Food production in the U.S. is undergoing vast changes. At the same time global markets are opening up to American agricultural products. With increasing diversity in the American population and with greater emphasis on health and nutrition, consumers are making new demands on agriculture. Furthermore, government policies continue to change and evolve. Regardless of whether you’re interested in agricultural production, marketing and merchandising, research and development, or public policy, there’s a place for you in agriculture.
The Associate Degree at ICC provides you with a strong foundation for you as you continue your studies. When you transfer to a four-year school, you will have opportunities to specialize in a wide variety of agricultural fields including:
- Agricultural scientist, engineer, technician, inspector, geneticist
- Commodity broker, financial analyst, appraiser, grants manager, economist
- Marketing, merchandising, sales representative
- Communications, teacher, public relations, journalist, broadcaster
- Consumer counselor, naturalist, conservation officer, community development specialist
- Farm manager, forest resources manager, feedlot manager, viticulturist, aquaculturist
Want to know more about this program or any of ICC’s AIT programs?
Admission to the Program:
The student enrolling in this curriculum should be in the upper half of his/her high school class or have an ACT composite score of 20 or above. Job availability will be dependent upon the major at the four-year institution. Students are encouraged to complete the following courses in high school: (1) three or four years of mathematics; (2) two or three years of science; (3) four years of English; and (4) two to four years of agriculture (where offered).
Associate in Arts (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60
Select a course number below to see a course description.
Recommended General Education Courses
|ENGL 110||COMPOSITION I ||3|
|ENGL 111||COMPOSITION II  ||3|
|INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY |
|COMM 212||PUBLIC SPEAKING ||3|
|ECON 110||PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS ||3|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE *||6|
|LIFE SCIENCE *||3 to 4|
|PHYSICAL SCIENCE *||3 to 4|
|FINE ARTS *||3|
|HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS *||3|
Recommended Program Courses
|AGBUS 110||INTRODUCTORY ECONOMICS OF FOOD, FIBER, AND NATURAL RESOURCES ||3|
|AGBUS 115||COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY IN AGRICULTURE ||3|
|AGMEC 110||INTRODUCTORY AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION ||3|
|AGRI 110||PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL SCIENCE ||4|
|AGRI 200||INTRODUCTORY SOIL SCIENCE ||4|
|AGRI 204||INTRODUCTORY CROP SCIENCE ||4|
|ELECTIVE **||3 to 4|
* See specific requirements for Associate in Arts Degree and seek the assistance of an advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.
** Electives should be chosen with the help of an advisor.
Students enrolled in the Associate in Arts degree program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements in addition to requirements for the institution to which transfer is intended.
Recommended Course Sequence
|Fall Semester 1||ENGL 110; Life Science; AGRI 110; ECON 110; Mathematics|
|Spring Semester 1||ENGL 111; Physical Science; AGBUS 110; AGMEC 110|
|Fall Semester 2||AGRI 204; Social Science; COMM 110 or COMM 212, Humanities; Fine Arts|
|Spring Semester 2||AGRI 200; AGBUS 115; Humanities/Fine Arts, Social Science, Elective|
Program Contact Information
Agricultural and Industrial Technologies
East Peoria Campus, AIT Building, Room 209
Illinois Career Cluster
Education and Training
General Bachelor Degree Transfer Options
Transfer agreements formalize the transfer process from ICC to other colleges and universities. For additional transfer information, including information on transfer partnerships and transfer guides: