Program Overview

Allen County Community College offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Farm and Ranch Management for students who are interested in learning about the applied practices of managing agriculture, including the operation of farms and ranches. This program would also be helpful for those who want to develop the foundation of general skills necessary for the operations and management of daily operations and business operations of an agricultural business. Students will learn about business, finance, economics, technology, and other aspects of business operations involved in farm and ranch management.

The program will prepare students for agricultural work with a curriculum that emphasizes the science of farming and developing leadership abilities. Those classes include agriculture orientation, principles of animal science, English composition, animal science and industry, agricultural computations, entomology, farm management, marketing agriculture products, fundamentals of animal nutrition, introduction to computers, field studies, agricultural economics, plant science, agricultural technology management, soil science, agricultural chemicals, and field studies.

Upon completion of the program, students will have demonstrated their capabilities, education, and professional qualifications for introductory roles within the agricultural industry. These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to demonstrate an understanding of the business of agriculture, including the business of animal agriculture and crop agriculture; to demonstrate an understanding of economics, accounting and finance and how they relate to the business of agriculture; to show an understanding of the process of planting crops and the crop cycle; and to show an understanding of livestock agriculture and the process of raising livestock.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    High school transcript or proof of GED completion and scores. Official transcripts from previous universities and colleges (if applicable). SAT/ACT scores - COMPASS/ASSET test administered to students not submitting SAT/ACT scores.

    School Overview

    The vision of Allen Community College is to be recognized for excellence as a valuable, responsive resource to the communities they serve and as a caring institution that empowers and educates our students to embrace change, become lifelong learners, and take their place as productive citizens in the global community.

    As an institution of higher education, the purpose of Allen Community College is to provide quality educational and support services in an atmosphere that is caring, safe, and conducive to learning.  Based on the belief that learning and self improvement are continuous processes, the college is committed to a wide range of accessible, affordable educational programs to enable students to reach their academic, occupational, and personal potential.

    Allen County Community College supports online learning and community sites, in addition to its two traditional campuses. Students at Allen County Community College can enroll in Associate’s degrees, certificate programs, and programs which lead to licensing or certification, ranging from fields of study in Early Childhood Education and Production Media to Biology and Pre-Veterinary Medicine. 


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