Agriculture Business Management

The agriculture business management (AAS- associate in applied science) degree is a popular, career-oriented program preparing students for careers in agribusiness industries as well as agricultural production. This agribusiness program includes the necessary accounting, economics, science, marketing and agricultural courses needed for today’s complex and changing agricultural business world. The degree will successfully transfer to several four-year universities in Illinois and other state universities.

Students at the JWCC Agricultural Education Center
Reasons to Consider JWCC’s Agriculture Business Management Program
  • Workforce Preparation: Ready to enter a career in the world of agriculture by providing skills and knowledge attractive to a wide variety of employers.
  • Transferability: Many courses are accepted by other state university agriculture programs.  All students are encouraged to consult directly with both a JWCC agriculture transfer advisor and a destination university advisor prior to enrolling.
  • Opportunities in Agribusiness:  There are several positions that must be filled that are vital to the success of agribusiness, in departments such as:  accounting, economics, science and marketing, to support the complex and changing world of agribusiness.
  • Leadership Development: Leaders are developed through coursework, Post-Secondary Ag Student (PAS) competitions and involvement in student-driven campus organizations. JWCC has had many winners in Illinois and national PAS contests.
  • Financial Assistance: In addition to traditional financial aid options, JWCC has an extensive agriculture scholarship program. JWCC’s agriculture students receive over $25,000 in scholarship awards annually.
  • Department Advisor: Students work one-on-one with an agriculture program advisor for class scheduling and university transfer coordination.
JWCC Agriculture Business Management Grads