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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.

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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 112BASIC SOILS 4
AGRI 113PRINCIPLES OF SOIL FERTILITY 3
AGRI 201CROP PRODUCTION 4
AGRI 203INTEGRATED 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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Career Pathway

Pathway programs at ICC have a map that shows the courses/degree requirements that will lead students to their desired education and employment goals.

Career Cluster: Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Pathway: Plant Systems
ICC Pathway: Agriculture

Early College

If you are a high school junior or senior, you can get a head start on your future by taking college-level courses now! Visit our Dual Credit webpage for a listing of area high schools with courses available

Composition I (ENGL 110) | Humanities | Introduction to Communication (COMM 110) | Social Science

Point of Entry

High School Diploma or GED

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Certificate of Completion

Agricultural Business Management - Precision Agriculture (27 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

None

Employment Information

Farmers, Ranchers, Agricultural Managers $15-20/hr

Certificate of Completion

Agricultural Production(27 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

None

Employment Information

Farmers, Ranchers, Agricultural Managers$15-20/hr

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Agricultural Science and Technology(60-65 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

None

Employment Information

Farmers, Ranchers, Agricultural Managers$15-20/hr

OCCUPATION BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

There are no current articulation agreements to Bachelor degree programs at this time.

CAREER CLUSTER BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

Program transfer guides layout course work to be taken at ICC and the transfer institution to complete specific programs of study or majors.

There are no current articulation agreements to Bachelor degree programs at this time. ISU, WIU and SIU are common transfer institutions for program graduates.

GENERAL BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

General transfer agreements formalize the transfer process from ICC to other colleges and universities.

For additional transfer information:
Transfer Assistance
Useful Transfer Links
Transfer Agreements

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