Agribusiness Technology | AAS - Western Iowa Tech Community College
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Agribusiness Technology | AAS

Agribusiness Technology | AAS

Associate of Applied Science
Sioux City
Estimated Program Costs Required Classes Transfer Options
This program is eligible for free tuition

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.

Meet Your Advisor

Nicholas Demke
Nicholas Demke
Educational Coordinator
Sioux City Campus
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Transfer to a Four-Year School

If a bachelor's degree is your educational goal, getting a head start on your major has never been easier. You can apply the credits from this associate degree toward a bachelor's degree at a four-year college and university. To make the most of your time and money, tell your advisor about your transfer plans early in the admissions process.

Four-Year College Agreements

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 Equipment 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 451, AGB 330.


Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Brett Oetken
Brett Oetken
Agriculture Instructor
Sioux City Campus, Room C111
Greg Strong
Greg Strong
Division Chair
Sioux City, Room B109

Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $12,608.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $12,672.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated student housing and meals: $3,075.00/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.

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