Award: Certificate in Business Management
For more information: Contact Prof.Miriam Huddleston, 443-412-2426, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Advising, Career, and Transfer Services, 443-412-2301.
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The Business Management Agribusiness Certificate is designed to enable students to obtain knowledge, skills, and competencies in the challenging field of Agribusiness. Students completing the certificate in Agribusiness are able to combine the credits earned to complete an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree to satisfy their individual career goals.
Upon successful completion of this program of study students will be able to:
- Apply business management skills to effectively manage farms and agribusinesses.
- Demonstrate marketing skills appropriate to farms and agribusiness (commodity marketing in areas such as livestock, diary, poultry, fruits, and vegetables).
- Demonstrate skills and knowledge to successfully create, develop, and run agribusinesses and farms.
- Prepare for Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) degree in Business Management.
Business Management-Agribusiness, 24 credits
Occupations: Supervisors of Farming, Fishing and Forestry workers
Link to O*Net: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/45-1011.06
Tuition and Fees: $3,400.00
Time to Completion: 1.5 years
Note: The 2011-2012 Catalog was used to define credits to completion, and program cost.
Program length is calculated based on average 9 credits per semester, assumed the student was college ready and not required to take developmental course(s).
These figures are based on estimations, and do not include any increases that may occur in course materials or credit fees.
For additional information go to: http://www.harford.edu/catalog/pdf/gainful-employment.pdf
According to the University of Maryland Institute of Applied Agriculture and related employment data, agribusiness accounts for 17%of all jobs in the United States and accounts for nearly one-fifth of the U.S. gross national product. There continues to be a strong demand by agribusiness firms for employees skilled in both management and the agricultural sciences. Students earning degrees in agribusiness may find opportunities in a broad range of careers, from selling farm equipment to merchandising agricultural products. The courses listed in the Business Management Agribusiness Certificate are designed to provide a number of career options for students in agribusiness management, entrepreneurship, and marketing. Since agribusiness involves global issues, a course in international business has been included in the certificate.
Students earning a certificate from HCC must complete or demonstrate exemption from the following courses: ENG 003 and ENG 012, or ENG 018; and MATH 001 or MATH 010. See graduation requirement details in this catalog for further information.