The Agribusiness Technology program is designed to enable students to find employment in the areas of production agriculture and agribusiness. Instructional areas include crop production, animal production, management, sales and marketing. You will be provided with a combination of classroom instruction and agriculture/cooperative work experience.

Since agriculture and its supporting businesses employ about 25 percent of the labor force in the United States, there is a definite need for program graduates in the area, state and nation.

To register or if you have questions:

Nicholas Demke
Career Navigator
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
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Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $12,288.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $12,352.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated housing and meals: $3,825.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.

Transfer Agreements

Western Iowa Tech Community College has articulation agreements with many four-year colleges and universities in the region. Most or all of this degree is accepted by the four-year schools listed below, which means you can continue your education and earn a bachelor's degree. Admissions criteria vary slightly for each school. It is important to talk to your admissions advisor right away to select transferrable classes.

Required Classes for Agribusiness Technology | AAS

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
AGA 154 Fundamentals of Soil Science 3
AGC 216 Career Seminar 2
AGP 329 Introduction to GPS 3
AGB 470 Farm Records, Accounts, Analysis 3
ENG 105 Composition I 3
AGS 113 Survey of the Animal Industry 3
AGA 114 Principles of Agronomy 3
AGM 155 Farm Equpmen Management 2
AGH 284 Pesticide Application Certification 3
MAT 772 Applied Math 3
BCA 206 Applied Computer Concepts 3
AGC 936 Occupational Experience 3
AGT 250 Food and Biosecurity Issues 1
AGS 270 Food of Animal Origin 3
AGS 242 Animal Health 3
AGX XXX Agriculture Elective 2
SPC 112 Public Speaking 3
ECN 130 Principles of Microeconomics 3
AGA 158 Soil Fertility 3
AGB 235 Introduction to Agriculture Markets 3
AGB 336 Agriculture Selling 3
AGC 420 Issues in Agriculture 3
AGX XXX Agriculture Elective 2

Agribusiness Technology AAS Term 4 fall electives: Agronomy Emphasis: AGB 437; Animal Science Emphasis: AGS 319; Agribusiness Emphasis: AGB 330, AGB 437, AGB 466. 

Agribusiness Technology AAS Term 5 spring electives: Agronomy Emphasis: AGC 403; Animal Science Emphasis: AGS 226, AGS 319; Agribusiness Emphasis: AGB 210, AGB 330 

Entrance Requirements

Submit your official high school/college transcripts to

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Brett Oetken
Agriculture Instructor
712.274.8733 Ext. 1273
Sioux City Campus, Room C111
Greg Strong
Division Chair
712.274.8733 Ext. 1480
Sioux City, Room B109

Advisory Board

Amanda Breitbarth Central Valle Ag
Krista Jochcum Farm Credit Service of America
Tyler Reimers Farm Service Cooperative
Angela Jackson IDAS
Jim Anderson NA
Stone Conley Office of Senator Charles Grassley
Scott Thoms Plymouth Dairy Farms
Corey Wagner Premium Iowa Pork