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Agribusiness Technology


Program Overview

In this modern world, agriculture is business — big business — and it’s evolving every day. Participation in global supply and demand, increased implementation of technology, competition for land and other natural resources, genetic modification implications, and sustainability are challenges that need to be met head on. But thanks to the opportunities they create, career options within the field are expanding in new and exciting ways.

To be successful, those who choose a career in agriculture need a solid education in both the principles of farming and how to make it profitable in the new economy. College of The Albemarle’s (COA) new Agribusiness Technology program, offered at the Elizabeth City Campus, is specific enough for you to start that career, yet broad enough to set you on the path of success in continuing your education. The program is designed for students to transfer to North Carolina State University’s School of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Work-Based Learning opportunities are available for this program. Some classes are available online or as online/classroom hybrid.

Degree Options

  • Associate in Applied Science in Agribusiness Technology (two years)

What You’ll Study

  • Agricultural Accounting
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Law and Finance
  • Agricultural Marketing
  • Agricultural Mechanization
  • Alternative Agricultural Production
  • Animal Science
  • Biologic Pest Control
  • Farm Business Management
  • Plant Science
  • Soil Science
  • Sustainable Agriculture


  • Ag Finance Specialist
  • Agribusiness Operations Manager
  • Commercial Farmer/Rancher
  • Farm Equipment Sales
  • Farm Labor Contractor
  • Farm Manager
  • Grain Buyer