Courses - ABM

Agricultural Business Management: 69-72 Credit Hours

Fall Semester Course Credit Hrs.
ABM173 Land Laboratory I* 1
AG 107 Emerging Issues in Agriculture & Natural Resources 2
  Fall AG/ABM Courses 8
  Thematic Electives # 4
    15
Spring Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
ABM174 Land Laboratory II* 1
GT 150 Applied Math (or MAT132)^ 3
HS 101 First Aid (or HS 103, 104, 106, 109, or 111)^ 2-3
  Spring AG/ABM Courses 5-8
  Thematic Electives # 4
    15-19
Summer Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
ABM155 Crop Clinic 2
ABM210 Cooperative Agricultural Internship I* 1
    3
Fall Semester Course Credit Hrs.
ABM175 Land Laboratory III* 1
ABM176 Land Laboratory IV* 1
  Fall AG/ABM Courses 8
  Thematic Electives # 6
    16
Spring Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
GT 162 Applied Communications (or COM103 or ENG101)^ 3
  Spring AG/ABM Courses 5-8
  Thematic Electives # 6-8
    15-19
Summer Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
ABM215 Coop. Agricultural Internship II** 1
Fall AG/ABM courses Credit Hrs.
ABM140 Agricultural Finances (Odd Years) 2
AG 104 Intro. to Animal Science (Odd Years) 3
AG 106 Computers in Agriculture (Odd Years) 3
ABM200 Agricultural Farm and Sales Management (Even Years) 2
AG 100 Introduction to Agriculture Economics & Agri-Business (Even Years) 3
AG 103 Intro. to Soil Science (Even Years) 3
Spring AG/ABM courses Credit Hrs.
ABM235 Agricultural Marketing (Odd Years) 2
AG 101 Intro. to Ag Mechanization (Odd Years) 3
ABM190 Ag. Sales & Entrepreneurship (Even Years) 2
AG 102 Intro. to Crop Science (Even Years) 3
AG 105 Intro. to Horticultural Science (Even Years) 3

NOTE: #Students must choose 20-23 thematic focus course hours found below.

If student is transferring to pursue a Bachelor degree, substitute:
^transfer math, English, speech and 3 hr. health science.
*total of 6 hours from the approved IAI Humanities and Fine Arts Courses
**BUS250 or one IAI approved Social and Behavior Sciences courses.


Thematic Focus

Agricultural Mechanics – Thematic Focus: 10 Credit Hours
  Credit Hrs.
ABM153 Precision Farming Systems 2
ABM185 Applied Ag Mechanization 2
DTT108 Introduction to Outdoor Power Equipment & Machinery Systems 2
DTT109 Principles of Agricultural Machinery Operation 2
WEL100 Introduction to Welding 2

Agricultural Precision Technology – Thematic Focus: 10 Credit Hours
  Credit Hrs.
ABM131 Fertilizer & Pesticides 2
ABM151 Precision Agriculture: Hardware 2
ABM152 Precision Agriculture: Software 2
ABM153 Precision Farming Systems 2
ABM195 GIS in Agriculture & Natural Resources 2

Agricultural Production – Thematic Focus: 10 Credit Hours
  Credit Hrs.
ABM131 Fertilizer & Pesticides 2
ABM135 Crop Management 2
ABM153 Precision Farming Systems 2
ABM171 Livestock Management 2
  Open AG/ABM Elective 2

Conservation Ecology – Thematic Focus: 10 Credit Hours
  Credit Hrs.
ABM115 Conservation 2
ABM116 Wildlife Management 2
ABM118 History/Prod. of Prairie Plants 2
ABM119 Introduction to Forestry 2
NRC220 Land & Resource Management 2

Local Food Production – Thematic Focus: 10 Credit Hours
  Credit Hrs.
ABM141 Organic Food Production 2
ABM142 Introduction to Fruit & Vegetable Production 2
ABM144 Harvesting & Marketing Fruits & Vegetables 2
ABM146 Composting Systems 2
ABM150 Introduction to Permaculture 2

Ornamental Horticulture – Thematic Focus: 10 Credit Hours
  Credit Hrs.
ABM146 Composting Systems 2
ABM147 Herbaceous Plant Identification 2
ABM148 Deciduous Woody Plant Identification 2
ABM149 Garden & Landscape Design 2
ABM154 Greenhouse & High Tunnel Crop Production 2

Certificates​​​

Sustainable Food Production Certificate: 17 Credit Hours (pending ICCB approval)

Fall Semester Courses​ Credit Hrs.
AG 103 Introduction to Soil Science 3
SBM101 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
ABM142 Introduction to Fruit & Vegetable Production 2
    8
Summer Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
ABM155 Crop Clinic Seminar 2
Spring Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
ABM135 Crop Management 2
SBM215 Small Business Development 3
ABM144 Harvesting & Marketing Fruit & Vegetable 2
    7

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