/Manager - Associate of Applied Science Degree

72 Credits
AAS 3126
Degree Description

The Agribusiness Office Specialist/Manager program prepares learners with the understanding, knowledge and skills to manage or staff a modern farm or agribusiness firm office. The program provides specific office skills necessary to function in an agribusiness office setting, as well as the agricultural background to work with producers and customers.

Degree Student Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate effective participation on an agribusiness team
2. Demonstrate verbal and written business communications
3. Demonstrate input technology
4. Demonstrate promotion and selling of agricultural services and products
5. Utilize information organization and retrieval systems
6. Develop and maintain records required for successful employment
7. Apply knowledge of computer applications/operating system software..

Admission Dates: Fall and Spring Semester

Offered on the North Mankato Campus
The course requirements listed below are specific to the 2019-2020 school year. If you need to see this program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

Required Technical Courses (15 Courses)

Complete the following courses:
AGBS1100 Agricultural Selling Skills (3 Credits)
AGBS2150 Agribusiness Financial Management (4 Credits)
AGEC1100 Introduction to Agricultural Economics (3 Credits)
AGRI1800 Employer/Employee Relations (2 Credits)
AGRI2700 Agricultural Technology Seminar (2 Credits)
AGRI2780 Agribusiness Internship (1 - 9 Credits)
ANSC1100 Livestock Production Principles (3 Credits)
OTEC2800 Office Keyboarding (3 Credits)
OTEC2810 Computer Technology (3 Credits)
OTEC1820 Business English (3 Credits)
OTEC1822 Microsoft Excel (4 Credits)
OTEC1840 Microsoft PowerPoint (3 Credits)
OTEC1860 Microsoft Word (4 Credits)
OTEC2870 Information Resource Management (3 Credits)
SGAG1000 Ag Orientation (1 Credit)

Technical Electives (10 Credits)

Choose 10 credits from the following courses:
AGBS2990 International Field Study (3 Credits)
AGEC2400 Commodity Marketing Principles (3 Credits)
AGEC2450 Commodity Marketing Strategies (2 Credits)
AGEC2500 Agribusiness Transfer & Law (2 Credits)
ANSC2100 Principles of Animal Nutrition (3 Credits)
OTEC2815 Employment Portfolio (3 Credits)
OTEC2820 Business Communications (3 Credits)
OTEC2830 Microsoft Publisher (3 Credits)
PLSC1100 Soils I (3 Credits)
PLSC1205 Precision Agriculture (3 Credits)
PLSC1300 Agronomy I (2 Credits)

Required Liberal Arts and Sciences (3 Courses)

To complete an AAS Degree, students must complete 15 MnTC credits from 3 of the 10 MNTC Goal Areas.

The following course is required:

COMM140 Interpersonal Communication (3 Credits)

Elective Liberal Arts and Sciences

Select 12 additional MnTC credits in goals 2-10. Courses must be selected in consultation with advisor/faculty.
PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.