Agriculture Business | AS - Western Iowa Tech Community College
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Agriculture Business | AS

Agriculture Business | AS

Associate of Science
Sioux City
Estimated Program Costs Required Classes Transfer Options

The Agricultural Business program provides students with the opportunity to earn an Associate of Science (AS) degree, which will transfer to many four-year institutions. This program of study is well-suited for students who are interested in pursuing careers in agricultural commodity sales, ag lending/banking, retail and wholesale selling, farm and agri-business management, or developing a business venture. 

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

Career Options

People in the agriculture industry manage finances, sales, and other business services for the agricultural sector.

Required Classes for Agriculture Business | AS

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
AGC 216 Career Seminar 2
ENG 105 Composition I 3
AGA 154 Fundamentals of Soil Science 3
ACC 131 Principles of Accounting I 4
PHI 105 Introduction to Ethics 3
ENG 106 Composition II 3
AGS 113 Survey of the Animal Industry 3
AGA 114 Principles of Agronomy 3
AGB 235 Introduction to Agriculture Markets 3
MAT 121 College Algebra OR 4
MAT 201 Applied Calculus 5
MAT 157 Statistics 4
ECN 130 Principles of Microeconomics 3
CHM 122 Introduction to General Chemistry 4
BIO 116 General Biology IB 4
PHI 101 Intro to Philosophy 3
AGB 330 Farm Business Management 3
AGB 336 Agricultural Selling 3
SOC 108 Fundamentals of Diversity 3
SPC 112 Public Speaking 3
BIO 117 General Biology IIB 4

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.