Enroll in the Agribusiness Certificate Program

With an Agribusiness certificate program, learn concepts of agribusiness to enter the workforce!

Blue Ridge CTC’s Agribusiness certificate program offers students industry-focused practical training in basic business disciplines plus animal science and food production.

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Why Earn a Certificate in Agribusiness

With an Agribusiness certificate, learn foundations of agribusiness through hands-on experience and enter the agriculture workforce.

    • Learn the transferable agribusiness essential for a successful career
    • Understand and exhibit real-life business practices utilized within the agribusiness sector.
    • Advance an existing career.
    • Earn credits to be used toward a future degree.

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Job Openings

Projected for various in-demand jobs in the agribusiness sector between 2020-30, as compiled by BLS.

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Prepare to Join the Workforce With an Agribusiness Certificate

With our Agribusiness certificate program, learn agricultural skills needed for potential employment in the farmers’ markets, farms, or animal science industries.

In this program, students build an understanding of animal science, food production, agribusiness management, and more. Within the coursework, students receive internship opportunities to obtain actual work experience of jobs in the agriculture sector.

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    1-year

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    On-campus, Hybrid

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    30

    Credit Hours

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What You Will Learn - Curriculum Overview

With our Agriculture certificate program, learn industry-driven concepts of business including customer service, marketing, and business management.

The comprehensive curriculum of this program teaches fundamental concepts of agribusiness such as food production, licensing and food safety, agriculture marketing, farm equipment, animal nutrition, and much more. The program allows students to:

    • Learn to implement and execute sound business practices in an agribusiness setting.
    • Learn customer service skills to apply in agricultural businesses.
    • Create a basic marketing plan that is unique to an agricultural business.
    • Learn the influence of governmental policies and regulations on today’s agriculture

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Let’s hear from our alumni students who successfully completed the Agribusiness certificate program and came closer to their career goals.

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Blue Ridge CTC provides need-based financial aid to qualified applicants, ensuring all students have equal access to a quality education.

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

    • State and Federal Grant Programs
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    • Student Loans
    • Special Grant Funding Opportunities
    • Blue Ridge CTC Foundation Scholarship opportunities

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With this time-saving and cost-effective Agribusiness certificate program, get started on a path to a promising career in the agricultural industry by learning industry-specific skills guided by highly trained faculty. Students may pursue employment opportunities in agriculture retail, agricultural trade organizations, veterinary offices, produce markets, general farming businesses, and animal farming management.
The comprehensive curriculum of the Agribusiness certificate teaches students the fundamental concepts of agribusiness such as food production, licensing and food safety, agriculture marketing, farm equipment, animal nutrition, and more required to secure jobs in agricultural sectors.

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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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