Agricultural Production – Certificate

If you enjoy working the land or raising animals, but want to develop business skills, the certificate can help you develop these skills. Agri-business professionals have a strong working knowledge of crop and/or animal production. They also have sound business, communication, and problem-solving abilities. Farmers need to enjoy the science and art of raising animals and crops. They also must have good financial skills and be capable of marketing products, financing equipment and supplies, and managing the farm budget. Farmers need to be adaptable to changing weather and market conditions. They also must be life-long learners to keep up with advances in technology.

Advisors and Faculty

Professor

East Peoria Campus AIT Building 118

(309) 694-8443

Professor

East Peoria Campus AIT Building 118

(309) 694-5410

Instructor

East Peoria Campus AIT Building 118

(309) 694-5771

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Degree

Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 27

Program Requirements

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Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
MATHEMATICS, COMMUNICATION, OR ENGLISH ELECTIVE * 3
AGRI 112 BASIC SOILS  4
AGRI 113 PRINCIPLES OF SOIL FERTILITY  3
AGRI 201 CROP PRODUCTION  4
AGRI 203 INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT  4

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
APPROVED ELECTIVES ** 9

* AGBUS 118 or MATH 110 or higher; COMM 110, ENGL 110 or 116.
** Approved electives: AGBUS 110 or 111; AGBUS 112, 115, 211, 212; AGRI 110, 111, 114, 118 121, 221; AGMEC 117.

Students enrolled in this program must meet with their assigned agriculture advisor to plan a specific course schedule that meets Illinois Central College and personal requirements.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1AGRI 112; Mathematics, Communication, or English Elective; Approved Elective
Spring Semester 1AGRI 113; Approved Elective
Summer Semester AGRI 201; AGRI 203

Program Contact Information

Agricultural and Industrial Technologies Department
AIT Building
Room 118
(309) 694-5171

Illinois Career Cluster

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resource

Career Pathway:
Plant Systems

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