PCC’s Associate in Applied Science degree program in Agribusiness Technology is based on the Caswell County Campus, and serves both Caswell County and Person County communities.

Students will learn the fundamentals of agriculture, with emphasis placed on entrepreneurial and field training, as well as the basics of our economic system and government policies and programs relating to agriculture. Students are provided with various levels of course work in the mechanical and electronic field, as well.

Courses

Required Courses for Program AAS DIP CERT
ACA 122 Transfer Success
AGR 111 Basic Farm Maintence
AGR 121 Biological Pest Management
AGR 130 Alternative Ag Production
AGR 139 Intro to Sustainable Ag
AGR 140 Agricultural Chemicals
AGR 160 Plant Science
AGR 170 Soil Science
AGR 212 Farm Business Management
AGR 213 Ag Law & Finance
AGR 214 Agricultural Marketing
AGR 262 Weed ID & Control
AGR 263 Vegetable Production
ANS 110 Animal Science
BUS 110 Intro to Business
BUS 137 Principles of Management
CIS 110 Intro to Computers
COM 231 Public Speaking
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
HUM 115 Critical Thinking
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy
PSY 150 General Psychology
WBL 112 Work-Based Learning I
Total Semester Hours Required for Degree 65 38 15

AAS = Associate in Applied Science
DIP = Diploma
CERT= Certificate
✔ Denotes required for degree completion

Outlook for Employment

Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs in agricultural businesses such as equipment, feed, and agricultural supply sales; store management; farm operations; wholesale and retail produce management; nursery operations; and environmental and agricultural education. A program that prepares individuals to manage agricultural businesses and agriculturally related operations within diversified corporations. Potential course work includes instruction in agriculture, agricultural specialization, business management, accounting, finance, marketing, planning, human resources management, and other managerial responsibilities.

Process for Admissions

  • Submit a complete Application for Admission to the Office of Admissions.
  • Submit official transcript(s) of high school education and all post-high school course work to the Office of Admissions if requested. GED scores or transcript of courses for the Adult High School Diploma may be submitted in lieu of the high school transcript.
  • Complete the Admission Placement Test.
  • Diploma and certificate admission requirements may vary. Contact the Admissions Office for details.

Suggested Course Sequence - Full Time Student

Course# Course Name CL. LB. CLIN. CR.
FALL SEMESTER
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 0 2 0 1
AGR 139 Intro to Sustainable Ag 3 0 0 3
AGR 140 Agricultural Chemicals 2 2 0 3
ANS 110 Animal Science 3 0 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
CIS 110 Intro to Computers 2 2 0 3
13-14 4-6 0 16
SPRING SEMESTER
AGR 160 Plant Science 2 2 0 3
AGR 214 Agricultural Marketing 3 0 0 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
BUS 110 Intro to Business 3 0 0 3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3 0 0 3
14 2 0 15
SUMMER SEMESTER
WBL 112 Work-Based Learning I 0 0 20 2
AGR 121 Biological Pest Management 3 0 0 3
3 0 20 5
FALL SEMESTER
AGR 263 Vegetable Production 2 2 0 3
AGR 170 Soil Science 2 2 0 3
AGR 212 Farm Business Management 3 0 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
12 6 0 15
SPRING SEMESTER
AGR 262 Weed ID & Control 2 3 0 3
AGR 213 Ag Law & Finance 3 0 0 3
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3 0 0 3
AGR 130 Alternative Ag Production 3 0 0 3
AGR 111 Basic Farm Maintence 1 3 0 2
12 3 0 14
54-55 15-17 20 65