Begin a Rewarding Career with an Associate of Applied Science in Agribusiness

Our industry-driven Associate of Applied Science in Agribusiness degree prepares students with the foundational agribusiness theories, skills, and practices to explore job or business opportunities within the Agribusiness field.

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With an associate degree in Agribusiness, students obtain hands-on practical training guided by a holistic curriculum that prepares them for joining the workforce or meeting business opportunities.

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Build a solid foundation for a promising career with the Associate of Applied Science In Agribusiness.. Blue Ridge CTC offers a blend of real-world knowledge and additional workforce skills employers look for in qualified applicants.

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Job Openings

Projected for various in-demand jobs in the agribusiness sector between 2020 - 30.


Average Salary

For jobs within the agribusiness based on job title and skills.

$32.73 per hour

Median Hourly Pay

For jobs within the agribusiness sector as per job designations and skills.

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Career Options

The Agribusiness program assists students in a broad range of agriculture careers.

    • As per BLS, there will be 882,600 job openings by 2030.
    • BLS predicts the median hourly pay as $35.12 in various agribusiness occupations
    • As per BLS, an average median salary is $73,060K annually for agricultural managers, agriculture inspectors, and similar occupations in the agribusiness industry.

Why Pursue an Agribusiness A.A.S. Program?

The flexible two-year associate degree in Agribusiness incorporates real-time management and entrepreneurial skills needed to seek direct employment or become self-employed in areas of Agribusiness. The degree helps students to:

    • Learn the foundations of agribusiness to explore high-paying employment opportunities.
    • Understand and exhibit real-life business practices within the agribusiness sector.
    • Choose electives and build a strong base for education in agriculture.
    • Develop real-time skills to meet career goals and aspirations.

Become Career Ready With an Associate Degree in Agribusiness

Interested in seeking employment or starting an entrepreneurial journey within the agribusiness sector? Our associate degree program in Agribusiness offers a blend of academics and hands-on training of core business practices with an extensive curriculum and flexible elective options.

The curriculum helps students learn terminology that develop skills related to nursery and landscaping, farm management, and financial and insurance. Our industry-focused training led by highly-experienced faculty provides business skills and knowledge.

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What Will You Learn - Curriculum Overview

Blue Ridge CTC’s associate degree program in Agribusiness provides an understanding of fundamentals of agribusiness and animal science, business management practices for various agricultural professions, industries, and localities.

Our associate degree program in Agribusiness teaches core concepts such as introduction to cattle, crop and food production, licensing, food safety, landscape design, agribusiness marketing, sustainable agriculture, and much more. The curriculum helps students:

    • Learn the skills needed in nursery, landscaping, and farm management.
    • Develop entrepreneurial skills to become self-employed or own a business.
    • Learn to implement and execute sound business practices in an agribusiness setting.
    • Learn the basic concepts of agribusiness to explore further learning opportunities.

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Deliver real-world learning to shape a students’ job market competency.

Impart teaching that promotes creativity and sets the base for further 4-year programs.

Extend a smart learning model that raises job prospects.

Integrate best-in-class learning formats and resources to drive focused learning.

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Student Services provides a variety of support, including tutoring, accessibility accommodations, and more!

We provide high-tech classes, supporting labs, and study areas to promote a balanced education.

We recognize talent and celebrate performance with awards and acknowledgments.

We have supportive staff to help with personal, professional, and academic challenges.

Placement Assistance to Nurture Careers!

We support students from admission through the career search! Career Services assists students:

Find the right kind of job with a career inventory assessment.

Get assistance on resume writing and referral to participating employer partners.

With interview preparation to boost their morale and get prepared with the right narration to win job negotiations.

Get a holistic learning environment, where they are nurtured to become the next set of professionals entering the workforce.

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As a community of students, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders, we strive for diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campuses, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Campus diversity encourages open dialogue on campus.

Equity removes barriers and ensures equal opportunities are afforded to all.

Our campus offers an inclusive, welcoming environment where all are valued, celebrated, and included.

The campus community promotes diversity and inclusion through a variety of speakers and events.

Hands-on Training and Internship Opportunities

We are committed to providing students with real-time training and internship opportunities to enter the workforce directly after graduating.

We provide industry expert instruction to strengthen job-specific skills needed for real-world challenges.

We assist students with internship opportunities to find their way to a successful career.

We provide industry-certified expert supervision and guidance to raise students’ job prospects in the Government and Private sectors.

Our campus is well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories, machinery, hardware, and software required to provide the technical skills needed for real jobs.

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Whether you are a student worrying about tuition fees or are a parent assisting a child paying for college, we have a wide variety of financial resources available.

    • State and Federal Grant Programs
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Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about an Associate of Applied Science in Agribusiness degree? We can help!

Admission requirements for our associate degree in Agribusiness include a high school diploma or equivalent and a complete application packet. Students who have earned credits at other Colleges or Universities must also provide official copies of those transcripts. There is also a $25 application fee that can be paid at any time once an application is submitted.
The Associate of Applied Science in Agribusiness program provides foundational knowledge of agribusiness that includes comprehensive education on nursery and landscaping, farm management, finances, and insurance planning which enables you to start your own business or work in supervisory or executive roles in the agribusiness sector.
To choose a suitable Agribusiness program, students must consider the time to complete, cost of tuition, and quality of the instruction provided. Students who need additional insight into career options should also consider a free career inventory assessment before exploring course options that align with their personal and professional interests.

This degree is a good option for students who want to build a strong foundation for their agribusiness related career.

Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college save time and money by earning an associate degree by taking advantage of one of the many transfer agreements currently in place with Blue Ridge CTC.

After pursuing a degree, students may seek direct workforce entry positions in and become qualified for many lucrative career opportunities available in the local economy or start their own venture. The program incorporates real-world skills and content-specific knowledge needed to successfully land the career of dreams.

To earn an associate degree in Agribusiness, students do not require ACT or SAT scores to qualify. Students may need ACT or SAT scores, or free placement testing to qualify for courses such as English, Math, or Chemistry. Placement testing can be scheduled at any time during the application process.


Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.

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