Agriculture Business

Associate in Science (AS) Degree


Interested in running a farm or buying and selling corn on the worldwide market? Launch your studies with us and dive into the basics of Ag business in your first term. At the same time, wipe out those general education credits your transfer college will require. With low-cost tuition and guaranteed transfer agreements in place, this is the smart way to do your first two years. Small classes instead of huge lecture sections are a bonus, too.

What You Learn as an Agriculture Business Transfer Major

Study farm management, agricultural selling and marketing, and build a foundation in economics and accounting. It’s a great start to your bachelor’s degree. Your other courses give you the general education credits needed to transfer. You get a high-quality education at a much lower cost and graduate prepared to transfer and succeed at a four-year college.

What Can I Do With an Agriculture Business Degree? 

Possible career paths include agricultural sales, commodity trading, farm management, consulting, Ag finance, and more. Work for an agribusiness corporation, family-owned farms, government agencies, or launch your own Ag enterprise. 

A Solid Foundation

Farm Business Management

Have at it

Farm Business Management

Study cash flow and farm budgeting. Manage land, capital, and labor resources.

General Chemistry

There’s a spark

General Chemistry

Dimensional analysis, gases, atomic structure, chemical bonding, etc.

Intro to Agricultural Markets

Go forward

Intro to Agricultural Markets

Study the futures market. Hedging, speculation, price forecasting, and more.

Environmental Science

Let’s be objective

Environmental Science

Discuss common environmental issues, causes, consequences, and remedies.

What are Transfer Majors

The Business Agriculture Transfer Major is part of EICC's statewide Transfer Major associate's degree program. It was developed through a partnership between Iowa's community colleges, public universities, and many private colleges. It outlines the precise courses you need to complete if you want to transfer to a four-year college and study this specific major. The partner colleges and universities have approved the EICC courses, so all the credits you earn with us fully transfer toward your bachelor's degree. It's streamlined and simple. 

This degree transfers to

Ames, Iowa 

  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer
  • +2 years estimated completion at ISU

See Iowa State Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Keep Your Transfer Plan Current

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Maybe your intended next college has added a new major or maybe you’ve discovered a new interest. Check with your EICC advisor regularly and keep your own checklist going so you’re on the right path making the right progress.

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2+2 = Savings

Here’s a secret: biology is biology no matter where you take the course. But the cost isn’t the same. Do your first two years at EICC and wipe out those required general education courses, then transfer to finish your Bachelor’s degree. The 24 months and 60+ credits you earn with us will cost less than one semester at most public or private universities. Save your money. High-quality and low-cost. That’s our niche.

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Need some extra help? We offer drop-in and scheduled tutoring on each campus, and online, too. You can also get a writing consultation via email. Visit our tutoring centers for more information on services and schedules.

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Visit your campus library. Use the computers. Ask staff for help with research. Find a nook and enjoy a quiet place to study. Not on-campus? Visit EICConnect to access electronic resources, including e-books, magazines, videos, and databases.


Your Degree = Success

Planning to earn a bachelor’s? Start here, then transfer your credits or associate’s degree. Studies show community college students who transfer into a four-year do better than the students who started there as freshmen.

Get a remarkable education and remarkable head start at EICC.

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Contact the admissions representative from the college you plan to attend. If you’re not sure, you may contact any rep. Each can answer questions about any college or program.

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Agriculture Business Transfer Major: Locations

Clinton Community College

1000 Lincoln Blvd.
Clinton, IA 52732
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Muscatine Community College

152 Colorado St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
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Scott Community College

500 Belmont Rd.
Bettendorf, IA 52722
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